‘Just a misunderstanding’?

March 16, 2005 Brigid Mara 0

Campus Police is unsure whether the trailer that was reported stolen from Lot 5 sometime between Jan. 19-21 was actually stolen or misplaced. The 20-foot long construction trailer was reported stolen by a representative from Penn Lyon Homes, Inc., the company that built the ill-fated Metzger Apartments. […]

A birthday celebration to remember

February 16, 2005 Brigid Mara 0

Founders’ Day, which commemorated the College’s 150th anniversary last Wednesday, provided students, faculty and alumni with many ways to celebrate. Events on Founders’ Day included a commemorative postal cancellation table, collection of items for the time capsule and the College’s 150th birthday party. […]

SGA tries to resolve ‘issues in governance’

February 2, 2005 Brigid Mara 0

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a joint resolution at its first meeting of the semester to resolve what SGA Executive President Pedro Khoury called “issues in governance.”

This resolution, drafted by SGA, the Staff Senate and Faculty Senate, revises a document called “Governance 2000. […]

College deemed ‘institution of remarkable achievement’

January 26, 2005 Brigid Mara 0

After receiving excellent reviews by an evaluation team from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College seems to be in prime position to be granted re-accreditation in the coming weeks.

The evaluation team, headed by Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president of Salisbury University, recently conducted an on-site peer review of the College as one step in the process toward consideration for re-accreditation. […]

Area towns agree to look into sharing services

December 8, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

Mercer County residents came together in Brower Student Center last Wednesday night to work together to solve problems in their communities at the College’s Public Issues Summit.

The theme of the evening, “Collaborating Across Communities,” was fitting as 105 residents from Mercer County towns joined to discuss whether or not municipalities should jointly attack problems such as sprawl and high taxes. […]

ResLife staff to lose guaranteed housing

December 1, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

Starting this year, student staff members of Residence Life will no longer receive guaranteed housing after completing their year of duty.

It was part of Residence Life policy in the past to offer guaranteed housing to its student staff members as a bonus. […]

College considers closing Child Care Center

November 10, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

Members of the campus community who depend on the campus Child Care Center during the day may soon have to find a new place to bring their children.

According to Magda Manetas, director of Student Life, the Child Care Center, located in Forcina Hall, is under review after a failed attempt by the College to move the center into a larger facility. […]

Sodexho employees forced to stand despite long shifts

November 4, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have to stand for 10 hours as part of your job? If you have, just ask a Sodexho employee.

According to food services manager Linda Carter, Sodexho’s company policy calls for its employees to stand at all times, unless they have a medical reason for having to sit down. […]

Pilot program lets students voice concerns outside of SGA meetings

October 20, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

Spurred by lagging attendance at Student Government Association (SGA) meetings, SGA has begun a pilot program involving members of SGA visiting students in their residence halls and at Brower Student Center to ask them about any concerns they may have.

Lauren LeBano, vice president of Academic Affairs, which is heading the pilot program, thinks it is important to “get out and talk to more people besides the time when (they’re) trying to get elected. […]

SGA holds fall elections amidst technical turmoil

October 13, 2004 Brigid Mara 0

The Student Government Association (SGA) managed to recover from technical problems that brought back memories of the botched 2000 presidential election, successfully holding their own fall elections last week, and the results are in.

Lee Whitesell and Marco Zelaya were elected senators of culture and society, Jonathan Cherng and Ravi Kaneriya for senators-at-large, and Giancarlo Giametta for freshman class vice president. […]