Politics

University Players Seizes Operation: UWindsor Budget Cuts Affect Student’s Experiential Learning

University of Windsor Dramatic Art students were blindsided by the announcement that the university would cease operations of University Players (UP), an arm of the Dramatic Arts department.  UWindsor President Robert Gordan sent an email on June 18 to the campus community, attributing the cuts to the university’s budget realignment plans.  “The University of Windsor is restructuring two campus service areas as part of a multi-year strategy to balance its base budget.”   The University Players was one of two service areas cut, along with the EPICentre; 10 positions were cut.  Rachel Pitre, an undergraduate student in the Drama and

By |Tue, Jul 9th, 2024, 9:05PM|Arts + Culture, News, Politics|

Tampon Tuesday Sparks Activism and Community Involvement at UWindsor in Addressing Period Poverty

Jada Malott, a second-year Political Science student, helped gather 196 boxes of menstrual products for the University of Windsor’s Tampon Tuesday initiative.  Malott, the youth initiatives lead, runs the Tampon Tuesday initiative to Uwindsor through the United Way program.  Tampon Tuesday is a yearly event where high schools and universities collect sealed menstrual products, such as pads and tampons, to distribute to those experiencing period poverty.  The initiative encourages activism, awareness, and community involvement to address menstrual hygiene accessibility in Windsor-Essex.  Malott introduced Tampon Tuesday from The United Way program to her high school in grade nine.  “I noticed what

By |Thu, Mar 14th, 2024, 3:14PM|News, Politics|

From The Lance to Windsor City Council: a Conversation with Kieran McKenzie

I spoke with Kieran McKenzie, a graduate of the University of Windsor, a former journalist for The Lance, and a city councillor representing Ward 9 in Windsor, Ontario. We discussed how he began his career in politics, how you can do the same, and why it is important for young people to get involved in the community. Sophia Plese: What is your educational experience, and how did you get started in politics? Kieran McKenzie: I attended the University of Windsor, I am a Lancer through and through! I graduated with an honours in political science with a minor in history.

By |Wed, Jun 22nd, 2022, 11:22AM|News, Politics|

UWSA Annual General Meeting Adjourned Early Following Contentious Discussion About Proposed By-Law and Policy Amendments and Former President’s Removal

The AGM, scheduled for Monday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., abruptly ended at 7:28 p.m. after a majority of members voted in favor of a motion put forward to adjourn the meeting before all the topics on the agenda had been discussed. Of the 75 members present, 15 voted in favor of the motion, 8 voted against it, and 1 abstained from voting.   Students vocalized concerns regarding proposed By-Law and Policy amendments and asked questions about the former president’s removal. The By-Laws can be viewed here and the policies can be viewed here.  The motion to adjourn was put

By |Thu, May 5th, 2022, 4:07PM|News, Politics|

Opinion: What 17th-Century Philosopher Thomas Hobbes can Teach us About Masks, Vaccine Mandates, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thomas Hobbes was a 17th-century English political philosopher. Among other intellectual achievements, Hobbes developed the theory of the social contract in a way that no philosopher before him had. In so doing, he essentially launched the field of modern political thought and laid the building blocks of liberalism and liberal philosophy. His theory of the social contract remains as relevant as ever in this age of mask-wearing, vaccine mandates, and COVID-19.  Hobbes’ theory goes something like this: before we had government, humanity lived in a state of nature. In this anarchical state, everyone had to fend for themselves. There was

By |Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022, 9:18AM|Opinions, Politics|

Numb to the News: How We Become Desensitized in Wake of Tragic Events

The news of the shooting at Oxford High School, a suburb of Detroit, Mi. flashed across headlines last month. Ethan Crumble, a 15-year-old sophomore had taken a gun to school and fired several rounds before being taken into custody by police. By then, he had already killed 3 students and injured 7 others. A fourth student would later die from injuries in the hospital. This was one of 48 U.S. school shootings that happened in 2021 and by now the cycle plays out like a well-rehearsed choreography. There is a violent attack. The news echoes into our cars and living rooms

By |Tue, Jan 25th, 2022, 10:49AM|News, Opinions, Politics|

In Conversation with Noah Gascon: First-Year UWindsor Student and Founder of WindsorVax Finders

If you’re a resident of Windsor-Essex, you’ve probably run into WindsorVax Finders online, whether that be on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Perhaps this volunteer-run organization helping eligible locals find COVID-19 vaccine appointments has even helped you. But what you might not know is that WVF was founded by a first-year UWindsor student. I reached out to Noah Gascon, Concurrent Political Science student, Constituency Aid to Member of Parliament Irek Kusmierczyk, and creator of WindsorVax Finders to discuss how this organization came to be. Read our conversation below. RH: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? NG: My name

By |Tue, Jan 18th, 2022, 10:38AM|News, Politics|

Senators Kim Pate and Marty Klyne Virtually Visit UWindsor’s Legal Process in Canada Class to Discuss Senate’s Role in Implementing TRC’s 94 Calls to Action

On Wednesday, December 1st, Senators Kim Pate of Ontario and Marty Klyne of Saskatchewan virtually visited UWindsor’s second-year Legal Process in Canada class, taught by Dr. Geoffrey Callaghan. They discussed the Senate’s role in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action and answered students’ questions on the topic in a Q&A that followed. Students were excited for this rare opportunity to speak directly with two members of Canada’s upper house of Parliament about a pressing issue in our country’s politics.  How is the Senate Advancing the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action? Senator Klyne, whose work focuses on

By |Thu, Dec 9th, 2021, 9:14AM|News, Politics|
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