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Tosca, and the Met in HD

This season promises to be a very good one indeed. Aida will be presented this Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 and 6 p.m., followed by Turandot in November and Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann in December
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St. Edmund, and a place of contemplation

We live in a world just a as fragmented as that of St. Edmund’s, and the challenge we face is similar: How do we remain whole and integrated persons despite all the adaptations that the world demands of us?
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The Green Campus

And as universities, we should also practice what we preach and implement green practices where possible. There’s no point in lamenting — in the classroom — the damage we are doing to the earth, if we are going to carry on as usual as an institution.
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Project Pierre Toussaint

This week, I sent this message to the Fairfield University community concerning the news regarding Project Pierre Toussaint: To the Fairfield University community: In the past few days, our community
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The National Day of Service

All of us will have our own unique memories of Sept. 11, 2001, memories filled with shock, grief, and sadness. In the history of every nation there are such watershed moments where no one goes
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What does a President Do?

Now and then someone will ask: “What does a university president do?” One story I always like to tell is about the time when a reporter from our student newspaper asked if they could “shadow” me for a
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Stanley Fish and the Core Curriculum

No writer on the mission of universities has a higher profile at the moment than Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International
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Should universities teach “citizenship?”

One of the things that we stress at Fairfield — increasingly so — is the importance of building a community amongst our students. In a few weeks our class of 2013 will be arriving, and while their
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