As a small liberal arts college and home to the Center for Democracy, there are certain values attributed to St. Marys that reflect the institutional character of the College. You would be hard pressed to find many on campus (students, faculty and staff alike) who would not describe St. Mary’s Read More
Halfway through October, there is still no word on the College’s next president. The Board of Trustees will meet Monday, Oct.18 to discuss the presidential search in a closed session by teleconference, a conversation that began at their last executive session on Oct. 3. As the Board deliberates, the campus buzzes with speculation and differing perspectives on the candidates.
Two weeks ago, at the conclusion of the presidential candidates’ campus visits, the Presidential Search Committee delivered their recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The recommendations have not been disclosed.
Hello St. Mary’s, I’m writing today on behalf of 165 alumni who signed on to a letter questioning the possible appointment of Rep. Bacchus as the next President of St. Mary’s. (The letter is at welovestmarys.wordpress.com) The letter spans 35 years of alumni, 14 majors, 19 states, 4 countries and Read More
Over the past two weeks, the last three of the four presidential candidates visited the College. Jim Bacchus, MaryAnn Baenninger and Joe Bruno each visited for three days, during which they were given a tour of the campus and met with students, faculty and staff and the administration.
To respond to Mr. Aaron French’s opinion on Sept. 22, 2009, Mr. Bacchus is not only presidential material, he is the best man for the job. It seems that the opposition to Mr. Bacchus comes solely from his involvement with the WTO. I certainly understand why, the WTO has far Read More
I often hear from students that the administration doesn’t value student opinion when making decisions for the College. While student outreach might not always be consistent, it seems the Presidential Search Committee has tried to give a fair amount of student access to the presidential candidates brought to campus. It Read More
Hi St. Mary’s! The weekend of October 2nd and 3rd was a busy time for me! On Friday, Oct. 2nd, I met with the Presidential Search Committee as one of the two student representatives on the committee. We spent a little over two hours within the committee engaging in a Read More