Many of you have been asking for updates, and now I can finally provide one. A few weeks ago, Memorial University lifted the draconian campus ban that they placed on me. However, at the same time, they decided to impose sanctions that were much more severe than the ones recommended by their handpicked investigator.
MUN imposed the sanctions of one-year non-academic probation, a letter of reprimand, and a mandatory session on the effects of bullying. The university’s actions represent a full-frontal assault on the rights to free expression and protest, democracy, and the freedom of the press. They set an awful precedent and could have a chilling effect on other students protesting and sharing their views about the administration.
I have decided that there was no other option than to take MUN to court and have a judge reverse MUN’s decision which I am confident a judge will do.
See the application for judicial review below:
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.