Mount Allison Alumni! Remember those old houses you used to take classes
in, where your professor's office was, or maybe you lived at one while
you were a student at Mt.A? Remember the residences and student centre built of red sandstone? Well, one by one they're getting smashed
to bits and carted off to landfills.
The Heritage Canada Foundation decries loss of Mount Allison’s
historic Memorial Library – a 2011 Top Ten Endangered Place
“Mount Allison University has turned a landmark into landfill"
Latest activity (November 2012)
In the Mount Allison Record's recent article on Purdy Crawford (after whom the new arts centre, built on the site of the demolished Memorial Library, is to be named) there were many testimonies to his almost saint-like character, but a strange lack of any mention of the fact that Crawford was successively President and COO, CEO, then Chairman, President and CEO of the holding company IMASCO between 1985 and 2000. If you are not familiar with the name IMASCO, you might have heard of its subsidiary: Imperial Tobacco, producer of such brands as Players cigarettes. According to Macclean's Magazine, Crawford's annual salary at IMASCO in 1995 was $2,267,152.
Imperial Tobacco is the company that pleaded guilty in 2008 to "aiding persons to sell and be in possession of tobacco manufactured in Canada that was not packed and was not stamped in conformity with the Excise Act." Translated, that means cigarette smuggling. Imperial Tobacco was fined $200-million, and will pay up to an additional $400 million over the next 15 years. In the words of then-Revenue Minister Gordon O'Connor, "These represent the largest criminal fines and civil settlements in Canadian history."
According to the CBC, the charges "stem from contraband tobacco sales between 1989 and 1994, which involved products being produced in Canada and shipped to locations in the United States to be distributed to smugglers or black market distributors, who brought it back into Canada for illegal sale, the RCMP said."
Coincidentally, that is the period in which Crawford was CEO of Imperial Tobacco's parent company, IMASCO.
Reflecting back on the now-demolished Memorial Library, which was built with donations from the friends and family of 73 alumni killed in the First World War, it is interesting to note that during that war 56,638 Canadians were killed. By comparison, according to the Heart and Stroke foundation smoking contributes to more than 37,000 deaths a year in Canada, of which about 17% are non-smokers killed by second-hand smoke. That means that during Purdy Crawford's tenure with IMASCO/Imperial Tobacco roughly 555,000 Canadians were killed by tobacco. Maybe the new arts centre will be a kind of memorial, too?
The post-war call for subscriptions to pay for the Memorial Library said "No greater service could be done for Mount Allison than to provide such a memorial building" - i.e., one to perpetuate the memory of those alumni "who gave their lives for the Empire" - and for all our freedom. Instead of standing as a perpetual sign of respect to them, it was razed on the eve of the First World War's hundredth anniversary. Perhaps we should consider its replacement as a kind of memorial to those who died for the profit of Imperial Tobacco? Or will they be forgotten too, and the new arts centre simply be a reminder that money speaks louder than memory?
||The effort of Alumni and friends of Mount Allison to save their beloved historic Memorial Library has been portrayed in a 28-page photo essay conceived as an attractive coffee table book. A book launch will take place at the Sackville Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 22nd.
Click here for information on ordering the book, or contact us at:
A blog at righttowait.wordpress.com takes readers through the long and fruitless attempt to obtain answers from the government minister who withdrew his intention to designate the Memorial Library a Provincial Heritage Site. The Minister has refused to supply any of the evidence that he based his decision on, and Mount Allison has refused to allow the evidence they submitted to the process to be made public.
In response to the fact that the Alumni Board tended, during the Memorial Library question, to
unequivocally support the administration instead of representing the range of opinions amongst alumni, a motion was presented at the Mount Allison alumni annual general meeting to: "constitute a Task Force comprised of 10 or fewer suitable, concerned Alumni and Friends who will research, discuss, report and make recommendations to the Board regarding the relationship between (1) the Alumni and the Alumni Board and (2) the Alumni Board and the Administration. The report of the Task Force would be made available to all Allisonians."
Download the full text of the motion in PDF here.
