In the past weeks, administrators, faculty, and students have been able to share our Saint Mary’s story with a wider audience through regional media. These articles showcase the expertise of our faculty and staff, and the ability of our students to knowledgeably weigh in on important issues.
Krull highlights advocacy with MAPCS in Star Tribune
Senior Jonathon Krull, who serves as the chair for the Minnesota Association of Private College Students (MAPCS), the student-run organization that helps advance the legislative priorities of the Minnesota Private College Council, had an opinion article published in the Star Tribune calling on the Minnesota legislature to expand the state’s Hunger Free Campus Act.
As Krull wrote in the article, the Hunger Free Campus Act includes a provision that allows state and community colleges to access funds to operate food pantries. Krull calls on legislators to use some of the state’s historic $9 billion budget surplus to open up funding opportunities so private colleges and universities can also operate pantries.
Wieser speaks about gender pay gap on KIMT
KIMT in Rochester sought an expert to speak about the gender pay gap, and Michelle Wieser, dean of the School of Business and Technology, was able to weigh in with recent and applicable research.
In the story, Wieser spoke about why the pay gap exists, what organizations can do to combat gender pay gaps, and the importance of advocating for women in the workplace. During her time working in higher education, Wieser has focused on researching gender and race in business education and the greater business world.
Scott discusses gas prices on KTTC
KTTC was looking to localize a story on the sharp rise in gas prices, and assistant professor Andrew Scott of the Business and Communication Department shared his knowledge of economics.
In the interview, Scott spoke about the cause of the cost increase, and how people might have to consider changing their traveling habits.