Pennies from Heaven: The late Rev. Robert Kruse, C.S.C. ’55 left his coin collection to the College, and it has raised more than $10,000 in support of a scholarship in memory of his parents, Robert and Dorothy (Oliger) Kruse. Given Fr. Kruse’s advocacy for students, the sale was “a pennies from heaven outcome,” according to his friend Craig Binney ’83.

Book Thoughts: Professor Marlene Benjamin devoted more than two decades to writing The Catastrophic Self: Essays in Philosophy, Memoir, and Medical Trauma, a unique blend of autobiography, storytelling and philosophy published last year. Now retired, Benjamin packed Alumni Hall when she returned to campus to discuss issues relating to medical trauma and philosophy.

Shirt Sleeves: "Your jacket sleeve should fall at the base of your thumb."—Tweet by the Stonehill Career Development Center about dressing for interviews.

More Real: “...the relationship between poor health and poverty becomes a lot more real when you plant the seeds, water, weed, harvest and drive a truckload of beets, zucchini and broccoli to help fill the shelves of the local food pantry.” —Vice President for Mission James Lies, C.S.C. in a National Catholic Reporter article about The Farm at Stonehill.

Winning Song: “We are announcing ‘Sweet Lovin’ as the official winning song of Stonehill Athletics! We are ready to embrace the future!”—Tweet by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council introducing the song that is now played at the College’s athletic events.

Electoral Fix: “The hard reality is that we retain the Electoral College because of the difficulty of amending the Constitution, not because it is the key to our republican system.”—Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Martin Institute Peter Ubertaccio in his article “The Antiquated Electoral College” in CommonWealth Magazine.

Papal Performance: Shout out to the 32 Chapel Choir members who had the honor of singing for Pope Francis during their seven day pilgrimage to Italy in January.

Super Swag: If you bleed purple, and we know you do, we have 20 of these plastic cases, each with five purple Band-Aids. Email mmcgovern@stonehill.edu.