Climate Teach-In for Global Climate Strike


We’re hosting a Climate Teach-In in the McKillop Library Café on Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m. in observance of the Global Climate Strike.

A teach-in is an informal discussion, so please drop in (no RSVP required) with ideas and questions, hopes and concerns about climate change, environmental degradation, and how the climate relates to the Critical Concerns of Mercy.
We all have something to learn and something to teach when it comes to caring for our common home.

This teach-in is affiliated with the Archives & Climate Change Teach-Ins sponsored by Archivists Responding to Climate Change and Archivists Against History Repeating Itself. For more information, visit If you have questions or feedback, please email [email protected].

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Join The IRC (the inclusive reading club)


Tell me more!

  • A monthly one-hour discussion of short readings
  • Readings explore diversity and inclusion on various themes, from a multicultural perspective
  • Bring us your ideas and interests!
  • Can’t make it to the meeting? Post your thoughts to the IRC’s online bulletin board by going to this link or scanning the QR code below:

The details …

  • First meeting: Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 109 in McKillop Library
  • Get the readings emailed to you after Sept. 17th by contacting Rose Albert, of Multicultural Programs ([email protected]; 401-341-3285) or Gretchen Sotomayor, McKillop Library, ([email protected]; 401-341-2281), or stop by the library’s circulation desk.

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New McKillop Café Open!


Photo credit: SalveToday

Sodexo recently expanded its dining options on campus with the opening of a new café in McKillop Library, filling the void left by the closure of Global Cafe last spring.

“The new cafe provides a comfortable gathering space that is reminiscent of the coffee shops found in Barnes & Noble,” said Mark Rodrigues, Sodexo’s general manager. “It offers extended hours and meal exchange options, ensuring that students don’t have to step away from studying to enjoy a snack or meal.”

The new café features everything students need to keep fueled while in the library, including Starbucks beverages and an assortment of freshly baked pastries and desserts.

The café’s complete offerings include:

  • Full Starbucks beverage menu, including seasonal specialty drinks, along with Pepsi products, Teavana ice teas, Tropicana and Naked juices
  • Starbucks packaged snacks and packaged study snacks, including granola bars, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit cups, trail mix, chips, whole fruit and more
  • House-made bakery items, including muffins, breakfast pastries, cookies and more
  • Ice cream novelties, Magnum ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s specialty pint slices
  • Simply to Go case with a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads

Students who miss a meal at Miley may use meal exchange to purchase breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast, a meal includes coffee or juice, a bagel and yogurt or whole fruit. For lunch and dinner, a meal includes any sandwich or salad, chips or whole fruit and a fountain drink.

Hours for meal exchange are:

    • Breakfast: 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday
    • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday
    • Dinner: 5-11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4:30-6 p.m. Friday; 4:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday (also available at Miley Mart/Starbucks from 6-11 p.m. Friday and 4:30-11 p.m. Saturday)

Source: Re-posted from SalveToday

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