As a Former Employee of Jodi Kelly

I was an office assistant in the Matteo Ricci College from January 2015 to June 2016—17 months to be exact—and I was completed blindsided by the events that transpired last spring. I remember working one of my regular shifts, Wednesday from 1-3. A group of student activists were conducting a rally just a few yards […]

Seattle U Hosts Gubernatorial Debate

Republican Bill Bryant and incumbent democrat Jay Inslee squared off in a heated gubernatorial debate held in Pigott Auditorium on Monday. With general elections closing in, this was an opportunity for both candidates to make their positions clear and pin down any undecided voters. But that’s not really how it went. Instead the debate became […]

Dean Jodi Kelly Testifies at Academic Assembly

UPDATE: Interim Provost Bob Dullea placed Dean Kelly on Administrative leave on Wednesday, June 1. In an email statement to the members of the Matteo Ricci College he said, “I believe, based on information that has come forward over the past several weeks, that successful operations of the College at this time require that she […]

Holi Festival Celebrated in Color

Seattle University’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) and Indian Student Association (ISA) welcomed spring on Friday, May 25, as students and faculty gathered on the union green to celebrate the Holi Festival. Participants came together and covered one another in chalk paint, ate food, danced and gave and received henna tattoos to welcome a season […]

Letter to the Editor: In Response to Recent Campus Movements

Inspired by the courage of recent campus movements, I would like to bring attention to the specific issue of sexual misconduct on campus. Students and faculty have raised concern with current implementation and communication of policy. OnFebruary 1, faculty of the Sociology, Social, Anthropology, and Gender Studies departments at SU wrote a “Dear Colleagues” letter […]

Letter to the Editor From Dean Kelly

I am grateful that MRC coalition students brought forward their concerns in such a way that we can now work together on solutions. I regret deeply that any student feels pain as a result of their experience at Seattle University and particularly within the Matteo Ricci College. It is heartbreaking to hear the stories of […]

Support for the MRC Student Coalition Grows

On Monday, day 13 of their sit-in protest at the Casey Building, the Matteo Ricci College (MRC) Student Coalition testified in front of Academic Assembly and presented two binders full of testimonies, emails and other documents detailing complaints against the college, some dating back to 2008. Nick Turner • The Spectator MRC Student Coalition members […]

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