Plan to aid struggling Mount St. Mary's college students backfires, sets off scandal
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.Mount St. Mary’s president apologizes, stays; provost resigns
The Daily Record
EMMITSBURG — Mount St. Mary's University says its president has apologized and its provost has resigned after some embarrassing publicity about a plan to boost the schools' student-retention rate. President Simon Newman said in a campus-wide email Friday ...Mount St. Mary's University president apologizes; provost resigns
The Baltimore Sun
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mount St. Mary's University says its president has apologized and its provost has resigned after some embarrassing publicity about a plan to boost the schools' student-retention rate. President Simon Newman said in a campus-wide ...Controversy deepens after professors who opposed university president get fired
Last month, a student newspaper published a shocking story: Reporters at the Mountain Echo wrote that Mount St. Mary’s University’s new president planned to cull 20-25 students from the freshman class deemed unlikely to succeed in the first weeks of ...Area groups fill truck with refugee assistance
Friends Meeting and St. Marys. Also participating was the CoHo Eco Village, students from Oregon State University’s College of Public health, members of the Corvallis Community Choir, students from the West Albany leadership class and dozens of ...Mount St. Mary's damages Wagner women's NEC playoff hopes
Staten Island Advance
The injury-plagued Wagner College women's basketball team put itself behind ... the Seahawks ran out of gas in the second half as visiting Mount St. Mary's reinforced its eighth spot in the Northeast Conference standings with a 59-50 triumph at the Spiro ...2 College Faculty Fired in Scandal Over Freshmen Retention
A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal for Mount St. Mary's University after the school president reportedly likened incoming students to bunnies who needed to be drowned or have guns put to their heads. Two faculty ...CMU Student Files Lawsuit Against Isabella County Priest
Father Denis Heames was a priest at the St. Mary's Parish on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Back in July, Father Denis Heames was placed on administrative leave by the Catholic diocese of Saginaw after he was accused of ...Turmoil Continues at a Maryland Campus With a Provost’s Resignation and Faculty Firings
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Heads have been rolling at Mount St. Mary’s University of Maryland in the aftermath of a bitter dispute over the president’s retention plan that involved, by some accounts, treating struggling freshmen as bunnies that needed to be drowned. The provost ...College president under fire after reportedly calling struggling students 'bunnies' that had to be '
The Business Insider
At a Catholic university Maryland, there's a controversy brewing about the firing of two faculty members who appear to have crossed the president, Inside Higher Ed reports. The firings came after the president of Mount St. Mary's University ...