May 13 — Staten Island Advance — Advance social columnist Carol Ann Benanti highlighted the Wagner College Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards dinner, including profiles of the award winners. Read the story here.
May 19 — Huffington Post — In an opinion essay, Wagner College President Richard Guarasci wrote that the key challenge of higher education today is in “matching students’ wants with communities’ needs.” Read the essay here.
May 23 — Advance — Photojournalist Jan Somma-Hammel wrote and photographed this year’s story on our commencement exercise, which featured author Wes Moore. Read the story here.
May 28 — MTV — Wagner College African history professor Ousmane Traoré was tapped by MTV to interpret the modern history of his native Senegal for an episode of its “Rebel Music” series on the way protest music has influenced political life in that West African country. Read more, and watch the complete episode, here.
June 5 — Philadelphia Tribune — The late Rev. James E. Gunther, a former trustee of Wagner College, was eulogized. Read his obituary here.
June 10 — Advance — Wagner College’s New Educators at Wagner program, an advanced training seminar for new teachers led by education professor Carin Guarasci, presented its annual Distinguished Educators Awards. Read the story here.
June 11 & 12 — various publications — Three separate publications ran stories about six Wagner College alumni who were honored during the annual Reunion Weekend awards luncheon:
- Broadway World — Christina DeCicco honored by alma mater
- Staten Island Advance — Wagner College honors four alumni for community service
- Reno Gazette-Journal — Wilfrid honored for spiritual contributions
June 17 — Advance — A short piece about the newly elected president of the Wagner College Guild. Read the story here.
June 27 — Advance — Wagner College urban studies professor Abraham Unger was one of the sources consulted for a story about several new malls being planned for Staten Island. Read the story here.
July 1 — Nurse.com — This nursing news website published a story by a Wagner College graduate student and a nursing professor about a recent medical mission to Mexico. Read the story here.
Sept 13 — Advance — The Advance previewed the New York Women’s Foundation’s annual Neighborhood Dinner, which will be held for the first time ever on Staten Island and hosted by Wagner College. Read the story here.
PORT RICHMOND PARTNERSHIP & 30,000 DEGREES
July 16-18 — Advance & New York 1 — Both the Staten Island Advance and New York 1 reported on a unique documentary theater project sponsored by Wagner College, bringing together community members from Port Richmond to discuss issues raised by the death of Eric Garner the year before and develop a series of sketches. The program, “Every Time You See Me,” was staged three times on the anniversary of Garner’s death.
- July 16 — Advance — Lauren Steussy previewed the July 17 performance
- July 17 — Advance — Lauren Steussy reported this text and video story
- July 18 — NY1 — Shannan Ferry reported this video story
Aug. 22 — New York 1 — Shannan Ferry reported on the signing of an agreement expanding Wagner College’s Port Richmond Partnership. Watch the story here.
Aug. 24 — Advance — A front-page story examined the 30,000 Degrees initiative, spearheaded by Wagner College President Richard Guarasci, that has brought together the three colleges on Staten Island to work toward increasing the number of baccalaureate degrees here by 2025. Read the story here.
- The news story was followed on Aug. 26 by an unsigned editorial in the Advance, “A United Front on the Need for Higher Education,” wholeheartedly endorsing 30,000 Degrees. Read the editorial here.
CAREY INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM
May 15 — Forbes — Joshua Spivak, senior fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, wrote an opinion essay at the beginning of this summer’s campaigning for the 2016 presidential race that explored the question, “What shot does a candidate who’s never held government office have at the nomination?” Read the essay here.
May 21 — Orange County (Calif.) Register — Spivak, who has become one of the leading national experts on recall elections, wrote that the odds favored an Orange County, California judge who was facing a recall effort. Read the essay here.
July 6 — Manchester (U.K.) Guardian — Following a mass murder in a Charleston, S.C. church, Spivak wrote an op-ed for a major English newspaper about future prospects for gun control in the United States. Read the essay here.
July 18 — Las Vegas Review-Journal — Spivak wrote about an effort to recall a North Las Vegas municipal court judge. Read the essay here.
July 29 — CNBC — Spivak wrote about Donald Trump’s reliance on “old media” coverage rather than the use of social media to push his message out. Read the essay here.
Aug. 16 — Advance — The Sunday Advance dedicated the entire front page of its Opinion section to an essay by Seymour Lachman, founder and dean emeritus of the Carey Institute. The essay was titled, “Will Political Corruption in the NYS Legislature Ever End?” Read the essay here.
June 14 — Advance & New York 1 — Both the Staten Island Advance and New York 1 produced stories about an annual Staten Island Jewish Community Center program where Wagner College history professor spoke about our new Holocaust Education and Programming Center:
- Staten Island Advance — Staten Island Holocaust survivors and families honored at JCC celebration
- New York 1 — Staten Island celebrates Holocaust survivors
June 9 — U.S. News & World Report — U.S. News published a story ranking the top 10 colleges with the most interns — and Wagner College was ranked among the 5 colleges that placed 100% of their students in internships at least once during their undergraduate careers. Read the story here.
June 25 — New York 1 — NY1 parenting reporter Shelley Goldberg interviewed Princeton Review publisher Rob Franek about his companies new publication, “Colleges That Pay You Back.” Franek recommended Wagner College’s Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing for those seeking careers in the nursing field. Read the story here.
Aug. 3 — Princeton Review — Wagner College appeared, once again, in Princeton Review’s annual “Best 380 Colleges,” and the Wagner College Theatre program was ranked #2 in the nation. See the links in our Newsroom.
Aug. 12 — Money — Wagner College was included in Money magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. See the links in our Newsroom.
Aug. 12 — Forbes — For the third year in a row, Wagner College appeared on Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list. See the links in our Newsroom.
Aug. 31 — PayScale — According to PayScale’s report on alumni earnings, released earlier this summer, Wagner College ranked #16 in New York State. See the links in our Newsroom.
Sept. 9 — three publications — In a single page in our online Newsroom, we consolidated links to three newly published national college rankings released that week: U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and USA Today. (That page is no longer active.)
MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS
July 19 — Front Page Africa — A Liberian news website reported on two of our Mandela Washington Fellows. Read the story here.
July 28 — Health Reporters — An African health news website reported on one of our Mandela Washington Fellows from Nigeria. Read the story here.
Aug. 3 — Voice of America — At the YALI Presidential Summit, President Barack Obama cited one of Wagner College's Mandela Washington Fellows in his introductory remarks, and tagged another Wagner Fellow to ask the concluding question during his Q&A session. Following the summit, Voice of America, the broadcast news service of the U.S. State Department, aired a feature story on one of our Mandela Washington Fellows and shorter individual profiles of several more Fellows. See all of the embedded video in our Newsroom.