Bishop helps Chapel note 50th on Saint Michael feast

Two “Churches” were brand new to the Saint Michael’s College campus 50 years ago this month in 1965, and they’ve been together since. To open the 4 p.m. Saint Michael Feast Day Mass with Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne on Tuesday, September 29 – an occasion that also officially commemorated the Chapel’s 50th anniversary – the greeter […]

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Ceremony bears witness to liberal arts vitality

During his Academic Convocation address September 25 in the McCarthy Arts Center, faculty astrophysicist and last year’s Scholarship Award winner John O’Meara spent some minutes efficiently and entertainingly solving the “Drake Equation” for determining active, communicative extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy – until admitting that he alone could not fill in the final variable. “We […]

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Edmundite trio to attend Washington Papal Mass

Three members of the Society of Saint Edmund, founding order of Saint Michael’s College, will be attending Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception with Pope Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the day after his arrival. They include Superior General Very Rev. Stephen Hornat, SSE ’72; Rev. Michael Cronogue, SSE; and Brother Michael Carter […]

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Major NSF grants for cosmic studies include O’Meara

With the help of two recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grants totaling close to $1.2 million for him and collaborators at top universities, Saint Michael’s College astrophysicist John O’Meara will try to “join two powerful tools for exploring the universe: observations from the largest telescopes in the world and simulations from the most powerful supercomputers.” […]

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In new space, education is what you make of it

High-visibility space custom-designed for creative tinkerers with a high-tech flair opened recently in the Dion Family Student Center at Saint Michael’s College. A small crowd gathered on Tuesday afternoon, September 15, for the Grand Opening of “MakerSpace” — the new name based on a recent student contest and vote for the area on Dion Family […]

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Author visit enriches “common text” experience

This year saw a new twist to the “common text” tradition at Saint Michael’s College when for the first time the author of a year’s chosen book visited campus to speak. Pleased with how well students and the author connected, faculty and administrators hope to bring future common-text authors to campus. Emily St. John Mandel, […]

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Symposium digs to heart of pope’s ecology challenges

John Allen delivers the keynote address at Tuesday evening’s Symposium on Pope Francis and ecology. Below, Joseph Gainza, at podium, and Laurie Gagne, behind him, offer opening remarks. With his recent “eco-encyclical” Laudato Si, Pope Francis is challenging American Catholics to set aside recent “pernicious tribalism” inherited from U.S. society at large in order to rebuild a […]

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Faculty and Staff Career News

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