We as a community mourn the loss of 26 people in the shooting that took place Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. During yesterday’s liturgy in the College Chapel, we remembered the victims and prayed for their families, the members of the First Baptist Church and others affected by this senseless act of violence.
Last December, I wrote to the College community (see below) to express the importance of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, established by President Obama in 2012. Today, as elected officials prepare to address the future of DACA, Emmanuel College affirms its strong commitment to this vital and humane policy.
Dear Members of the Emmanuel College Community,
This past weekend, our nation witnessed a disturbing outbreak of hatred and violence as white-nationalist groups rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. Events took a particularly shocking turn as one demonstrator deliberately plowed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a young woman, Heather D. Heyer, and injuring nearly 20 others. To Ms. Heyer’s family, and to all harmed in this tragic incident, we send our heartfelt prayer.
On Friday, April 21, Emmanuel College hosted the celebration marking the completion of Phase One of the Muddy River Restoration Project, a comprehensive effort to prevent flooding, improve water flow and make landscape upgrades along this historic waterway. The milestone also marked the official opening of the “Justine Mee Liff Park.” Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, former Governor Michael Dukakis, Colonel Christopher Barron of the US Army Corps of Engineers and other dignitaries were in attendance.
The park is named after Justine Mee Liff, who served as Boston’s first female Parks and Recreation Commissioner until she passed away in 2002. Liff was dedicated to restoring the Emerald Necklace in Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr.’s original vision.
The Muddy River Restoration Project’s objectives seek to improve flood control and water quality, enhance the aquatic/riparian habitat, rehabilitate the landscape and historic resources and implement Best Management Practices in the Longwood Medical and Academic area. The project introduces new river crossings and plantings along the recreated river’s edge for habitat and bank retention.
Announcing the 2017-2018 Emmanuel College 1804 Society Leadership Team: Congratulations to Jeremy Morrisette, Jackie Sady, Alanna Woodlock, Sophia Berardinelli, Dan Chadwick, CJ LaCreta, Kylie Scott and Tina Le!
This dynamic leadership team will continue 1804’s tradition as a mission-based organization rooted in the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN).
The 1804 Society upholds the values of the SNDdeN and of Emmanuel’s founding vision by engaging in service, traditions, and educational programs which make the mission known and valued on campus and beyond. We can’t wait to see what this leadership team accomplishes next year!
From Wednesday, April 5 to Sunday, April 9, Emmanuel students performed Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” musical. Each of the five 8:00 p.m. showings, and the matinee on Sunday, were sold out performances.
The show, which was written by Doug Wright, includes fan favorites like Ariel, Ursula, Prince Eric, King Triton and Sebastian and features musical numbers like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Read more
MARCH 2017—While many students, faculty, and staff returned to campus from a well-deserved week off after this year’s Spring Break, those who participated in the Alternative Spring Break program returned from a journey that was less-than-relaxing but more-than-fulfilling.