Dave Chase, Former Managing Editor
November 2, 201112:23 am
On Oct. 25, President Urgo announced in an all-student email the college rented a cruise ship called the Sea Voyager to house 244 students displaced by mold in the Prince George and Caroline residence halls. The ship arrived at the Dove dock in Historic St. Mary’s City on Oct. 30 and students were originally going [...]
October 17, 20119:33 am
On Wednesday, October 5, at 8:00 P.M., students from the first floor left hallway of Caroline Hall and other students from Prince George’s Hall and other halls of Caroline met with Joanne Goldwater, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, Derek Thornton, Assistant Vice President for Campus Operations, and Kelly Smolinsky, Assistant Director of Residence Life, to discuss the lingering mold problems in those residence halls.
September 27, 201112:25 am
On Friday September 23, Interim Director of Public Safety Dave Zylak held the first of a regular open hour at the Campus Center to address student concerns about Public Safety’s pending police commissions. A dozen students attended and asked questions about the commissions, sexual assault, and officer training.
September 27, 201112:24 am
Bon Appetit, the food service management company the College contracts with, obtained the wrong liquor license for The Pub on the advice of Bon Appetit’s corporate lawyers, delaying sale of beer and wine at the Pub for several months.
September 13, 201112:28 am
On Sept. 1st, St. Mary’s College of Maryland submitted a 30 page report to the Chairs of the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate Budget Committees, at their request, outlining a proposed $5 million annual increase in the College’s block grant. The report includes the exigence and plan for the additional money.
August 31, 201112:17 pm
President Joseph Urgo and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Molly Mahoney Matthews, are asking Governor O’Malley and the Maryland General Assembly for an additional $5 million a year to improve affordability and increase access to St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
August 31, 201112:12 pm
All ten Public Safety officers and Interim Director of Public Safety, Dave Zylak, are currently in the process of obtaining official police commissions from the state of Maryland.
August 31, 201112:00 pm
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.
April 12, 201112:33 pm
On Tuesday, April 12, Dean of Students Laura Bayless confirmed that former Director of Public Safety Christopher Santiago is no longer employed with St. Mary’s College. Santiago, who formerly served as the Assistant Director of Campus Safety for Keene State College in New Hampshire, began his work as Director of Public Safety on Sept. 7, 2010, making his tenure just over seven months long.
March 22, 201112:01 am
The weekend before Spring Break saw the first test of the new Nest policies. I am told only a handful of students went. In fact, The Point News sent a photographer to cover the event and he captured an empty upper deck – a far cry from the 400 people who crowded into Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) at the last nest.
March 1, 201112:27 am
Alex Walls, Class of 2013, will be the 2012-2013 Student Trustee. Walls was selected Saturday, Feb. 25 out of four candidates including Griffin Canfield, Laura Rodriguez and Robert Rudd. Walls will serve as Student Trustee-in-training under next year’s Student Trustee, Maurielle Stewart.
March 1, 201112:24 am
George Waggoner, Director of Campus Technology Support Services, confirmed that on Feb. 15, St. Mary’s Technology Services and the University of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS) successfully connected using a 100 MB/s internet line installed by Verizon two weeks ago. The connection fulfills services first requested one year ago.
March 1, 201112:22 am
After suspending all dance events funded by the Student Government Association (SGA) due to attendance at the Nest reaching unprecedented and dangerous levels, students and staff from Student and Activities and Programs Board settled on a Temporary Dance Party Policy introduced to the SGA on Feb. 22.