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Liberal Arts Honors Program up close: Katherine Helming ’09
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Liberal Arts Honors Program up close: Katherine Helming ’09

Not every cancer researcher works with the perspective that shapes Katherine Helming ’09. In September 2010, the doctoral student at Harvard Medical School was diagnosed with leukemia. After two years of chemotherapy, Helming is now cancer free and has returned to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and her classes at Harvard, where she hopes to graduate in 2015. Continue reading »

Crowned Ethics Bowl regional champs
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Crowned Ethics Bowl regional champs

Providence College beat more than 15 schools in its first year competing in the 2013 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl Championship. The team, made up of Robert Gervasini ’15, Michael Wasenius ’14, Laura Wells ’14, Michael McCormick ’15, and Mark Dushel ’14, made it to the quarterfinals of the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., in February. Continue reading »

Humbling work, golden results: 1963-64 championship team set PC hockey foundation
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Humbling work, golden results: 1963-64 championship team set PC hockey foundation

EDITOR’S NOTE: The members of the 1963-64 Providence College men’s hockey team gathered in February for a two-day reunion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the team’s ECAC Championship and the first appearance by any Friar team in an NCAA Tournament “Final Four.” The following story conveys their impact on the success and tradition of the … Continue reading »

Retiring faculty have profound influence on students, College
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Retiring faculty have profound influence on students, College

This year, 12 faculty members are retiring after more than 40 years of service each at Providence College. Together, they devoted 538 years of teaching, guiding tens of thousands of PC students.  The list includes esteemed researchers and authors who have left their mark on the College in myriad ways — by serving in administrative … Continue reading »

Global service learning expansion 
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Global service learning expansion 

PC now offers three semester-long courses that combine a service trip — through a partnership with an international nonprofit organization — with study of the issues affecting those communities and reflection on the response. Sponsored by the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, students can choose from trips to Tijuana, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic as part … Continue reading »

Heart & Soul
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Heart & Soul

In more ways than one, Bryce Cotton ’14 personified the unforgettable 2013-14 Providence College men’s basketball team. Undersized and underappreciated, Cotton paid a price to be a Friar, traveling all the way across the country from his Tucson, Ariz., home. In reality, he had little choice because his only big-time scholarship offer came from PC, … Continue reading »

Foundations, corporations assist key College needs with major gifts
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Foundations, corporations assist key College needs with major gifts

Beneficiaries include summer bridge program Acute priorities — including financial aid for deserving students, infrastructure needs, and faculty and student scholarship — are reflected in a series of charitable gifts and commitments from foundations and corporations to Providence College. Led by a record $3.25 million commitment from The Angell Foundation of Los Angeles, Calif., foundation … Continue reading »

‘High-caliber’ alumni bolster Teach For America’s mission
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‘High-caliber’ alumni bolster Teach For America’s mission

Providence College graduates are working with Teach For America (TFA) in record numbers. This 2013-14 academic year, 16 graduates or former students at PC began teaching through TFA in underserved classrooms across America. The national organization is dedicated to improving the quality of education for low-income students in urban areas. Teachers typically make an initial … Continue reading »