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Media update, May 6 – Sept. 9

Welcome — or welcome back — to Grymes Hill, everyone! Here’s a review of the media’s coverage of Wagner College over the summer, since our May 6 update at the end of the Spring 2010 semester.

May 6 — The “Painting Perceptions” blog focused extensively on the work of award-winning Wagner College art professor Bill Murphy. CLICK HERE

May 6 — The Staten Island Advance, in its East Shore section, profiled Wagner College student Melissa Beck, who had won the college’s 2010 Civic Engagement Student Award the month before. CLICK HERE

May 11 — In the wake of the initial Male Studies teleconference in April, hosted by psychology professor Miles Groth, an Australian radio talk show focusing on fathers’ rights interviewed Professor Groth. You can read a description of the program, and listen to the audio interview, at THIS LINK

May 12 — The Wagnerian provided several looks back at the previous month’s “Seeds of Change” alumni forum on the 1970 Cunard Hall occupation, including two front-page stories — one by Yirmeyah Beckles, the second by Gabriella Rodriguez and Kelliann Volsario — and, on Page 4, a profile of one of the forum panelists, Col. Sharon Richie-Melvan, Ph.D. (USA, Ret.). CLICK HERE

May 13 — The Staten Island Advance’s North Shore section featured a full-page profile of Wagner College’s Port Richmond Partnership. CLICK HERE

May 13 — Biology professor Donald Stearns was profiled in Project Kaleidoscope’s “Faculty for the 21st Century” series online. CLICK HERE

May 13 — Wagner College history professor Lori Weintrob and Staten Island Borough Historian Tom Matteo, co-chairs of the committee planning for the upcoming commemoration of Staten Island’s 350th anniversary, sat down with New York 1’s Bree Driscoll to talk about the program. CLICK HERE

May 22 — Staten Island Advance education reporter Amisha Padnani described this year’s commencement exercise in this full-page story. CLICK HERE

May 28 — Both BroadwayWorld.com and the online edition of Playbill announced that Tony Award-winning actress Michele Pawk had joined the theater faculty at Wagner College.

May 30 — Following up on commencement coverage, Staten Island Advance “Inside Out” columnist Carol Ann Benanti memorialized the late Jonathan Acierno ’02, whose sister Erica was awarded a master’s degree in education this year. CLICK HERE

May 30 — Wagner’s observance of Memorial Day was featured prominently on the front page of the Sunday Advance “Extra” section. CLICK HERE

June 8 — An entry posted on the Gannett Newspapers’ “Politics on the Hudson” blog highlighted a measure introduced in the New York State Assembly aimed at eliminating 129 public authorities and agencies that lawmakers believe have outlived their usefulness. A study of New York public authorities by Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform was cited in explaining the significance of the measure. CLICK HERE

June 8 — Professor Seymour Lachman’s 2006 book, “Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in an American Statehouse,” was cited by Assembly candidate Steve Behar in an editorial letter published in the Queens Examiner that laid out Behar’s agenda for reform in Albany. CLICK HERE

June 13 — An Advance story by John Annese focused on the way personal information posted on the Web to sites like Facebook can hang around … well … forever! Asked if Wagner Googles prospective students to see what they have posted about themselves online, Jake Browne, our director of recruitment, told the Advance that our staff doesn’t have the time to do that, with 3,000 applicants and six admissions officers. CLICK HERE

June 16 — The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on the annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities association, being hosted at Wagner. CLICK HERE

June 30 — New York 1’s “Inside City Hall” program ran a segment featuring Wagner College Professor Seymour Lachman, former journalist Robert Polner, and New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch discussing the career of former Gov. Hugh L. Carey. Lachman and Polner’s new book about Carey, entitled “The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975,” had just been published by the SUNY Press. To watch the interview, CLICK HERE

July 7
— Following the death of U.S. senator and senate president pro tem Robert Byrd at the age of 92, Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak wrote an op/ed essay for AOL News suggesting that the presidential succession clause in the Constitution should be reconsidered. The president pro tem of the senate, Spivak observed, is third in line to the presidency, behind the speaker of the house and the vice president. CLICK HERE

July 11 — The Staten Island Advance noted that nursing professor Margaret Governo had been named the college’s ambassador by the National League for Nursing, the preferred membership organization for nursing faculty and the parent organization of the NLN Accrediting Commission, which is the primary specialty accreditor of Wagner’s Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing. CLICK HERE

July 11 — The Albany Times Union published an interview with Prof. Lachman and co-author Rob Polner about their new political biography of Hugh Carey. CLICK HERE

July 12 — Staten Island Advance political editor Tom Wrobleski reviewed “The Man Who Saved New York.” CLICK HERE

July 20 — The Tuesday “Relationships” section of the Advance was dominated by two stories about the work of Wagner psychology professor Miles Groth, who is exploring a new academic discipline called “male studies.” CLICK HERE

