Kyle Jernigan, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 201112:16 am
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.
April 5, 201112:23 am
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.
May 3, 201112:26 am
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
April 19, 201112:31 am
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.
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, 201112:22 am
In an email to campus last week, President Joseph Urgo informed students and faculty that the opening of the campus pub, scheduled for tomorrow, would be delayed.
April 5, 201112:14 am
This year’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGSX) Colloquium, Women in War: Object/Subject, explored the often tragic use of women to both commit and justify warfare.
March 30, 201111:22 am
11:20 a.m.: According to President Joseph Urgo, the opening of the campus pub, scheduled for tomorrow, may be delayed. Urgo said that it came to the attention of administration that Bon Appetit, the provider of food and alcohol for the pub, may not have the necessary liquor license to serve beer and wine as was initially [...]
March 22, 201112:18 am
The recent termination of junior Reid Levin from the position of Programs Board Coffeehouse Chair, ostensibly related to lackluster attendance at meetings, is leaving some students crying foul play.
March 1, 201112:21 am
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.
February 15, 201112:26 am
Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of Faculty Larry Vote is stepping down to return to his roots as a music professor, and to help President Joseph Urgo possibly develop a summer Master’s program.