What Memorial Hall was meant to be:
“ ...a memorial which would inspire future generations of Mount Allison men and
women to emulate the noble spirit of the time in which these men and women
gave their lives.” - Mount Allison Record Vol III No 4 January 1919
“Of the six hundred Mount Allison men who were in uniform during the war
seventy two gave their lives. The time is fully come when a suitable and lasting memorial
should stand on the campus at Mount Allison to tell to
the generations following of their heroism and sacrifice.”
-Mount Allison Record Vol 9 No 6 July 1926
What Memorial Hall has become under Mount Allison's
current administration & Board of Regents:
Mount Allison's Memorial Hall, December 2011
NEWS: After claiming they could not afford the 5 million dollars the administration said was needed to restore the Memorial Library and incorporate it into the proposed arts centre, Mount Allison University administration turned down an offer of 5 million dollars from alumna and philanthropist Joan Carlisle-Irving according to an article in the Argosy. The Globe and Mail has also reported on this offer to pay for preservation of the building.
| Why is MtA pursuing this wanton destruction? Nothing the administration has offered so far has seemed a rational, well-founded reason. Could it be that a rich donor offered millions for the arts centre to be named after their family? And more - say, tens of millions in the coming years? Maybe that donor insisted the arts centre be a certain form, without Memorial Hall. Might that be why the administration turned down a mere $5 million from Carlisle-Irving for preserving the Memorial Library? It would explain why Mt. A is willing to ignore and insult alumni, and destroy a beautiful war memorial - all to please a temperamental patron? All so that someone can put their name on an ugly, characterless arts centre that has been built on misinformation, deception, and the ruins of the university's traditions and ideals? One thing is certain: whatever name is attached to the new arts centre, that name will (if Memorial Hall is destroyed) be forever linked with dishonour, bad faith, and betrayal. Saving the building, and retasking it as part of the new arts centre, would have been a perpetual honour to whatever name went with that project.
NOTE: The Board of Regents, the body which is responsible for the demolition order, proposed and carried a motion on November 26, 1918, stating "...that this Board most heartily endorses the proposition of erecting a Library Building as a War Memorial in honor of Mount Allison students who have made the supreme sacrifice in behalf of our country." See here for more excerpts from the Mount Allison Record, the minutes of the Board of Regents, and the Mount Allison archives, which demonstrate what the Memorial Library was built for, and how it was paid for. Apparently, none of the Board of Regents or Administration has looked at the plaque which states This hall is dedicated to the memory of those Allisonians who gave their lives for the freedom of their country.
Another question which arises in connection with the Memorial Library is what will become of the endowment, established when the building was erected, if the administration succeeds in demolition? Will an endowment intended by donors for the maintenance of a war memorial be rolled into the university's general revenue?
The next target for the Mount Allison administration's scorched-earth policy of heritage building preservation is... the old Student Centre, also known as the Memorial Library. That's right - looks like the old home of CHMA, the Tantramarsh Club pub, The Golden A Cafe, Windsor Theatre, and Hesler Hall is slated for demolition.
Memorial Hall is № 13002-004 in the Canadian Forces' National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials; it will be sadly ironic if the administration is not stopped from destroying this building (designed by Andrew Randall Cobb and built as the Memorial Library to honour students and alumni killed in the First World War) just before the centenary of World War One. Ironic, but also perhaps indicative of the administration's attitude towards history, as well as architecture. For several years, through their JUMP fundraising campaign, the administration collected donations from alumni while promising that "The Centre for the Arts will be constructed around the University's historic Alumni Memorial Library building, mixing the traditional architecture of that landmark with exciting contemporary design and state-of-the-art studios...". Then, they changed their minds and decided to keep the money and demolish the war memorial instead.
Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the firm hired by Mount Allison to draft the university's Campus Master Plan, recommended that the old Student Centre / Memorial Library be preserved and incorporated into a new arts centre (see here for comments by A.J. Diamond, principal of the firm). Diamond's recommendations have been ignored by the university administration, which has chosen instead to ask the Alumni to give 20 million dollars to pay for the demolition and replacement of the Memorial Library. Sign this petition to show your support for saving the Memorial Library before it is added to the long list of razed architectural heritage.
