Archive of Darcy Blake

Darcy has written 8 article(s) for InMenlo.

At his inauguration as Menlo College’s 10th president earlier this month, Richard A. Moran said he was “humbled and honored,” and promised to fulfill his new duties “faithfully and to the best of his ability.” He confided that he set his sights on becoming a college president when he was 18 years old. As a teenager, he purchased a book about college presidents at a library book swap for a quarter. He then displayed the book he has held on to all these years for the time when it would come in handy (although he acknowledged that as the book was published in 1917, it might not be all that useful today).

The president asked the audience to think of our small inclusive community as a place to “make Menlo more Menlo.” He rallied the community to work together and be proud. He said the campus should think of Menlo College as more than a hidden gem. Menlo College should be held as a leader in Silicon Valley. He concluded that we should keep striving to make the College a better place.

Menlo College was recently named “A Best In The West” by The Princeton Review for the sixth year in a row.

Photo caption: Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D., President of Notre Dame de Namur University; Richard A. Moran, President of Menlo College; Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts; and Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes magazine. Moore and Dolan spoke at the inauguration

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Menlo College student Katrina Ford develops campus sustainability program in sister’s memory

December 27, 2012 is a day Menlo College student Katrina Ford remembers with sadness. It was the day her sister, Brianna, was killed in a car accident in Oakland. Of the five people in the car, her sister was the only one to die. The driver, who was fleeing from the police when he ran […]

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Menlo College celebrates “Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai” with its 23rd annual Hawai’ian luau on April 5

Menlo College presents its 23rd annual authentic lu`au on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will include Hawaiian food, music, and dance featuring 30 Menlo College students and staff. Hawaiian music will be performed by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner, Hoku Zuttermeister. “This year, the lu’au will be simple island style with the students putting […]

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Pascaline Ujeneza’s courage brings her from Rwanda to Menlo College

Courage — the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation — is a word often used to describe the character of a leader. Pascaline Ujeneza’s story is about her courage and strength, and what it has taken for her to get where she is today. A Management Information Systems (MIS) major […]

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Mixed media art show opens at Menlo College

The works of 49 Menlo College students — blue tape art, black-and-white collages, and color paintings — are on display in the college’s Administration building. “It’s really nice to see the different talents that our students have and the way they expressed themselves through their art projects,” said Yasmin Lambie-Simpson, Dean of Student Affairs. “I wanted to […]

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Char Pribuss talks about Paintbrush Diplomacy at Menlo College art show reception

Char Pribuss, art collector and co-founder of  Paintbrush Diplomacy, was guest speaker last week at a reception for Menlo College’s first art show of the year, featuring a collection of art created by children. The exhibit, on display in the College’s Administration building, includes works from 40 young artists from all over the world. Char […]

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Artists invited to paint “Landscapes of Menlo”

The Menlo College Art Committee announces a call for entries for its upcoming “Landscapes of Menlo” show, which will be on exhibit October 15 – December 14, in the campus Administration Building. Visual artists of Menlo College and the surrounding community are invited to respond to 85 years of Menlo with any art form capturing the “landscapes” […]

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Menlo College Investment Club places 4th out of 164 teams in commodity trading competition

A team of five students in the Menlo College Investment Club traded gold and oil futures in a fast-paced electronic trading competition for a month on a professional platform to climb their way to 4th place in the nation in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s 2012 Commodity Trading Competition. Students Michael Brown, Eric Dawson, Marc LeBoeuf […]

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