ETL celebrates 10 years of social justice

By Lydia Glen and Mackenzie Horrigan
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Think globally. Act locally. This is the mantra of the student-run organization, Extending the Link (ETL), which is celebrating its tenth year of creating social justice connections.

Since ETL was founded in 2007, students have worked to expose under-told social justice issues worldwide. (more…)

McCarthy Center hosts Scholar-in-Residence Amy Halloran

By Hannah Pioske – [email protected]

Amy Halloran, St. John’s McCarthy Center Scholar-in-Residence, began her journey toward regional grain with a cookie.

In her book “The New Bread Basket,” Halloran writes that her husband once brought her a cookie­—a cookie made with locally milled heritage wheat—that was so good that she had to learn more about how it was made. In the process of learning more about this one cookie, she discovered the burgeoning regional grains movement. (more…)

CSB/SJU Joint Senate Update: 3/22/17

By Laura Precourt – [email protected]

The CSB/SJU joint senate meeting on March 22 included six presenters and two requests for allocations from senators.  (more…)

PRiSM hosts “Life is a Drag,” annual drag show

By Meredith Jarchow – [email protected]

Talented performers, dramatic makeup and high heels will ensure that this Friday isn’t a drag.

For several years CSB/SJU People Representing the Sexual Minority (PRiSM) has hosted an annual drag show at CSB/SJU. This year’s show will take place on Friday, with the theme “Life is a Drag” which will include student performers as well as professionals. (more…)

FY18 budget increases tuition

By Hope Mueller – [email protected]
In 2019, when CSB sophomore Anna Garrison is a senior, the sticker price for her tuition will be the same as her Johnnie classmates. But since 2010, Bennies and Johnnies have not seen alignment in the cost of their tuition.
“I had no idea [tuition differed],” Garrison said. “It feels a little weird because we’re supposed to be one campus so it shouldn’t be that one is cheaper than the other.”
The Board of Trustees has officially voted and approved the budget for fiscal year 2018 and both schools are set to increase tuition.
St. Ben’s students will pay $42,690, a 3.5 percent or a $1,455 increase from FY17. St. John’s students will pay $42,570 with a 3.8 percent or a $1,558 increase from FY17. Neither of these figures include room and board or fees such as campus life or the CSB health fee.


Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

Former White House Chief of Staff sits down for a pint

By Mady Johnson  – [email protected]
The 100th Politics and a Pint welcomed the return of alumnus Dennis McDonough ‘92, former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. The event was held Tuesday, March 14 in Pellegrene Auditorium at St. John’s. Fellow Johnnie alumnus, Dr. Matt Lindstrom ‘92, conducted the interview. Lindstrom is a political science professor at St. John’s and Director of the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.
Typically, Politics and a Pint is hosted in Brother Willie’s Pub. However, due to McDonough’s high-profile status and the limited amount of time organizers had to prepare for his arrival, required that the session be held in Pellegrene.