Letters to the Editor

Karl;

Reading about the possibility of Athabasca students no longer having a Voice is counter to what public education and our country in general is in need of. We as a people need a Voice to speak for, against and to join debates in whatever issues we see affecting us.
To remove a student paper like the Voice would be a detriment to the university as a whole because if AU was wise they would be reading the articles and learning what is most important for the student (paying!) body. I first discovered Athabasca sometime in 2002 or 3 along with the Voice and have written a few articles over the years; it is an important paper because studying online is difficult and requires an immense amount of focus and time to accomplish the goal of graduating. During my studies I was too busy to read through what was happening and was always appreciative of the Voice because I could learn what the current issues were and what would affect me.

I believe it would be a loss all around for AU, it would be a detriment to the AU image and surely make myself and likely others feel that AU doesn’t care about their students. That would be a shame!

Sincerely,
Gaurang

Thanks Gaurang, the support that’s hit my mailbox, from students, journalists, and even legal counsel, has been heartening. I’m hopeful students have been heard and this will sort itself out.

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