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Hailing Hailstones

For many, the name Thomas J. Hailstones is synonymous with the University’s Williams College of Business. Now, it will become a fixture on the side of the building. On May 3, University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., announced that the Williams College of Business building will become Hailstones Hall. This is the first time a major building on campus has been named for someone other than a priest or benefactor. Graham made the announcement during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the M.B.A. program, 40th anniversary of the business college and 20th anniversary of the Williams College of Business building. Hailstones, who died in 1993, founded the M.B.A. program and was the college’s first dean. Silver Anniversary | Nursing isn’t what it used to be. Today, nurses can enter the field as specialists in any number of areas: health care law, forensics, school nursing, gerontology, computer information management or even parish nursing. That evolution was celebrated on May 10 when the University’s department of nursing held its 25th anniversary. Sue Schmidt, chair of the nursing department, says the department has expanded beyond offering a bachelor’s degree in nursing to now offer a pre-licensure program and a master’s degree program, as well as programs where graduate nursing students can seek dual degrees in business, criminal justice and education. One thing that hasn’t changed much: the number of men entering the profession. All faculty in the program are women, and only three of the 140 students are men.

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