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Monthly Archives: May 2007

Supreme Injustice

- Sam wouldn’t know how it feels. Neither would John, Nino, or Tony. Clarence should know from related experiences — but Clarence seems to be in denial about a lot of issues. I know how it feels. “It” is sex discrimination…
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Rachel and Rosie

- Sunday, May 27, was the 100th birthday of a true American icon, someone Time magazine called one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century. Rachel Carson was an environmental activist long before the “green movement” became popular.…
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- Today we remember all of the men and women who gave their lives in defense of this nation. More than 3400 American troops have died in the Iraq War, more than 100 just this month. We remember them, and the…
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The Last Colony

- If Queen Elizabeth’s recent visit left some Tory descendants wondering what life on this side of the pond would have been like if things went the other way on that bridge between Lexington and Concord, look no further than the…
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Why Women's Colleges?

- My friend Mt. Holyoke College President Joanne V. Creighton wrote a great op-ed piece entitled “Why We Need Women’s Colleges” in yesterday’s Boston Globe on the value of women’s colleges. You can read it by clicking here. President Creighton…
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Graduation Day

- As I write, several thousand members of families and friends of Trinity’s Class of 2007 are gathering on the lawn outside of my window — I just went out to do the sound check and they are already cheering! The…
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Justice for Dorothy

- Yesterday, a Brazilian jury convicted Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura of ordering the contract assassination of Sister Dorothy Stang, SND in the Amazon rainforest in 2005. He received the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. According to Sr. Joan Burke,…
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Barbara York '72: Cable TV Exec of the Year!

- As we being the great season of Commencement and Reunion, I am thinking about so many current students as well as alumnae who truly exemplify the mission of Trinity — our timeless values of intellectual excellence and women’s achievement, the…
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Stewardship and Dr. Willke

- Following are my remarks from today’s Memorial Mass for Jean C. Willke: Stewardship is a rare concept in American life — an idea that expresses a profound sense of responsibility for the integrity and vitality of our assets and resources,…
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Remembering Dr. Jean Willke

- At the end of March, one of Trinity’s legendary academic leaders died. Dr. Jean C. Willke, professor of History, former academic dean, former vice president for Academic Affairs, retired from Trinity in 1994, but her influence continues to be strong…
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