Monday Morning Update
September 27, 2010
New Faculty: This year, the College has increased the number of full-time faculty to 151 and has also added four new faculty fellows. Our new full-time faculty members are credentialed, published and experienced experts in the disciplines of Biology, Business Administration, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual & Performing Arts. Our latest faculty fellows have joined the Chemistry, Economics, and English departments as well as the Neuroscience Program. To read more about these talented faculty members, visit here.
Starting Over: Domestic violence, divorce, unemployment and the death of her father followed by the loss of her son in a tragic car accident left Sharen Robertson '99 devastated. But Robertson, who graduated from Stonehill at age 40, has not let grief get the better of her. Through music and song, she is redefining herself. She credits the College with giving her the belief that she could be resilient and successful in life. In particular, she is grateful to professors Thomas Clark (religious studies) John Lanci (religious studies) and Anthony Celano (philosophy). To read her story, visit here.
Math Whiz: Math professor Norah Esty realizes that learning math, for many students, can be hard, boring, or even scary. To combat these notions, she finds new and engaging ways of teaching the subject to help students better relate to what they are learning. This year's winner of the Hegarty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Esty believes "the best way to make any subject fun for people is to love it and convey that." To learn more about Esty, visit here.
Exploring Liberty: Recently, the College and the Institute for Humane Studies hosted a weekend-long seminar in which 25 Stonehill students, along with students from Wellesley College and other local schools examined how economic freedom and liberty enhances society through various disciplines. Funded by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the colloquium was organized by Economics Professor Sean Mulholland and featured a number of guest speakers, including Harvard economist Jeff Miron and philosopher James Stacey Taylor from The College of New Jersey.
Power Rankings: The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) released its Power Rankings for 2010 and Stonehill earned a second place ranking among Division II schools. The NCSA Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA and NAIA athletic programs across the country. Developed to help prospective student-athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels, the rankings are calculated by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings by U.S. News & World Report, and the Learfield Directors' Cup rankings. To read more, visit here.
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