In this issue, learn how students made Costa Rica and New Hampshire their classrooms in January and February as they immersed themselves in the rainforest to study sustainability and dove into the thick of the nation’s first presidential primary. As the pandemic raged in March, the Quinnipiac community responded in myriad ways. Health care alumni treated patients with urgency and hope. Journalism grads reported with humanity, and professors and teachers pivoted online to teach. Together, we are Bobcat Strong.
Answering the Call
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across America, the Quinnipiac community responded in myriad ways. Health care professionals treated patients with urgency and hope. Journalists reported with humanity. Teachers found new ways to reach students. Together, we are Bobcat Strong.
Ten students and their professors headed to Costa Rica in January to learn about sustainability and multiculturalism in the tropical classroom of the rainforest. From sloths and howler monkeys to clean air and water, students discovered a world of new ideas, new places and new friends.Read the article
All the ‘Rage’
With school shootings as a social backdrop, the Quinnipiac theater program performed “RAGE” this winter. Based on a Stephen King novel from 1977, the play examined the issue of gun violence in schools through the lens of a high school student who kills one of his teachers and also of the author whose book allegedly inspired several school shootings.Read the article
The Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio opened in March to help students become better storytellers as part of their academic and professional development. The new studio hosts a diverse lineup of podcasts including “Isolated Together,” about life in the age of COVID-19.Read the article
Quinnipiac students headed to New Hampshire in February to experience politics up close during the Democratic primary as part of a class taught by Professor Scott McLean. They met candidates, knocked on doors in rain and snow to spread the message of their candidate of choice, squeezed into rallies and attended a nationally televised debate.
Richard Robinson, the first black chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, spoke eloquently and sometimes bluntly about leadership, law, diversity and race during a Black History Month conversation and dinner that honored legacies of excellence.
Oh, the Humanity!
Digital brain implants, artificial intelligence, biometric chips — at what point is humanity sacrificed for technology’s gain? Joseph Carvalko, JD ’80, an adjunct professor in the School of Law, writes about this complex matrix in a new book.
Brooke Reilly ’20 always knew she would have to say farewell to Quinnipiac at some point — at least as an undergraduate. But she wasn’t prepared for her final wave to come in March. In an exclusive essay, she writes about her time as a Bobcat and her future as a journalist.
Instead of throwing away broken tennis rackets and other gear, Andrés Bella ’99 turns them into works of art. His portraits of tennis stars and pop stars — created with glue, paint, string and other materials — have been shown around the world.
Check out the wedding and baby photos you submitted and catch up with all the news of your classmates in this section, as well as photos from the new pub.
Stories to Tell
After working as a reporter for several years, Mercy Quaye ’13, MS ’18, went back to school to earn a master’s degree in public relations. Today, she is the founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project, which helps organizations disseminate their messages.
Learn what School of Law alumni are up to on the notes page and read about David Bogan, JD 86, one of Connecticut’s top public utility lawyers and a partner at Locke Lord, an international law firm with over 20 offices.
On the Rocks
A new pub and grill has opened in the Rocky Top Student Center, York Hill Campus.