After the First World War, the following appeal (see here for full text) was sent out for donations to build this memorial:
"The Executive Councils of the Alumni and Alumnae Societies, with the cordial endorsement of the Board of Regents, recently passed a resolution that an effort should be made to erect a library as a memorial to the loyalty and heroism of Mount Allison men and women in the war... Those who have been saved the horrors of the battle front should have hearts moved with gratitude toward the men who have suffered and died in their stead. The Mount Allison boys who are out there "in Flanders fields" to stay deserve all the honours that a grateful country can bestow on them... If your friend has suffered, if your boy has died, how could you better honour his memory than to have his name placed where it will go down through the years cherished and revered by successive generations of grateful students?"
It is a question that the friends and families of the wounded and killed of World War One answered by paying for the construction of the Memorial Library building. It is a question that the current Mount Allison Board of Regents and Administration has answered by ordering the building's destruction, after tearing out the memorial plaques and putting them behind a coat rack. It is a question that I hope friends and alumni of Mount Allison will ask themselves. Was the sacrifice not worth remembering, and worth spending a little effort to maintain a memorial? Is it not worth writing a letter, signing a petition, and letting the Alumni Office, the Board of Regents, and the Administration know that the plan to demolish this memorial building must be scrapped, and that the building must be saved?
A list of the Mount A students and alumni who died in the First and Second World Wars,
to the memory of whom the Memorial Library stands.
• First World War (click for full list)
• Second World War (click for full list)
• Korean War: Arthur Graham Herman. Born in Moncton, NB. Died August 19, 1952 at Hill 210, South Korea. Age 24. Royal 22e Regiment. Buried at the United Nations Cemetery, Buson, South Korea.
• South African War: Harold Lothrop Borden (B.A. 1897). Born in Canning, Nova Scotia. Died July 16, 1900, Withpoort, South Africa. Buried at Braamfontein Garden of Remembrance. Royal Canadian Dragoons. Mentioned in despatches for gallant and intrepid conduct.
Some contacts at the university, including for the Board of Regents that officially governs Mount Allison, are listed below. Please remember, when writing to anyone on this list, that regardless of how upset the
plan to demolish the Memorial Library makes you, it is important to be polite and respectful. Keep in mind, too, that much of the power of the Board of Regents is usually exercised by a small committee, not by the full board, so some of the Regents may not have participated in the decision to demolish the Memorial Library. They may, though, be able to take some action if favourably impressed by the movement to save the building. Regents listed with a grey background are those on the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents
, and thus are those primarily responsible for all decisions relating to university administration:
Board of Regents at the time of the controversy:
You can contact the Save the Mount Allison Memorial Library Committee at:
and express your opinions on the Mount Allison University Alumni Facebook page.
The Failure of the Province's Heritage Act
On May 13, 2011, the Hon. Trevor A. Holder, Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport gave notice in The Royal Gazette (Vol. 169, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, pages 639-641) of his intention to designate Mount Allison's Memorial Library a Provincial Heritage Place, thus conferring both recognition of its heritage value, and protection against demolition. Mount Allison then filed an objection with the Minister.
Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport, Hon. Trevor A Holder, reversed his decision of May 2011 to designate the Memorial Library a heritage place, and decided after hearing objections from Mount Allison's administration to withdraw his Notice (filed on May 25, 2011), of Intention to Designate the Memorial Library as a Provincial Heritage Place, stating that this war memorial to New Brunswickers and others killed in three wars - a memorial designed by eminent architect Andrew Randall Cobb - is of no significant heritage value to the Province of New Brunswick. If you disagree with the minister's decision, please let him know at email@example.com or at Tel: (506) 657-2335 / Fax: (506) 642-2588. It is a disappointing decision, to say the least, especially as the MLA for Saint John Portland has in his background a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, membership of the United Empire Loyalist Association, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.64, all of which, you would think, would have been instructive in respecting the heritage value of monuments to our province's war dead. But apparently not.
In September, a Right to Information request was made asking for the evidence upon which the Minister based the reversal of his decision to protect the Memorial Library as a Heritage site. After delaying 60 days -- until demolition was under way -- the Hon Trevor A Holder refused to disclose any evidence whatsoever.
