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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What is Hilbert College?

By Joe Pinter, @JPinter93

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (Nov. 12) – About 60 miles separate St. Bonaventure University from Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y.

The short drive between the two Franciscan schools has helped the respective administrations to share certain services and even house a portion of Bonaventure’s graduate school on the Hilbert campus, what is now referred to as, “the Buffalo Center.”

But until now, the cooperation between the two small, four-year institutions was limited.

Sr. Margaret Carney, Bonaventure president, recently announced a feasibility study looking into a strategic alliance between Bonaventure and Hilbert. The study was handily approved by both boards of trustees.

Not all of Bonaventure’s students know much about Hilbert. In fact, many of the students from out-of-state know very little at all about Hilbert.

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