Graduate Education team workshops support colleagues in pandemic

The Graduate Education Program at Saint Michael’s College works with inservice and preservice teachers. A team of St. Mike’s professors (Claudine Bedell, Tess Dussling, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Cathy Quinn, Amy Saks Pavese, John Tapper, and Becky Wigglesworth) gathered recently to brainstorm how they could support their colleagues in the field during these unprecedented times due to the […]

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Saint Michael’s embraces racial equity ‘Challenge’

Nearly 130 Saint Michael’s College faculty and staff members in July answered the “Challenge” to build purposeful habits surrounding racial equity through education, conversation and awareness over a 21-day stretch from July 1 through July 21. “The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge” is an online resource that has national popularity, created by Dr. Eddie […]

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Mukeba ’12 to serve new state Racial Equity Task Force

“At times there are things that are not really planned and not your choice – you have to do it,” says Kyendamina (Cleophace) Mukeba ’12, a Saint Michael’s College political science graduate who recently was appointed to serve as a community representative on a new Racial Equity Task Force for Vermont established by Vermont Governor […]

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College announces new graduate certificate in Public Health Equity

The current pandemic and racial tensions have shed light once again on the inequities that exist in society, especially within our healthcare system.  In an effort to help solve these healthcare inequities, Saint Michael’s College has launched an online Health Equity Graduate Certificate program. The program takes aim at one of greatest challenges facing the […]

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Playhouse spirit sparkles on for 2020, in legacy, anticipation

With the Saint Michael’s Playhouse’s 2020 season canceled due to a pandemic, Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin ’80 has had a lot of time during these hot months – normally his busiest and happiest — to reflect on his favorite memories and best hopes for the venerable campus summer institution that dates back to the […]

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Academic preparations: Innovation, engagement

Tara Natarajan, dean of the faculty at Saint Michael’s College, said two days of professional development with faculty on July 9 and 10 to prepare for the coming reopening amid the challenges of a COVID-19 pandemic were encouraging, productive and positive. Dean Natarajan wrote to faculty after the sessions:  “In saying how good the two […]

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Saint Michael’s responds to new order affecting international students

Saint Michael’s President Lorraine Sterritt responded to questions today regarding a new directive from Homeland Security that would require international students to take classes in person this fall despite limits on classroom capacities that are pushing more courses online at colleges and universities around the country. Sterritt communicated her empathy for the uncertainty the directive […]

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St. Mike’s people join in the push for a COVID-19 vaccine

Craig Duffy ’06, a Saint Michael’s Spanish graduate and liberal arts enthusiast who became a supply-chain logistics specialist across varied industries, landed in January with the major Boston-area pharmaceutical firm Moderna, and since early spring has been supporting one of the most promising clinical trials for a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. “I support […]

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Alumna teacher fills virtual classroom with love, support

In times of wavering optimism and instability, people are especially reliant on hope. Amanda Neary ‘06, a fourth-grade teacher at Hinesburg Community School and former Saint Michael’s College graduate student, did not allow pandemic-driven hysteria to interfere with her devotion to the classroom. Instead, Neary used this as an opportunity to provide her students with […]

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Partnership boosts public health career opportunities

Silver linings are hard to find in a pandemic, but Saint Michael’s College students interested in public health careers are discovering heightened purpose and focus from the challenges that COVID 19 poses. For example, two 2020 graduates, Maura Dodge and Emilee Cornelius, have been accepted to the prestigious Boston University School of Public Health this […]

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