St. Francis of Assisi was watching over Siena when it first opened its doors on September 22, 1937. The Franciscan spirit was palpable 85 years to the day later as faculty, staff, and administrators gathered to observe not only the College's birthday, but a new building and new guideposts to lead Siena
into the future.
Siena hosted the September 16 presentation “The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy and the Stench of Politics” for its annual Constitution Day observation. Ava Ayers, J.D., associate professor of law at Albany Law School, was the featured speaker.
Check out College Fashionista right now, and you'll find 20 back to school beauty deals or 15 pairs of shoes you need for the start of the academic year. The website has been a total game changer for Madison Savage '23 – not for the fashion trends, but for the opportunity.
Parker Taft '24 was packing his bags just before leaving for London when he heard the news. Queen Elizabeth II had passed, and as the announcement reverberated around the globe, it dawned on Parker that he'd be flying into a country in mourning.
Michael Simeone Jr. '23 has never been a fan of tattoos, though his parents got matching ink that read "SM4L" – soul mate for life. Unfortunately, one of those lives was cut suddenly short this spring. Michael's now living his life to honor his dad, in honorable (and painful) ways.
Flags from the nations of some of Siena’s international students have been proudly displayed in the atrium of the Sarazen Student Union for a few years now. The College recently doubled the number of flagpoles to nearly 50 so that every single country represented by an international student on our campus can have its flag proudly on display.
“Send Silence Packing” is a traveling exhibit that features more than 1,000 backpacks arranged on its host college’s academic quad. It made a stop at Siena on September 21 near the start of its annual national tour.
Karin Lin-Greenberg, M.F.A., associate professor of English, read from Vanished, recently released by the University of Nebraska Press, at a September 15 event with guests joining in person and via Zoom.