Documents related to the Memorial Library
have been gathered here for reference:
Documents from the Save The Mount Allison Memorial Library Committee
• Farewell to Memorial Library, 7 February 2012
• Memorial Library Update № 13, 6 December 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 12, 15 November 2011 Attached photos: |photo 1|photo 2|
• Memorial Library Update № 11, 8 November 2011
• Lest We Forget, 11 November, 2011
• The compromise design rejected by the administration, 6 November 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 10, 31 October 2011 (note: e-mail addresses for President Campbell and Bruce McCubbin should be firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com )
• Appeal for donations towards legal fees, 11 October 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 9, 11 October 2011
• Presentation to Board of Regents by the Committee to Save the Memorial Library
on behalf of the Mount Allison Federated Alumni
September 23rd, 2011 at 0930h
• Memorial Library Update № 8, 02 October 2011
• President Campbell has been advised by the lawyer E.J. Mockler, QC, (September 26, 2011) that Mockler will be applying for an interim injunction to prevent the demolition of the Memorial Library until it can be determined by the courts whether Mount Allison has the right to destroy a property which it holds in trust.
• Memorial Library Update № 7, 16 September 2011
[attachments/links: Comments by Paul Gilbert '74 | Argosy article | Demolition Tender | War Memorial & Funding ]
• Letter to McCubbin, 23 Aug 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 6, 13 August 2011
• The Mt. A Memorial Library is a Cenotaph, 18 June 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 5, 12 June 2011
• One on One with Peter Mansbridge, by Robert Eaton
• Letter from the Hon. Trevor Holder, Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport, giving notice of the filing of an Intention to Designate the Memorial Library a Provincial Heritage Place under Section 32 (1) of the Heritage Conservation Act. (13 May, 2011)
• Architectural Critique of the proposed Fine and Performing Arts Centre
• Breaking Faith
• Memorial Library Update № 4, 9 May 2011 (and Comments on the Proposed Arts Centre design).
• A reply to the Mount Allison administration's open letter to alumni, May 1, 2011
• A Unique and Unparalleled Opportunity for the Town of Sackville, April 29, 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 3, 2 March 2011
• Memorial Library Update № 2, 25 Jan 2011
• Names (A sampling of the over 1400 alumni, former regents, architects, honorary degree recipients, and administrators who oppose the destruction of Mount Allison's Memorial Library)
• Samples of comments by signatories to the petition: Page 1 • Page 2 • Page 3 • Page 4 • Page 5 • Page 6
Letter from Katherine Fraser, Class of '85, former member of the Alumni Board,
• To Mount Allison President Robert Campbell, November 10, 2011
Letter from the Regimental Advisory Council of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Mount Allison President Robert Campbell, October 15, 2011
by Marc Milner Director, Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society UNB Fredericton
• To the Globe and Mail, October, 2011
Letter by Dr. Tom Forrestall, O.N.S., B.F.A., R.C.A., Member of the Order of Canada
• Letter to President Campbell, September 27 2011
Letter by R.H. Thomson, Member of the Order of Canada,
Producer of 1914-1918 The World Remembers
• Letter to the President, to the Chair of Board, to the Chancellor, to the Board of Regents, September 22 2011
Globe & Mail article, September 26, 2011
• "Mount Allison’s move to destroy war memorial sparks alumni uproar"
Letter by Foye Weatherhead
Cancellation of annual donation, 31 October 2011
Letters by Virgil Hammock, Professor Emeritus and Sackville Town Councillor
• Letter to the Times & Transcript - "The past is not obstacle to the future", 7 October 2011
• CBC Radio interview, 26 September 2011
• Regents have power to save Memorial Library, letter to Sackville Tribune-Post, 1 June, 2011
• Letter to the Editor of the Sackville Tribune Post, 9 March 2011
Letter by Patricia Andrews
Regarding the administration's statement that no deconsecration of the memorial prior to destruction was needed because we are "a more secular society" than when the memorial was built and consecrated, November 2, 2011
