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!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

WJU Pedophilic Professor Convicted

FAIRFAX, Va. (9/29/10) -- Rev. Felix Owino, WJU Associate Professor of Philosophy, was convicted of aggravated sexual battery of an eleven-year-old girl. Owino's conviction followed his guilty plea entered in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Va. Owino will be sentenced for the felony on Dec. 17, 2010. Felix Owino's crime carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and a $100,000 fine. The prosecutor is asking for a five-year sentence, after which Owino could be deported to Kenya. The professor-priest has been incarcerated without bond since his arrest on July 8, 2010.

Perhaps now our university would consider issuing a statement that Professor Owino has been fired. And perhaps concurrently issue a statement that credibly accused homosexual predator Thomas F. Gleeson, S.J. has also been fired. Gleeson is the Jesuit Trustee who cast the decisive vote to fire WJU's President, thus commencing WJU's downhill slide of the past fourteen months.

Mike Fahy
WJU Alumnus


  1. Hey Mike- give it a rest.

  2. Hey Anon., tell that to the parents of the little girl he sexually battered. And tell them your real name.

  3. I guess anonymous posts are fine with you as long as they agree with you, huh?

  4. And on an "unrelated" note, WJU's presidential search committee announced two finalists for the position on October 7th. Both candidates are to visit the campus this week (October 13th).

    I'm sure this story lacks the lurid punch of recent headlines about the sexual proclivities of certain former professors, however this recent development might have more relevance to your blog's ultimate purpose.

    The post is available through this link: http://wju.edu/about/adm_news_story.asp?iNewsID=3387&strBack=%2FDefault.asp

  5. Candidate Joseph Bascuas is a native of Havana, Cuba, and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University. He has led several institutions of higher learning. He apparently did a fair job as president of Medaille College (a four-year nonsectarian liberal arts college in Buffalo NY), but voluntarily left to look for something better, although the trustees apparently wanted him to stay. More recently, he served as interim president at Becker College in Worcester, Massachussetts, an old and well respected New England institution, and was one of four finalists named in January 2010 to become the permanent president of Becker, but he was passed over, perhaps because the Becker faculty senate had issued a critical letter in 2009 complaining of his lack of transparency and non-conformance to the normal and accepted procedures of the college. In other words he ruffled a few feathers.

    The second finalist, Richard A. Beyer, B.A., holds a bachelor's degree from a Olivet College, a small liberal arts college of the protestant persuasion lcoated in central Michigan, and has worked in an executive capacity at several companies that sell communications and GPS equipment. As near as I can tell from published sources, he lacks a graduate degree and his only experiences in higher education have been to serve for a couple years on the board of trustees at his alma mater (Olivet College) and on the board of an obscure organization in Washington DC that advocates for serving on boards. Why the WJU search committee would consider him as as a possible finalist for president of WJU is a great mystery, aside from the fact that his qualifications to lead a jesuit institution of higher learning seem oddly reminiscent of the qualifications of the current chairperson of our board of trustees. Perhaps he is just a foil to help create an appearance of unanimous support for Dr. Bascuas.

    Since Dr. Bascuas has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has worked professionally in that field, maybe he'll be able to diagnose the psychoses that have taken root in the governance of WJU and do something about treating them. Wouldn't that be nice.

  6. If I'm not mistaken, Fr. Owino was hired to teach classes at WJU by the former president, Fr. Giulietti.

  7. The ignominy of WJU is not the hiring of Felix with a clean criminal record. The ignominy of WJU is the refusal to fire Felix after he committed that repulsive felony. See 9/7/10 posting criticizing WJU’s “shamelessly self-serving news release.”

  8. WJU names new President:


    Congratulations and good luck to President Breyer and WJU. WJU is now under the direction of an ex-corporate executive with no visible connection to the Jesuit order or the Catholic church, whose highest level of academic achievement is a bachelor's degree, who has never taught a college class, and who possesses no experience in administering an institution of higher education, other than serving for a short time on his alma mater's board of trustees. Thank you, Mimi Helms et al., for choosing such a stellar candidate.

    Notwithstanding the accolades reminiscent of those we heard a few years ago upon the appointment of Fr. Giulietti, this emperor's clothing looks startlingly threadbare.

    So ends an era and the beginning of a new one. Quo vadis, WJU? Esse quam videri -- et suppositio nil ponit in esse.

  9. WJU has announced that Richard Beyer is WJU's next president: http://wju.edu/presidentsearch/default.asp

    Curiouser and curiouser . . .

  10. As most everyone knows, alumni commonly get appointed to university boards of directors by making large financial donations. Wealth and generosity, unfortunately, don't guarantee that a person also possesses the abilitiy to successfully lead a university. A family trust is not a substitute for wisdom and knowledge. It's been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Perhaps what WJU needs most at this time is a practical businessman at the helm (no pun intended) to clean the stables and put the college on a sustainable financial footing. If president Beyer can do that, good for him. Over the long haul, though, I pray that WJU finds leaders who are capable of understanding and restoring WJU's reputation for academic excellence and Catholic values.

  11. WJU’s academic excellence and Catholic values will NOT be restored by ensconcing an unread Protestant in the President’s Office and distributing pro-abortion literature on campus. The Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees must be fired and replaced!