(November 30, 2000, Gazette)
Remembrances of Memorial past...
A residence fee increase of $30 per semester will come
into effect next September, bringing the total cost of board
and lodging at Paton College to $380 per semester for double
occupancy rooms, and $405 per semester for single rooms. University
President Lord Taylor said there are no plans to increase tuition
fees in the 1971-72 year.
The consideration of a blueprint for a community-based
geriatrics program for Newfoundlands elderly was the theme
of a recent symposium held at Memorial. The 10 member organizing
committee representing sponsoring groups was chaired by
December 1980 For the first time since its early days five years ago, the various parts of C-COREs operation were brought together this month in a new building. Construction was funded by the provincial government. C-COREs new two-story building also houses the Ocean Engineering Information Centre and INSTRUMAR Ltd. There have also been changes in C-COREs research program. One major project, the Remote Estimation of Sea Ice, is practically complete and the Airborne Impulse Radar System resulting from it has just had its first test flight in support of the application for Ministry of Transport approval. As that project winds down, C-CORE is beginning a new program in the use of high-frequency radar.
Hiring at the university is now being restricted to essential
positions only in an attempt to reduce operating costs and balance
the current budget. Dr. Leslie Harris, Memorials president,
says the restrictions on hiring will remain in effect at least
until the end of this fiscal year.
The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) books is
planning to celebrate a quarter-century of important publishing
in the coming year. Book displays and other events are planned,
and ISERs editor, Dr. Robert Paine, says original titles
issued by ISER are now considered classics. They were known as
the Blue Books, and covered an array of topics from Communities
in Decline, an Examination of Household Resettlement in Newfoundland
by Noel Iverson and Ralph Matthews to Cato Wadels Now,
Whose Fault is That?, which dealt with unemployment and self-esteem.
Researchers from Memorials, multi-disciplinary eco-research
project Sustainability in a Changing Cold Ocean Coastal
Environment hosted a town hall meeting in Catalina early
this month. The researchers wanted to present some of their ongoing
findings from the three-year project, which is now in its second
year. Community involvement has been a priority for the study
from the beginning, both as an integral part of the project
there is a large amount of field work being done and because
one of the ultimate beneficiaries of the study will be the communities