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Provost Mary Marcy Appears on WAMC, Speaks About Women in Politics  

On the eve of President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, Provost Mary Marcy appeared on WAMC to discuss Justice Sonya Sotomayor and other issues related to women in American politics. Listen to the full program.

Backyard Enlightenment

Paul  ‘Monshin’ Naamon— natural sciences, mathematics and Asian studies faculty member—is also the abbot of the nearby Tendai Buddhist Institute.  A reconstructed red barn in East Chatham, NY, the institute is a transformed barn-turned temple that hosts the only ordination training for Tendai Buddhist priests outside of Japan. This summer, Tendai Buddhist practitioners from across the globe will venture to the Berkshires to participate in a kaihogyo, an ancient meditation integral to the training of Tendai Buddhist monks.  

Newsweek Magazine Profiles Alumnus Will Hall ’81

Will Hall ’81—founding director of the Icarus Project, an organization composed of 8,000 grass roots activists dedicated to transforming the stigma associated with mental illnesses—was profiled last month in Newsweek for his work advancing the cause. Visit the Newsweek profile directly and view a slideshow for more on Hall’s career and cause.

Incoming Freshman Named a 2009 Young Woman of Promise 

The St. Petersberg Times reports that Mallory Hogan, a high achieving Junior at The Academy of the Holy Names, has been given a Young Woman of Promise award by the Athena Society. At the age of two, Hogan was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and most doctors said she would never walk. After striding up to the podium to receive her award she said, "Today, I would like to meet all the doctors who said I would never walk and shake their hand. By giving me such a dire prognosis, they only proved that I could prove them wrong, which happens to be one of my favorite hobbies." Hogan will begin her Simon’s Rock career this coming fall.

Students Squash the Competition!

The Keene Sentinel reports that student Rhonda Lake won four straight matches at the fifth annual Hudson Cup Squash Tournament at Vassar College. Lake captained the Simon's Rock team to an 11-1 match play record-winning first place in Division TV, and is heading home with the 2009 Hudson Cup!

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