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Hello? [Feb. 3rd, 2009|12:33 am]

[mood |boredbored]

Anyone still alive out there?

Just curious.
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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2008|12:08 am]
hey everyone.

I am going abroad again in the fall, and during my previous visit I was unable to keep up a webpage I had created to stay in touch with friends and family. I am wondering any of you have any blog or travel journal websites that you specifically recommend. I have been looking around but I can't figure out what I like. I think I would like non-members to the site to be able to leave comments, but I don't know what else I want, besides an easy to maneuver interface for me and my readers.

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SMCM Bike-Sharing Program [Dec. 31st, 2007|12:58 am]
Hey Everyone.

I recently wrote an editorial about the potential bike-sharing program in the Point News. My article is against the implementation of the program. Please read the article for more details (in the most recent Point News, and I will link it at the bottom of this entry).

I emailed President O'Brien about the issue, and we are going to be meeting, probably before classes start up again. I would really like some opinions from the student body, let me know what you think about the program.

Thanks for your time.

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Point News [Oct. 29th, 2007|04:55 pm]

A question:

What sort of articles or news do you actually care about? If you were to open an edition of the Point News, what kind of features would interest you most? Let me know if there's a particular story, concern, campus tradition, professor, program, or other SMCM-related lead that you would like to read about in greater detail.

Any feedback would be very much appreciated for the meeting that is being held tonight! Thanks :)
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In response to Sen. Dyson [Oct. 26th, 2007|11:21 am]

weirdtab posted a Washington Post article yesterday which mentioned that MD State Senator Dyson wants to introduce legislation to the state legislature to put St. Mary's under the purview of the University System of Maryland. As anyone who has gone to SMCM knows, THIS IS A BAD IDEA to the Nth degree.

So I think everyone (alum, current students, faculty, staff, parents of students, etc.) should call, write, and email Senator Dyson and tell him emphatically that you support St. Mary's independence and, most importantly, WHY. Then, contact your own state senator (if he or she isn't Dyson) and tell them the same thing. I suggest calling if you can, then writing a snail mail letter, and only emailing as last resort. Calls lend more weight than letters which lend more weight than emails.

We live in a representative democracy. We should take advantage of that fact.
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Today's Washington Post article on the new boathouse [Oct. 25th, 2007|05:47 pm]

Quarrel With College Bares Town's Chronic Resentment
In New St. Mary's Outcry, Talk of Reining In School

By Megan Greenwell
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 25, 2007; Page B01

Around a 165-year-old college nestled in a 375-year-old city, discussing the latest town-gown squabble with neighbors leads fairly quickly to rehashing decades of perceived injustices.

"Well, in the '50s, my aunt's property was taken from her by eminent domain," said Linda Vallandingham, who lives a few miles from St. Mary's College of Maryland, a tiny public college near the state's southern tip. "And then there have been several problems when they wanted to build new buildings, not to mention all the labor problems."

"They have operated almost in a total vacuum," state Sen. Roy P. Dyson said of the college. He wants the state university system to oversee it.

The college, adjacent to Maryland's first capital, in St. Mary's City, is inextricably linked with the state's history, a connection its leaders have nurtured as they have molded the institution into a top public liberal arts college. But the complicated relationship between the three St. Mary's -- the college, the historic city and the county they are part of -- has often been tumultuous, most recently in a dispute over the location of a boathouse.
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ride needed! [Oct. 4th, 2007|09:11 pm]

Hey everyone, my roommate really needs a ride home for the weekend, hopefully sometime on friday. (yes, tomorrow!) She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and if you are driving anywhere in the vicinity (like to Rockville), you should totally take my roommate with you. Her name is Kate, and she is an awesome person. She will help you pay for gas.

Please email ASAP, hmchen@(smcm.edu) (remove brackets)
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(no subject) [Sep. 17th, 2007|11:25 am]

Does anyone have any suggestions or warnings about places to get your hair cut in the area? Alternatively, does anyone know anyone who cuts hair on campus (and does a good job)?
Thaaanks =)
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St. Mary's in the News [Sep. 5th, 2007|06:49 pm]

I know this community has a good number of alums on it -- and I suspect that you might not keep up on what's happening down on the river. (Like did you see that they redesigned the website? In particular, admissions seems much more appealing.) So here's just two recent articles on the ol' SMCM from the Washington Post:

Roiling on the River St. Mary's College Facilities an 'Affront,' Senator Says, While Neighbors Decry Lack of Input
A senior state senator said Friday that he will push for more government oversight of St. Mary's College of Maryland because school officials refuse to relocate two buildings -- one under construction and the other about to be -- on historically important land along the St. Mary's River.

Sen. Roy P. Dyson (D-St. Mary's) said his office has received about five complaints a day in recent weeks about the college's Rowing and River centers on the waterfront along Route 5. Dyson said that the buildings will block the view of the river and that they are an "affront" to the historical nature of the land near the site of Maryland's first capital.
St. Mary's College Lifts Lockdown After Arrests in Armed Robbery
St. Mary's County authorities have charged two men in connection with the armed robbery Wednesday afternoon of a man walking on a footpath near Trinity Church, adjacent to the St. Mary's College of Maryland campus.

For more than an hour after the first report of a man wielding a handgun on or near the campus, students, faculty and staff members at the college went into a lockdown mode, with everyone instructed to stay inside. No one was injured in the robbery or the apprehension of the suspects.
SMCM's press release on the lockdown. Oh, and here's one more article -- a March article on conservation at St. Mary's.
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WC and unexpected items [Jul. 10th, 2007|03:02 am]

Hi! I'm going to be a freshman this fall and I had two questions to ask:

My room mate and I are in Waring Commons. I'm kind of excited actually-a suite! But, I read a comment in one of the back entries that it can be rough on freshmen when they're put in upperclassmen housing. Is this true/should I be worried?

Also- what is the most random thing that you would have never though to bring to college, but ended up really needing? I have a list of 'normal' college items- now I'm just trying to consider the 'out there' things- tool kits, duct tape, etc.

Thanks a lot!
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