Alex Walls, Class of 2013
May 3, 201112:18 am
Last week the results of the election were sent out by all-student email. The winners were: Mark Snyder, President, Katherine Monahan, Vice President, Kevin Paul, Treasurer, and Francis Rodezno, Director of Campus Programming. Even though the academic year is coming to a close, these student leaders have already been planning for SGA next year.
April 19, 201112:24 am
This past Wednesday, Malalai Joya, former member of the Afghani Parliament and an accomplished writer and activist, came to the College to give a talk about the current situation in Afghanistan. Also the author of Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice, Joya was expelled from the Afghani Parliament after she denounced members of the assembly for being “warlords and drug smugglers.”
April 5, 201112:19 am
On Saturday, March 26, Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) hosted the annual Maryland Day celebration. Each year, the state recognizes March 25, the day marking the anniversary of the founding of Maryland, as Maryland Day. This year the Museum decided to celebrate Maryland Day on Saturday with the hopes of bringing more people to the events that were schedule throughout the day.
February 22, 20132:25 pm
Dear St. Mary’s Community, As the Feb. 23 Board of Trustee Meeting quietly approaches, I would like to take the time to talk about what will be happening this weekend. Among other conversations regarding Master Planning and Strategic Planning, the Board will be setting tuition, room, and board rates for the next academic year. The [...]
December 6, 201112:00 am
Ciao Tutti! St Mary’s has begun its yearly search for a new Student Trustee. I was chosen last year to replace Maurielle Stewart at the end of her term this May. In preparation for this change, we are now looking for a qualified and dependable student to replace me as Student Trustee for the 2013-14 [...]
May 3, 201112:22 am
As the semester is coming to a close and students plan their summers, the Office of Planning and Facilities are making plans for their own projects. According to Chip Jackson, associate vice president of planning and facilities, it is going to be a busy summer. The major project planned for this summer will be Margaret Brent Hall. After several years of talks and excavations, Margaret Brent will be moved from its present location behind Anne Arundel Hall to the parking lot next to the Campus Center.
April 19, 201112:23 am
As part of the political science department’s ongoing lecture series, a panel made up SMCM’s very own political science professors Susan Grogan and Todd Eberly discuss what it means to be at war. They said that in recent years, there has been a widening “disconnect” between what war is and is not. The U.S. Constitution, Article 1 Section 8, gives the power to declare war to Congress. However, the United States Congress has not declared war since World War II.
April 19, 201112:16 am
The recent staff changes in the Advancement Office have brought new faces and fresh ideas to the forefront within this important part of college administration. The reorganization spearheaded by the new Vice President for Advancement Maureen Silva has lead to the recent hiring of many new staff members but the most noticeable change has been the number of alumni who now work in the office.
April 19, 201112:13 am
n the year’s final Paul H. Nitze lecture, Nitze fellow and New Yorker senior editor Nicholas Thompson spoke on how, though the internet may have seemingly killed attention spans and long-form journalism, the new age of iPads and tablet computers might be reviving the endangered art. The lecture, titled The Future of Journalism, focused on the way technology has fundamentally impacted how news articles are written and consumed.
April 5, 201112:11 am
One of the first tasks for Senior Development Officer Michael Carver ‘05 has been searching for a new Annual Giving Officer. Former Director of Annual Giving Karen Raley, ’94, has been promoted to a new position in Donor Relations and Communications, leaving a void in her former post. Even though the search will be an open and competitive process, the Advancement Office hopes that recent graduates, including current seniors graduating in May, will consider applying.
April 5, 201112:10 am
This past week, the Center for the Study of Democracy welcomed this year’s Chaney Visiting Scholar, David Healey, who came to discuss the U.S.’s forgotten war — the War of 1812. The lecture, entitled 1812 in the Maryland Imagination: A Star-Spangled Exploration, gave those present an insight into a part of Maryland history on the eve of the bicentennial of the declaration of war.
March 22, 201112:21 am
As the events continue to unfold over the Chick-fil-A debate, some tensions appear to have been lessened after a forum hosted by Professors Barbara Beliveau, Celia Rabinowitz, and Sybol Anderson allowed students to vent their frustrations over the Daily Grind’s “Chick-fil-A Thursdays.”
March 22, 201112:16 am
The internet has radically changed modern life in ways unimagined even a couple of years ago. Over the last few months, the world has witness these radical changes in the form of revolution and social upheaval. As a response to the recent uprisings in the Middle East, many have began to explore the role of social medial in the political sphere and how these cultures have use it for the advancement of their political agendas.