The recent 7% hike in tuition prices has left many St. Mary’s students and potential students questioning whether they should shove out $25,360 for in-state tuition, and has every out-of-state student second guessing the $37,437 price tag that comes with a liberal arts education at a small, public, honors college.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. I know this won’t be published until Thursday and you probably won’t read this until the next time you eat crabs and need something to cover your table with… but today I officially became a college senior. Seems fitting that today I should pass on the advice seniors before me passed on.
Seven St. Mary’s students and alumni joined author Bill McKibben, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, and representatives of Canada’s impacted First Nations in the daily protests against the Keystone Pipeline. Over 2,000 people from all 50 states are expected to take part in the two week sit-in at the White House, which began Saturday, August 20, and will end on Saturday, September 3.
n September, former Business Affairs office location Margaret Brent Hall will be moved on trucks across Route 5. Announced in the Fall 2010 Planning and Facilities Newsletter, Margaret Brent Hall, the former home of the Business Affairs office before its exodus to Glendening Hall in Spring 2009, will be lifted from its former foundation near Anne Arundel Hall and placed in a designated area in what was once part of the Campus Center parking lot near the Aldom Lounge.
For this year’s orientation, which took place last week, President Joseph Urgo encouraged everyone arriving early to campus to take a substance-free pledge. Though the pledge was met by mostly positive responses from those participating in orientation activities, the presence of Hurricane Irene disrupted orientation activities and the ability of students and faculty to assess if “dry orientation” was a success here at St. Mary’s.