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York University is distinct, great place to study and live.

Reader comment on item: The Rot in Our [Canadian] Universities

Submitted by M McArthur (Canada), Oct 18, 2005 at 16:03

I am an American from the area around Nashville, TN who is currently studying in the very popular, reputable yet controversial York University in Toronto, Canada. All my life I have lived in a very conservative setting. I am a Catholic, I come from a wealthy family, my friends are all either apathetic or conservative, my parents voted for Bush etc.
I chose the unconventional route in life. Whilst my brothers went to New England colleges and took part in the typical lacrosse, swimming, sailing etc, I chose to do something different.

York has given me this chance. To be a part of a community where there is literally every type of race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, style and vision, I am truly grateful. Regarding the racial tension on campus, this just represents the apparency throughout the world. Fostering an intelligence breed that is allowed to express this formality and expression should ALWAYS be enouraged. I am glad that York is a leftist leaning university. It gives you the opportunity to explore other ideas and notions that would not be done otherwise.

Other side notes, I was reading some of the posts and found some hate mail to York U. Obviously this is racially placed notes that I read and thus I will disregard. However, don't you dare insult my home....York U. We are the best University in Canada and are known far and wide for its great and reputable programs....Law, Fine Arts, History, Poltical Science, Business, Education, Women's Studies, Math. There is an amazing and buzzing campus life, great social scene among the dorms, huge and beautiful campus, and many scholars and respected profs.

I will appreciate that this discussion can go on so I can formulate any feedback.
Much Thanks and Love.
M McArthur
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