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Crandall Scandal

I’m going to be going down to Moncton tomorrow night, and flying to Toronto the next morning.  I intend to keep a journal of my time there: perhaps I might edit my entries into a post here.  Maybe not.  Depends on how personal the writing is.

I want to spread awareness of another issue here: Crandall University in Moncton gets an insane amount of money from city council, despite the school having discriminatory hiring practices that pose a religious test on all potential faculty, including a ban on practicing homosexuals.  The issue is not so much the school’s right to have these practices as it is about public money going to such a place.  Understandably, there are calls for them to cut funding.  I would publicly like to add my voice to these calls, and I hope you spread awareness about this, either by posting Twitter with the hashtag #CrandallScandal, or going on Tumblr, or writing to city council.  Moncton has to think about what kind of image it sends to LGBT people when it uses taxpayer money in this way.  In all honesty, it saddens me, but it doesn’t surprise me.  We’re not really the most gay-friendly province in Canada.

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4 thoughts on “Crandall Scandal

  1. I don’t disagree with you, but I’m not sure it’s a cut and dry issue. Crandall is THE english university in Moncton with 500+ local students attending. Not funding the school could be seen as not only hurting these students but also discrimination against the english speaking.

  2. Then Crandall should reconsider their policies or Moncton should start a truly public university if it’s that important. Mt. A isn’t that far away, and NB has other universities also nearby. We have a lot of great universities in a pretty small area when you think about the Maritimes as a whole, and Moncton is lucky to have the bus and the train. If it’s a matter of money, they could make a number of scholarships available for the amount they’re giving Crandall, so that local students who couldn’t otherwise afford to leave home could do so.

    I can’t get behind supporting an Anglophone university in Moncton as a reason to look past these policies. This came up a few years ago and I’m really glad for the traction it’s getting now. In 2012, truly unacceptable.

  3. Never mind seeking an English-speaking university in Moncton, New Brunswick. There isn’t one of any merit to attend.

    Crandall University isn’t on the radar of Canada’s vast post-secondary academic community; therefore, this extremely flawed and underdeveloped institution is not a suitable option for any self-respecting student. We all need to make intelligent educational choices for our futures. Crandall University isn’t one of them.

    Thankfully, there are fine English-speaking universities in Saint John, Sackville, and Fredericton, New Brunswick. Responsible students would be wise to avoid disgraceful Crandall University and obtain an excellent education elsewhere.

    It’s important for all students to be aware that secular colleges and universities offer the most comprehensive post-secondary programs. Employers expect us to be prepared for real-life issues, not just ideal situations that suit our thin-skinned Christian beliefs. Church-funded Christian universities are not taken seriously in the competitive world of work. Many successful professionals find it amusing when an applicant comes to them for a job interview with Crandall University on his or her resume!

    Don’t overlook the value of the focused education offered by NBCC. I’ve graduated from university and community college programs, and my progressive skill-focused community college studies have grabbed the attention of all experienced employers, while my BA program is often regarded as useless. The fact that many of my Liberal Arts studies were completed at Crandall (ABC) is even more degrading. No employer wants to see an alumna of such an inferior school coming to him or her for a job. Thanks to my good sense, I attended respected secular colleges and universities after my ill-advised three semesters at Crandall, so I managed to ‘save face’.

    Crandall University’s malicious discrimination against the GLBT community is vile and inexcusable, and the equally disturbing fact that Crandall is an unaccredited and unrecognized university Canada-wide is important to note as well. Crandall University is an irresponsible and expensive mistake orchestrated by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. Don’t be part of this mistake: look elsewhere for your education.

    Humanely speaking, a university that promotes community-wide hatred and segregation based on outdated, unlawful, and violent biblical teachings is fit only for permanent closure. Intellectually speaking, the basic reality of Crandall University remaining unnoticed by the well-respected Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is a truth only very confused and misguided students would overlook!

    Do not attend Crandall University. We all deserve better.

    -B

  4. Reblogged this on literarylady2 and commented:
    Never mind seeking an English-speaking university in Moncton, New Brunswick. There isn’t one of any merit to attend.

    Crandall University isn’t on the radar of Canada’s vast post-secondary academic community; therefore, this extremely flawed and underdeveloped institution is not a suitable option for any self-respecting student. We all need to make intelligent educational choices for our futures. Crandall University isn’t one of them.

    Thankfully, there are fine English-speaking universities in Saint John, Sackville, and Fredericton, New Brunswick. Responsible students would be wise to avoid disgraceful Crandall University and obtain an excellent education elsewhere.

    It’s important for all students to be aware that secular colleges and universities offer the most comprehensive post-secondary programs. Employers expect us to be prepared for real-life issues, not just ideal situations that suit our thin-skinned Christian beliefs. Christian universities are not taken seriously in the competitive world of work. Many successful professionals find it amusing when an applicant comes to them for a job interview with Crandall University on his or her resume!

    Don’t overlook the value of the focussed education offered by NBCC. I graduated from university and community college programs, and my progressive skill-focused community college studies have grabbed the attention of all experienced employers, while my BA program is often regarded as useless. The fact that many of my Liberal Arts studies were completed at Crandall (ABC) is even more degrading. The disturbing truth that Crandall is an unaccredited and unrecognized university nationwide is a vital message to share with our Baptist friends.

    Crandall University is an irresponsible and expensive mistake orchestrated by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. Don’t be part of this mistake: look elsewhere for your education. No employer wants to see an alumna of such an inferior school coming to him or her for a job. Thanks to my good sense, I attended respected secular colleges and universities after my ill-advised three semesters at Crandall, so I managed to save face.

    Crandall University’s malicious discrimination against the GLBT community is vile, unlawful, and inexcusable. This failure of a university is fit only for permanent closure.

    Humanely speaking, a university that promotes community-wide hatred and segregation of homosexuals is fit only for permanent closure. Intellectually speaking, the basic reality of Crandall University remaining unnoticed by the well-respected Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada is a truth only muddled and misguided students would overlook!

    Do not attend Crandall University. We all deserve to save face.

    -B

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