Monday Morning Update

April 3, 2017

Podcast Launch: The College’s new podcast, On the Hill, launches today with a debut episode featuring David Simas ’92. Simas, who spent eight years in the Obama White House, now serves as CEO of the Obama Foundation. Listen to the podcast here, and be sure to send us your thoughts and feedback at

Hill to Hill: With 1,300 advocates, Eileen Mello ’18 and Maggie Bohrmann ’18 recently visited Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of the Alzheimer's cause and to attend the Alzheimer’s Association’s Forum about public policy and NIH funding. They also met with Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Congressman Joe Kennedy to discuss a bill to improve care for people with Alzheimer’s. Mello and Bohrmann are active with Students to End Alzheimer's Disease.

Campus Compact: Jermel Wright ’18 was honored as a member of the 2017 class of the Newman Civic Fellowship. The yearlong fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. It provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. To learn more about Wright and the fellowship, visit here.

Whale’s Tale: Mark Procknik ’09, librarian of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, was profiled by American Libraries Magazine. The publication highlighted the massive whaling materials collection he oversees, including over 18,000 books on the subject. To see the full profile, visit here.

Brockton Center: Tomorrow, officials from the College and HarborOne bank will gather to launch the new Downtown Center for Community Engagement in Brockton. Designed to be a dynamic hub for community development, nonprofit resource sharing, and civic engagement, the Center will create opportunities for collaboration and innovation between the College, the city and its residents, and community organizations. The event, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 68 Legion Parkway in Brockton, is open to all.

Pilgrimage Playback: The Stonehill Chapel Choir recently took a seven-day pilgrimage to Italy, during which they had the honor of singing for Pope Francis. To commemorate their trip, Stephanie Pereira put together a video documenting the week overseas. You can view a two-minute trailer here, or see the full video this Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. before 7 p.m. Mass.

Reefer Madness: Just to be clear, Reefer Madness is a play within a play featuring Broadway-style numbers and a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana. Tickets for the STC performance in Hemmingway are: Students/Seniors $5, General $8. Saturday matinee Student/Seniors $3 and General $6. Call 508-565-1458.