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Sunday, September 23

Text of President Sterritt's Inaugural Address

Read the text of President D. E. Lorraine Sterritt's Inaugural Address
Saturday, September 22
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Sterritt inaugurated as College's 17th president

D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, 17th president of Saint Michael’s College and the first woman to hold that title, was direct, clear, optimistic and warmly personable in her Saturday afternoon Inauguration Address that celebrated roots, scholarship, confident aspirations and the primacy of serving others. “I am among you as one who serves,” Sterritt said, quoting the words of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke to start her address during the 90-minute formal Inauguration ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Ross Sports Center.

Friday, September 21

Journalist Graff outlines Mueller investigation

Acclaimed author and journalist Garrett Graff spoke to a gathered group of students, faculty, staff and community members on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the McCarthy Arts Center about Robert Mueller, the investigation of Russian Election interference and his thoughts on what will happen next with the search into the 2016 election.
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Atom bomb survivors move large campus crowd

Students at Saint Michael’s College were given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from atomic bomb survivors Yasuaki Yamashita and Shigeko Sasamori the evening of Thursday, September 20. These Hibakusha (survivors of the nuclear attacks in Japan), are among the last living witnesses to nuclear war. They shared their harrowing stories with a full crowd in the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall as well as a plea for the next generation to carry their words into the future and build a world free of nuclear violence. 

Thursday, September 20
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College instilled service ethos for theater work

A creative launch pad for the hit Broadway show Hamilton was The Public Theater in New York City, where Heather Lessard Fichthorn ’12 is company manager. She told about 50 people, mostly First Year Seminar students, during a campus appearance Sept. 18 in the Farrell Room, that when it comes to the aspects of life that really count, she easily can draw parallels between her present professional world and Saint Michael’s, which she realizes was her own personal launch pad into a satisfying early career of service doing something she loves and was well-trained to do.

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