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Sustainability Fellow Not Sustainable

May 3, 2011 kpjernigan 0

At a recent President’s Council, the decision was made to suspend the Sustainability Fellow position. Though members of the administration noted the choice was one of a reallocation of limited resources, to some the suspension is a fundamental back-tracking on the College’s mission. The Sustainability Fellow was started in 2008 as a one-year fellowship held by a recent graduate. Its duties include researching and implementing sustainability efforts on campus

Students, Faculty Work Towards Freeing Patty Prewitt

May 3, 2011 kpjernigan 0

Twenty-five years ago, Patricia “Patty” Prewitt was ripped from her five children and locked away for 50 years based on bad police work and a falsified motive of “lust and greed.” This past Friday, St. Mary’s faculty and students came out to try and make sure her suffering doesn’t last another 25 more. Prewitt was accused of the murder of her husband in 1985, and convicted after a four-day trial. Sentenced to 50 years without parole, she has since been detained at Women’s Eastern Receiving and Diagnostic Correctional Center in Vandalia, Missouri.

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Graduation Order Back to Being Based On Major

April 19, 2011 kpjernigan 0

An ostensibly minor change to how students line up and receive their degree at graduation has led to a much larger discussion between students and administration regarding how students affiliate themselves in relation to their academics. The proposed policy, which calls for students to process in alphabetical order, was brought forth by President Joseph Urgo upon reviewing the graduation policy earlier this year.

Pres. Urgo Officially Inaugurated

April 5, 2011 kpjernigan 0

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.

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Campus Pub to Open Mar. 31

March 1, 2011 kpjernigan 0

After months of debate, planning, and waiting, the pilot program for the campus pub and late night food option is anticipated to begin March 31.