Articles Tagged ‘ Graduation ’
April 17, 201212:12 am
The Dove yearbook for the 2011-2012 school year, which will be available for purchase by students and staff the week before finals, has chosen to take on the theme of “Apocalyptic.” Filling up a total of 81 pages, all in color, this year’s yearbook reflects on the many trials and tribulations the student body has [...]
May 3, 201112:01 am
Remember when you were a kid, and you dreamed of being an astronaut, or a firefighter, or a hand model? I had those dreams, too—Eden Carswell the telemarketer, Eden Carswell the singer/songwriter, Eden Carswell the bounty hunter. I never thought for a second that a pre-graduation misstep could eventually lead me to Eden Carswell, “permanently attached to the couch,” Eden Carswell the 30-year-old bum, or Eden Carswell, broke-as-a-joke.
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, 201112:06 am
After reading the Point/Counterpoint articles in the April 5 edition, not only did I feel the true spirit of informed discussion was being disregarded, but also that the reasoning behind Urgo’s change to the walking order at graduation was not addressed. From what I have been told, Urgo’s reasoning for changing the long-standing tradition of walking with majors is that we, as graduates of St. Mary’s, have been a part of a liberal arts experience.
April 5, 201112:00 am
Graduation is about the overall achievement of finishing college – not about individual majors.