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BSU Week in Review - 11/18 - 11/24

News & Events

This week’s edition features Tent City, Thanksgiving in Flynn Dining Commons (Tilly), A Visit to the State House, and the English Department’s Visiting Author Series with Andre Dubus III. (Videos and photos by students Travis Garlick, Brian Zayas, Erin O'Leary, Nick Allende; edited by Yvana Osborne and Nick Allende, University News).  

Lobster Tales

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Students in the first-year seminar course, “Lobster Tales,” got a close-up glimpse into the fishing industry during a class trip to New Bedford. Dr. Eduardo Perez, assistant professor of sociology, traveled with his students to Oceans Fleet Fisheries, the nation’s largest producer of fresh North Atlantic sea scallops, to tie classroom learning into real-life experiences. From this outing, the university is now working toward partnering with Oceans Fleet for upcoming internship opportunities.

Rider Up

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University police are getting a leg up on patrolling campus. Make that four legs.

Thanks to an agreement with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, the university now has a part-time mounted police unit.

The horses are on campus as needed, for special events and to patrol the surrounding trails and other areas. The program will also serve as a community outreach tool. Meanwhile, plans call for BSU’s equestrian team to play a role in the program. (Video by students Travis Garlick and Yvana Osborne) 

'Keys' to the City

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Professor Emeritus Henry Santos put on a bravura demonstration for a near-capacity Horace Mann Auditorium audience, performing the music of three little-known composers.

“The Piano Recital of New Orleans Composers of Color” featured a selection of solo pieces composed by Basile Barès, Sidney Lambert and Lucien Lambert. The goal of the program was, in the words of Professor Santos, “to bring the music off the shelf and into the public domain.”

BSU Week in Review - 11/11 - 11/17

News & Events

This week’s edition features International Education Week’s “International Cook-Off” and “Stories, Dance, & Culture in Turkey,” the Unleashing Voices Poetry Slam, Native American Heritage Month’s Powwow, and Midnight Madness. (Videos by students Shane Lamarre, Erin O’Leary, Nick Allende; edited by Yvana Osborne and Nick Allende, University News).  

‘World’ Champs

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The Geo-Bears are on top of the world.

In a manner of speaking, anyway. The university’s geography team scored a resounding victory in this year’s Geography Bowl, which was held at Clark University as part of the annual New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geography Society conference.

It was the Geo-Bears first win in the 20-plus year history of the event. Members of the winning team are Kevin Bean, Courtney Bigelow, Phillip Clougher, Tyler Saia and Warren Sutcliffe.

Going Global

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BSU joined institutions across the world in celebrating International Education Week (IEW).

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. Events held on campus included one dedicated to Japanese culture, a primer on educational education opportunities for student teachers, presentations about different countries, human rights issues from around the world, and informational sessions for those seeking to study abroad.

Class Act

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Each year, the class celebrating its 50th reunion makes a sizable donation to the university. This year, the Class of 1963 donated $163,000. The class gift was presented at the annual alumni dinner held during Homecoming weekend.

Class of ‘63 members Dr. Edward J. Meaney and Mae Doherty presented the check to Dr. Brenda Molife, vice president for university advancement.

The amount was raised over a five-year period by class members in honor of the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Bridgewater.

Faculty Focus: Bullying in the NFL

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Is there such a thing as bullying in the violent sport of professional football? That’s the question sports fans, educators and commentators are pondering this week, after allegations arose out of the Miami Dolphins locker room. Player Jonathan Martin left the team, saying he’d been bullied by teammate Richie Incognito.

Rights for All

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Civil rights leader Julian Bond came to campus as the fall 2013 presidential distinguished speaker, sharing with a large audience his thoughts on the age of Obama, the Tea Party Movement, conservative politics, Washington’s current troubles, and the scourge of the narrow minded.

After a few humorous remarks and recalling how he’d visited the Bridgewater campus in the 1970s, Mr. Bond got down to business, saying the election of Barack Obama did not equal “racial nirvana.” 


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