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Media update, July 1 thru Sept. 25, 2012

July 10 — Wagner College Athletics, ShopRite Staten Island supermarkets and the Staten Island Advance announced the “25 Tons of Food” drive, a joint campaign to 50,000 pounds of canned and dry food to stock the pantry shelves at Project Hospitality, one of the members of Wagner College’s Port Richmond Partnership. Stories on the campaign launch by the Advance and New York 1 were bundled together on our website. READ & WATCH
July 11 — “Wagner College lauded for Port Richmond Partnership program that immerses students in community-building initiatives” — The Staten Island Advance reported on the distinction awarded to Wagner College and the Port Richmond Partnership at the New York City Department of Small Business Services’ annual Neighborhood Achievement Awards program, held at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence. READ

July 27 — “Romania latest example of recall election trend” — Public Service Europe and published this op-ed essay by Joshua Spivak, a nationally renowned expert on recall elections and a senior research fellow at Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform. READ
Aug. 24 — “The Tea Party’s New Model: Experienced Candidates Magnifying Movement’s Influence” — Time magazine’s “Swampland” political blog published Joshua Spivak’s take on Tea Party influence in the 2012 elections. READ
Aug. 27 — “With Their Conventions, Republicans and Democrats Whistle Past the Graveyard” — Forbes magazine published this essay by Joshua Spivak. READ

Aug. 21 — “Wagner makes Princeton Review’s ‘Best 377’ ” — by Advance education writer Jillian Jorgensen. READ
Aug. 30 — “Wagner ranked among best universities” — Advance reporter Tracey Porpora wrote that Wagner College had place in the top 15% of schools nationwide in Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college rankings, which focus on the public good being done by American colleges and universities. READ
Sept. 14 — “SUNY, Staten Island’s Wagner College shine in higher ed rankings” — Advance reporter Deborah Young wrote about the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings, including Wagner College’s placement at the top of New York State listings for “programs to look for” and, for the fourth year in a row, as an “up and coming” regional institution. Wagner posted #26 among northern regional universities. READ
Sept. 15 — “Staten Island’s Wagner College looks like a million — despite unflattering headline” — The Advance’s Tracey Porpora wrote about the way Newsweek magazine featured a photo of our own Main Hall on its cover, backing a headline that read, “Is College a Lousy Investment?” Porpora explained that the story had nothing to do with Wagner College — that the stock photo was acquired from an agency as something typical of American colleges. Porpora then recounted Wagner’s high placement in this year’s Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and U.S. News & World Report college rankings. READ

July 10 — “Celebrity Buzz Cue & A with Christina DeCicco” — Playbill magazine’s Matthew Blank compiled this story on Wagner College Theatre alumna Christina DeCicco ’02, who performs the lead role in Broadway’s “Evita” twice a week. READ
Sept. 18 — “Wagner College Theatre Main Stage opens ‘Putting It Together’ 10/3” — Broadway World announced on its website the first show of the 2012-13 Main Stage season. READ

July 10 — “Staten Island college students juggle social circles at home and away at school” — Dr. Sharon N. Kiuhara, director of the counseling center at Wagner College, provided perspective for this Staten Island Advance story by intern Keely Mohin. READ
July 15 — “Out of the shadows” — Advance arts editor Michael J. Fressola wrote this review of Staten Island Camera Club’s “best of” exhibition then on display in the Horrmann Library’s Spotlight Gallery. READ
July 25 — “Wagner College to rename football field in honor of Hameline” — Advance sports columnist Cormac Gordon wrote this story. READ
Aug. 5 — “Letting go when your child leaves for college” —, the online incarnation of New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper, published this light-hearted column from the Wagner College News Service, aimed at parents who were sending children away to college for the first time, drawing upon the resources of Wagner Campus Life deans Ruta Shah-Gordon and Sara Klein. READ
Aug. 22 — “Report: Outlet Mall Being Floated Along Staten Island Waterfront” — Abe Unger, a professor of urban studies at Wagner College, was one of the sources tapped by New York 1 reporter Amanda Farinacci for this story about an outlet mall that might be built along the Staten Island waterfront. WATCH
Aug. 25 — “Local colleges welcome freshmen” — An Advance story on freshmen move-in at Staten Island’s three colleges prominently featured Wagner College. The story was written by Advance interns Melissa Quijano and Danielle Lucchese ’14. READ
Sept. 1 — Both New York 1 and the Staten Island Advance reported on the brief address given by Wagner College alumnus Frantz Placide ’10 at the Republican National Convention earlier that week. WATCH & READ
Sept. 7 & 19 — Two hometown papers, the Bellevue (Wash.) Reporter and the Pocono Record (Bushkill, Pa.) ran briefs about local students who were part of a phenomenon we highlighted in a Newsroom press release about the 7 sets of twins who enrolled together in this year’s incoming freshman class. (An intern at the Staten Island Advance has also been assigned to work on a story about our freshman twins, but it has not yet appeared.) READ
Sept. 21 — “Staten Island’s Wagner College lauds 6 community leaders” — The Advance ran a story and photo highlighting our annual DaVinci Society scholarship and community awards dinner. READ
Sept. 24 — “Wagner profs send Social Security 'fix' to the White House” — Veteran Advance reporter Judy Randall wrote about a research paper by Wagner business professors Donnie Crooks and Cathyann Tully proposing a set of reforms to stabilize the Social Security program. Crooks and Tully had sent the paper to both the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns. READ

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