Saint Anselm Monks Take Part in Pope’s Visit

May 2, 2008

Fr. Anselm, Abbott Matthew, and Fr. Benard attended the Papal mass in Washington, D.C. in mid-April.Four monks from Saint Anselm took part in the visit of Pope Benedict XVI when he came to the United States for six days in mid-April. Read more

NHIOP Research Center Dedicated to Thomas Dodd

April 25, 2008

Sen. Chris DoddFather Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of the college, dedicated a research center at the NHIOP in honor of the late Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, a 1926 graduate of Saint Anselm College’s preparatory school and 1964 honorary degree recipient. Dodd was a senior prosecutor in the international war crimes trials of Nazi leaders after WWII and dedicated his life to public service, the rule of law, and the protection of human rights. Read more

New Residence, Fitness Center Coming

April 18, 2008

fitness centerSaint Anselm College will build a new residence hall, fitness center and academic space in a $14 million construction and renovation program that will begin this spring, announced college President Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B. Read more

SIFE Advances to National Competition

April 4, 2008

SIFEThe Saint Anselm College SIFE Chapter (Students in Free Enterprise) won the SIFE Northeast Regional Championship on April 1 in Providence, Rhode Island. Read more

Tinashe Mufute ‘09 Offers First Hand Account of the Crisis in Zimbabwe

February 26, 2008

Tinashe MufuteTinashe Mufute ’09 thought he was leaving for a brief visit home when his father picked him up at boarding school in late 2001.

Mufute was 14 years old and already active in opposition politics in his native Zimbabwe. Increasingly, however, the government of Robert Mugabe was fighting dissidence with prison, beatings, torture and death. Young people were not exempt from the violence. So instead of returning to his boarding school outside of Harare, Mufute found himself on a plane to New York to live with his older brother. He enrolled at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark and because of the kindness shown by the monks there, decided to attend Saint Anselm as a politics major.

Hear him discuss his and his families’ experiences Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the NHIOP Reading Room. The event is hosted by the Center for International Affairs and sponsored by the Black Student Coalition

Today, his parents live Fairfax, Va., and continue their opposition to the dictatorial rule of Mugabe, someone they once considered a hero for ending colonial rule. His father, an accountant, is a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change and returns to Zimbabwe from time to time.

Mufute still considers Zimbabwe home, although he has returned only once since leaving for New York. He majored in politics with the idea that he may someday return and help the opposition. But he is not sure when that will come to pass.

“To live in Zimbabwe today is to live in fear.” he said. “Millions of people are starving. Things are very tough.”

Jennifer Odell ‘96 on the Today Show

February 20, 2008

Jennifer Odell '96On February 12, the Today Show featured Saint Anselm alumna Jennifer Odell ‘96 in an interview with weather and feature reporter, Al Roker. Read more

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