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Commentary: Efforts to show compassion could help save lives

By | Sep 21, 2011

Two years ago, I sat in a funeral parlor and witnessed the private memorial for the son of my mother’s friend. The room was stuffy on that hot July day and packed with people, young and old. While I didn’t recognize many of the faces surrounding me, something was familiar. The pain I saw on…

A student’s perfect pitch

By | Oct 24, 2008

As Ryan Silveira begins to play a 19th century Italian Neapolitan classic, “Torna a Surriento,” he cracks a smile and a look of ease passes over his face. His fingers dance across the piano keys, while his powerful tenor voice fills a small practice room in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The freshman…