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Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, MA at the age of 22 — the youngest mayor in the city’s history.

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Alex Morse ’11 challenges 30-year incumbent in Congress

October 9, 2019 0 comments

At age 22, Alex Morse ’11 was elected the youngest mayor of Holyoke, MA, just months after graduating from the University. Now, Morse has his sights set on a new office: the U.S. House of Representatives.

While at the University, Meir studied biology, took flight lessons and played in the pit for theater performances.  She cited Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller as an early influence in her scientific career.

Science & Research

Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 scheduled for first space voyage

April 25, 2019 0 comments

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will blast through Earth’s atmosphere Sept. 25 in her first ever space flight, propelling into six months of orbit on the International Space Station.

“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

Arts & Culture

Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

U.S. Congressman joins Watson Institute as senior fellow

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U.S. Congressman joins Watson Institute as senior fellow

February 7, 2019 0 comments

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., has been named a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and will teach a course for the Masters of Public Affairs program beginning in April, the University announced in late January.

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

Arts & Culture

Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 0 comments

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

Arts & Culture

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

John Krasinski ’01 stepped out of his comfort zone to direct his horror film “A Quiet Place.” Krasinski stars in the film, which features the struggles of a family in an apocalyptic world,  with his wife, actress Emily Blunt.

Arts & Culture

A conversation with John Krasinski ’01

April 5, 2018 1 comment

For nearly a decade, John Krasinski ’01 was best known for his role as Dunder Mifflin paper salesman Jim Halpert on the NBC comedy “The Office,” playing pranks on Dwight and staring down the camera with a knowing expression and a charming shrug.

Paula Angell ’78 and Rob Angell ’78 at the University's graduation ceremony.

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Tales of Brunonian love: decades of on-campus courtship

February 14, 2018 0 comments

Thirty-five years ago, an arsonist proved to be a Valentine’s Day matchmaker. 

Yellen ’67 to step down from Fed

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Yellen ’67 to step down from Fed

December 4, 2017 1 comment

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen ’67 announced her decision to resign from the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors Nov. 20.

Greg Asbed ’85 plans to channel the funds from the grant into the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworker-based human rights organization located in Immokalee, Florida, that he co-founded.

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Greg Asbed ’85 named MacArthur Fellow

October 24, 2017 0 comments

Greg Asbed ’85 was recently named one of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows.