Monday Morning Update

November 19, 2018


DEMOCRATIC DREAMS: Writing in Foreign Policy, Professor Anna Ohanyan has analyzed Armenia's most recent democratic transition, arguing that this peaceful shift—achieved through nonviolent civil disobedience—has put the country on a path to democratic consolidation. Ohanyan also recently released "Russia Abroad," an edited volume highlighting regional fractures in post-communist Eurasia, from Donbass in Ukraine to Damascus in the Middle East. Read her column here. See her new book here.

DUELING IDENTITIES: Family heritage often intersects with citizenship in complex, challenging ways. That is certainly the case for Politics Professor Anwar Mhajne, who is one of many Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. Mhajne recently reflected on that duality and the real-world impact it has had on her time both at-home and abroad. Read her OP-ED here.

BE A PHILLANTHROPIST: Rally with us to inspire 1,000 donors to be phillanthropists this #GivingTuesday on November 27. By making a gift to either the Meehan School of Business, Scholarships, or the Stonehill College Fund, you will contribute to the success of present and future students. We have 20 exclusive #GiveStonehill t-shirts for the first 20 folks who make their #GivingTuesday gift today. Make your #GivingTuesday gift early!

DIGNITY AND COURAGE: When the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, Grace Corrigan lost her daughter Christa McAuliffe, a private citizen selected for the NASA Teacher in Space Project. Corrigan, who died recently, responded with dignity and courage to her loss, which inspired the nation and earned her many tributes including an honorary degree from Stonehill. Read her Stonehill citation here.

GIVING THANKS: With Thanksgiving only a few days away, students reflected on what they are grateful for this year, both at the College and in their own personal journeys. See what they had to say here.

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL
STUFF YOUR TURKEY WITH JUSTICE
As part of Native American Heritage Month, Claudia Fox Tree M.Ed will use primary sources to answer critical questions and challenge historical inaccuracies around Native Americans, national holidays, the Wampanoag experiences of “Thanksgiving," and more.
Mon., Nov. 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Martin Institute Auditorium

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE VIGIL
This annual observance honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Tue., Nov. 20 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Clery Dining Room

NO SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK
Best of luck to Men's and Women's Basketball and Men's Ice Hockey at their away games!
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