Emmanuel College, Boston

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name = Emmanuel College
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latin_name = Collegii Emmanuel


motto = עמנואל
(Immanuel: "God with us")
established = 1919
type = Private
endowment = $71 million [http://www.emmanuel.edu/about/factsheet.asp]
staff =
faculty = 77 full-time
president = Sister Janet Eisner
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students = 2,350
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city = Boston
state = MA
country = USA
campus = Urban, 17-acres
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colors =
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mascot = Saints
fightsong =
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affiliations = [http://www.colleges-fenway.org/ Colleges of the Fenway]
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website = [http://www.emmanuel.edu/ www.emmanuel.edu]
address = 400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
telephone = 617-735-9715
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Emmanuel College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college located on The Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a part of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium and is situated adjacent to the Longwood Medical District.

History

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel was a women's college until 2001, at which point it became completely coeducational. Prior to that, men could only become students through the ECAP program [http://emmanuel.edu/gpp/bsba/default.asp] , graduate and professional programs [http://emmanuel.edu/gpp/] , or as adult learners.

In the 1990s, Emmanuel's incoming freshman class typically comprised about 100 students. Upon going coed, the incoming freshman class comprised about 300 students -- 100 of whom were male. Emmanuel had not had such comparatively high enrollment numbers since the 1970s. In 2006, the total undergraduate population was 1,600 students. To help accommodate them, the college bought back one of its old dormitories, Julie Hall, which it had sold to Beth Israel Hospital during a time of financial crisis. Other recent improvements include the renovation of Marion Hall into a new Student Center. The school's local pub, P.J. Kilroy's, closed in late 2006. It was a famous staple for the students at Emmanuel. http://emmanuel.edu/emmanuelnews/2002/may_commencement.asp] , the Jean Yawkey Center.

Educational programs

Emmanuel offers programs in a variety of areas such as education, performing arts, and communication. It has a small student-to-teacher ratio and a committed faculty. Most students engage in an off-campus internship to gain professional experience in their field of choice.

A part of Emmanuel's Catholic-rooted mission is reaching out to students who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend college. As such, the student body is quite diverse.

Emmanuel also offers a number of scholarships. Students with a GPA and SAT scores of at least 1350 could apply for a full-tuition "Presidential Scholarship" [http://emmanuel.edu/financial/types/scholarships_merit.asp] . The admissions office date is March 1st; However, scholarship and financial aid deadlines are firm.

The Endowment has increased to 85 million dollars.

tudent life

Emmanuel's student life covers a number of areas: The college has a Theater Guild founded by students in 1997, which has in recent years grown and won regional theater awards; BANG!, a well-respected literary arts magazine; a Peace and Justice club; numerous NCAA sports teams; a very competitive Model UN; "Moonlight Breakfasts" every semester during exams week; and more. It also has an art gallery on campus (the Lillian Immig Gallery), which features exhibits from a variety of professional artists.

Athletics

The Emmanuel College Department of Athletics sponsors Men's Intercollegiate Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track along with Women's Intercollegiate Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track and Tennis. They compete in the NCAA Division III. Club sports include Men's Baseball, Women's Dance Team, Women's Field Hockey, and Men's Rugby.

Since the 2004 Presidential Election, Emmanuel College has become more and more political, especially with the creation of the College Republicans and College Democrats Clubs. Clubs are increasing bringing prominent speakers on campus. For instance, the College Democrats hosted Mary Beth Cahill, campaign manager for John Kerry's presidential bid.

Notable alumni

*Mary Beth Cahill, political figure
* Geraldine Creedon, (B.A. 1967), member of the Mass. House of Representatives ("served" 1995 - "present")
*Nancy Kerrigan, figure skater
*Patrick Flynn, vocalist of bands Have Heart and Wolf Whistle.

Notable faculty

*Dick Berggren motorsports announcer and editor (former psychology professor)

References

External links

* [http://www.emmanuel.edu/ Emmanuel College Website]


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