MUN Professor Dr. Erwin Warkentin.

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) Communications and German studies professor Dr. Erwin Warkentin weighs in on statements made by the Minister of Education Tom Osborne on tuition at MUN.

Warkentin says “Osborne is not being particularly truthful in his response or incredibly selective in what he says. MUN had been told repeatedly that their funding was going to be cut. Thus, they came forward with a plan to raise tuition. This is on the government and not MUN. They just want to blame MUN and not own up to their own responsibility in all of this.

One thing I learned in the PWE [Political Warfare Executive] file about interrogating prisoners is this, when a subject starts with a statement like “I can only speak the truth, and the truth is…” the odds are very high that they are not telling the truth.”

Matt Barter is a fourth-year student in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. He enjoys reading thought-provoking articles, walks in nature, and volunteering in the community.


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