Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

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Good to know: Getting off campus, getting out the vote

      On a recent Tuesday morning on Albany’s Washington Avenue, Saint Rose sophomore Marys Christie watched the foot traffic and had an insight about American democracy. “I was looking at how many people get on and off the bus,” said Christie, who is majoring in political science with a minor in economics. “That means they don’t all have…

Good to know: Saint Rose brought her to Romania, a Fulbright is bringing her back

“I just want to know what’s out there,” Priscilla Ly, December ’15   As a Saint Rose student, Priscilla Ly helped organize a conference on human rights and a student semi-formal dance. She headed the Student Events Board and the Philosophy Club, co-chaired “Social Justice Week,” moderated the Student Ethics Forum and worked with the Office of Spiritual Life. She…

Good to know: Starting college, one adventure at a time

Their first full day as college students had everything going for it: wind flowing through endless pine trees and the sparkling blue water of Otsego Lake dotted with sailboats and seagulls. It was in this setting that 32 brand new Saint Rose students divided into teams were assigned homework: build a raft from four plastic barrels, four planks and assorted…

Good to know: The night David Sweat came to Albany

Richard Matt was already dead. Now the hunt for Matt’s accomplice, David Sweat, continued to rivet the nation three weeks after the two murderers escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York’s North Country. Back in Schenectady that Sunday afternoon in late June 2015, Joseph Bianchino ’11 G’14, a producer at CBS affiliate WRGB CBS 6, was planning the day’s…

Good to know: Welcoming them home

HELPING REFUGEES EASE THE TRANSITION At home in Bhutan, a small country bordering India and China, Chhabilall Timsina Sharma was a doctor overseeing a network of public health facilities. But in the 1990s, his family and thousands more ethnic minorities fled to Nepal to escape intimidation and torture by the government. Sharma spent the next eight years treating individuals who,…