Abbey settles sexual abuse suit

By Sierra Lammi – sglammi@csbsju.edu

A sexual abuse case filed against the St. John’s Abbey in 2014 was recently settled.

The sexual abuse survivors sued the St. John’s Abbey on the charges of negligence relating to Rev. Richard Eckroth, who passed away in 2015. The lawsuit claimed that Eckroth allegedly sexually abused two boys who were parishioners at the church of St. Joseph in the 1970s. (more…)

Trustees to vote on removal of student, faculty votes

By Hanna Pioske – hmpioske@csbsju.edu

After students have left campus, the CSB and SJU Boards of Trustees will each vote on whether to remove their student and faculty representatives. The upcoming votes, on May 22, have been contentious, and student and faculty groups alike have been active in protesting the move. (more…)

Faculty to vote on new common curriculum

By Morgan McCormack – memccormack@csbsju.edu

After interviews with a majority of the faculty departments, the Joint Faculty Senate (JFS) found the current Common Curriculum was not meeting the needs of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University students. (more…)

Senate Updates 4/28/2017

By Samuel P. Butterfass – spbutterfass@csbsju.edu

At the April 26 meeting of the St. Ben’s Senate, the new senate introduced themselves to each other and heard from one speaker.

The newly elected CSB Senate President Mary Catherine Steenberge began introductions. (more…)