Tess Wier, Staff Writer
May 3, 201112:12 am
This past Monday April 24, free sno-cones, popcorn, and t-shirts kicked off a queer-pride celebration on campus known as “Gaypril.” The week featured a variety of events both celebrating queer culture and acknowledging the human rights work and intolerance that must still be overcome. The week featured a wide variety of events ranging from a St. Mary’s Project presentation on gay marriage, a pride parade, a day of silence, and a Drag Show.
May 3, 201112:23 am
While much of the controversy over the Chick-fil-a boycott has subsided, at least in outward expressions, many on campus have taken the aftermath to consider how St. Mary’s can be a safer, more open and respectful place where discussion about important and potentially divisive issues can happen in positive and constructive ways. Several recent meetings and forums on this issue have facilitated discussions on the presence of prejudice on campus, the role of civility, the difference between tolerance and respect, and what students, faculty and staff can do to build the type of community they would like to live and work in.
May 3, 201112:19 am
At the last Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the semester, The Point News submitted a new constitution that would include The Dove Yearbook under its wings. The new media group, The Point News Publications, will now produce both the bi-weekly newspaper and the yearbook. This shift is the final outcome of conversations regarding The Dove’s future that started in the fall of 2010.
April 19, 201112:10 am
The first Theater, Film and Media Studies (TFMS) Student Video Festival took place on April 5 at Cole Cinema. A variety of student films produced in the Media Production classes of Spring 2010 were shown. The films ranged from light-hearted and goofy, to experimental and dreamy, to serious and investigative.
April 19, 201112:03 am
As the student fee increase is being currently debated, one of the most talked about items that will be receiving the funding is the Campus Farm. While I understand why members of the SGA are emphasizing the importance of new additions to the overall budget as a way to justify the fee increase, I can’t help but feel that there is serious misrepresentation of how much money the Campus Farm receives from the SGA and how relevant the Campus Farm’s needs are to the current SGA budget conundrum.
April 5, 201112:18 am
While students were gone over spring break, concerned administrators and faculty of the college met to discuss what Director of Residence Life Joanne Goldwater called a “level of rudeness and unpleasantness we’ve not seen in years.”
March 22, 201112:20 am
The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, a department that has eight full-time professors and fills a significant percentage of classes with visiting and part-time instructors, has recently taken a further blow from the financial crisis facing St. Mary’s.