Letter by Meredith Fisher
Letter to Sackville Tribune-Post, November 2, 2011
Letter by Nicholas Oldland BFA '94
Letter to Robert Campbell and the Board of Regents, September 27, 2011
Letter by Steven Smith, '93
To the Alumni Office, October 2011
Letter by Chris Milburn, '91
To the President and The Argosy, October 2011
Letter by Anthony SC Hampton, Class of 2005, former Regent & presidential search committee member
Letter to Argosy, September 28 2011
Letter by Patricia Saunders McKinna, '45 and '49, former Regent & Alumni Board member
Letter to the Board of Regents, September 18 2011
Letter by Pam Reardon, Class of 1978
Letter to The Guardian, "Desecrating a cenotaph is vandalism, a criminal offence of mischief. What is it called when a university deliberately chooses to demolish a war memorial?", September 17 2011
Letters by C. Jean Cameron, Class of 1978
• Holding Holder to Account" ~ Open letter to Mr. David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, 21 September 2011
• Letter to Sackville Tribune - "For Truth and Faith, for Justice and for Right", 11 May 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune - "The Dutch do not forget", 4 May 2011
• Letter to the Telegraph Journal, 25 February 2011
• Letter to the Argosy, Tribune, and Times-Transcript, 6 February 2011
• Letter of 25 January 2011
Article by Alex Macdonald
Due Process, The Argosy, September 1 2011
Comments by Paul Gilbert '74,
Executive Director, The Robert Bateman Centre,
Royal Roads University
• Mount 'A' should respect tradition, letter to Times-Transcript October 11, 2011
• What an irony is this discussion about Memorial Hall..., September 2011
Letter by Lisanna Sullivan, Class of 2000
• To the Mount Allison Administration, August 2011
Letters by John Houtsma, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
• Letter to the Editor of the Sackville Tribune Post
• Letter to the Editor of the Sackville Tribune Post, 16 March 2011
The Memorial Library is featured in Heritage, the magazine of the Heritage Canada Foundation
• Endangered Places, (PDF) March 2011
Hardcopies of the magazine may be purchased by contacting the Heritage Canada Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters by Donald A. Cameron, Alumnus (BSc 1950, LLD 1989 Mount Allison), Registrar
Emeritus, long-time Secretary to the Board of Regents, former Regent, one-time Honorary President of
the Federated Alumni
• Are Mt A students being duped?, November 2, 2011
• Letter to President, Regents, and Alumni, 15 May 2011
• Remembering Vimy, 18 April 2011
• Letter to the Mayor & Town Council, and Sackville Tribune Post, 8 March 2011
• Letter to The Argosy, 8 March 2011
• Comments on the petition to save the Memorial Library, 8 March 2011
• Letter to the Board of Regents, with foreword to alumni and the public, 27 January 2011
Letter by Donald Alward, Coordinator, Museums of South Eastern New Brunswick
• Letter to the President & Regents, 14 March 2011
Letter by W. Eugene Goodrich, President of the Westmorland Historical
• Letter to the Chancellor, Regents, and Alumni Board, 8 March 2011
Letter by Gerald Hannah, Professor of Engineering Emeritus
• Older generation often decides what is saved for future, Letter to Sackville Tribune-Post, 1 June 2011
Letter by Eugenia Coates
• Save the Memorial Library at Mount Allison University, United Church Observer, June 2011
Letter by J. Alexander Burnett
• Letter to the Chancellor, President, Regents, and Alumni Board, 4 March 2011
Letter by Ken McReynolds, Cert. Eng., B. Arch., M. Arch., & Life President of the Class of '61
• Letter to President and Chair of the Board of Regents, 3 March 2011
Letter by Mark Hiltz,
class of ‘78, past Alumni Board member, Gold A winner, and
past student representative on the Senate
• Comments on Remembrance Day, 11 Nov 2011
• Letter to President and Board of Regents, 15 Feb 2011
Letter by Patricia McKinna (alumna, and General Manager Performing Arts of The Royal Conservatory - TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Toronto)
• Letter to Mount Allison Board of Regents, 1 Feb 2011
Letter by A.J. Diamond of Diamond and Schmitt Architects (Architects of the Mt.A Campus Master Plan)
• Letter to the Argosy, September 30 2010
Letters by Jerry Hicks, Alumnus
• Letter to the Mayor and Town Council, March 14, 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune Post
