Final exams began this morning. Throughout the next week, students will be seen studying intensely- similar to this image captured in the Donahue Hall Library many years ago.
With the 2012-13 women’s basketball team undefeated at 8-0 heading into this weekend, it was only fitting to go back 50 years to this photo of the 1962-63 women’s basketball squad. Basketball was the first women’s sport to debut at the College- back in October of 1959. Beginning in 1962, the College joined The Greater Boston Women’s Basketball League.
Happy Thanksgiving!: The Class of 1958 sponsored a Thanksgiving Dance their senior year and went all out in advertising the event…yes those are mannequins. The dance, held at the Taunton Inn, featured the George Graham Orchestra which often played at Harvard and MIT student events.
So Many Leaves!: It’s always been a familiar site- no matter the decade. Our facilities staff stay busy during the fall season cleaning up the many leaves on campus. In this photo circa 1980, a facilities worker cleans up in front of Alumni Hall.
On November 6, 1986 then Stonehill President Rev. Bartley MacPháidín traveled to Washington, D.C. to witness the signing of legislation for the Martin Institute by President Ronald Reagan. Congressman Silvio Conte (pictured left), a protégé of Speaker Joseph Martin, co-sponsored the bill for the preservation and housing of Martin’s papers at the Martin Institute, which opened its doors in 1990.