Tyler Shaffer ’16, and Adam Kalogeros ’18, sat in the new WMCK studio in Cushing Hall doing some production work for their radio show this week, leading up to the station going live on the Internet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5.
Pope Francis’ historical address to both chambers of Congress and the Supreme Court on Sept. 24 was a nonpartisan call to act for the common good rather than selfish interests, agreed a Merrimack College faculty panel. The panelists spoke in the Rogers Center for the Arts immediately after a live broadcast of the pope’s speech for several hundred members of the college community.
Merrimack College assistant professor of health sciencesMichael Corcoran is the lead author on a 5,500-word article, accepted by the prestigious Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, studying the effects of exercise on people at least 65 years old, that shows even small amounts of exercise are beneficial when they can’t do the recommended 150 minutes a week.
Political Science Department associate professor Anne Flaherty nurtured her interest in supporting refugees working at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during an undergraduate internship. She worked with the non-profit Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program in St. Louis. Flaherty worked at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as an assistant professor of political science for six years before joining Merrimack’s staff this fall. She’s is developing a course for the spring semester on immigration policy in the U.S.
A blog post in “Academe Magazine” written by Merrimack Sociology Department chairman Michael DeCesare, who’s also chairman of the American Association of University Professors’ Committee on College and University Governance, was recently cited in the prestigious “Inside Higher Ed” magazine detailing tenure controversy at the University of Texas’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and its move toward shared governance with faculty members.