Carney’s influence reaches beyond St. Bonaventure campus

By Jason Klaiber and Bryce Spadafora

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Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., will step down from her position as St. Bonaventure’s president on July 31, leaving behind a 12-year record of influence spanning not only this campus but also the surrounding western New York region.

Carney, 74, assumed her role as the 20th president of St. Bonaventure in 2004, following the university’s 2003 men’s basketball team scandal, which revolved around former president Robert Wickensheiser’s permission for an ineligible transfer student to receive playing time.

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SBU earns a spot on Kiplinger’s Best College Values

By Caitlyn Morral

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For the first time, St. Bonaventure has been named to the Kiplinger’s List of Best College Values.

Bonaventure ranked 96th in the top 100 private college values and 287th overall on the list of the 300 best college values in 2016.

The national list ranks colleges and universities based on academic quality, affordability and student success. Other factors, like the four-year graduation rate and the freshman to sophomore retention rate, are also taken into account.

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Current SGA constitution “null and void”


By Elyse Breeze

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The Student Government Association at St. Bonaventure University last operated on a legally ratified constitution in 2011.

Over the last five years, the SGA executive board has not consulted the student body with any proposed amendments to make to the official constitution.

The first SGA meeting of the spring 2016 semester opened with a report from president Rose Brown explaining that any and all amendments made to the constitution since 2011 have been “null and void.”

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