Monday Morning Update

September 9, 2019


BOSTON FEDFederal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren visited campus last week, sharing his thoughts on the nation's economic future shortly before he and other members of the Federal Open Market Committee meet to consider whether or not to raise or lower interest rates. His comments on campus sparked media coverage from the Washington PostBloombergReutersBoston Globe, and others. Watch it in full on YouTube or listen via our On The Hill podcastGet the details.  

REACCREDITATION INPUTAccredited since 1959, Stonehill must conduct a comprehensive assessment every 10 years to be reaccredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. Next month, a Commission team visits campus to review the College’s final self study report, speak with multiple individuals across campus, and to evaluate Stonehill on each of the nine Standards of Accreditation. Public comment is an important part of this process and we invite community input. Learn more

PERUVIAN CULTUREDuring an inventory of Stonehill’s historical collections last year, our archivists noticed a selection of nine cultural artifacts stemming from Peru’s pre-Hispanic period. Given their cultural significance, Archivists Nicole (Tourangeau) Casper ’95 and Jon Green ’10 reached out to the Peruvian Consul General in Boston and opened a conversation on repatriating the artifacts. Get the full story. 
 
HISTORY WITH HAMILTONHistory Professor Linzy Brekke-Aloise was in Monterey County, CA last Tuesday to run a training through her Teaching History wth Hamilton program. Working with about 60 educators and district officials, she helped them prepare to bring their eighth-grade students to see the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco this school year, as well as to incorporate the play into their curriculum before and after the trip. Find out more 
 
BABY PIGStudents, faculty, and staff recently fell in love with Eaton, a baby pig who spent last week surprising and delighting the community in MacPháidín Library. He'll be back on campus later this academic year, joining the ranks of our therapy dogs that comfort students throughout the semester, so keep your eyes peeled for an update from the Library on TwitterFacebook, and InstagramSee more Eaton pictures on Twitter.  
 
THIS WEEK ON THE HILL 
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FAIR 
At this annual event, students have the chance to learn about various service organizations where they can volunteer during their time on campus, and partners are able to recruit student volunteers at dedicated booths throughout the fair. 
Mon., Sep. 9 | 11 AM-12:45 PM | Dining Commons 

OFFICE OF INTERCULTURAL AFFAIRS OPEN HOUSE 
Exciting things are happening in OIA this fall! Stop on in and meet our staff, including Latesha Fussell, Elizett Pires, and Jemima Pierre.  
Tue., Sep. 11 | 11 AM-1 PM | Duffy 149 

BOOK LAUNCH: WHEN GOD WRECKS YOUR ROMANCE 
Matt Fase, CSC, Campus Minister for Retreats and Athletic Chaplin will discuss his new book with co-author Amanda Vernon. 
Thu., Sep. 12 | 6-7:30 PM | MacPháidín Library  

FAMILY WEEKEND 2019 
Don't miss our annual campus-wide celebration of Stonehill students and their families. 
Fri., Sep. 13-Sun., Sep. 15 | Click here for a full schedule of events  

SPORTS ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK 
9/11: M. Soccer v. Bentley 
9/14: Field Hockey v. SCSU; W. Volleyball v. Pitt.-Johnstown; Football v. U. New Haven; M. Soccer v. Concordia;  
9/15: W. Volleyball v. Mercy; W. Volleyball v. Assumption 
Click here for a schedule that includes all sports 
 
This week marks the anniversary of September 11, 2001, and we wanted to take a moment to remember Timothy Coughlin ’80, Fr. Francis Grogan, C.S.C., James Hayden, ’76, and Timothy Reilly ’82, who we lost on that tragic day. Thank you for reading, we'll see you next week.