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!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Larry Unmasked

"I returned from business in London to read that some wonder about my existence.  Funny, US Immigration had no problem with my existence.  At Dulles International, they passed me right through back into the United States.  But alas, someone has caught me red handed....  They have blown my cover.....  I confess.....  I am not Larry.  I am Lorenzo.  Lorenzo Catraro as noted in my passport. 

And rest assured. I am very much alive. My wife and children would be shocked to know otherwise.  The accusation of my non-existence is telling but not surprising.  What annoys some are the facts I bring to the debate about WJU.  And what annoys the most is that the facts are true."


Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Word to the Wise

I am a banker in Pittsburgh. The hiring of Mr. Richard Beyer, the fifth president at Wheeling Jesuit University in 10 years, deeply troubles me.  Besides the unresolved issue of the sacking of Jesuit Fr. Giulietti, there is the longstanding issue of the coming bankruptcy of this institution.  Does Mr. Beyer know that he was hired actually to close the school?  The banking community in this banking city is waiting for the opportunity to arrange the sale of the institution. The loss of students and faculty, the disappearance of alumni support and crushing debt cannot go one much longer. There are scientific and other research institutions in this city that need to grow and expand and have the resources to do so. But land is tight here.  Wheeling is a bedroom community to Pittsburgh. It is time to act. 

A word to the wise.

- Leo Cleary