It is with great sorrow that we come together today with the departure of our president and dear friend, Fr. Julio Giulietti, S.J. We have all come here to seek the truth, and to know and understand what has happened within the university walls and what has become of the reputation of WJU. In this light, please invite anyone to read the blog and feel free to comment as you wish.

Any posts with profanity are not welcome, otherwise, please speak your mind. You are a part of this university and we want to hear your voice!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

One Year After

It is one year since Fr. Giulietti's presidency was terminated.  The result of that poorly planned and unjust action by a minority of board members and three troubled Jesuit trustees is now clear to everyone.  The only way to heal the damage is for the Jesuits to call for a South African style Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Only when the truth is open for all to see will there be any possibility for actual healing at the college.

The results of the unjust act continues.  Wheeling [Jesuit University] alumni tell me that the board is once again seeking a new president.  (Interim President Sister Frances,  slipped and broke her hip; she is further incapacitated than before.)  Letters have been sent to the presidents of Jesuit colleges and universities seeking candidates.  Will anyone apply?  If someone does and gets the job,  he/she will have to face enormous financial problems partly rooted in the departure of students and faculty.  About forty first year students departed in January and more students will depart over the summer.  Of the goal of 285 new first year undergraduates for 2010 needed to balance a budget already in the red, only 240 have signed up.  Since May, six respected faculty left the college for West Liberty University and begin teaching there next semester.

Without a Truth and Reconciliation Commission the college will not survive the next academic year.

- Larry Catraro


  1. WJU gets five new directors:


  2. This is an interesting site. Named to Save WJU, all it does is wine about decisions. How about if Larry steps us and makes suggestions on SAVING WJU other then complaining about a firing. We all have heard for more than a year about the bad and how WJU will not survive. It appears this is Larry's tactic, KILL the institution he says he loves.

  3. Anon. (10/4/10, 7:06PM) is terribly upset with the above 8/1 suggestion that “only when the truth is open for all to see will there be any possibility for actual healing.” Anon. (10/4) says all we do “is wine [sic] about decisions.” Demanding truth and openness on a Catholic campus is not whining!
    Anon., put down your “wine,” and demand accountable justice for (1) the horrific firing of our Jesuit President by a secretive board with the specter of Davitt McAteer lurking behind every stonewall; for (2) the harboring and shielding of accused sexual predators; and for (3) the bleeding of university assets.