The criticism on spending by the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) administration continues as more people weigh in on social media.
Regarding MUN President Vianne Timmons blocking students for tweeting about her lavish office renovations, Jerham Fad states, “Childish, immature and out of touch at its finest! What a shame that the province’s only university came to be as a result of incompetent leadership!!”
Ruby Drake says, “And the MUN president doing her office probably with their monies, watch how quick that will get fixed before the kids get sick from the mold.”
Kristina LeDrew says, “She can’t handle ‘real talk,’ anyone else notice her profile picture?”
Brandi Quinton states, “This place was falling apart in 2001 when I was inside it. But like everyone who is given any bit of authority in Newfoundland, they say f**k the people and just look out for themselves with no concern for anyone else.”
Pattiann Bradbury says, “And the president with a fabulous salary and a new office! Just disgusting!”
Richard D’Agostino says, “She spent a teacher’s annual salary. She spent more money than most nurses get paid a year. She spent more than the average income in our province. Just to add to the perspective. It’s insane, really.”
Jack Jardine states regarding MUN spending over $300K on its Campus Master Plan, “Let me get this right, MUN has an excellent School of Engineering, and they are hiring a firm to act as consultants to MUN, where they probably got most of their training. What is wrong with this picture.”
Richard Lane says, “The blatant disregard for public money in this place is brutal.”
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.