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Your one-stop-shop for Ptbo-Nogo happenings, the local media criticism you want, and the Trent updates you need. Arthur Newspaper brings you to from downtown to campus, bridging the ever widening crevasse between town and gown.

    Growing Pains Ep. 2: Bleeding Green

    Growing Pains Ep. 2: Bleeding Green

    Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the community in which our university lies. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.

    In this episode, 'Bleeding Green', we unpack Trent's Cleantech Commons development project and how it typifies the marriage between academy and industry on our campus. We sit down with former Cultural Studies professor, Andrew Wernick, to talk about the promotional university, and the project of branding. We also chat with Cleantech Executive Director, Martin Yuill, about what it means to attract the right kind of business. Ultimately, we explain how and why Peterborough's most wealthy have their hands in Trent Lands. 

    Growing Pains graphic by Cameron Noble.

    • 44 min
    Growing Pains Ep. 1: The Company Trent Keeps

    Growing Pains Ep. 1: The Company Trent Keeps

    Growing Pains is an Arthur Newspaper podcast about the corporatization of Trent University and how it affects students, faculty, and the community in which our university lies. We want to tell you the story of how this small, collegial, liberal arts university has grown into something else… something perhaps unrecognizable from its original form.

    In our first episode, ‘The Company Trent Keeps,’ we break down Trent’s Board of Governors and attempt to explain how and why a small group of corporate elites make all the most important decisions at our university. Dr. David Tough takes us on a walk down memory lane to help us piece together how we got here, and how we might imagine a more democratic way forward.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 12: TCSA Elections

    Ep. 12: TCSA Elections

    This week we have arranged interviews with the candidates for the TCSA Spring Elections! In all honesty, this has been the most difficult audio-project we have embarked upon. In making this podcast - in conducting the interviews, and throughout the audio-editing process, we had to balance our obligations towards fairness and objectivity, while still making this podcast listenable.



    If you want to jump to specific candidates:

    10:33 - VP Campaigns and Equity: Morgan Carl and Zoe Litow-Daye

    37:35 - VP Health and Wellness: Teika Viducis, Carter Tongs and Brook Bartlett

    59:05 - President: Wendy Walker



    *We had conducted an interview with the candidate for VP University and College Affairs, who has since dropped out of the race. We have yet to hear from the TCSA about what will be done to fill this role for the upcoming academic year, but we will be sure to keep you in the know.

    Check out the platforms for the executive and other board positions on our website! Voting runs March 12-18, Trent students will receive a ballot in their inbox. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 11: Category is... PRIYANKA!

    Ep. 11: Category is... PRIYANKA!

    This week on What's the Point?! we switch things up and give you an episode that is nothing but FUN! Nick gets candid with the inaugural Champion of Canada's Drag Race, PRIYANKA! They talk about everything from Priyanka's origin story and the Toronto drag scene, to her best and worst moments on Drag Race and what winning meant to her. This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh! 

    • 24 min
    Ep. 10: Why COVID is a Class War

    Ep. 10: Why COVID is a Class War

    Thanks to our gracious interviewee, Professor Colleen O’Manique.

    Thanks also to Katherine Scott, Professor Pat Armstrong of York University for their work referenced in this episode. Special thanks to the journalists whose work we relied on throughout this episode: Nora Loreto, Paul Webster, Sara Mojtehedzadeh.

    If you like this podcast, check out our website trentarthur.ca. You can find articles about Trent, Nogojiwanong-Peterborough happenings, art, poetry, puzzles and more.

    Please consider supporting our work through a monthly donation. You can donate on our website: trentarthur.ca/donate.

    • 39 min
    Ep. 9: The Symons Legacy

    Ep. 9: The Symons Legacy

    In the early hours of January 1st, 2021, Prof. Thomas Henry Bull Symons died peacefully at his home in Peterborough, ON. As the founding President of Trent University, his legacy is rich and far-reaching. This podcast tells the story of how Prof. Symons established a small, collegial, interdisciplinary university, and went on to devote his life to teaching and learning. Through the words of his students and friends, we attempt to articulate his humility, curiosity, and love for students.

    Many thanks to our interviewees: Professor Michael Eamon, Kathryn Matheson, and Dr. Brendan Edwards for their time and their words.

    Thanks also to Professor David Tough, and Chancellor Stephen Stohn. Hearing about Prof. Symons, vision, values, and legacy stirred in us joy, respect, gratitude without measure.

    Above all, thank you Professor Symons.

    If you liked this podcast please consider supporting our work through a monthly donation: trentarthur.ca/donate.

    Also available to Spotify, Apple podcasts and wherever else you get your podcasts. 

    • 56 min

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