The items on the walls and shelves of Art McCabe’s Andover office testify to his interest. Photographs feature key figures in Irish culture and politics, such as Deputy First Minister Mark Durkan, Nobel Prize-winner John Hume, and Sinn Fein leaders Martin McGuiness and Gerry Adams (whom McCabe will assist during a U.S. trip later this year). There are also Irish books, toys, pieces of bog oak, photographs and original artwork. McCabe favors framed quotations on the walls, including W.B. Yeats,’ "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
Scenes from the HOD (clockwise from top left): MBA officers Joseph Vrabel,
Richard Van Nostrand, John Dugan and Kathleen O’Donnell take part in the debate; president-elect Vrabel accepts the official MBA gavel from
Carol DiMento at the close of her final HOD meeting as president; and Ethics Committee chair Andrew Kaufman accepts an award from Carol DiMento marking his 20th year as committee chair.