SGA Hosts Tuition Transparency Town Hall Following Increase Announcement

Caroline Ahearn, News Editor   Just two hours after students received an email informing them of the $2,200 increase in tuition, standard room and board, and mandatory fees for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Student Government Association hosted a Tuition Transparency Town Hall in Rehm Library on Wednesday, February 7. The email from Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. announced that the Board of Trustees voted at their February meeting to set next year’s tuition at $66,620, excluding the meal plan and representing a 4.25 percent base increase over current changes. Fr. Boroughs went on to state that the Board “takes … Continue reading SGA Hosts Tuition Transparency Town Hall Following Increase Announcement

Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

Seamus Brennan News Editor            On Monday, Feb. 12, Peace and Conflict Studies and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture co-sponsored “Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Lessons Learned From Wrongful Conviction Cases,” a lecture given by Tricia Bushnell, director of the Midwest Innocence Project.  Bushnell discussed known causes of wrongful convictions, suggested policies and solutions to prevent the conviction of the innocent, and what she believes is a social obligation to change the system and prevent future instances of injustice.         According to the organization’s website, “The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to … Continue reading Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights

Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Staff Writer   The first installment of the spring semester’s Working Writers Series took place on Thursday, February 8, featuring Eric Marcus, the creator and host of the award-winning podcast series “Making Gay History.” Marcus has produced three documentaries and is the author of a dozen books, including “Male’s Couple Guide: Finding a Man, Making a Home, Building a Life, and Is It a Choice?,” “Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People,” and “Making Gay History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights.” In “Making Gay History,” Marcus used interviews that … Continue reading Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights