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Bonagany festival moves to Richter

St. Bonaventure’s annual Family Weekend Festival begins this weekend on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. on the outside basketball courts of the Sandra A. & William L. Richter Center. The festival is time where homesick students can see their families again. Rob DeFazio, the director for the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, and Robbie… Keep Reading

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University rescinds Cardinal’s honorary degree

Board of Trustees unanimously voted at board meeting Robert Daugherty, chair of St. Bonaventure’s Board of Trustees, received a phone call on July 30 informing him that the university had given an honorary degree to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Pope Francis had accepted McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals two days earlier, ordering him to… Keep Reading

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Polar Spray comes back to Bona’s

Family weekend will be off to a cool start Friday afternoon thanks to the Physical Activities Club. The Polar Spray, an event run by PAC, helps raise money for the Special Olympics of New York. Dr. Paula Scraba, O.S.F., an associate professor of education, is the advisor of PAC and has been running the Polar… Keep Reading

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The Church crisis of sex abuse continues

Session held on campus to discuss issue This past Monday, University Ministries hosted a special listening session regarding the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Set up by University President Dr. Dennis DePerro, Student Affairs, the friars and University Ministries, the session was prompted by the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the credible allegations… Keep Reading

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Another bias incident takes place on campus

Student’s controversial Snapchat video causes outrage Katie O’Brien, the vice president of Student Affairs at St. Bonaventure University, sent an email on Sept. 11 to the school notifying them of a bias incident involving a “hurtful video.” The hurtful video in question was posted to Snapchat on Sept. 8 by a Bonaventure student. The video… Keep Reading

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Grant to combat sexual assault awarded to Bona’s

The student body was notified on Sept. 12 of a $300,000 grant recently awarded to St. Bonaventure for the purpose of improving sexual assault resources on campus. Nichole Gonzalez, the executive director for Residential Living and Conduct on campus, played an instrumental role in the application for the grant and the planning for the utilization… Keep Reading

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Will “California high” become “New York high?”

The arguments for and against marijuana legalization discussed at panel On Tuesday evening, St. Bonaventure University hosted the film ‘California High’ in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building, followed by a panel discussion on the topic of marijuana legalization. Co-sponsored by SBU’s College Democrats and the Citizens Action Network of Southwestern… Keep Reading

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SGA hazy on smoking issue

On Sept. 6, the members of the Student Government Association convened to discuss issues St. Bonaventure students find to be important, the focus of the meeting being the university’s policies regarding smoking. Last year, a student survey was conducted to receive feedback about students’ positions on smoking policies. The choices included converting to a smoke-free… Keep Reading

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Bona’s introduces new J-School Dean

The Jandoli School of Communication welcomed a new dean this year, Aaron Chimbel, winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award and five Texas Emmy Awards. Chimbel has taught full-time at Texas Christian University since 2009, most recently as an associate professor of Professional Practice in Journalism. Becoming a dean appealed to Chimbel because of… Keep Reading

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Cassidy Nicholas’ security farewell

To my brilliant, amazing, vibrant, and wonderful students: I felt compelled to send you all a simple thank you. Many of you know me, some of you do not. That being said, a simple thank you doesn’t even begin to show my deep gratitude. My time at our university has fed my soul. So many… Keep Reading

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Brief memorial service remembering 9/11

This past Tuesday, the university held a brief memorial service at the memorial outside of William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center in remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11. The memorial included a mourning march, before Noelle Acaso, a senior theology and music major, sang a rendition of the national anthem. To follow, Friar… Keep Reading

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SGA charters three new clubs on campus

On campus this year, three new clubs have been established: the eSports Club, the Photography Club and the Health and Wellness Club. These clubs existed before on campus, but on Thursday, Sept. 6, they were approved by the Student Government Association to receive a budget. Rob DeFazio, the director of the Center for Activities, Recreation… Keep Reading

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Gender inclusive housing

On the third and fourth floor of Devereux Hall, a new housing option is in place. The gender-inclusive housing was offered this year for students who were interested and a portion of each of these two floors are dedicated to this new program. “This actually was a decision made before I became the RD [residence… Keep Reading

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Clare represented on campus with statue

On August 26, the cast bronze sculpture of Saints Francis and Clare was blessed and dedicated off the sidewalk between Plassmann Hall and the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry. The sculpture was done by Pittsburgh-based artist Ray Sokolowski, based on a drawing done by university alumnus and former employee, Hannah Walker. From a classroom of… Keep Reading

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Majors on the chopping block

Low enrollment affects course availability St. Bonaventure University has seen a drop in enrollment for classical studies courses this year. Low enrollment has become an issue to the point where certain classes have been discontinued. Even majors have been affected, such as the French major, which has been omitted. “We’ve actually had a record class… Keep Reading

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Dorm changes to accommodate freshmen

St. Bonaventure University welcomed the Class of 2022, the largest class it has seen in years. With enrollment numbers upward of 560 students, the university has been forced to implement new living arrangements such as three and four-person rooms. Nichole Gonzalez, executive director for Residential Living and Conduct, spoke about the steps the university took… Keep Reading

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Richter court floors remodeled

The Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center’s two basketball courts underwent a remodel over the summer. Both now display the wolf shield logo with a light-color wood finish on the two center courts. Rob DeFazio, director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, explained that as the Richter Center approached 14 years of… Keep Reading

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Bona’s readies for Spring Weekend

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer Starting today, Spring Weekend at St. Bonaventure University promises to have activities and events that will be different from those of previous years. Robbie Chulick, the assistant director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) have spent months planning this stress-relieving weekend before… Keep Reading

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Senior students present at Honors Symposium

By Landon Allison, Staff Writer Last Saturday, students of St. Bonaventure University’s Honors Program presented their capstone projects in the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center. This event showcased the greatest efforts and accomplishments of the honors students on campus. Darryl Mayeaux, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and the director of the Honors… Keep Reading

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Finance, Administration candidates to visit

Three finalists for the vice president of finance and administration have been identified and will begin campus visits today. Martin A. Hoak will be available to meet with faculty, staff and students from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and the division of finance and administration staff from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., both in the John J.… Keep Reading

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