Alverno College President Mary Meehan announced she will step down at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year. In her 11-year tenure she has led the college through many changes including campus enhancements, expanded academic offerings and increased student services.
Rather than hit the beach like a lot of college students, a group of students from Alverno traveled to Indianapolis to work with Habitat for Humanity over spring break. Here one of the local Indianapolis stations shares their story.
MPTV’s “4th Street Forum” is taking their show on the road this season, and chose Alverno as one of their locations. The panel discussed how well girls are faring in Wisconsin, and relied heavily on the Status of Girls in Wisconsin report, released by the Alverno CollegeResearch Center for Women and Girls. Rhonda Ware, executive director of the the Research Center, was one of the panelists.
Alverno College exceeded its original $30 million capital campaign goal in December, raising a total of $32,793,000. The expansion and renovation, which broke ground in March of 2014, is the most significant enhancement in the college’s 128-year history. Improvements include a new classroom building, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation center for the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and the creation of a new, larger student commons to enhance the student experience.
The latest “Status of Girls in Wisconsin” report from the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls reveals a number of persistent, troubling patterns for Wisconsin girls, especially in the areas of stress, depression and suicide; bullying; TV, online and social media engagement; and weight and exercise.