Summer has finally arrived, and while much of the Saint Michael's community is using the long-awaited sunshine to catch a break from rigorous academic demands, nearly 40 ambitious students and their faculty mentors are back on campus for another round, this time performing highly specialized and generously funded research. “This is absolutely at the heart of the intellectual experience,” Saint Michael’s College President Lorraine Sterritt told the group of researchers who gathered in the International Commons on Wednesday, June 12 to share a Sodexo-catered lunch and present their projects to the campus community. “We applaud the great things [you are going to do] and new discoveries that you are going to make in the course of the summer.”
Vermont consistently places at or near the top of lists from major news sources ranking the best places to live in America. Lorraine Sterritt, president of Saint Michael’s College in that state, hopes families looking at colleges fully appreciate the significant immediate and long-term consequence of that fact for their students.
A large and welcome number of “walk-in” attendees for this year’s Reunion Weekend joined the many who pre-registered for a booster shot of positive and joyful energy as hundreds of Saint Michael’s College alumni “came home” to observably enjoy a wide range of activities and programs on and off campus between Thursday and Sunday, May 30 to June 2.