Croquet practice at St. John's College was in full swing yesterday as Navy Team Captain Midshipmen 1st Class Eric Bermudez stopped by to chat with Imperial Wicket Samuel Collins (A15). The two will lead their respective teams in this year's Annapolis Cup, the annual croquet match between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy. The match will be held April 18 at St. John's College.
Author and psychiatrist Jonathan Shay will deliver the 2015 Kristensen Memorial Lecture entitled “Homer on Military Leadership” at St. John’s College. The lecture is part of the joint lectures series between St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy to honor the memory of Lieutenant Commander Erik S. Kristensen, an alumnus of the St. John’s College Graduate Institute.
Mary Domski, professor, University of New Mexico, will give a lecture titled “The Deduction of Truth from Phenomena in Isaac Newton’s ‘Principia Mathematica’” at St. John’s College. Domski’s lecture will address Isaac Newton’s celebrated claim from his renowned text, the General Scholium (1713), that in his “experimental philosophy,” he does not “feign hypotheses” but instead “deduces” propositions “from the phenomena.”
As a freshman in the St. John's College intramural program, Matthew Denci (A15) received a memorable nickname. He shares that story, as well as others about translating Antigone, playing croquet, and what he plans to do after graduating from St. John's College.