Monday Morning Update
October 06, 2008
Public Service: Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley '80 recently received the Boston Bar Association's Distinguished Public Servant Award for his efforts to address, correct and prevent wrongful convictions. Reforms introduced by Conley's office to protect against wrongful convictions have been hailed as a national model. To learn more, visit here.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow: This week, for the second year in a row, the Martin Institute welcomes a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Award-winning international journalist Harold Piper, formerly of the Baltimore Sun, will spend a week at Stonehill contributing to the Martin Institute's extended exploration of globalization. Piper will share his experiences covering events from the fall of the Berlin Wall to Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon to major summits. For more, visit here.
Italian Masterpieces: Last night, 45 alumni and friends left for an eight-day exploration of Italy's artistic and cultural heritage. Serving as the faculty guide for the Alumni Travel Program trip is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Allyson Sheckler who will share her expertise with the group during their visits to Rome, Venice, Assisi, and Siena. The group will also meet with Stonehill students studying in Florence. For trip updates, visit here.
Mountain Climbing: Senior Alexandra Fanizzi '09 likes to expand her horizons -- and not just by studying in Spain or interning with the New York City Law Department. This summer, the International Studies/Spanish double major from Staten Island scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest point, with her father. For more on Fanizzi's triumphant hike, visit here.
Come Dancing: When Intercultural Affairs recently invited students to learn how to Salsa from the Salsa Storm professionals, 30 students hit the dance floor in Alumni Hall to master their steps and learn about Latin culture. To see our students busting some fancy moves, visit our Salsa Snapshot.
Historic Visit: Fifty years ago today, then-Senator John F. Kennedy visited Stonehill. While here, the future president spoke to students about the importance of service. As part of Orientation this summer, the Class of 2012 received a keepsake card of that encounter featuring a photo on one side of Kennedy addressing students on the steps of Donahue Hall and a JFK quote on the other. If you would like a copy of the card, call 508-565-1321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Week: On account of the Columbus Day holiday, there will be no MMU next Monday.