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Global News: University of Manitoba student newspaper subject of debate

February 1, 2018 — 

As Global News reports: 

The University of Manitoba Students’ Union was set to debate the future of the school’s student newspaper Thursday night.

An UMSU councillor had put forward a motion to hold a referendum on de-funding The Manitoban.

Cole Parsons argued the paper “has consistently failed to uphold the role of an impartial campus media outlet” and pointed to an editorial which Parsons claimed “sought to influence the results of a vote of all UMSU members”

However, UMSU issued a release late Wednesday saying ‘after a tremendous amount of feedback from the student body in support of the paper’, Parsons had withdrawn the motion.


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