Monday Morning Update
November 01, 2010
Fact or Fiction? On campus, legend has it that the daughter of Frederick Lothrop Ames, the man who built Donahue Hall, drowned in the swimming pool of what is now Alumni Hall. And, some claim that is why, out of respect, the College does not have a swimming pool. To find if this and other myths, such as Freddy Ames crashing his plane on our grounds and bodies being buried underneath Holy Cross Center, are fact or fiction, visit here.
Accounting Credit: For the third straight year, trustee Daniel DeVasto '70 has seen his accounting firm Wolf & Company listed in Banker & Tradesman's annual best of readers' poll. The 2010 bronze award reflects the loyalty and support the firm has with the state's financial and real estate community. At Stonehill, DeVasto majored in accounting. Today, Wolf & Company is ranked among the nation's top 200 accounting firms and among the top ten in the northeast by INSIDE Public Accounting.
Poetic Charm: Award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield shared several of her poems as well as her thoughts on poetry at the Chet Raymo Lecture last week. To read a recap of the event, visit here.
Media Spotlight: Recently, Religious Studies Professor Michael Coogan was interviewed by Time Magazine about his book God and Sex: What the Bible Really Says. Coogan also wrote an opinion piece on the subject for CNN's online opinion page. To see what Coogan wrote for the Stonehill Alumni Magazine as well as a profile of the prolific Biblical scholar, visit the magazine online.
Greek Memories: Forty alumni and friends recently visited Greece as part of the fourth annual Alumni Travel Program. To see photos from the trip, visit our Greece Snapshot.
Snakes Alive: A member of the Class of 2004, Padraic O'Connor got a big surprise recently when he saw a boa constrictor dangling from his ceiling in his Allston apartment. According to Boston's Channel 7, the snake, which his roommate maneuvered into a plastic container, belonged to an upstairs neighbor who had lost the pet months ago. To see the story, visit here.
Free Bauman Offer: Following the recent Archives Open House featuring the work of Brockton photographer Stanley Bauman, we have three prints of the famous picture of then Senator John F. Kennedy speaking to students on the steps of Donahue Hall. We also have five copies of a new book on Brockton, which uses many Bauman photos to tell the City's history. To win a print or a book, tell us when did Bauman take the photo of JFK addressing our students? Call 508-565-1070 or email email@example.com. To buy selected photos from the Bauman Collection, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.