Monthly Archives: September 2017

Creech to remain acting president of SGA following Pope’s resignation

SGA Vice President Lydia Creech (second from left) became acting president this June, following the resignation of Carson Pope. She is joined here by SGA Treasurer Daniel Epler, Secretary Nicole Hall, Constitution and Elections Chair Missy Rolseth, and Speaker of the Senate Isaac Coronel. PHOTO COURTESY OF LYDIA CREECH.

BY JESSE CALVERT
STAFF WRITER

Westminster’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently underwent senatorial and class presidential elections, bringing in a group of new representatives. In November, students will elect five executive officers. One student, though, transitioned into a new position in the SGA during the summer.

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Bernie Sanders to speak at Westminster on Sept. 21

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

United States Senator Bernie Sanders will deliver the 2017 John Findley Green Foundation Lecture on campus later this month, according to an announcement made Friday by Dr. Carolyn Perry, Westminster acting president, and Dr. Kurt Jefferson, director of the Churchill Institute for Global Engagement.

Sanders was a candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential election and is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history.

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Perry addresses Westminster’s presidential transition

Dr. Carolyn Perry was appointed acting president of Westminster College on Aug. 18, 2017, after having served as senior vice president and dean of faculty for five years. 

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

More than 50 student organization heads and members filed into Hermann Lounge on Friday, Aug. 18, in response to an invitation they received from recently appointed Acting President Dr. Carolyn Perry. Perry said that she would discuss and take questions pertaining to the leadership transition that students were informed of less than an hour earlier.

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Acting President Perry answers questions about leadership transition, Westminster’s future

Dr. Carolyn Perry listens to a student’s question in Hermann Lounge on Friday, Aug. 18. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

On Friday, Aug. 18, Dr. Carolyn Perry, who earlier in the day had been named Westminster’s acting president, talked to students about the resignation of former president Dr. Benjamin Akande and the leadership transition that then ensued. Afterward, she answered students’ questions about the transition and the future of Westminster.

These questions and answers can be seen below. Please note that some have been edited for length or clarity.

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