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Defense refuses to rest: Glove carries McDonald through 15 MLB seasons
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Defense refuses to rest: Glove carries McDonald through 15 MLB seasons

From his formative days growing up in New London, Conn., right through his long Major League Baseball (MLB) career, John McDonald ’10SCE has sworn by the belief that you can turn a negative into a positive. With a big-league résumé that spans 15 seasons and a World Series championship with the 2013 Boston Red Sox, … Continue reading »

Positively Providential: New Dominicans energize campus with teaching and preaching
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Positively Providential: New Dominicans energize campus with teaching and preaching

They’re the new guys on the block — three young Dominican priests assigned to teach and to assist in Campus Ministry at Providence College. Rev. Justin Brophy, O.P., who is 29, and Rev. Augustine Reisenauer, O.P., who is 32, arrived at PC in September 2012 and were joined this academic year by Rev. Michael O’Connor, … Continue reading »

Women’s cross country ‘mini-meet’ paves way to NCAA title
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Women’s cross country ‘mini-meet’ paves way to NCAA title

It wasn’t until the sixth race of the season, a “mini meet” that was just a 3-kilometer competition, that Ray Treacy ’82 thought that his Providence College women’s cross country team had the strength to contend for the national championship. That race, at Central Connecticut State University, was the first time his injury-prone co-captain, Grace … Continue reading »

Behind the scenes: Costume Shop stitches the color into every campus production
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Behind the scenes: Costume Shop stitches the color into every campus production

For Valerie Chase ’14 (Charlton, Mass.), who is majoring in both public and community service studies and French, learning to sew was an unexpected bonus of a Providence College education. The new skill came courtesy of the Costume Shop in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film, where Chase has been a student worker for … Continue reading »

Inner-city students come to PC to learn college readiness skills
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Inner-city students come to PC to learn college readiness skills

Every Saturday morning, 90 students from urban middle schools and high schools in the Providence area are bused to Harkins Hall, where they are taught college readiness skills by six student-teachers from Providence College. The program, which began in September, is part of a three-year agreement between PC and The College Crusade of Rhode Island, … Continue reading »

An unforgettable eight days in Provence
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An unforgettable eight days in Provence

Provence in October meant eight days of beautiful weather, sightseeing, delightful food, and best of all, Friars for company. Southeastern France was the destination for the eighth Friar Explorations Alumni Travel Program. The 25-member group included 10 who had been on Friar Explorations trips before: Therese Burke ’85 of Chepachet, R.I.; John Capetta ’77 and … Continue reading »

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ‘shocks’ Curley ’85
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U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ‘shocks’ Curley ’85

Her emotions ran high when former Friar women’s ice hockey standout Cindy Curley ’85 learned that she had been selected a member of the 2013 class of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Mind you, Curley is no stranger to receiving accolades; the lengthy and notable list includes her 2013 enshrinement into the Providence … Continue reading »

Santander extends study abroad, service grants agreement with College
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Santander extends study abroad, service grants agreement with College

Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank, N.A., signed a seven-year agreement extension with the College to provide study abroad diversity and global service-learning grants to students who otherwise might not be able to study and serve abroad. The commitment builds on a three-year agreement between Santander and PC in 2010 and could impact up to … Continue reading »