2017 November 29-April 21
Claire Regan reports on a “Battle of the Chefs” organized by Wagner College Dining Services, featuring celebrity chef Jet Tila. The winners: Port Richmond High School’s famous culinary program.Read the Staten Island Advance article on the "Battle of the Chefs" Dec 9 New York 1
The local cable TV news channel reported on how “Wagner College Students Learn History Through Theatre” in a programming bringing Holocaust survivors’ accounts to life. The story was also covered in several Jewish community news publications.Watch NY1's History Through Theatre Story Read the Dec. 14th issue of the Jewish Voice Read the Dec. 14th issue of JP Updates Read the Dec. 16th issue of the Jewish Star Dec 28 PBS Newshour
In a PBS Newshour segment, Wagner alumna and commencement speaker Dr. Nadia Lopez ’98 H’08 explained to world-renowned journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault how the public school she founded — Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn — serves as “a bridge to empowerment for children of color” within the most segregated public school system in the nation.Watch the PBS Newshour segment Jan 15 New York 1
The cable news channel ran two stories on repairs to a water main break on the campus of Wagner College, the weekend before classes resumed for the Spring 2017 semester.Watch the first story Watch the second story Feb 8 Advance
A group of 33 Wagner College faculty members took out a paid ad to publish an “Open Letter to Rep. Dan Donovan” about various policies being pursued by the new Trump Administration. The letter clearly stated that it did not necessarily represent the views of Wagner College, but of the authors.
Following the publication of this letter:
Education writer Diane Lore wrote a Feb. 9 news story about the letter, “Profs spank Trump, Donovan.”
On Feb. 14, guest editorial columnist Daniel Leddy took exception to the positions expressed in the Wagner professors’ letter.Read the original letter Read Diane Lore's story Read Daniel Leddy's response Feb 20 Hyperallergic
The arts website, Hyperallergic.com, published Peter Malone’s story about Wagner College art professor and practitioner Bill Murphy, “The Artist Documenting the Rise of New York’s Giant Ferris Wheel.” “Bill Murphy has for decades been the unofficial recorder of Staten Island’s changing landscape,” Malone wrote, “a role for which his talents and vision are uniquely suited.”Read the profile Mar 11 Advance
Diane Lore wrote about Wagner College’s 2017 commencement speaker, Rich Negrin, and commencement honoree Warren Procci.Read the story on Rich Negrin and Warren Procci Mar 12 Advance
Claire Regan wrote about Wagner College’s longstanding Early Childhood Center in “A ‘Magical’ Place for Pre-schoolers.”Read the story about the Early Childhood Center Mar 16 Mi UGR
The news website of the University of Granada, Spain, reported on the visit by the Wagner College Choir. In Spanish.Read the University of Granada story Mar 29 Advance
Wagner’s Health & Wellness Center co-sponsored a community forum on preventing drug abuse.
Also watch the NY1 story reported by Thabie Sibanda, and the Staten Island Advance video by photojournalist Hilton FloresRead the story on the drug forum Watch the NY1 story reported by Thabie Sibanda Watch the Staten Island Advance video Mar 30 Advance
Carol Ann Benanti profiled Wagner College music student Charlie Poveromo, who performs under the stage Charlie Romo.Read the story on Charlie Romo Apr 2 Advance
Pat Tooker, dean of the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing at Wagner College, was one of the participants in a conference on the grieving process.Read the story on the conference CAREY INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT REFORM Nov 29 CNN
In this op-ed essay for CNN, Carey Institute Senior Fellow Joshua Spivak says that, in its views concerning House leadership, Democrats are more conservative than Republicans.Read the CNN essay Dec 13 CNBC
Joshua Spivak says, “Stop dreaming, the Electoral College is here to stay.”Read Joshua Spivak's op-ed essay Jan 27 USA Today
In an op-ed essay, Joshua Spivak said, “Obama, Clintons must make room for new leaders.”Read the USA Today essay Feb 1 CNBC
In this op-ed, Joshua Spivak makes a counterintuitive recommendation that Democrats deliberately force the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, calling it “a deterrent to good government.”Read Joshua Spivak's filibuster essay Read the follow up op-ed Spivak wrote for CNBC Feb 1 Press Republican
In a news story in the Plattsburgh, N.Y. daily newspaper about the political divide between upstate and downstate in New York, Carey Institute founding director Seymour Lachman was cited as a sourceRead the Press Republican story Feb 7 CNN
In this op-ed look at how rival advisers were jockeying for power in the new Trump Administration, Joshua Spivak advised, “Don’t overlook Trump’s permanent partner” — the vice president.Read Joshua Spivak's CNN op-ed Feb 17 CNBC
Joshua Spivak took a look at “Why Hillary Clinton May Not Have a Shot at Being President in 2020.”Read Joshua Spivak's essay on Hillary Clinton Mar 8 Our Town
Leida Snow wrote about the new book by Seymour Lachman, “Failed State: Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse,” for a weekly newspaper serving Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Also find links to three more news pieces on "Failed State":
March 23, WCNY (Syracuse NPR affiliate), Susan Arbetter interviews Seymour Lachman about “Failed State”
March 26, New York Times, “New York’s Overstuffed Constitution,” Sam Roberts writing about two new books recommending a New York state constitutional convention, including Seymour Lachman’s “Failed State”
March 28, The Brooklyn Paper, Moses Jefferson writes a decidedly partisan news story about Lachman’s new book. The title? “Why New York Needs to Rip Up its Constitution!”
