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December 2010 - Issue 73

Marymount’s Miracle on 26th Street: A Dream Fulfilled
Sixty years ago, Marymount’s founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, dreamed of a Catholic institution of higher learning in northern Virginia – a college that would offer young women a solid liberal arts education plus vocational skills to help them achieve success in a rapidly changing world. Through hard work and unwavering faith, they made that dream a reality.
 
Fashion Design and Merchandising Skills Create a Source of Support for Malawi Orphans
Poor children in Malawi sometimes don’t attend school for reasons as stark as they just don’t have a shirt to wear. It was this simple, heart-breaking fact that propelled Nettie Graulich, who has taught part-time in Marymount’s Fashion Department for 30 years, to launch a vocational sewing project in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa.
 
Religious Tolerance: Learning How to Disagree Well A Conversation with Dr. Brian Flanagan
Marymount Assistant Professor of Theology Dr. Brian Flanagan provides some perspective on the complex issue of religious tolerance and the search for understanding and acceptance within the human family.
 
Living and Learning Together: International and American Students Become World-Class Global Thinkers
Living and learning together every day, the international and American students at Marymount challenge one another’s assumptions, gain a more nuanced view of the world, and discover common ground. They also form lifelong friendships, build intercultural understanding and respect, and emerge as global citizens ready to function successfully in an increasingly interconnected world.
 
The Third Time Was the Charm for This MU Staff Member
In February 2010, while most of the DC region was digging out of Snowmaggedon, Dr. Silvio Menzano, director of Marymount’s Counseling Center, was hunkered down in front of his home computer, taking an online test that he hoped would make him a contestant on what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted official status as “America’s Favorite Quiz Show.”
 
 
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