uWindsor student paper criticized over "disgraceful" spoof issue

March 16, 2011

A spoof issue of The Lance, the University of Windsor's student newspaper, landed paper staff in hot water after the university received complaints from the public about "extremely offensive" comments regarding international students that were attributed to president Alan Wildeman. In response to the spoof issue, Wildeman states that "as outrageous at it is, this issue could be perceived as fact, a prospect that is damaging to the university's reputation, and more seriously, is damaging to racialized and international students, staff, faculty and our community." After getting word of Wildeman's response, Lance staff removed the spoof issue from the paper's website and issued a public apology, saying "it was never our intention to offend anybody in the UWindsor community and we feel terrible about this situation." Windsor Star | Lance website