March 30, City & State, interview with author Seymour Lachman on the “Failed State”Read Leida Snow's story Listen to the WCNY story Read the New York Times article Read the Brooklyn Paper story Read the City & State article PORT RICHMOND PARTNERSHIP / 30 THOUSAND DEGREES Dec 21 Advance
Sports columnist Cormac Gordon writes about a basketball game between Wagner College and the College of Staten Island designed to highlight a news program, 30 Thousand Degrees, whose goal is to increase the number of college diplomas earned by Staten Islanders. The program is co-sponsored by Wagner, CSI and the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University.Read the story on the Wagner-CSI game Apr 5 S.I. CTV
Staten Island Advance youth reporter Charista Santos Mroczek interviewed the leaders of the three colleges on Staten Island about their joint project, 30 Thousand Degrees, which connects the colleges with public high schools and middle schools to help Staten Island students get ready for college. The program was carried on the Staten Island Community Television public-access channel.
Also read the news story by Charista Mroczek about 30,000 Degrees, published in the April 23 issue of the AdvanceWatch the show on our Youtube channel Read Charista Mroczek's story about 30,000 degrees PRESIDENT GUARASCI Jan 13 Chronicle of Higher Education
In “How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens,” Wagner College President Richard Guarasci is one of the sources.Read the Chronicle of Higher Education story Mar 16 Advance
The heads of Wagner College and St. John’s–Staten Island, Richard Guarasci and James O’Keefe, wrote a joint op-ed essay on New York state’s “free tuition” proposal for state-run colleges, recommending instead that it be expanded to support students in private colleges and focused on students with the greatest need.
Also listen to the April 10 story on the national public radio program, “Marketplace,” where President Guarasci expressed concern about the SUNY and CUNY systems’ ability to accommodate a mass influx of new students brought by the “free tuition” program.Read Richard Guarasci and James O'Keefe's op-ed essay Listen to the Marketplace story Mar 17 Education Dive
An education news website reported on the presentation made at the South-by-Southwest Edu conference (on March 7) by Wagner College President Richard Guarasci and several colleagues about partnerships between colleges and their communities.Read the Education Dive story Mar 28 New York 1
NY1’s Nicole Ashley reported on a press conference held by New York state assemblywoman and Wagner College alumna Nicole Malliotakis (R-SI/BK) at the college to join with Wagner President Richard Guarasci and St. John’s University in pushing for an expansion of N.Y.’s existing Tuition Assistance Program, rather than the creation of a new “free tuition” program applying only to those attending state-run colleges.
Also read the March 29 story in the Advance by political reporter Rachel ShapiroWatch the NY1 story Read Rachel Shapiro's Advance story PROF. RABBI ABRAHAM UNGER Jan 12 N.J. Jewish Standard
Joanne Palmer profiles “Bayonne’s Rabbi With a Plan,” Abraham Unger, who is also a government & politics professor at Wagner College.Read the N.J. Jewish Standard profile Feb 21 WalletHub
Wagner College government professor Abe Unger was one of the experts consulted by WalletHub for a story on “2017’s Best State Capitals to Live In.”Read the WalletHub story Mar 2 N.J. Jewish Standard
Abe Unger was one of the experts consulted for this very extensive look at the rejuvenation of three Hudson County, N.J. cities and their Jewish communities.Read the N.J. Jewish Standard story on the rejuvenation Apr 20 N.J. Jewish Standard
Wagner campus rabbi and government professor Abe Unger was one of two primary sources for a news story, “Going Outside the Box to Reinvigorate Hebrew School.”Read the N.J. Jewish Standard story WAGNER COLLEGE THEATRE Feb 2 Broadway World
The 2017 Stanley Drama Award winners were announced. The Stanley Award has been given by Wagner College since 1957, when it was the drama award for the college-sponsored New York City Writers’ Conference.Read the story on the Stanley Drama Awards Mar 1 Advance
Society columnist Carol Ann Benanti featured the latest Wagner College Theatre Main Stage production, “Titanic,” in her column.Read the story on Titanic Mar 29 Broadway World
The Wagner College Theatre Advisory Board staged a revue, “A Celebration of the Women of Broadway,” to benefit two theater-oriented charities that fight AIDS.Read the story on the benefit Apr 18 Advance
A short news story previewed the “Shakespeare Sonnet-Thon” organized by the Wagner College Theatre to celebrate the bard’s birthday.Read the Shakespeare Sonnet-Thon story Apr 21 silive
The Staten Island Advance website ran a preview of the Wagner College Theatre production of “La Cage aux Folles.”Read the story on La Cage aux Folles