Emmanuel College
Formal Seal of Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, USA.svg
Latin: Collegium Emmanuel Bostoniensis
Motto"God with us"
TypePrivate college
Established1919; 103 years ago (1919)
AccreditationNECHE
AffiliationRoman Catholic (Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur)
Academic affiliations
Colleges of the Fenway
Endowment$159.1 million (2020)[1]
PresidentMary Boyd
Academic staff
77 full-time
Administrative staff
92 full-time
Students2,500[2]
Undergraduates2,198
Postgraduates290
Location,
U.S.

42°20′30″N 71°6′12″W / 42.34167°N 71.10333°W / 42.34167; -71.10333Coordinates: 42°20′30″N 71°6′12″W / 42.34167°N 71.10333°W / 42.34167; -71.10333
CampusUrban
Fight SongWhen the Saints Go Marching In
Colors   
NicknameSaints
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division III
MascotHalo the Saint Bernard
Websitewww.emmanuel.edu

Emmanuel College is a private Roman Catholic college in Boston, Massachusetts. The college was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first women's Catholic college in New England in 1919.[3] In 2001, the college officially became a coeducational institution. It is somewhat selective, admitting 74% of applicants.[4] It is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium. In addition to the Fenway campus, Emmanuel operates a living and learning campus in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

History

Administration Building, Emmanuel College
Administration Building, Emmanuel College

The Emmanuel College Administration Building was built in 1919 by the architecture firm Maginnis & Walsh. Maginnis & Walsh are also known for building Gasson Hall at Boston College and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.[5][6] The Administration Building at Emmanuel College is notable for its early 20th century Gothic architecture.

In the early years, Emmanuel was a day college preparing women for professional fields such as education, nursing and social work. Despite being commuters, students were involved in numerous co-curricular activities including student publications and athletics. The 1920s, 1930s and 1940s saw growth not only in the student population, academic programs and activities, but also in the physical campus, with additional land purchases on Brookline Avenue and Avenue Louis Pasteur. In 1949, the college completed the construction of Alumnae Hall, a science center, the first building constructed on campus after the original Administration Building.

The trustees of the college were incorporated by the state in 1921.[7]

John F. Kennedy served on the college's advisory board from 1946 until his death in 1963.[8]

During the building boom of the 1950s and 1960s, Emmanuel became a residential college. New buildings included Marian Hall (residential, dining and student center), St. James Hall, Julie Hall, St. Ann Hall, Loretto Hall and St. Joseph Hall. The Cardinal Cushing Library was also dedicated in 1965. By 1968, residential students outnumbered commuters for the first time.

In the 1970s, Emmanuel responded to shifting demographics with new degree completion programs to adult learners. Then, in 1990, the college expanded its programs to include flexible accelerated formats, with programs in business and nursing offered at satellite centers.

In 2000, cash-strapped and with fewer than 500 students enrolled, Emmanuel College faced an uncertain future. Longtime President Sister Janet Eisner, who had presided throughout years of enrollment decline and sought to save the college from closure, oversaw a signed agreement with Merck Pharmaceuticals. With this, the college agreed to lease a portion of its campus for a new research laboratory to Merck for 75 years and approximately $50 million. The agreement made Emmanuel the only college in the country with a pharmaceutical lab on campus.[9]

At the same time, Emmanuel started admitting men, enrolling its first undergraduate male students in 2001. The financially stabilizing alliance with Merck permitted Emmanuel to begin building new dorms and buying back buildings it had sold in leaner times.[citation needed] Going co-ed and improving the campus sparked a sustained revival that made Emmanuel one of the fastest-growing colleges in New England at that time.[citation needed]Emmanuel’s building plan also included the Jean Yawkey Student Center, which opened in 2004 as the first new building on campus in 35 years.[10] That same year, Merck opened its 12-story facility, with a glass facade visible over the college's main quad and English Gothic buildings.[citation needed]

The college administration used the windfall to secure millions in federal science grants to fund construction of a $50 million science center. The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center opened in fall 2009, effectively doubling the academic space of the campus. The Wilkens Center is four floors and 47,500 feet and contains faculty/student research space and offices, student study areas, new classrooms for all academic areas, 120 underground parking spaces, as well as teaching laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics.[11]

Overall enrollment tripled following these changes[citation needed], though by 2007 male enrollment declined to about 25% of the student body following an initial surge that had followed when it went co-ed [12]

