Fr. Jonathan Delivers Homily During Opening Mass

August 29, 2006

On the first day of classes, Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College, delivered the homily during the academic year’s opening mass. You can listen to a podcast of his homily or read a text version below. Read more

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Grade Inflation: When is an A Really an A?

August 29, 2006

Fr. Peter Guerin, O.S.B., was quoted in a article on August 24, titled Grading: Is Honesty the Best Policy? On a similar note, Portraits, the college’s alumni magazine, featured an article on grade inflation in the winter 2004 issue - The Fairness Factor. quote:

Fr. Peter Guerin, a former dean of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., agreed that “there is great pressure on non-tenured faculty who rely on student evaluations to receive potential tenure.”

“Many parents may view universities as a consumer market in which their in a way paying for the diploma,” Guerin continued, adding that “students who attend class on a regular basis and are paying tuition feel that they should be receiving that A, even if they have not deserved it.”

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Meg Carson’s Book Spawns a Documentary on Vietnam Nurses

August 18, 2006

A forthcoming book by Meg Carson, associate professor of nursing, is the basis for a documentary on Vietnam War nurses that will premiere Aug 18 and 19 on WE TV. “Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delaney” will air at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Dana Delaney, who narrates the documentary, played an Army nurse on “China Beach,” the ABC-TV series on Vietnam nurses.

The program is based on The Fine Art of Nursing Care: Lessons in Healing from War and Art, a book by Carson and Linda Finke that will be published in the spring by Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society. Carson has long had a research interest in nurse veterans of the Vietnam War. The documentary will later be available on DVD.

‘99 Alumna Joins Foreign Service

August 15, 2006

Lilly Wahl-Tuco ‘99 is heading for France. Recently sworn into the American Foreign Service, she has been assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris as a vice consul, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported in an Aug. 14 column. “As a military ‘brat’ growing up abroad with an American father and an Italian mother in a bi-cultural, bilingual family, international affairs was always an interest of mine,” she said, “but it wasn’t until I attended Saint Anselm that I looked at a career in international relations.”

Scala on Blogosphere, Exec Council

August 7, 2006

“This race will drive perceptions of how powerful the blogosphere is,” Dante Scala, associate professor of politics, told the Hartford Courant Aug. 9 following Sen. Joe Leiberman’s primary upset by a previously little known challenger.  Scala, a blogger himself, also talked about the New Hampshire Executive Council with the Portsmouth Herald. The council is the “most overlooked part of state government,” he says in the Aug. 7 article.

Ward Holder in Nashua Telegraph

August 7, 2006

R. Ward Holder, associate professor of theology, spoke to a Nashua Telegraph reporter for an Aug. 6 article about small religious congregations that have no traditional church. “This is the growing edge of American evangelical Protestantism,” he said.