NL asked to give up role in MUN presidential search

March 10, 2009

A report prepared by an ad hoc committee of Memorial University's board of regents recommends 4 amendments to the Memorial University Act, including one that would strip the Newfoundland and Labrador government of its authority in approving or rejecting an independent search committee's choice for a university president. The government was criticized for appearing to interfere in the search after the province's education minister rejected 2 candidates. Premier Danny Williams recently said that he would not change the law. MUN News | CBC | Canadian Press | Read the full report