Following vocal protests from students, the Carleton University Students Association voted unanimously Monday night to:
* Support next year’s cystic fibrosis fundraiser, called Shinerama.
* Donate at least $1,000 to the organization.
* Issue a formal apology.
In addition, the student councillor who crafted the controversial motion to drop the fundraiser resigned…
Meanwhile, a group on campus has submitted a petition signed by 1,000 students calling for the student association president, Brittany Smyth, to be impeached over the incident, which they are calling “Shinerama-gate.”
Exit question: When was the last time a group undid a mistake as forthrightly as this? I’m sad to say that I’m shocked by how well they seem to have handled it.