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Old Posts Comments on this Site: Purpose of this Site
The moderator of this Web site can be contacted at sejablon@gmail.com. Some commonly asked questions are answered in the Questions about this Site forum.

During early 2009, this site became inundated with forum spam. All spam has been removed, and all spammers' memberships have been revoked. As of June 24, 2009, St. John's Forum is spam-free. In order to deter future spam, the registration method has changed. If you desire to register for St. John's Forum, instead of hitting the register button, send an e-mail with your desired username to sejablon@gmail.com. Make sure to spell the e-mail address correctly. Otherwise, your e-mail will be bounced back to you. You will be registered to the site, generally within a week. This procedure is more onerous, but it will hopefully stop the creation of new spam.


What is the purpose of this site? Does this site help the college to become a better place by bringing information to the forefront or does it harm the college's reputation for no good reason?
2 7 2006 June 08
02:58:12
by: ebb Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Comments on this Site: Questions about this Site
This forum is for any questions about the site. If possible, the moderator will answer these questions.
1 1 2007 March 27
00:13:54
by: moderator Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Comments on this Site: Site Improvements
Post any suggestions you have to improve this site here.
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Visit Resources: Annapolis seminar reading list Resources: Annapolis seminar reading list
Clicking on this link will take you to the current Annapolis seminar reading list.
 
Visit Resources: Santa Fe seminar reading list Resources: Santa Fe seminar reading list
Clicking on this link will take you to the current January Freshman Santa Fe seminar reading list.
 
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Old Posts Enhanced Security at Croquet
At the last croquet match, there were a number of armed security officers present. What purpose does this additional security serve? Does the presence of armed guards serve to protect members of the college community and visitors, or does it increase the likelihood of a violent conflict?
1 1 2007 January 30
19:22:35
by: Santa Claus Jump to Last Post
 
Visit Johnnies, Mids To Revive Their Croquet Rivalry Johnnies, Mids To Revive Their Croquet Rivalry
Clicking on this link will take you to Vanessa Franko's article "Johnnies,Mids to Revive Their Croquet Rivalry"
 
Visit US Naval Academy vs. St. John's College US Naval Academy vs. St. John's College
Clicking on this link will take you to Tamara Hardison's article "Croquet: US Naval Academy vs. St. John's College."
 
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Old Posts Greetings
This forum contains topics that while arguably not spam, are of questionable relevance. The topics contain people saying hello (and nothing else).
3 3 2009 February 18
04:41:55
by: GiorgioViklo Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts New Forums
This is an open forum to discuss any topic related to St. John's College. The moderator will organize such topics into forums.
2 2 2009 June 19
09:03:15
by: Vlad Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Program: Reading List
What should be added to the Program? What should be removed?
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Old Posts Program: St. John's Method
In what way is the St. John's teaching method good? In what way is the St. John's teaching method bad? How can it be improved?
1 2 2006 August 25
07:55:31
by: A Certain Sad Case Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Relationship Between Annapolis and Santa Fe
What is the relationship between the two campuses of St. John's? How can it be improved?
3 3 2007 January 17
18:01:43
by: The Great Pumpkin Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Relationship Between Campus and City
What is the relationship between the college and the cities in which the colleges are located? How can the town-gown relationship be improved?
1 1 2006 August 29
14:31:16
by: The Great Pumpkin Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Relationship Between Campus and Others: Guidebooks
How is St. John's College presented in college guidebooks? Is the college portrayed accurately?
1 2 2007 August 29
19:44:56
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Relationship: Public Relations
How does the college present itself to the general public? Does the college portray itself accurately?
1 1 2006 March 17
18:20:47
by: Nemo Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Technological Advice
Do you have any advice on using computers?
2 9 2006 May 04
22:08:33
by: TheFormOfTheGood Jump to Last Post
 
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Old Posts Alumni: Jesse Kraai
Jesse Kraai, a former tutor at St. John's College in Santa Fe, in April 2007 became the first new American chess grandmaster in over ten years.
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Visit Alumni: Jesse Kraai Alumni: Jesse Kraai
Clicking on this link will take you to the Free New Mexican article "Santa Fe's own 'grandmaster'" about Jesse Kraai, a former tutor at St. John's College in Santa Fe who recently became the first new American chess grandmaster in over 10 years.
 
Visit Alumni: Sky News's Interview of Tony Lagouranis Alumni: Sky News's Interview of Tony Lagouranis
Clicking on this link will take you to a Sky News interview of Tony Lagouranis.
 
