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March 18, 2004
 Alumni Notes & Quotes


Alumni Notes & Quotes

"They have to give students the options to get a post-secondary education. I would create a public college system that gave an opportunity to every student who was qualified to a post-secondary education. I would eliminate for-profit post-secondary education as a student-aid option."

— NDP Leader Jack Harris (BA ’71) speaking about funding the public education. Telegram on March 9

"It’s good that government has gotten some legislation on the books, but it’s very restrictive in that egg and sperm donors and surrogates can only be reimbursed for direct receipted costs."

— Dr. Terry O'Grady (B.Med.Sc.’83, MD ’85) commenting on problems with the new infertility law. Telegram, March 9

Heather Bambrick (BA ’93) won a National Jazz Award as vocalist of the year for her debut album It’s About Time on an independent label. She beat out some highly established artists in the same category including Molly Johnson and Diana Krall.

"If government feels the need to guarantee each processor’s prosperity, why not have quotas on supermarkets, dry good stores and taxi cabs, thus eliminating competition in these sectors as well?"

— David Boyd (BA(ed)’74) writes about quotas for fish plants in Letters to the Editor, Telegram, March 3

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teacher’s Association has announced that the honorary chairperson for Education Week 2004 is Dr. Alice Collins (BA ’71, B.Ed. ’71), dean of education at Memorial.

"The city should have a more independent planning department headed by a city planner who should not be a regulator, but a visionary who leads the planning process. A planning advisory board of eminent citizens should be established to review the vision on an ongoing basis."

— Alexander J. (Sandy) Gibbons (B.Ed.’71, B.Phys.Ed.’71), architect and planner, writing to recommend changes in the planning process for the City of St. John’s. Telegram, Mar. 7

"I feel that keeping our youth at arm's-length, casting them aside when they succumb to temptation, is only contributing to our problems as a society."

— Winston Taylor (B.Ed.'85, BPE'85) criticizing the “not-in-my-back-yard” syndrome that is plaguing efforts to establish a rehabilitation centre for troubled teens on the NorthEast Avalon. Telegram Feb. 28

Dean MacDonald (B.Comm.’81 (Hons.) has announced his resignation as executive vice-president and chief operating Officer of Rogers Cable. He will step down at the end of this month.

Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.



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