At Stonehill, we go beyond understanding the world as it is. We push past envisioning a world that is better. We act to make a more just and compassionate world a reality.
A Commitment to the Greater Good
The degree of engagement our students, faculty and staff achieve with the local, national and global community reflects our commitment to social justice, our belief in the inherent dignity of each person and our mission to foster critical thinking and free inquiry.
If you ask Marquis Taylor what he learned at Stonehill, his answer may surprise you. One of the most important lessons, he says, was how to fail.
“Stonehill is an exploration school,” he explains. “It allows you to explore and check off those things you are not good at so you can find out how to succeed, how to win.”
The Maine native always had an itch to move west and pursue writing in Hollywood, but he initially couldn’t see a path to make it happen. So he opted to major in economics, following in the footsteps of his father. “I didn’t necessarily want to be in finance, it was just something I picked,” says Chris. “I didn’t have connections in Hollywood, and at the time, neither did Stonehill.” But Stonehill did have professors who recognized – and encouraged – Chris’ true interests.
For Nicole Crescimanno ’10, an interest in the environment was a seed planted during her childhood in Long Island. But until she arrived at Stonehill, she wasn’t sure how to translate her passion for environmental issues into a long-term career path. When it came time to select a Learning Community (LC) – classes taken by Stonehill sophomores, arranged around a common theme – Nicole’s interest was piqued by the environmental ethics LC that took place in the Everglades.
Dan Monaco, ’06, was interested in a career in business. But he wasn’t looking for an all-business education – he wanted a well-rounded experience, including liberal arts courses. When he visited Stonehill after receiving football recruitment letters, something told him he’d found the right place.
She might not have known that some day she would apply the lessons of Plato and Aristotle to the world of law and order. But it didn’t take Brittany Kaminski long to see how her philosophy studies could be woven into many aspects of her life and her goals.
Scientists say that our oceans changing chemistry is starting to take a toll on the wildlife that lives in the ocean waters. A CNN article recently brought attention to snails in the oceans whose shells were dissolving due to the increasing acidity of the waters. This article shows how delicate the wildlife is in our […]
Another exciting week in LA! This week at MPRM I did a few more pitches and drafted a press release for a movie coming out on DVD. My supervisor has been great about giving me examples and ideas about how to approach projects but at...