Monday Morning Update

September 18, 2017

Solar Impact: Did you know that campus solar panels produce nearly half of the College’s total electricity use and more than 20 percent of our electricity use? For a one minute video on solar and sustainable green energy at Stonehill today, visit here.

Think! If students are to use their education effectively and challenge the rising tide of anti-intellectualism, there are four steps they need to take, according to Professor Helga Duncan in her Convocation remarks. For more on those steps, which were highlighted in a recent CommonWealth magazine piece called You’re in college. Think, visit here.

Career Connections: They are alums who work for Harvard, the Celtics, Brown Rudnick, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Tufts Health, and other top employers. And, this afternoon, more than 20 of them will be in the Pettit Atrium networking, making connections and helping current students find their career paths. Big thanks to the alums for sharing their time and expertise. For more on this Liberal Arts Networking Event, visit here.

Quote of the Week: “We lost a gentle, loving, incredible soul...Fr. Thomas Halkovic was there when I met my husband...he married us and christened our youngest. We went on service trips, organized retreats together, and had endless conversations about life and faith. He guided me, made me laugh, and boy, could he cook! He was a beautiful person, one of those gems that is just so rare,” Joy Errico Seusing ’00 with one of the many alumni tributes that have poured in since Fr. Tom died last week. For wake and funeral information, visit here.

Rankings Report: The College has been named #111 in the nation in the annual ranking of Liberal Arts Colleges from U.S. News and World Report, 2018 Best Colleges. Stonehill has been consistently ranked among the best in the country since moving to the national rankings from the regional list in 2007. The College also made the lists for Best Value Schools and High School Counselor Rankings. For more, visit here.

History Plus: Since graduating in May, Rachel Santos ’17 has secured a position teaching history at Attleboro High School and the Laska Award from the New England History Teachers Association. Valued at $2,000, the grant will help underwrite her travels to different states, historic sites, and museums to learn more about the histories of injustice and oppression. Learn more here.