Former U of Windsor president takes student association to court

The past two years have seen two Ontario university students take their student associations to court, one being the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA), and more recently, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA).    UWSA president Larissa Howlett was removed from her position in May, after allegedly breaching the student alliance’s bylaws and policies by firing its general manager, Nicole Morell, and hiring an interim manager. According to a public statement by the UWSA, Howlett did not have the proper authority to fire Morell. The UWSA’s Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion to remove Howlett after an eight-hour meeting, citing a lack of transparency on her part and committing multiple violations of their bylaws and policies.  Howlett disputed […]

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UWindsor, student union absorb school newspaper’s deficit

An advertising deal with the University of Windsor and the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) has saved the university’s campus newspaper, the Lance, from its outstanding debts, according to editor-in-chief Sarah Horwath. “The university and UWSA are going to assume the Lance’s outstanding debts through an advertising deal,” she said. “Both parties will be given $15,266 in advertising for paying $5,088 annually for three years.” As the Lance collects on outstanding debts, Horwath said the amount paid out by the two parties may decrease. Horwath said the Lance’s new staff is determined to maintain good financial standing this year. “We are being very conservative with our spending,” she said. “Even though we have now stabilized financially, we still need to be […]

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