Emmanuel to Honor Its Guiding Light - Boston Globe article
May 31, 2010
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / May 31, 2010
Sister Janet Eisner speaks with a soft voice and often breaks out a sweet, grandmotherly smile.
But despite her gentle demeanor, she is a fighter. For the past 30 years, she has steered Emmanuel College through a dramatic turnaround, moving the all-female campus to a co-ed institution and brokering a landmark deal with Merck Co. that sparked development and gave the Fenway campus a lifeline.
Today, Eisner finds herself at the cusp of history as the nation's longest-serving female college president now sitting. ... CONTINUED