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune Post, March 14, 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune Post - rebuttal
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune Post
Letters and documents from Bruce Coates
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Murchie Rebuttal, 2 March 2011
• Letter to the The Argosy - Mount Allison’s Forgotten War Dead, February 17, 2011
• Letter to Telegraph Journal & other papers - Breaking Faith, 2 Feb 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Mayor and Council, January 31, 2011
• Letter to the Mount Allison Alumni Board, January 20, 2011
• Letter to President Campbell, 21 December 2010
• Mount Allison's Decision To Destroy Memorial Library Shortsighted, 15 November 2010
• Letter to Alumni and President, November 13, 2010
• Letter to Alumni, November 10, 2010
• Original appeal for funds to build the Memorial Library
Letters by Robert Eaton (McGill Architecture, 1964):
• Why is Mount Allison ripping out its heart?, October 19, 2011
• An Open Letter re Sustainability and
Architectural Heritage at Mount Allison, August 2011
• Mount Allison’s Historic Alumni Memorial Library Is Architectural Heritage, July 13
• Letter to the Times & Transcript, 30 May 2011
• Right to Information request, 7 April 2011
• Letter of resignation from the Sackville Heritage Board, 17 March 2011
• Letter to the Moncton Times-Transcript, Standing on Guard, 28 Feb 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, The Celebration of Andrew Randall Cobb, 16 February 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, My Memorial Library, 9 February 2011
• Letter to the Mayor and Council, 3 February 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Due Diligence, 2 February 2011
• Letter sent out to a few Alumni, Save the Mount Allison Memorial Library, January 2011
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post and Moncton Transcript, Why Mount Allison University should repurpose the Memorial Library, December 2010
• Letter to Maclean’s, Mount Allison Must Do Better,
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Year of Culture and Creativity, 17 Nov 2010
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Lest We Forget, 10 November 2010
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Good Stewards of our Heritage, 3 Nov 2010
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Postscript, 13 October 2010
• Letter to the Argosy, A Lesson in Sustainability, October 7 2010
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, The Irony of the Memorial Library, October 6 2010
• Letter to the Sackville Tribune-Post, Riddle of the Memorial Library, 29 Sep 2010
• Article in the Sackville Tribune Post in 2 parts, Andrew Randall Cobb and the Mount Allison Memorial Library, August 18 and September 1 2010
Letters by Ron Boorne, Professor Emeritus of Engineering:
• The End of Fine and Dramatic Arts?, 17 November 2011
• Letter to the Times-Transcript, 18 August 2011
• Letter to Mount Allison Board of Regents, May 15 2011
• Letter to the Argosy, February 8 2011
• Link to Letter in Daily Gleaner, February 3 2011
• Letter to the Mayor and Council of Sackville (Page 1, Page 2), Jan 31 2011
• Letter to the Chairman of the Board of Regents, January 31 2011
• Challenge to claims of structural fatigue, Jan 13, 2011
• Administration's refusal to provide evidence of structural problems, Jan 3, 2011
• Challenge to engineering arguments, November 25 2010
• Questions for President Campbell, November 5 2010
• Tactical blunders by the Administration, October 21 2010
Letters by Graham Watt:
• Does honour have an 'expiry date?', October 12 2011
• Collective Loss of Integrity, August 2011
• Letter to the Telegraph Journal, "A Tragic Stubborness", 10 June 2011
• Facebook Letter, "73 Dead Kids", 10 June 2011
• Letter to the Argosy, Jan 17, 2011
• Letter to Dr. Heather B. Johnston, Jan 3, 2011
• Letter to the Globe & Mail re: architect Jack
Diamond advice to save the building, Jan 3, 2011
• Letter to Argosy, Oct 25, 2010
• Letter to Sackville Tribune Post on the preservation of heritage, July 4th, 2010
• Some Questions For Alumni Board Members
• A great university is an ongoing conversation
• Memorial "Cover-Up" - plaques stuck behind coat rack
• Alas - a poem
Letter by Reverend Ronald W Dempsey:
• Letter in the Times and Transcript, 9 February 2011