I've been thinking a lot about the situation unfolding at @LaurentianU and how the fall out will affect students like I once was: arts students, not from Northern Ontario, not there to study science or engineering or any similar program.

#FundLU #HumansofLU @lufappul
Coming from Toronto, I chose to attend a small school in the North because I wanted a different education experience. I wanted profs to know me by name, I wanted to be in small classes where we could focus on the content that resonated with those in the room.

#FundLU #HumansofLU
There was (and still is) no other English Rhetoric and Media Studies program available in the province. The Communication Studies program was the perfect blend of theory and practical application.

#FundLU #HumansofLU @EnglishLU @HuntingtonU
Working at @The_Lambda, I was Editor in Chief before some undergrad students get their own beat at other student papers. I connected with @CBCSudbury, I learned how to do real investigative reporting, how to make big decisions with serious consequences.

#FundLU #HumansofLU
It's as a result of these practical and in-class experiences that I graduated having already secured a job in my field, and I've been gainfully (gratefully) employed ever since. I cannot overstate the value of arts programs at small schools, esp in the North.

#FundLU #HumansofLU
I formed relationships with profs that have far outlasted my time at @LaurentianU as an undergrad. We chat via email or Twitter DMs, we discuss literary theory, the media job landscape, and more frivolous things. These people shaped my future!

#FundLU #HumansofLU @lufappul
It has been my dream since graduating to one day personally fund a scholarship that supports the EIC of @The_Lambda, because I know how important that work is. But the fact is, personal funds will not keep this school open and alive. Gov funds will.

#FundLU #HumansofLU @lufappul
I worry that without serious support and investment, the school I know won't be there when this pandemic is over and I can finally go back to Sudbury to visit. I worry my beloved professors won't be there either.

#FundLU #HumansofLU @lufappul

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