Year in Stories
December 28, 2011
2011 was a year of many accomplishments for Stonehill. Below is a sampling of highlights at the College from the past year.
Created by alumna Liz Downey '09 in March after Stonehill faced negative publicity, WeLoveStonehill has become an online hub for testimonials and musings from the Stonehill community.
The academic year was less than a week old when terror struck America on September 11th, 2001. In the attacks, three alumni and one Holy Cross priest died. In the wake of the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we reflected on the event that forever changed America.
New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas D. Kristof discussed the themes highlighted in his best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide when he visited campus in February.
In December, Stonehill earned accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the benchmark of quality for business education worldwide. With this achievement, the College has joined an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than five percent of the world's business schools.
On July 1, an historic union officially took effect when the former Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers merged into the Indiana Province to form the new United States Province of Priests and Brothers.
Stonehill captured the Northeast-10 Conference Presidents' Cup for the second time in as many years in the spring, capping another successful year in sports for the College.
Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental brought his message of remembrance to Stonehill in March during a screening of Till The Tenth Generation. The documentary tells the story of how he was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a nine-year old school boy and how he could not address or discuss that experience until recently.
A Mission Division initiative, the Farm began growing fresh produce for area food pantries last spring.
This year's featured guest for the annual Chet Raymo Literary Series Lecture, Junot Diaz spoke to faculty, students, and members of the local community about the important of art in today's society.
Several Stonehill professors provided their expert opinions to some of the world's most popular media outlets this past year. They included Communications Professor Ron Leone on NPR's Academic Minute, Political Science Professor Peter Ubteraccio commenting on upcoming elections and more in countless television and print publications, and Sociology Professor Patricia Leavy quoted in several well-known publications like USA Today and the Huffington Post.
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