Old Posts Alumni: Tony Lagouranis
Tony Lagouranis graduated from the Santa Fe campus of St. John's College in 1997. Subsequently, he became an interrogator for the U.S. military. He worked in several places in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib. He eventually came to regret his actions and now publicly speaks out against torture and the treatment of Iraqi prisoners.
1 3 2006 May 05
17:53:39
by: Frederick Douglass Jump to Last Post
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Interview for Fox News Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Interview for Fox News
Clicking on this link will take you to the You Tube Video: Tony Lagouranis Interview about Abu Ghraib.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Interview with Amy Goodman Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Interview with Amy Goodman
Clicking on this link will take you to a youtube video of a section of Amy Goodman's interview of Tony Lagouranis.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Where US Torture Came From Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Where US Torture Came From
Clicking on this link takes you to another section of the Amy Goodman interview where Tony Lagouranis discusses where U.S. torture came from.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Who the US Interrogates Alumni: Tony Lagouranis Who the US Interrogates
Clicking on this link will take you to another section of the Amy Goodman interview in which Tony Lagouranis discusses who the U.S. Military interrogates and the results of the interrogation.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis: Confessions of a Torturer Alumni: Tony Lagouranis: Confessions of a Torturer
Clicking on this link will take you to John Conroy's article on Tony Lagouranis.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis: Patricia Sharpe's article Alumni: Tony Lagouranis: Patricia Sharpe's article
Clicking on this link takes you to an article exploring how it is possible for a St. John's College education to lead Tony Lagouranis to become a torturer.
 
Visit Alumni: Tony Lagouranis's New York Times article Alumni: Tony Lagouranis's New York Times article
Clicking on this link will take you to a preview of Tony Lagouranis's article in the New York Times, Tortured Logic. To read the entire article, it must be purchased from the New York Times.
 
Old Posts Security and Admin.: Attacks and Their Aftermath
There have been multiple charges of attacks on students. Students are sometimes punished after being attacked. Does anyone have information on these attacks? What steps should be taken to prevent the administration from accepting the word of staff over students? Is it reasonable for students to defend themselves against such attacks? What constitutes excessive punishment?
7 10 2007 January 04
09:28:58
by: The Great Pumpkin Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Admin.: Miscellaneous Dismissal
This forum is to discuss dismissal from the college in general or other cases of dismissal.
2 3 2009 June 19
09:04:52
by: Vlad Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Admin.: Responsibility and Honesty
The 2006-2007 Annapolis student handbook on page 32 states,
" Responsibility ... For the good of the community, it [the college] also expects all students, regardless of consequences, to report their own misdeeds, to try to persuade others to report their own misdeeds, and to report the misdeeds of those who cannot be persuaded. Failure or refusal to report misbehavior may lead to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion." On page 33 the student handbook continues, "Honesty The college expects community members to be honest. The college expects students never to lie and never to withhold information, either about themselves or about their fellow students. Dishonesty may lead to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion."

Is it fair to define silence as dishonesty? Should students be required to face disciplinary action for failing to turn in their fellow students? How does the administration live up to the principles of responsibility and honesty?
1 1 2006 December 07
18:11:37
by: FearOfReprisal Jump to Last Post
 
Visit Security and Administration: Attacks Security and Administration: Attacks
Clicking on this link will take you to appollodorus's blog, which contains more information about Webster Ye.
 
