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Sept. 3 — Joshua Spivak, a research fellow at Wagner College’s Carey Institute for Government Reform, wrote an opinion essay, “Two Independents Could be the Key to the Next Congress,” that appeared online on Reuters’ “Great Debate” blog.

Sept. 8 — Newsday’s Dan Janison mused upon gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo’s Labor Day op-ed essay in the N.Y. Daily News, in which Cuomo pledged to put into practice the lessons learned from former Gov. Hugh Carey as depicted in Wagner College Prof. Seymour Lachman’s new political biography of Carey, “The Man Who Saved New York.”

Sept. 9 — Rob Franek, the author of the Princeton Review’s “Best 373 Colleges,” shares with NY1’s Parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg some great tips for finding a college that has a great career services center and can help students find a job. In particular, Franek plugged Wagner College, especially for its focus on experiential learning.

Sept. 10 — Ashley Burns wrote a story for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ magazine, Sharing The Victory, about 20 Wagner FCA members who visited Staten Island University Hospital’s pediatric ward to cheer up the young residents.

Sept. 11 — In the weekend Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman wrote about how gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo was taking a major portion of his political playbook from the example of former Gov. Hugh L. Carey as portrayed in the new political biography, “The Man Who Saved New York,” co-authored by Wagner College Professor Seymour Lachman.

Sept. 15
— In its September 2010 issue, New York Nurse magazine featured Wagner College nursing professor Margaret Governo in its “Member Spotlight.”

Sept. 17
— In the Irish Echo, the largest circulation Irish-American national weekly newspaper, Peter McDermott reviews Prof. Lachman’s biography of Irish-American former Gov. Carey.

Sept. 19 — The Staten Island Advance profiled the community leaders being honored at Wagner College’s 2010 DaVinci Society scholarship dinner.

Sept. 19 — Buffalo News book critic Robert J. McCarthy wrote a laudatory review of Prof. Lachman’s biography of Hugh Carey.

Sept. 20 — Microsoft’s Bing Travel page included Wagner College in an online slideshow of “Scenic Colleges and Universities.”

Sept. 21 — Staten Island Advance education writer Amy Padnani reported that Wagner College was one of six learning institutions nationwide to win a Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.

Sept. 22 — Advance columnist Carol Ann Benanti highlighted upcoming events in Wagner College’s DaVinci Society observance of Italian Heritage & Culture Month.

Sept. 22 — Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak’s op-ed essay, “The Third-Party Mirage,” was published in the online AOL News.

Sept. 22 — The news service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America cited our recent civic engagement award.

Sept. 22 — A story in the magazine Science News shed light on the Inca practice of sacrificing children, citing a report on a 2004 dig led by Wagner College anthropologist Gordon McEwan at an Inca site called Choquepukio, located about 30 kilometers east of the Inca capital.

Sept. 24 — The Long Island Business News reviewed Prof. Lachman’s biography of Hugh Carey.

Sept. 29 — Advance columnist Carol Ann Benanti wrote about Wagner College theater grad Renee Marino’s debut in the company of the Broadway revival of “West Side Story.” She also wrote more about activities planned for the Wagner College DaVinci Society observance of Italian Heritage and Culture Month.

Sept. 29 previewed Wagner Theater’s 2010-11 season.

Oct. 7 — The Advance Weekly Entertainment section (AWE) did a cover story on our newest theater professor, Tony Award-winning actor Michele Pawk, and previewed the 2010-11 theater season in the section’s high-profile centerspread.

Oct. 7 — Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak looked at “Why Obama Isn’t Sweating the Midterms” in this Reuters “Great Debate” essay.

Oct. 8 — Joshua Spivak wrote an op-ed essay for the San Diego Union Tribune, “Dumping the Veep: An American Tradition.”

Oct. 9 — A staff-written brief in the Advance previewed a campus seminar on the controversy over building mosques in two NYC neighborhoods.

Oct. 10 — Sociology professor Laura Martocci served as an expert source for “Living With Bigotry,” a moving account by Advance reporter Amy Padnani of the torment a young Staten Island man suffered at the hands of several fellow students for his Muslim heritage.

Oct. 15WNYC’s Brian Lehrer interviewed Prof. Lachman about his Carey biography.

Oct. 15
— The Advance previewed the debate scheduled for the following week at Wagner College between the two main candidates for Congress from Staten Island.

Oct. 18Joshua Spivak examined the puzzling question of why White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel would leave the second-most-powerful job in the country to run for mayor of Chicago.

Oct. 19 — Two news stories were produced on a Wagner College panel discussion of mosque building in New York City: one in the Staten Island Advance, and one on New York 1. The college posted a complete video of the discussion on its own website.

Oct. 21 — Advance reporter Kiawana Rich wrote the front-page story about the previous night’s candlelight vigil and march by 200 Wagner community members to memorialize 10 young men who had recently committed suicide after being teased or bullied in connection with their perceived sexual identities.

Oct. 24 — Following up on an earlier story about a Staten Island murder-suicide that had relied on the expert insight of Wagner College psychology professor Miles Groth, Advance crime reporter John Annese reported that half of Staten Island slayings involve parents and their children. Again, Dr. Groth contributed expert insight to the story.

Oct. 26 — The Advance ran a story on a Wagner College appearance by nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin, creator of the “Rubes” comic strip.

Oct. 26
— Pedro Mendes, host of the brand-new CBC Radio show “Manthropology,” briefly interviewed Wagner College psychology professor Miles Groth during a segment on “Educating Men.”

Oct. 26 — Playbill’s online magazine announced plans for a staged reading of the Stanley Drama Award-winning play, “The Restoration of Sight,” in Wagner’s Stage One studio theater.

Oct. 27 — Three news stories — one on the front page of the Staten Island Advance, and two news videos — described the lively debate held the night before between the two major candidates for Staten Island’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Oct. 28 — Advance education columnist Diane Lore wrote about Wagner College professors Lori Weintrob and Stephen Presskill, who helped educate students from I.S. 49 (Dreyfus Intermediate School) in Tompkinsville about Hero Park, the land for which was donated by school namesakes Berta and Louis Dreyfus in 1920.

Oct. 28 — The Advance ran a story on the recent $2.8 million gift to Wagner College from the estate of Herbert Vaughan Jr. ’34, which is helping cover the cost of the exterior renovation of Main Hall.

Oct. 28 — A story in the online version of Playbill reported that Wagner College theater professor (and Tony Award-winning actor) Michele Pawk will be appearing over the winter break with Obie Award winner Reed Birney, Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and NAACP Award nominee Victor Williams in the Playwrights Horizons world premiere of Adam Bock's "A Small Fire."

Oct. 30 — Over the Halloween weekend, New York NPR affiliate WNYC ran a story by Brock Johnson about the Staten Island ship graveyard — the “boneyard” — in the Arthur Kill, one of Wagner College art professor Bill Murphy’s favorite places to sketch and paint. Murphy was one of the sources for the story. To read the print version of the story, CLICK HERE. To listen to the audio story, CLICK HERE.

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