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make decision to leave Carroll Theology professors The reason behind the decided departure By MikeMcMahon Staff Reporter Two members of the theolo gy department, Dr. Linda MacCammon and Dr. John Hart, are leaving Carroll to pur sue positions offering increased income and opportunities for research. MacCammon, an assistant professor of theology for five years at Carroll, will teach at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. MacCammon said she has been a vocal par ticipant on the issue of faculty and staff salaries on campus. “I love Carroll, I love my colleagues...I couldn’t afford to stay,” said MacCammon. “[Professors] aren’t paid a liv ing wage here.” Hart, who has spent 19 years at Carroll as a professor of theology and was the founding director for the environmental studies depart ment, is moving on to teach grad uate courses at Boston University. With his third book due out in May, Hart said his desire to write for publication pushed him to leave more than salary increase. He said that at Boston University, there is an expectation for profes sors to publish ideas. “I’ve got four books in various stages on my computer,” said Hart. “I need more time to write.” While naming many “great professors” and noting Hart specifically, MacCammon said, “I really hope the administration recognizes the gems they have on this campus.” Both professors indicated that teaching four classes per semester was challenging. “I don’t know any professor at Carroll who doesn’t work seven days a week,” MacCammon said. She also described faculty and staff members “going the extra mile every single day.” Renee Hill, the director of human resources and administra tive services, conducted a study regarding the salaries of faculty and staff on campus compared to “peer institutions.” According to Hill, the salaries of Carroll employees are 89.9 percent those of similar colleges. When asked about the issue of faculty salaries, Hill said, “Our faculty is actually quite tolerant of their salaries because we have such a great place.” Hill, as well as the academic dean James Trudnowski, both stated that the departure of the professors was a loss to Carroll. “I’m sorry to see them go,” Trudnowski said. “But at the same time, I’m excited for their opportunities professionally.” Hart said he will return to Helena every summer, and hopes to continue teaching his summer course, “Theology of the Land.” The two professors expressed their thanks to the Carroll com munity for the years they’ve spent here. “I had a strong desire to stay here,” Hart said. “I did a lot of soul searching before deciding to leave.” “Carroll taught me how to be a teacher,” MacCammon said. “I’ll always be grateful.” Junior-Senior Banquet “short-changes” some seniors Adjusments made in policy By Katie Lang Staff Reporter Friday night fever Once again, the juniors and sen iors at Carroll kicked up their heels at the much-anticipated Junior-Senior Banquet on April 2 at the Colonial Inn. Although anticipated, a change in policy may have left some seniors feeling a little shortchanged this year. For the first time, students with senior academic status who are not graduating in May were required to pay the full $30 ticket price, said Josh Buis and Lexxy Hart, juniors involved in coordinating the e v ent. Senior nursing student Lea Chiavaras was surprised to learn she was on the “pay list.” Chiavaras is a senior academically, but is not scheduled to graduate until May 2005 due to changing her major her sophomore year. “I paid last year. I won’t go next year either because this is my class.” JUNIOR/SENIOR BANQUET: NOT FUN FOR EVERYONE While most of the upperclassmen partied and danced the night away, others opted to stay home. Due to a change in policy, fourth-year students with Junior status were required to pay the $30 fee. I f H L b CLOTHES GARDEN TIE-DYE & UNIQUE APPAREL FROM TINY TOTS TO EX P A N D E D HORIZONS OUR CLOTHES WILL MAKE YOU SMILE Kill 1421 HELENA AVE. HELENA, MT. 59601 406*459-0465 O P E N TUES -SA T 1 0 : 3 0 - 5 : 0 0 A C R O S S FROM BEATTIE PARK Our Bagels Are Fresh Every Morning!!! Authentic Boiled Bagels! We Roast Our Own Coffee! 735 North Last Chance Gulch Helena MT, 59601 (406) 449-6000 Call ahead for pick-up orders! Stop by and try our . . . Coffee Drinks Beverages Bagels Lunch Salads Fresh Baked Treats Gift Ideas Fresh Roasted Coffee WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004 VOLUME 87, NO. 6