This year’s 2019 Rabbi Max B. Wall Lecture at Saint Michael’s College will be presented Dov Waxman, Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University and Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 in the Dion Family Student Center Roy Room. Professor Waxman’s topic will be “American Jews and Israel: The Dissolution of Consensus.”
Jo Ellis-Monaghan, chair of the Saint Michael’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, was officially notified recently that she has been awarded the Fulbright-Charles University Distinguished Chair position for spring 2020 at Charles University in Prague during the second half of her sabbatical next year.
A blend of visual and audio will be part of “The Harlem Renaissance” -- a presentation in celebration of Black Culture Month in the Dion Student Center at Saint Michael's College on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. William Tortolano, professor emeritus of fine arts at the College, will draw upon a vivid recollection of the 1920s and 1930s, the great beginning of the African-American cultural rebirth of music, art, poetry, literature and many other manifestations.
Saint Michael’s College is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. students – that is, American college students awarded Fulbrights for educational experiences around the world. Fulbrights are highly competitive international grants given to students, scholars, professors and young professionals to study, research or teach overseas.
The generous spirit of the late Everest Smith ’56 – a locally celebrated but ever-humble longtime athlete and Vermont youth-athletics mentoring giant who died this past November 2018 -- is a gift that keeps on giving. In a noble gesture of gratitude all the more striking for the donor’s relatively modest lifestyle, Smith and his wife, Lorraine, in 2005 established a planned gift involving life insurance that now -- with the receipt by the College of a check in early January 2019 following his death -- has resulted in active establishment of a $1 million scholarship fund to benefit engaged and involved Saint Michael’s students.