In 2016, Julie Hall was torn down to make way for a new apartment-style 18-floor residence hall. Built for a cost of $140 million, the cost of the project was the same as Emmanuel's total endowment. The resulting residence hall, opened in 2018, provides 692 beds of apartment-style housing to upper-class Emmanuel students and approximately 250 students from nearby MCPHS University, generating additional revenue.[13]

Emmanuel College celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2019. In 2022, President Janet Eisner retired, and Mary K. Boyd, PhD, was named the college’s 13th president.[14]

Campus

Emmanuel's 17-acre campus is located adjacent to the Longwood Medical District in the Fenway area of Boston. The gated campus consists of 11 buildings, including seven academic buildings and four dormitories. Academic buildings include the original Administration Building, the Cardinal Cushing Library, the Jean Yawkey Center, Marian Hall, the Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center and Merck Research Laboratories-Boston.[15]

Approximately 75% of Emmanuel's traditional undergraduates reside in the residence halls on campus, while the remainder commute from the local area. The four dormitories include St. Ann Hall, Loretto Hall, St. Joseph Hall and St. Julie Hall (formerly New Residence Hall).[16] In 2018, Emmanuel College opened an 18-story residence hall at the location of the original Julie Hall. The new St. Julie Hall provides apartment-style housing to upper-class students, as well as a convenience store and a Dunkin' Donuts.[17] Additionally, classes are offered at the graduate and professional level at satellite locations in Quincy and Woburn.[18]

Emmanuel College was ranked among the top ten best college locations in America and the #1 college location in Massachusetts.[4]

Organization

The college is Roman Catholic, founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.[19] It is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium, which also includes neighboring Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and formerly Wheelock College.[20]

Academics

Jean Yawkey Center
Jean Yawkey Center

At the undergraduate level, Emmanuel offers over 60 majors, minors and concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences.

The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees require the successful completion of a minimum of 128 credits, distributed among the general requirements, major requirements and elective or minor courses. Students are required to complete the first-year seminar program during the first semester of their freshman year, which consists of a one-semester topical seminar related to "Knowledge, Values and Social Change."[21]

Emmanuel College is composed of six schools. These are the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, the School of Science & Health, the School of Business & Management, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing.[22]

In 2019, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing granted the college initial approval status for four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.[23]

The most popular majors at Emmanuel College are Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Business, Management, Marketing, Education, and Communication and Media Studies.[24]

Emmanuel College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.[25]

Scholars

As of Fall 2022, Emmanuel College has produced several Fulbright faculty scholars in the past decade: two in 2015-16 and one in 2020-2021. In addition, Emmanuel produced student Fulbright scholars annually from 2010 to 2014, and again saw two students awarded Fulbright grants in the 2020-2021 academic year.[26][27]

Internships

Internships are an integral part of the curriculum. 100% of Emmanuel graduates complete an internship.[28] The Office of Internships and Career Development has over 850 internship opportunities in Greater Boston listed on its career website, EC3: Emmanuel College Career Connect. As of 2010, 1/3 of the job offers that new Emmanuel graduates receive come from the companies at which they interned.[29]

Graduate and professional programs

Emmanuel began offering graduate and professional programs in management, nursing and education in 1980. Today the college enrolls 700 graduate and professional students at its campuses in Boston, Quincy and Woburn and offers degrees and certificates in Biopharmaceutical Leadership, Education, Human Resources, Management, Nursing and Research Administration.[30]

Student life

Emmanuel College, Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center
Emmanuel College, Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center

Clubs and organizations

The college sponsors approximately 50 student clubs and organizations, most of which are managed by the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs. Academic clubs include Art, Art Therapy, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Business Organization, Political Forum, Philosophy, Pre-Med (36 Hours), Psychology and Sociology.[31]

Arts/Performances clubs include the Emmanuel College Theatre Guild, Shakespeare Society, Acapocalypse, For Good Measure, Pep Band, Photography club, and more.[32]

Community Service/volunteer clubs include the Emmanuel College Community Outreach (ECCO), Habitat for Humanity, Love Your Melon and Support Our Troops.

Since 2012, Emmanuel College has worked with Children's Miracle Network to hold an annual dance marathon, raising funds for childhood cancer research at Boston Children's Hospital.[33]

There are a variety of cultural organizations, including an International Student Association, Asian Student Association, Black Student Union, Muslim Student Association, Latino Student Association, Irish Club, Italian Club, Gender Equality Club, and OUTspoken (LGBTQ).[34]

Media/Publications groups include Emmanuel College Radio, Epilogue (Yearbook), Her Campus, Writer's Block, Spoon University, and The Hub (Newspaper).

