HALIFAX (CUP) — Trends across ten years of data show that many bills associated with student life have been increasing faster than the rate of inflation, and even the tuition freeze that was canceled in 2011 wasn’t enough to bring educational costs on par with the average rate of increase across consumer goods.
A Nova Scotia university held a conference on sexuality this weekend, including discussions of the notorious pro-rape chant shouted by frosh students at Saint Mary’s University this fall.
Jonathan Williams of Students Nova Scotia and Callie Lathem of the Acadia Students Union tell us what they learned at a weekend workshop called Bringing in the Bystander.
Jonathan Williams, executive director of StudentsNS, an alliance of the province’s postsecondary student associations, said the low tuition rates are an attraction, driving Nova Scotia students to the Rock.
Jonathan Williams, Executive Director StudentsNS talks to us about the politcial promises for students.
Jonathan Williams – StudentsNS Executive Director on Maritime Morning.
According to the website of StudentsNS, an alliance of Nova Scotia post-secondary student associations, women are “woefully underrepresented” in student union leadership positions.
“There is not, and has never been, any place for this sort of culture on our university campuses,” StudentsNS executive director Jonathan Williams said in a release.”
Students Nova Scotia, a province-wide alliance of student associations, condemned the “sexist and misogynistic chant” Thursday.
La direction de l’Université Saint Mary’s, en Nouvelle-Écosse, affirme vouloir déterminer pourquoi des étudiants ont été enregistrés en train de chanter une chanson faisant l’apologie de relations sexuelles sans consentement avec des adolescentes de moins de 16 ans.