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Media update for Nov. 12, 2009 thru Jan. 15, 2010

Nov. 12, Staten Island Advance, “Behind the Scenes: Brigadoon” (Jodi Lee Reifer)
Nov. 15, Advance, “Coming Events” noted the upcoming American Red Cross Staten Island Chrysanthemum Ball on Nov. 20, where six local community and business leaders — including President Richard Guarasci — would be recognized for their humanitarian work and support of the Red Cross.
Nov. 16, Advance, “Graduates Struggle to Repay their Loans” (Karen O’Shea) — Director of Financial Aid Theresa Weimer was one of the expert sources for an article on student loan defaults, though she was not named in the story.
Nov. 16, Advance, “Iranian Scholar to Speak at Wagner College” (Mark D. Stein) — Brief promo of upcoming lecture by Mahmoud Sadri.
Nov. 17, Advance, Carol Ann Benanti’s “Inside Out” column — Wagner hit triple gold in this installment. Benanti mentioned an upcoming lecturer at the Event Coordination class sponsored by the External Programs office. Benanti also highlighted the upcoming production of “Brigadoon,” and a memorial fund-raiser for the Theater Department honoring the late Chris Catt.
Nov. 17, national media, Andrew Bailey ’06 named AL ROY — Seahawks Baseball got a big boost when one of their own was named American League Rookie of the Year. The story was in the national media, always mentioning Andrew’s status as a Wagner alum.
Nov. 19, Advance, “Class Reunion” (Jodi Lee Reifer) — A performance of “Benches” being staged by Wagner Theater alums in honor of the late Christopher Catt will benefit the Theater Department.
Nov. 19, Advance, “Peeping the Faith” (Rob Bailey) — Preview of an upcoming photography exhibition by Willie Chu in the Wagner Gallery.
Nov. 25, Advance, “Outreach by College Students Focuses on Germs” (Diane Lore) — Highlights a biology LC taught by Donald Stearns and Adam Houlihan.
Dec. 6, Advance, “Friends Make an Indelible Mark at Wagner” (Jay Price) — On the dedication of a new strength training room in the Spiro Sports Center named in memory of the late trustee Greg Knapp and endowed by his longtime friend, fellow trustee Tommy Moles.
Dec. 6, Advance, “Federal Data Show On-Campus Burglaries Most Common Crime at Staten Island Colleges” (Frank Donnelly) — The Advance has never done a story before on the annual campus security reports required by the federal Clery Act, so this was a new subject for crime/court reporter Frank Donnelly.
Dec. 7, Send2Press Newswire, “New Academic Discipline to Take Shape at Staten Island’s Wagner College” — The On Step Institute for Mental Health Research issued a press release that was distributed online about an upcoming conference on men’s studies being hosted at Wagner College by Prof. Miles Groth this April.
Dec. 9, Buffalo News, “Reform Rings Hollow as Capitol Rogues’ Gallery Grows” (Robert J. McCarthy) — Professor (and former state senator) Seymour Lachman, director of Wagner College’s Carey Institute for Government Reform, was cited as one of the main sources for a column by Buffalo News political reporter Robert McCarthy following the corruption conviction of former Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno. Lachman, author of an oft-cited first-hand observation on Albany dysfunction, “Three Men in a Room,” has been featured several times in the Buffalo media as a source on state government stories.
Dec. 10,, “The Nobel Prize Albatross” (Joshua Spivak) — Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak wrote an op-ed essay on Barak Obama’s Nobel Prize acceptance address.
Dec. 11, Floral Park Dispatch, “Deficit Reduction, Pension Reform Legislation Passed During Special Senate Session” (N.Y. State Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Nassau) — State Sen. Johnson’s column in a suburban weekly, recapping the legislative year, cited a Wagner College Carey Institute report on state authorities (like the Metropolitan Transit Authority).
Dec. 13, Advance, briefs previewing upcoming book release — Several briefs in the Staten Island Advance previewed an upcoming Dec. 20 authors’ forum at Historic Richmond Town on the new photohistory, “Port Richmond,” by Wagner College history professor Lori Weintrob and Phillip Papas. CLICK HERE for our press release.
Dec. 24, Sydney (Aust.) Morning Herald, “Public Eject Button Rare But Increasing” (Joshua Spivak) — Carey Institute fellow Joshua Spivak, who’s made a close study of the recall initiative in several U.S. states, wrote a column for the Morning Herald in Sydney, Australia, as the state of New South Wales considered its own recall provision.
Jan. 7, Advance, “Students Take Philosophical Look at Life” (Diane Lore) — Education columnist Diane Lore wrote about Wagner College’s student-run Philosophy Café.
Jan. 12, New York Jewish Week, “Private Tutoring is Not Just a Last Resort” (Abe Unger) — Wagner College government and politics professor Abe Unger, who is also the campus rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Ahavath Israel in Staten Island, wrote a column on religious education for a major regional Jewish weekly.
Jan. 14, Advance, Carol Ann Benanti’s “Inside Out” column — Benanti noted the “celebrity birthday” today of Wagner College President Richard Guarasci.
Jan. 14, Advance, “New Partnership Pushes Health-Care Know-How” (Tevah Platt) — Wagner’s nursing program and the student nurses’ honor society teamed up with the African Refuge to teach lifesaving techniques.

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