Delay in Grenfell autonomy questioned

February 24, 2009

Students and faculty at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College are frustrated that the Newfoundland and Labrador government has not yet delivered on its promise to make the college independent of Memorial University. Last July, Education Minister Joan Burke announced a delay in Grenfell's autonomy, saying there was insufficient time to properly debate the legislation. A Grenfell professor and member of MUN's senate says it's "inexcusable" that the province will not say when changes are coming. The professor says that without autonomy, the college cannot create degree programs or recruit students and faculty. CBC