Political/special interest groups include Political Forum, Model U.N., and Youth in Government

The Student Government/Programming Board groups include the Programming Team, Class Officers, Commuter Council, Residence Hall Councils and Student Government Association.[35]

Controversies: Campus Sexual Assaults

In 2016, a female student decided to leave Emmanuel College in her sophomore year to protest the fact that a male student she said had raped her in 2015 was found “not responsible” for assaulting her by the university administration, after administrators advised her to let the college handle the allegations, rather than police.[36]

Her announcement, which complained that the university "did not think a rape kit and countless accounts of the night was sufficient evidence",[36] received significant media attention.[37][38][36][39][40] Boston.com reported, "The college issued a statement in response, and said it handles all cases in a comprehensive manner that fully complies with Title IX."[37]

Then, in 2018, a male student who was found guilty of “all forms of sexual misconduct including any form of unwanted sexual advances and contact” was allowed to remain on campus.[41] The student was later featured in an Emmanuel College athletics promotion video. The college’s decision to feature him to promote the athletics program prompted the female student he had assaulted to take to social media with her concerns, writing: “He was found responsible. I see my rapist every day. And now, he’s a face of our athletics.” [41]

The viral tweet prompted additional students to share their own stories of on-campus sexual harassment and sexual assault, and to condemn the way Emmanuel College administrators handle sexual assault cases, in a #MeToo-style series of disclosures posted to social media.

Around the same time, The Spectrum reported that 10 rapes and 7 instances of nonconsensual fondling had been reported on the Emmanuel College campus between 2014 and 2019.[42] Looking at the 2019 data, College Factual found that, in raw numbers, Emmanuel had more reported incidents of violence against women on campus than other universities nationwide. It also noted that 67% of college campuses recorded 0 instances of reported violence against women in the same period.[43]

Reporting on the sexual assault reports and their administrative handling, campus newspaper The Hub noted that survivors' stories since 2015 shared a common theme: "the drive for justice and a need for change."[44]

As the number of shared stories of mishandled sexual assault cases increased, students planned a series of protests including a day of silence in May 2020, to raise attention to what they said was the school's pattern of failures to adequately deal with incidents of sexual assault.[45] Seventy-eight full-time professors officially supported the cause and canceled classes.

The protestors called on President Janet Eisner and her administration to implement zero-tolerance sexual assault policies,[41] with an open letter in Her Campus magazine demanding "that Emmanuel College administration changes how they handle sexual assault on our campus so that sexual predators are held accountable and no survivor is forced to live and learn in an environment where their assailants are protected and used for promotional materials."[46]

The college responded to the protests with a Title IX listening session and the initiation of a “campus climate task force.”[41][47]

Athletics

Emmanuel athletic teams are the Saints. The college is a member of the Division III level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) since the 1995–96 academic year.

Emmanuel competes in 16 intercollegiate varsity sports: Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball.[48] Club and intramural sports include men's baseball, women's dance, women's field hockey, co-ed sailing and co-ed cheerleading.[49] Former sports included women's tennis, which competed until after the 2013 spring season (2012–13 school year). Emmanuel began to sponsor men's sports since the college became co-educational, effective in the 2001–02 school year.

Clemente Field

In the summer 2009, Emmanuel College partnered with the City of Boston for the $4 million comprehensive restoration of Roberto Clemente Field, a city-owned field located in the Back Bay Fens across the street from the campus in the Emerald Necklace. The renovations included an upgraded 120,000 sq. ft. NCAA-regulation synthetic turf field, a three-lane rubberized all-weather track, Musco lighting, practice facilities for expanded track and field events, a new scoreboard, as well as spectator stands and handicapped seating.[50] The field serves as home for Emmanuel softball, men's and women's soccer and women's lacrosse teams, as well as the practice facility for men's and women's track and field. The field is open to the public, and is used by Boston Latin School athletics, Fenway High School gym classes, Colleges of the Fenway intramurals, and adult and young summer softball leagues.[51] The City of Boston-Emmanuel agreements is valid for 10 years and will presumably be revisited in 2019.[52][citation needed]. The track is approximately 422 meters long.[53]

Notable people

In addition to serving on the advisory board, John F. Kennedy gave the college's commencement speech in 1949.[62]

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