Additional faculty opinions on the vote to remove faculty and student presence on the Boards of Trustees

I am writing because I am very concerned about the latest changes proposed to the Boards of Trustees for our two institutions. The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, as schools sharing a Benedictine heritage, have a long tradition of listening to and taking into account the voice and wisdom of all members of the community. It is worrisome to me, that our Boards have decided this year that both the student and faculty representatives should no longer be a part of all the governance committees. (more…)

St. Joseph to gain new bed and breakfast

St. Joseph to gain new bed and breakfast

By Sierra Lammi – [email protected]

This summer the Estates house which has traditionally housed colleges students will be transformed into a bed and breakfast. The owners of the new Estates Bed and Breakfast plan to start the renovations when the current SJU students move out at the end of this year. The establishment will have three suites; two on the second floor, one on the first as well as a lower level library and den area. An outdoor balcony will also be added to the upper floor. The new bed and breakfast is expected to open in August. (more…)