Monday Morning Update
November 03, 2008
Presidential Election: Nationally, student interest in tomorrow's presidential election is at a record high and Stonehill is no exception. On campus, the Politics Society, the Young Republicans and the College Democrats all have been energized by the McCain-Obama contest. To get a sense of the excitement, we recommend the recent Stonehill Talks Politics front-page Summit article by Matt Gorman '10. To read Gorman's report, visit here.
Foreign Interest: As Americans vote tomorrow, the world will be watching with even small foreign media outlets covering the election closely. For example, Ireland's Gaelic language radio station Raidió na Gaeltachta had a reporter visit campus Friday to interview President Emeritus Rev. Bartley MacPháidín, C.S.C. '59 for insight on how Irish Americans view the presidential race.
Pinball Wizard: English major Chris Reardon '10 has written a poetic memoir tracing his rocky journey from healthy child to a young boy with brain cancer to adapting to life in a wheel chair. A spiritual journey of self acceptance, Reardon's self published book is called Inside The Pinball Machine, but do not expect a sentimental Tuesdays with Morrie approach from the edgy young writer. For more on what Reardon is accomplishing at Stonehill, visit here.
Alumni & Admissions: On a recent Saturday, more than 60 alumni gathered in Alumni Hall with their children, all high school sophomores and juniors, to attend the Admissions Legacy Session, which explains the college search process. Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Brian Murphy '68, along with Coral Azarian '09 and Tim Cushing '10, took the lead in noting productive approaches and common pitfalls. For more on this popular program, visit here.
Proud Alumni: At Alumni Weekend recently, returning alumni told us repeatedly how impressed they are with the way the campus is maturing. To read their positive comments and to see photos from that perfect fall weekend, visit here.
Alumnus Honored: Congratulations to Trustee John Drew '65, president and CEO of the Seaport Companies, who received a Shattuck City Champion award as Boston business leader of the year last week in recognition of his efforts in revitalizing the South Boston waterfront. For more on the award, visit here.
Art Club: Congratulations to our young artists on placing third (college division) in the recent Providence Street Painting Festival. For more on how they competed against students from the Rhode Island School of Design and other top art schools, visit here.