Category: The College of Saint Rose

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: 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,…

Good to know: Hollis Seamon’s next chapter

After 31 years on the Saint Rose English faculty, Hollis Seamon was retiring. So as classes were winding down and final papers being submitted, the professor also had many, many boxes to pack up and loads of old files to discard from her spacious office in Dolan Hall. “I have four unpublished novels in my shelves and files,” observed the…