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Media Update, Nov. 29, 2015 thru Feb. 10, 2016


Dec. 2 — New York 1 — Wagner College biology professor Brian Palestis was one of the experts consulted by New York 1 reporter Amanda Farinacci for her story on the soaring deer population on Staten Island and various proposals for controlling it. Watch the story here.

Dec. 21 — Staten Island Advance — “Humans of New York” creator Brandon Stanton will be this year’s commencement speaker at Wagner College. Read the story here.

Jan. 6 — The Resource — The annual report of United Water, which provides water to Toms River, N.J., included a photo and descriptive caption highlighting last year’s return visit by Wagner College’s Young African Leaders Initiative program, led by biology professor Donald Stearns. The YALI group was interested in the struggle to clean up environmental contamination that had polluted the Toms River water supply. See the photo here.

Jan. 13 — Advance — Advance society columnist Carol Ann Benanti highlighted the “Wise Woman” honor bestowed upon Wagner College education leader Carin Guarasci by the Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women at its annual Epiphany Celebration. Read the column here.

Jan. 21 — Advance — A front-page brief highlighted College Goal N.Y., an annual workshop spearheaded by Wagner College’s Financial Aid Office that helps parents of prospective college students complete the necessary paperwork to qualify for financial aid. See the brief here.

Jan. 21 — Advance — Our local community newspaper helped us publicize the closing of our campus during the blizzard expected that weekend. Read the story here.

Jan. 23 — New York Post — Sports writer Howie Kussoy featured Wagner College hoops star Dwaun Anderson. Read the story here.


Feb. 4 — Advance — Education writer Diane Lore reported on Wagner College’s listing in the new edition of the Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back” guidebook, which ranked us as a “best value” college. Read the story here.


Dec. 22 — Washington Post — “Grade Point,” an education blog published on the Washington Post website, ran an opinion piece by President Richard Guarasci about what real integration should look like on the American college campus, using some of Wagner College’s innovations as examples. Read the essay here.


Jan. 29 — Advance — Columnist Carol Ann Benanti reported on Port Richmond Partnership member Project Hospitality’s Winter Gala, where Wagner College’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement was given the Eleanor and Paul Proske Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to the Poor. The award especially recognized the role of the CLCE in coordinating the Port Richmond Partnership. Read the story here.


Dec. 21 — Crain’s Chicago Business — Joshua Spivak, a senior fellow with Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, is a nationally recognized expert on recall elections. In this op-ed column, he comments on a new recall law making its way through the Illinois legislature that would allow for the recall of Chicago’s mayor. Read the essay here.

Dec. 29 — The Week — Joshua Spivak reviewed the year’s news about recall elections in this op-ed piece. Read the essay here.

Dec. 29 — Washington Times — Reporter David Sherfinski spoke with Joshua Spivak for his news story reviewing the year’s recall elections. Read the story here.

Jan. 3 — Associated Press — Reporter Ivan Moreno spoke with Joshua Spivak for his news story about a law being considered by the Illinois legislature that would allow voters to recall Chicago’s mayor. Read the story here.

Feb. 5 — City & State — “New York Slant,” the new politics blog published by the well-established political newspaper City & State, ran Joshua Spivak’s take on a new “ethics reform” law passed in Albany that betrays how little Albany actually knows about ethics reform. Read the essay here.


Dec. 14 — New York 1 — Once it’s constructed, the New York Wheel will be Staten Island’s largest structure: a 630-foot-high Ferris wheel. With construction now underway, a Staten Island artist — Wagner College art professor Bill Murphy — is preparing to document the transformation, as NY1’s Amanda Farinacci reports. Watch the story here.

Jan. 14 — PleinAir Magazine — Bob Bahr, editor of the Plein Air Today blog, wrote a feature story on Wagner College art professor Bill Murphy’s latest project: graphically documenting the construction of the New York Wheel overlooking New York’s Upper Harbor. Read the story here.

Feb. 4 — Industry Magazine — Regina Molaro wrote a three-page career profile of Bill Murphy for this glossy regional magazine. Read the story here.


Nov. 29 — Advance — The Advance did a mid-run review of the Wagner College Theatre’s Main Stage production of “The Most Happy Fella.” Read the story here.

Dec. 1 — Broadway World — A short preview promo of the WCT Stage One production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Read the story here.

Jan. 19 — Broadway World — A short story previewed the upcoming visit to the Wagner College Theatre by Ali Stroker, the first wheelchair-mobile actor to appear on stage in a Broadway show (Deaf West’s “Spring Awakening”). Read the story here.

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