Donations Help to Prevent Students from Going Hungry

By Molly Hurley

Editor-in-Chief

Students, faculty, and administration come together at Bridgewater State University to help those in need. When it comes to student hunger, Jane Doherty, staff associate in the Department of Chemical Sciences knew just what to do to make a difference. Food Bank 4 U, a project to offer free food to students began on September 1, 2014.

The idea came about while Doherty was attending an OID (Office of Institutional Diversity) book club meeting. She says, “My daughter Julia came up with the call to action ‘Feed The Future’ and is the business side of Food Bank 4 U.” Doherty, who is now the Founder and Director of Food Bank 4 U, wanted to give her idea a name that students wouldn’t have think too hard about to understand its purpose. Doherty says she wanted the name to be “simple and self-explanatory.” Continue reading “Donations Help to Prevent Students from Going Hungry”

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Meet the Young Man with an Inspirtational Story

By Michael Rooney

Campus Life Editor

You don’t know a person until you truly get to know them – until you step into their shoes or, at the very least, try to imagine living through hardships. Meet Zachary Wright, a junior undergraduate student at Bridgewater State University.

Wright began attending as a computer science major with a perfect 4.0 GPA. In his tenure at the university, he was awarded a scholarship from the Korean government that permitted him to spend a year studying abroad there. But did you know that Zachary was homeless for part of his childhood? Continue reading “Meet the Young Man with an Inspirtational Story”

Sent on behalf of President Clark

Dear BSU:

Following President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Friday effectively closing our nation’s borders to immigrants from seven Muslim countries, several federal courts acted quickly over the weekend to temporarily halt the implementation of the Executive Order.  These developments, coupled with news headlines and protests around the world, have left many in our BSU community concerned, confused, and in too many cases, afraid. Continue reading “Sent on behalf of President Clark”

Sent on behalf of those concerned

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Dear President Clark,

We, the undersigned, recently engaged in an email discussion on our faculty list-serve, denouncing President Trump’s Executive Order suspending all immigration from Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Somalia along with the indefinite suspension of the resettlement of Syrian refugees. This ban has disrupted the lives of hundreds of refugees, scholars, and professionals as well as alienated our allies in the world. The Executive Order has violated our core American values by discriminating against certain groups based on their national origins and religion while making ourselves more vulnerable to outside threats. Continue reading “Sent on behalf of those concerned”