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Biggio’s Big Moment

After 20 years with the Houston Astros and a storied career in baseball, former Seton Hall catcher Craig Biggio is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On a sunny summer afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., the place all baseball players dream of, delivering a speech from a stage on a lush green lawn, Craig Biggio looked out onto a crowd of fans displaying the orange of the Houston Astros, the team he spent his entire career with.

But he also saw a splash of something else. “Pirate blue,” he said later.

“It didn’t go unappreciated.”

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The Ripple Effect

A series of scholarships established in the name of Army Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio ’00/M.A. ’04, who died while on duty in Iraq, allow his spirit of generosity to live on.

Had Army Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio ’00/M.A. ’04 returned from the war in Iraq, would he have pursued a career in diplomacy? Or would he have become a social worker or a teacher — or even a priest? He had considered all these possibilities.

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Through Divine Mercy

In the face of heartbreak and tragedy, Barbara La Porte, M.A. ’13 relied on a steadfast faith in God. Her journey toward healing offers a remarkable lesson in the power of forgiveness.

When Barbara La Porte tells her story, she raises some of the hardest questions most of us will ever face: How do we make sense of tragedy? When another’s actions cause us suffering, how do we respond? When the unimaginable happens, where do we turn?

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