July 20 — Rob Polner, co-author of “The Man Who Saved New York,” wrote an op/ed essay distilling the lessons to be learned from the career of Hugh Carey. The essay was published online on CNN’s “Opinion” page. CLICK HERE

July 20 — Wagner College programs were featured several times in The Independent Sector, the quarterly newsletter of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. CLICK HERE

July 23 — Seymour Lachman was interviewed by New York Post state government editor Fred Dicker on Albany, N.Y. talk radio station WGDJ-AM about “The Man Who Saved New York.” To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE

July 23 — Time-Warner Cable's YNN Albany news channel broadcast an interview by political reporter Liz Benjamin with Lachman and Polner about “The Man Who Saved New York.” The interview was aired on the program, “Capital Tonight.” To watch the interview, CLICK HERE

July 25
— The New York Post ran a full-page review of “The Man Who Saved New York” by conservative columnist E.J. McMahon. CLICK HERE

Aug. 1 — Campus Life Associate Dean Curtis Wright was a contributing source for an Advance article entitled “Entering College is a Challenging Transition.” CLICK HERE

Aug. 1 — New York magazine’s “Approval Matrix” feature for the week of Aug. 9 put Seymour Lachman’s new political biography of Hugh Carey in the upper right quadrant, labeling it both “highbrow” and “brilliant.” CLICK HERE

Aug. 3 — Inside Higher Ed, the daily online trade newsletter, reported our decision to go SAT-optional. CLICK HERE

Aug. 4 — The Advance reported that the annual Princeton Review rankings had pegged the Wagner College theater program #5 in the nation. CLICK HERE

Aug. 5 — BroadwayWorld.com reported on the Princeton Review’s theater rankings. CLICK HERE

Aug. 10 — The New York Observer ran Nick Juravich’s review of Seymour Lachman’s political biography of Hugh Carey. CLICK HERE

Aug. 11 — The Advance ran a story previewing a fund-raising event for SI-350, the commemorative program marking the 350th anniversary of the European settlement of Staten Island. SI-350 is co-chaired by Wagner College history professor Lori Weintrob. CLICK HERE

Aug. 14 — News stories of two murder-suicides in early August troubled many readers of the Staten Island Advance. Wagner College psychology professor Miles Groth helped reporter Amy Padnani understand how such things can happen. CLICK HERE

Aug. 14 — In a nearly 1,200-word story, the Wall Street Journal profiled the family of Wagner College basketball coaches Dan and Bobby Hurley. The occasion was their father Bob Hurley’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE

Aug. 17 — WNBC-TV News aired a story by reporter Roseanne Colletti about Wagner College's #1 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of up-and-coming regional universities. To watch, CLICK HERE

Aug. 18 — The Advance also ran a story on the 2010 U.S. News rankings. CLICK HERE

Aug. 19 — The Village Voice ran Tom Robbins’ review of Seymour Lachman’s new book, “The Man Who Saved New York.” CLICK HERE

Aug. 20 — The New York Daily News ran an op/ed essay by Rob Polner, co-author with Seymour Lachman of “The Man Who Saved New York,” on the leadership example of former Gov. Hugh Carey. CLICK HERE

Aug. 22 — Wagner College was listed on another annual college rankings roster. Parade magazine placed us on its “Arts A-List” for our theater program. CLICK HERE

Aug. 23 — New York 1 highlighted the fund-raising bash held the previous weekend to kick off Staten Island's 350th Anniversary commemoration. The story featured SI-350 co-chair Lori Weintrob, who chairs the History Department at Wagner College. To watch, CLICK HERE

Aug. 23 — The Advance also highlighted the SI-350 fundraiser. CLICK HERE

Aug. 25 — The Reuters “Great Debate” blog ran an essay by Joshua Spivak, research fellow for the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, on “Why Obama Won’t Axe His Economic Advisers.” CLICK HERE

Aug. 28 — New York 1's "New York Times Close-Up," with Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, featured an interview with Wagner College Professor Seymour Lachman and NYU public affairs officer Robert Polner, co-authors of "The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975." To watch the interview, CLICK HERE

Aug. 29 — John Rowen reviewed “The Man Who Saved New York” in the Schenectady Daily Gazette. CLICK HERE

Sept. 3
— The Advance website featured a photo of Wagner College theater professor Lauri Young crossing the finish line in the duathlon portion of the 2nd Annual Staten Island Triathlon/Duathlon. Professor Young came in first in her age group, fourth overall. CLICK HERE

Sept. 3
— President Bill Clinton’s campus visit to a re-election campaign rally for Democratic Congressman Mike McMahon got massive press coverage: the Staten Island Advance (print and web video), New York 1, WABC-TV, the New York Times “City Room” blog, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, WCBS News Radio, and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. For links to all the video, audio and newspaper stories, CLICK HERE

Sept. 6 — Seymour Lachman’s new political biography of former Gov. Hugh Carey received its most significant endorsement to date: an editorial essay by New York state attorney general Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for governor. CLICK HERE

 
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