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Encyclopedia > Emmanuel College, Boston

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. Fenway-Kenmore is a neighborhood (sometimes thought of as two neighborhoods) in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated September 17, 1630 1820, as a city  County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... The Colleges of the Fenway consortium comprises Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College. ...

Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel was a women's college until 2001, at which point it went completely coed. Prior to that, men could only become students through the ECAP program [1], graduate and professional programs [2], or as adult learners. The Institute of Notre-Dame de Namur, commonly known as the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is a Roman Catholic order of nuns, dedicated to providing education to the poor. ...

At the heart of the campus is Emmanuel's Chapel. It is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture, and it was restored in the late 1990s. (There's a photo at [3], but it really doesn't do it justice.) See also Gothic art. ...

Emmanuel has consistently offered numerous reputable programs [4], such as education, performing arts, and communication. It boasts 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. The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Communication is the process of exchanging information usually via a common system of symbols. ... For information about a medical intern, see the article on Medical residency. ...

A part of Emmanuel's Catholic-rooted mission [5] 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 excellent scholarships. At the time of this writing, students with a high GPA and SAT scores of at least 1270 could apply for a full-tuition "presidential scholarship" [6] -- one of the best scholarship deals in the city. Note: The term scholarship can mean either the methods employed by scholars (see scholarly method) or an award of access to an institution and/or money for an individual for the purposes of furthering their education. ... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The SATs (pronounced S-A-T not sat) are standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen. ...

One unique characteristic of the college is that the admissions office accepts applications on a rolling deadline [7]. This means that students can apply for admission at ANY TIME, right up to the beginning of the semester! However, scholarship and financial aid deadlines are firm, so students should plan carefully.

Emmanuel's student life [8] is vibrant. The college has a Theater Guild founded by students in 1997, which has in recent years grown tremendously and won regional theater awards; a literary magazine; a Peace and Justice club; numerous NCAA sports teams; "Midnight Breakfasts" every semester during exams week; and much more. It also has an art gallery on campus, the Lillian Immig Gallery, which features exhibits from a variety of professional artists.

Since the 2004 Presidential Election, Emmanuel College has become more and more political, especially with the creation of the College Republicans and College Democrats Club. 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.

At Emmanuel's helm is its president, Sister Janet Eisner [9]. Eisner has been president of the college since 1979, and during her tenure has accomplished many things -- not the least significant of which was spearheading the association between the Colleges of the Fenway.

After going coed, enrollment increased dramatically at the college. 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. To help accommodate them, it 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.[10].

External links

  • Emmanuel College Website
  • Photo tour
  • Emmanuel College Theater Guild



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