Oct. 3 — Items — How did one hurricane cause so much damage in Puerto Rico? The online newsletter of the Social Science Research Council, “Items,” published an article co-authored by Alexa Dietrich, associate professor of anthropology at Wagner College, exploring the historical background that led to the crippling of Puerto Rico’s electrical power grid and water distribution system by Hurricane Maria. Read the article here.
Oct. 5 — Staten Island Advance — The Advance Weekly Entertainment section highlighted a gallery reception for the exhibition by Emily Thompson, “Urban Archaeology,” that was on display in the Wagner College Gallery. See the announcement here.
Oct. 6 — Advance — Advance reporter Kristin Dalton published another story about the way Staten Island colleges — including Wagner College — were handling reports of sexual assault. The newspaper’s reporting continued to assume that colleges should relay all such reports directly to law enforcement authorities, even though advocates for rape survivors say that such a requirement would discourage most survivors from reporting their assaults at all. Read the news story here.
Oct. 13 & 14 — Two New York newspapers, the Daily News and the Advance, reported on a lawsuit filed by a Horrmann Library employee against his male supervisor and the college, claiming that he had been subjected to on-the-job sexual harassment. The college did not provide comment for either story. Read them here from the Daily News and the Staten Island Advance.
Oct. 23 — Advance — For its Staten Island Time Capsule series, the Advance featured a “Memoirs” interview with Wagner College voice instructor Anthony Turner. Read the interview here.
Oct. 30 — Inside Higher Ed — Editor Scott Jaschik wrote a news story about the decision by Lehigh University trustees to not rescind the honorary degree they had given to Donald Trump. The story mentioned our trustees’ decision to do the same, but only 66 words of the 1,000-plus-word story were focused upon Wagner College. Read the story here.
Nov. 7 — Daily Pennsylvanian — The newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, Donald Trump’s alma mater, ran a news story about Lehigh University’s decision not to revoke an honorary degree awarded to Trump in 1988. The article mentioned Wagner College’s decision in passing. Read the story here.
Nov. 9 — Facebook — Moche Inc., an NGO partner of Wagner College in Peru, shared with us a video from the Facebook page of the Laredo district on the northern coast of Peru, highlighting the medical care that Seahawk P.A. graduate students and professors had provided to more than 1,000 local residents. Watch the video (in Spanish) on the Wagner College YouTube channel, or see the original post @ http://bit.ly/2iVMTQR
Nov. 13 — Advance — A news story about a suicide prevention fund- and awareness-raising event on the Sutter Oval sponsored by Wagner College co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Read the story here.
Nov. 16 — Advance — The Advance Weekly Entertainment section highlighted two campus events: the Wagner College Theatre production of “Nine,” and the Wagner College Gallery’s new exhibition, “Myths and Tales.” See the highlights here.
HUGH L. CAREY INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM
Oct. 1 — The Hill — Following John McCain’s decisive vote in the Senate against repealing Obamacare, Carey Institute senior fellow Joshua Spivak, a nationally recognized expert in recall elections, wrote an op-ed essay for The Hill, a top Washington political website, with an unmistakably clear title: “You want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible.” Read the essay here.
Nov. 2017 — Governing — Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak was a source for an article on why attempts to recall state lawmakers are rare. Read the story here.
Nov. 4 — Daily News — In a guest editorial, Wagner College trustee Seymour Lachman, founding director of the Carey Institute, made the case for why New York state needed a constitutional convention in order to overhaul the government in Albany. Read the essay here.
Nov. 16 — CNBC — Joshua Spivak writes that, “if Roy Moore pulls off his Senate win, expelling him is no slam dunk for McConnell.” Read the op-ed essay here.
HOLOCAUST CENTER / CHAI SOCIETY
Oct. 17 — New York 1 — The New York City cable news channel aired a news story about a Wagner College visit by journalist Mark Sullivan, who told the story behind his book, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel,” a deeply researched, fact-based fictional account of how 17-year-old Pino Lella of Milan became an Allied spy during World War II and helped Jews escape over the Alps from Fascist Italy. The event was sponsored by the Wagner College Holocaust Center. See the NY1 story — and watch a video of the complete program on our YouTube channel.
Nov. 9 & 10 — silive — The Staten Island Advance website, silive, posted video and a story about this year’s commemoration of Kristallnacht by Wagner College’s Holocaust Center, focusing on the experience of survivor Egon J. Salmon and family. Watch the video — and read the story.
PORT RICHMOND PARTNERSHIP / 30 THOUSAND DEGREES /
CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Oct. 31 — Education Dive — A startup education news website wrote about the partnership between Wagner College and Port Richmond High School. Read the story here.
Nov. 1 — Advance — Four students in Wagner College’s Bonner Leaders program, coordinated by the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement, are planning a personal relief mission to Puerto Rico during the winter break, gathering cash donations and supplies. Read the news story here.
Nov. 12 — Advance — Former Staten Island Advance editor and Wagner College journalism professor Claire Regan wrote about a Nov. 8 panel discussion about issues facing the community, sponsored by the New York Women’s Foundation and moderated by Arlette Cepeda, director of Wagner College’s Center for Leadership & Community Engagement. Among the participants was Wagner College Trustee Mary Caracappa, a New York Women’s Foundation board member. Read the story here.