Wheeling Jesuit: And then there were seven

The wheels are turning at Wheeling Jesuit:

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – At least 35 candidates are interested in becoming the next president of Wheeling Jesuit University, and seven have made the first cut.

Three will remain after interviews Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12–13 in the search for a replacement for Rev. Julio Giulietti, S.J., who was fired after two years, as explained and discussed here and here and here

Later: I wondered why this was in the AP story, clearly just passing on what the U. said:

Many [of the candidates] have either been educated in or worked in Jesuit institutions and some alumni are among the contenders.

So what?  Ah, but as the anonymous commenter says below, no Jesuits applied! 

For the first time in [WJU’s] history, not a Jesuit [was] among them.

So the U. had to emphasize the Jesuit-ness of applicants.  Hmmm.