A busy April! Croquet, Sotomayor, and other happenings

There are exciting things happening in both Annapolis and Santa Fe during the month of April. I just wanted to mention a few:

  1. The Annapolis Cup. St. John’s hosts the most famous croquet match in the world every April against the United States Naval Academy. The Johnnies won last weekend on a beautiful spring day. 7,000 people attend the match dressed in their croquet finest (there were many bow ties and hats).
  2. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. One of the most important legal minds in the country visited our Santa Fe campus earlier this month. She spoke with Johnnies and answered questions about law, history, the constitution, and her own life.
  3. “War, Terrorism, and Theater from the Iliad to ISIS.” The Friday night lecture varies week-to-week. This Friday John Sifton (A96), a director at Human Rights Watch, is speaking on literature, legal cases, and current events, focusing on the idea of theatricality in violence, and its place in military strategy and terrorism.
  4. Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke. Mr. Bernanke spoke about his tenure on the Federal Reserve to a crowd of Johnnies interested in business and economics.
  5. Novelist Salvatore Scibona. Award-winning novelist Salvatore Scibona (SF97) did a reading from his work-in-progress, “Do Not Stop the Convoy.”
  6. Impressionism at the Mitchell Gallery. You can now explore a new exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery featuring Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent.

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