Two Saturdays ago marked the inauguration of President Joseph Urgo with a ceremony which combined the usual pomp and circumstance with a unique combination of laughter, celebration, and fiscal modesty.
Concerns over a tuition increase, budgeting, and the availability of scholarships dominated the conversation at the Board of Trustees’ second quarterly meeting of the academic year.
On November 9, President Urgo held another of his regular presidential forums.
There was a lot of love for President Joe Urgo at this year’s first Board of Trustees general session. The meeting, held on the Saturday during fall break, was Molly Mahoney Matthews’s first as the Chair of the Board of Trustees and also marked the first held with President Joe Urgo at the head of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
When I woke up on Saturday morning, my first thought was to turn off that annoying alarm clock. Then I sat there for a minute while my brain woke up, and I remembered why my alarm went off so early. I quickly got ready and headed to the Board meeting.
With legal approval from the state Attorney General, the campus pub has gotten one step closer to becoming a reality.
This year, the annual Senior Crab Feast was held at the college President’s house for the first time. Although the tickets were more expensive than in previous years (a five dollar increase to $30 to accommodate the difference in price for jumbo crabs), the event was so well attended that students taking shuttles to Joseph and Lesley Urgo’s home were at one point asked to help bring more chairs to the event.