Friday, February 12, 2016

Drowning Bunnies

Life Lessons at School

“We were really appalled by it. He’s really a good mentor for a lot of students at this school. He absolutely encouraged us to pursue journalistic integrity, absolutely encouraged us to be ethical, to be fair, to be thorough, to be objective and to do the best work that we could.”

—Ryan Golden, college senior and managing editor of The Mountain Echo, Mount St. Mary’s University student newspaper, on the firing of faculty adviser Ed Egan for “disloyalty.” “Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus,” The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2016

What Mount St. Mary’s President Simon Newman said: “[Y]ou think of the students as cuddly bunnies, but you can’t. You just have to drown the bunnies.” To faculty, discussing a plan to cull freshman students to improve retention numbers. Reported by Rebecca Schisler and Ryan Golden, Mount President’s Attempt to Improve Retention Rate Included Seeking Dismissal of 20-25 First-Year Students,” The Mountain Echo, Jan 19, 2016

Editorial Comment: Ah, campus life! 

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Logan River

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