You’ve heard of the French Open. You’ve seen the NBA Playoffs. The World Series? Please. We’ve got the Research Rivalry Cup, baby!
It started here at Wheaton in 2008 when Blair Rossetti ’09, a member of Professor of Biology Robert Morris’s research team (the Urchinites) challenged Kyle Judkins ’11 and the other students of Professor of Biology Ed Tong’s lab (the A-Team) to a game of basketball.
“Though we were the instigators, we lost!” Morris reports.
The following year, the Tong lab won again, in a game of capture the flag. Finally, in 2010, Morris’s team bounced back, with a win in kickball.
The rivalry game, which this year was croquet on Chapel Field on May 5, has become such an event that alums come from all over Massachusetts to play. Participants included: Kyle Glass ’11, April Greene-Colozzi ’09, Emily Green-Colozzi ’10, Timothy Horan ’10, Ali Hussain ’11, Mark Iampietro ’09, Madeline Keyes ’10, Lawrence Mulcahy ’99, Robert Manguso ’10, Amanda Rawson ’09, Blair Rossetti ’09 and Tatsushi Shintaku ’11. [Read more...]