Visit Security and Administration: Cocaine Security and Administration: Cocaine
Clicking on this link will take you to Daniel deVise's Article about the drug investigation on campus, Students Punished in Drug Probe.
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Cocaine
The Annapolis campus decided to deal with cocaine use by calling students rumored to be cocaine users in to see Judy Seeger, Annapolis assistant dean. Judy Seeger falsely claimed to have eyewitness testimony that the accused students were involved in cocaine. Students were told that the college would come down hard on them unless they named others who were using drugs. The named students were then subjected to the same treatment. Many were suspended for a year or expelled. Several seniors had their degrees withheld for a year, sometimes damaging their graduate school plans. One student was expelled who refused on principle to co-operate with the investigation; he would neither name names nor tell Judy Seeger if he had ever used illegal drugs. Is it fair for students to be coerced into accusing other students? Is it reasonable for students to be punished for keeping their suspicions of other students to themselves? How should the college deal with drug use on campus?
5 14 2007 March 06
17:43:51
by: Chucksville Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Crime
How safe are the two campuses of St. John's College? How frequent is crime? How does security and the administration deal with crime on campus?
1 1 2007 January 15
09:18:14
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Expulsion for Alcohol
The Fiske Guide to Colleges says about St. John's, "Although no one under 21 can be served under strict campus rules that include expulsion if caught, students admit that underage undergrads can easily tip their share of the brew." The Insider's Guide to the Colleges says, "...underage drinking, if caught, is dealt severely." Has anyone ever heard of an underage student getting expelled for alcohol use? If this penalty seems harsh, what should the appropriate penalty (if any) be for underage drinking?
1 4 2006 December 20
14:16:12
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Mark St. John
St. John's College fired Mark St. John, the athletic director of the Santa Fe campus. Many students showed up at an all-college meeting to protest this. Does anyone have more information on this? How much should the administration take student views into account in personnel matters? Should the administration be more open with students in their reasons to dismiss employees?
12 13 2006 August 16
17:00:03
by: moderator Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Phil Milstein
What is Phil Milstein's relationship to St. John's College?
2 5 2006 July 25
19:07:59
by: The Great Pumpkin Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Roxanne Seagraves
St. John's fired Roxanne Seagraves, the Alumni director for the Santa Fe campus, during croquet week-end. How much warning should the college provide when they feel unhappy enough about an employee's performance to seek dismissal? Is it fair to fire an employee for a minor violation?
2 3 2007 November 30
19:54:35
by: roberta_c Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Security and Administration: Student Handbook
Page 53 of the 2006-2007 Santa Fe student handbook states, "The college reserves the right to dismiss at any time a student who in our judgment is undesirable or whose continuation in the school is detrimental to the student or his or her fellow students. Such dismissal may be made without specific charge. Students who are suspended or dismissed will receive no refund of fees."
Students have been dismissed without being given a reason. This clause in the student handbook eliminates all real authority of the student review board. If no reason is given, how can the college justify the arbitrary dismissal of a student? Why wouldn't the college give a reason for a student's dismissal? What kind of student does the college consider undesirable?
1 7 2006 July 28
16:33:30
by: The Great Pumpkin Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Student Body: Diversity
St. John's College claims 8% minority enrollment. Others dispute this figure, claiming the college has as little as 1% minority enrollment. What efforts are the college making to recruit a more diverse student body? Should the college make more of an effort to seek out and admit more minorities?
1 5 2006 July 23
23:46:46
by: Frederick Douglass Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Student Body: Gay Students
In the comments section of wikipedia, David Vidaurre wrote, "...St. John's also does not try to hide the fact that they are included in the Princeton Review--in fact on the homepage of the website you could see the Princeton Review rankings proudly displayed. (however, in the press release from the college, two lists were ommitted: the 'Accepting of Gays' list and the 'Different Races Mingle' list...I found this disturbing)..." What problems does the college have with the treatment of gay students?
3 5 2009 March 11
13:30:10
by: Publius Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Student Body: Virtue
Are St. John's students virtuous? Should the college try to teach students virtue? Can virtue be taught? What is virtue?
2 2 2011 April 21
10:31:44
by: Socratonic Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Students: Joan Hastings
Joan Hastings, a former student, was declared persona non grata from the Santa Fe campus for staying at her boyfriend's apartment on campus. Does anyone have more information on this? What are the appropriate reasons for declaring someone persona non grata?
2 2 2006 February 04
00:22:57
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Students: Laleh Dayenny
Laleh Dayenny was accused of plagiarism by Thomas Scally, her sophomore seminar tutor, and dismissed from the college. How much power over students is it appropriate for tutors to have?
2 9 2006 September 12
12:14:47
by: Frederick Douglass Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Students: Patrick Deuley
Patrick Deuley ran into difficulty with the refund of his tuition after he withdrew. Does anyone have more information on this?
1 1 2006 April 11
03:39:37
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Students: Stephen Jablon
Stephen Jablon has been openly critical of the administration and has complained to people both inside and outside the college. What has been the college response to this? If someone has a problem with the administration, what is the best way to pursue a complaint?
6 16 2007 March 08
09:29:54
by: A Certain Sad Case Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Students: Travis Pittman
Travis Pittman, currently a sophomore in the Santa Fe campus, lives off campus but passed out in upper commons. Security woke him up and told him that he could not stay there. They gave him a ride halfway to his house. He slept the remainder of the night on the steps of a nearby church. What steps should the college take to ensure that inebriated students get home safely?
1 1 2006 February 04
00:31:21
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Tutor Evaluations
This forum is to evaluate tutors' performances inside and outside of class.
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Visit Tutors: Rate My Professors-Annapolis Tutors: Rate My Professors-Annapolis
Clicking on this link will take you to the St. John's College in Annapolis's section of ratemyprofessors.com.
 
Visit Tutors: Rate My Professors-Santa Fe Tutors: Rate My Professors-Santa Fe
Clicking on this link will take you to the St. John's College in Santa Fe's section of ratemyprofessors.com.
 
Old Posts Tutors: Strauss
TheFormOfTheGood refers to Straussianism at St. John's. What is the Straussian philosophy, and which tutors adhere to it? Is Straussianism good or bad?
2 2 2007 May 01
12:05:23
by: A Certain Sad Case Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Tutors: Tenure and Reappointment Decisions
Which tutors currently up for tenure should or should not receive tenure? Which past tenure decisions were right, and which were wrong? What criteria should be used in the decision whether to award tenure?
1 2 2007 December 01
14:23:46
by: roberta_c Jump to Last Post
 
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Visit 2008 Commencement Address 2008 Commencement Address
Clicking on this link will take you to the text of Bruce Cole's address to the 2008 Annapolis graduating class. Bruce Cole is chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Old Posts Censorship on Campus
To what extent does censorship exist on campus?
3 3 2006 February 01
06:10:52
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Lectures: Commencement Speakers
How were the commencement speakers selected? Is it preferable for the keynote speakers at graduation to be St. John's administrators, tutors, or people unassociated with St. John's? How were Dean Levine's and Assistant Dean Seeger's speeches?
2 2 2006 September 27
18:14:42
by: Santa Claus Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Lectures: Other Lectures
Review and comment on tutors' lectures here.
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Old Posts Wikipedia Entry
This forum talks about the St. John's College entry in wikipedia.
4 11 2006 October 19
19:47:07
by: tumnus Jump to Last Post
 
Visit Wikipedia Entry on St. John's College Wikipedia Entry on St. John's College
Clicking on this link will take you to the wikipedia entry on St. John's College.
 
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