The sheriff’s office has visited campus multiple times this semester. The police were called on at least three separate occasions.
As of Friday, September 18, 62 cars had been towed from the College campus because of parking violations. Though the number is higher than previous years, public safety says that the rules haven’t changed.
This summer, and in his first few weeks of the school year in office, President Joseph Urgo has already implemented many subtle changes to the way administration deal their business, and restructured the administrative duties of multiple offices.
Plans are currently underway to bring to life what has perhaps been the dream of many a St. Mary’s student: an on-campus pub, where students over 21 could swipe their OneCards and grab a pint with professors, staff, and President Joseph Urgo himself.
In an attempt to more efficiently organize Alumni Relations while providing more comfortable accommodations for alumni returning to campus, renovations began over the summer on the Rectory, the center for returning alumni on campus.
Annoyingly laggy Internet speeds on campus might be short-lived, due to a soon-to-be upgraded infrastructure – or, on the other hand, could just continue. Although the College’s Internet speed is set to more than double in October, from 45 megabits to 100, this might not do a lot to speed up the most bandwidth-intense activity of Internet browsing.
On Thursday, Sept. 2, and Friday, Sept. 3, the St. Mary’s campus community experienced rain showers and cloudy skies related to Hurricane Earl. It was the first weather-related incident of the college year and the first incident that could have required emergency actions.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, candidates for the Democratic and Republican 5th Congressional District met in St. Mary’s hall for a forum hosted by the Center for the Study of Democracy and the St. Mary’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The forum came just one week before the primary.
Campus Technology Support Services (CTSS) has unveiled a new partnership with Bell Industries/Bell Tech Logix, a company that will provide technology support and assessment for the college starting October 1.
“We want to serve the students,” said Molly Mahoney Matthews, the new chair of the Board of Trustees who starts Oct. 8, 2010. She is excited about her new role as the chair and the possibilities for the college under President Dr. Joseph Urgo’s leadership