Monday Morning Update
June 20, 2011
Deep Earth Sampling: The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is the finest oceanographic research vessel in the world, according to Chet Raymo and the Professor Emeritus of Physics should know. Ever spry, he recently spent five days exploring the JR during its quiet mode as it traveled via the Panama Canal to Curacao where it is now docked for maintenance. Reflecting on the importance of the vessel's drilling and research, he notes that "an ocean core is like having access to a history book of the geologic past." As always, Raymo writes about his encounters with science and nature on his popular blog Science Musings.
Media: In its commencement coverage, the New York Times included Stonehill in its round-up, featuring Speaker Mary Richardson's advice: "Reach out to others. And in your reaching out, you will do something very practical - you'll enhance your resume. Be open to possibilities. And finally remember if you are terrified that you'll never get a job and that you will be still living at home when you are 35, remember your parents are even more terrified by that possibility."
Civil Politics: "Tip and Reagan were adversaries and fought like cats and dogs. But, they didn't demonize each other. That doesn't exist in politics anymore. Now adversaries treat each other like enemies and that is not a healthy thing for political discourse," said Dick Flavin '57 in a Patriot Ledger interview for his play According to Tip, which portrays House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill.
Orientation: Members of the incoming first-year class will be on campus this week participating in Summer Orientation, which helps students to bridge the gap between high school and college. At Orientation, current students will introduce the Class of 2015 to our community, academic programs and co-curricular life. Many parents and guardians also participate in Orientation, which offers separate sessions addressing their concerns and questions. For more on Orientation, visit here.
Summer Reading: Looking forward to some leisurely reading this summer, but need some good tips for when you hit the beach, the porch or your favorite quiet spot? We have 12 great reads for you that were picked from more than 50 suggestions by faculty and staff. Among the topics: love, survival, learning as a source of renewal and hope, reflections on a dog's purpose, heroism in the Pacific during WW2, a memoir by the Godmother of Punk, and family dramas. To read the list, visit here.
Alumni Discount: Master degree programs are being offered this summer and fall in Stonehill classrooms by Endicott College in collaboration with Jon J. Jenmarc Incorporated, consultants in education. Stonehill alumni and their immediate families who participate in these programs will receive a 10 percent program scholarship. For more on this offer, visit http://www.jonljenmarc.com/ or call 508-586-3574.
In Memoriam: A Communication major and a defensive lineman on the Stonehill football team, Henry Thevenin '14 died last week of complications from leukemia. A tribute to Thevenin, who lived in Brockton, appeared in The Patriot Ledger. To read the article, visit here.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.