Saint Anselm College

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Saint Anselm College is a Benedictine, liberal arts college in Goffstown, New Hampshire.wikipedia
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Goffstown, New Hampshire

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Saint Anselm College is a Benedictine, liberal arts college in Goffstown, New Hampshire. The campus is situated in Goffstown, New Hampshire, with a portion of the athletic fields occupying the adjoining town of Bedford.
The town is home to Saint Anselm College (and its New Hampshire Institute of Politics) and is the former location of the New Hampshire State Prison for Women, prior to the prison’s relocation to Concord in 2018.

New Hampshire primary

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Since the 1950s, the college has played an important role in the "first in the nation" New Hampshire primary, and has served as the national stage for many future presidents, candidates, and supporters.
Examples of this extraordinary coverage have been seen on the campuses of Dartmouth College and Saint Anselm College, as the colleges have held multiple national debates and have attracted media outlets like NPR, Fox News, CNN, NBC, and ABC.

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

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The Institute of Saint Anselm Studies was founded in 2000, and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics was founded in 2001.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) is an academic institute at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Saint Anselm Abbey (New Hampshire)

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Named for Saint Anselm of Canterbury (Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109), the college continues to have a fully functioning and independent Benedictine abbey attached to it, Saint Anselm Abbey. The Abbey Shield was designed by Pierre de Chaignon la Rose of Harvard University. Joseph Hall is named after the third Abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey and former Bishop of Portland, Maine, Bishop Joseph John Gerry.
The monks are involved in the operation of Saint Anselm College.

Thomas J. Dodd

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A notable alum of Saint Anselm Preparatory was Connecticut Senator Thomas J. Dodd.
He graduated from Saint Anselm College's preparatory school, run by Benedictine monks in Goffstown, New Hampshire, in 1926.

United States presidential debates

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The college has also been home to several national presidential debates which have attracted extensive media attention.
Saint Anselm College has hosted four primary debates throughout 2004 and 2008; it is a favorite for campaign stops and these national debates because of the college's history in the New Hampshire primary.

Jonathan DeFelice

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Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B. is the former President of Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Denis Mary Bradley

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The first bishop of Manchester, Denis Mary Bradley, invited the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey, to form a college and preparatory school in his diocese.
He is credited with co-founding Saint Anselm College with Abbot Hilary Pfrängle (OSB) in 1889 as Bradley had persistently requested the Benedictine monks of Saint Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey to establish a Roman Catholic college in the Diocese of Manchester.

Manchester, New Hampshire

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The mailing address for students and faculty is Manchester, New Hampshire.

New England

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Founded in 1889, it is the third-oldest Catholic college in New England.
One college in particular, Saint Anselm College, has been home to numerous national presidential debates and visits by candidates to its campus.

Pierre de Chaignon la Rose

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The Abbey Shield was designed by Pierre de Chaignon la Rose of Harvard University.
He also designed arms for institutions both Catholic and secular, including The Catholic University of America, Saint Anselm College and Rice University.

John F. Kennedy

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Presidents John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon each delivered important policy speeches there.
Kennedy gave a speech at Saint Anselm College on May 5, 1960, regarding America's conduct in the emerging Cold War.

Steven DiSalvo

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In 2013, Steven DiSalvo, the former president of Marian University, was named the 10th president of Saint Anselm.
He has also served as the President of Saint Anselm College (2013-2019) and President of Marian University (Wisconsin) (2010-2013).

Joseph John Gerry

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Joseph Hall is named after the third Abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey and former Bishop of Portland, Maine, Bishop Joseph John Gerry.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Anselm College in 1950, and completed his theological studies at the abbey.

Bedford, New Hampshire

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The campus is situated in Goffstown, New Hampshire, with a portion of the athletic fields occupying the adjoining town of Bedford.
A small number of athletic fields on the campus of Saint Anselm College are located in Bedford.

New Hampshire

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The monks were forced to rebuild the college, spending considerably less money on the construction, as they had received only $55,000 from the Insurance Commissioner of the State of New Hampshire.
Saint Anselm College in Goffstown has become a popular campaign spot for politicians as well as several national presidential debates because of its proximity to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Patrick W. Ford

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Alumni Hall was constructed by the Benedictine monks and local contractors from 1891 through the winter of 1892; the building was designed by Patrick W. Ford, an Irish-American architect from Boston.

Grade inflation

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Saint Anselm College has resisted what the college sees as the grade inflation trend at many of America's college's and universities.
A small liberal arts college in New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College has received national attention and recognition for attempting to buck the trend of grade inflation seen on the campuses of many American colleges and universities.

Dom DiMaggio

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In 2009, the college lost a notable trustee, Dominic DiMaggio, an All-Star center fielder for Boston Red Sox who served on the college's Board of Trustees from 1978 to 2009.
In 1978 he was named a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Anselm of Canterbury

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Named for Saint Anselm of Canterbury (Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109), the college continues to have a fully functioning and independent Benedictine abbey attached to it, Saint Anselm Abbey.
In the United States, the Saint Anselm Abbey and its associated college are located in New Hampshire; they held a celebration in 2009 commemorating the 900th anniversary of Anselm's death.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester

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The first bishop of Manchester, Denis Mary Bradley, invited the Benedictine monks of St. Mary's Abbey in Newark, New Jersey, to form a college and preparatory school in his diocese.

Orvieto

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Archaeological excavation – The Classics Department sponsors an excavation at Castel Viscardo, a city near Orvieto in Italy.
Saint Anselm College has set up a program where each summer, students travel to Italy to work at the college’s archaeology site located at the Coriglia excavation site, just outside town.

Humanities

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The Dana Center for the Humanities is the premier performing arts center on the campus of Saint Anselm College.
Other colleges with nationally recognized, mandatory programs in the liberal arts are Fordham University, St. John's College, Saint Anselm College and Providence College.

Harvey C. Barnum Jr.

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After graduation from high school, he entered Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

Skip Bafalis

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He graduated in 1948 from Manchester Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, then attended until 1952 Saint Anselm College in neighboring Goffstown, New Hampshire.