Opinion: The CSB/SJU experience is not the same for all students

Dear class speakers,

We are senior Bennies who feel the need to address our experiences at CSB/SJU before commencement, as we know certain people will talk about community and the great experience as a Bennie family. They will reference making their best friends here, enjoying all the community activities and being changed by these wonderful institutions. (more…)

Reader Letter: Benedictine values show that further discussion is needed in trustee vote

Dear Editor,

Like many others I remain seriously concerned about the proposed decision. I have exchanged with both presidents about the issue, voicing my concerns as a junior faculty member that joined CSB/SJU three years ago in large part because of its healthy shared governance practices. And I dearly appreciate the sensitive concern that both presidents personally showed by quickly reaching out to me. (more…)

Our View: Senior editors farewell and parting advice

“Our View” is prepared by the Executive board and should be considered the institutional voice of The Record

Megan Flynn, Editor-in-Chief – [email protected]
Hope Mueller, Managing Editor – [email protected]

It’s with mixed emotions that the two of us edited our last issue of The Record as our time comes to a close at CSB/SJU. Our roles as managing editor and editor-in-chief have taught us lessons about writing, editing and responding to feedback (positive and negative alike) in ways that we’ll surely be able to apply as soon as we leave campus. (more…)

Opinion: Rationale for removal of student and faculty trustees does not match reality

By James Read – [email protected]

I am writing to ask St. John’s University President Mike Hemesath, College of St.
Benedict President Mary Hinton, and the Boards of Trustees of SJU and CSB, to vote against the proposed removal of faculty and student trustees from the Board. (more…)

Opinion: Faculty trustee position offers invaluable insight

By Tom Sibley – [email protected]

I hope the Boards of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University will not act hastily to remove the student and faculty trustees from the Boards.  I can attest to the value of having a direct and extended connection between Board members and faculty.  (more…)