It’s not enough to go to college and get good grades. Many employers expect students to graduate with relevant work experience, explained Dr. Heather Maietta, director of the O’Brien Center for Student Success.
The second Social Justice Week to raise awareness of issues such as gender inequality, racism, religious intolerance and media bias; and the roles of education and activism in the struggle for social starts this week.
After receiving a record number of first-year applications for admissions, Merrimack College began releasing admission decisions on March 19. This is Merrimack’s second online release of first-year admission decisions, and follows the inaugural online release of decisions for Early Action and Early applicants in December.
Panelists for a symposium on Freedom of Speech, Religion, and the Press that met March 25 as part of Merrimack College’s Social Justice Week agreed terrorism against the media can’t be justified socially or religiously, even when newspaper stories or cartoons are offensive.
The Rev. Rick Piatt, O.S.A., has helped lay the groundwork for a cutting-edge educational program called Language in Play in the Lawrence School District that is helping immigrant children learn English and improve their grades.
Two Merrimack College alums returned to campus March 18 to share their experiences with undergraduates about the rigors they went through getting ready for medical school and to offer encouragement to others who want to follow them. Dave Daniels, 24, of Andover, and Petar Golijanin, 24, of Novi Sad, Serbia, were biochemistry majors who graduated in 2013. They’ve been best friends since their sophomore year of college.