F&M in the News 2009

Green Dating Services Help Love Blossom
Mother Nature Network
December 30, 2009
Love blossomed between Douglas Smith '09 and his fiance Kathan Teepe '09 over shared composting duties in the Sustainability House they lived in during college. more>

Christie Names Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow as his New Jersey Attorney General
December 15, 2009
Paula Dow '77 has been named New Jersey's attorney general. more>

Is Local the New Global? Regional Stock Exchange
Business News Network (Canada)
December 11, 2009
Assistant Professor of Business, Organizations, and Society W. Trexler Proffitt Jr. discusses his idea for a local stock exchange in Central Pa. Watch the video here>

Welcome Mr. Posh: David Beckham Arrives in Cape Town to Revive England's Fragile 2018 World Cup Bid
Daily Mail (UK)
December 4, 2009
David Beckham toured the soccer field in South Africa sponsored by Franklin & Marshall's soccer team and named in honor of team member Chris Campbell. more>

Studying the Little Things
Green Life Pennsylvania (PBS)
November 29, 2009
Associate Professor of Biology Janet Fischer and her students, including Jennifer Everhart '11, study zooplankton in Lake Lacawac and in the Canadian Rockies. Watch the video here>

Breaching a Barrier to Fight Brain Cancer
The New York Times
November 16, 2009
Neurosurgeon Dr. Howard Riina '87 combines old technologies in a new way to deliver extraordinarily high doses of the drug Avastin straight to deadly brain tumors. more>

China Is Sending More Students to U.S.
The New York Times
November 16, 2009
“A True Liberal Arts Education,” by three Chinese undergraduates from Bowdoin College, Franklin & Marshall College and Bucknell University, describes the concept of liberal arts, relatively unknown in China. more>

The Quiet Power of Patti Harris: Mayor Bloomberg's Confidant 'Can Do Anything'
New York Daily News
November 14, 2009
Patti Harris '77 says she was overwhelmed when she got a call from college President John Fry, telling her of the naming gift of the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy. more>

On the Origin of Religion
November, 2009
Assistant Professor of Psychology Krista Casler says religious beliefs may be rooted in the innate tendency of both children and adults to ascribe purpose to phenomena. more>

Hillel Alternative Spring Break to NOLA: A Reflection
New Voices
November 8, 2009
Kelly Seeger '12 writes about her experience at Hillel’s Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans . more>

The New Yorker
November 4, 2009
A poem by Assistant Professor of English Katie Ford. more>

Announcing Winners of the Half the Sky Contest
New York Times
October 2, 2009
Carol Davis, associate professor of Theater, Dance and Film, wins an award from New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof for her work on the theater troupe and school workshop program in rural Nepal that focuses on personal health and hygiene. more>

Colleges Seek to Remake the Campus Tour
New York Times
August 18, 2009
Franklin & Marshall is mentioned in this story about college tour guides being encouraged to go heavy on stories and light on statistics in an effort to connect with potential students. more>

Counselors Make Their Tour of Colleges a Long Workout
New York Times
July 16, 2009
New York Times reporter Jacques Steinberg joined 6 high school counselors on a bike tour of mid-Atlantic colleges as it came to Franklin & Marshall. more>

Colleges Offer a Degree in 3
Chronicle of Higher Education
June 12, 2009
This fall, F&M will admit the first students eligible for the new three-year degree program. (Paid subscription is required for access.) more >

Using Squash Court to Put Youths on Road to College
New York Times
June 8, 2009
Franklin & Marshall accepts alumni of the National Urban Squash and Education Association’s StreetSquash program, which promotes squash and education among urban youth. more >

New Program Helps Senior at Lewistown Find Success
Lewistown Sentinel
June 5, 2009
The Keystone College Advising Corps, sponsored by Franklin & Marshall and other area colleges, helped a Lewistown, Pa. college senior achieve college acceptance by educating him about higher education and financial aid. more >

Teaching the Class of 2009
Chronicle of Philanthropy
June 4, 2009
Sara Beimfohr ’09 discusses her time as a summer intern at the East King Improvement District, where she applied what she had studied in her economic-development classes to help improve the quality of life in an impoverished neighborhood of Lancaster, Pa. more >

The City Gets a New Paper
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 31, 2009
Ted Pearson, associate professor of history, describes the state of mind of Americans when the Philadelphia Inquirer was founded in 1829. more >

Ethical Guide for Robot Warriors in the Works
Discovery News
May 18, 2009
Michael Anderson, assistant professor of psychology, says that the human programmer is legally accountable if a robot does something ethically wrong. more >

Dean Helps Students See the Green
CBS Early Show
May 15, 2009
Bill Vanderberg '76, dean of students at Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, started an environment club at the school that gives urban students, who live in one of the toughest neighborhoods in L.A., a chance to escape their life in the city. Watch the video here >

In Patients’ Hunt for Care, Doctor Database 'A Place to Start’
USA Today
May 14, 2009
Cardiologist Steven Weitz ’88 is one of the nation’s Most Influential Doctors, a new ranking launched by USA Today in association with Qforma, a medical information company. He is credited with changing how paramedics, emergency room staff and heart specialists treat heart attacks in Schenectady, N.Y. more>

Using Dead Stars to Spot Gravitational Waves
May 6, 2009
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy Andrea Lommen collaborated on the new, cheaper technique of using pulsars to search for gravitational waves. more >

Advanced Studies in Bath, England
Transitions Abroad
May 2009
Regina Toto ’09 won third place in the 2009 Transitions Abroad writing contest for this article about her experience studying abroad in Bath, England. more >

ASU Engineering Professor has Designs on Origami
USA Today
April 3, 2009
Annalisa Crannell, professor of mathematics, was one of four judges at the Exhibition of Mathematical Art, where she awarded an engineering professor first prize in origami. more>

Graduating with a Major in Go-Getting
Wall Street Journal
March 31, 2009
Career Services Executive Director Frank Tortorello says that being open-minded and creative is the best way to get a job in this economy. For Devika Sarin '09, networking has paid off with a job at NERA Economic Consulting in New York. (Paid subscription is required for access.) more >

A Zealous Watchman to Follow the Money
New York Times
March 10, 2009
D.J. Korns ’69 remembers Earl Devaney '70, chairman of the new Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board, for his steady leadership during their college years. more >

For Some, Hard Times Make Hiring Easier
Chronicle of Higher Education
March 10, 2009
Though many colleges have implemented faculty hiring freezes, F&M and others are going against the grain, which is leading to opportunities. (Paid subscription is required for access.) more >

Amazon’s Apple Deal: Kindle Cannibal?
March 5, 2009
Arny Feldman, professor of mathematics, talks about downloading books to his iPod Touch. more >

Hope, Science and Tomorrow: Stem Cell Research in 2009
Huffington Post
March 5, 2009
Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Mehl weighs in on the importance of stem-cell research. more >

Let the Restoration Begin
Inside Higher Ed
March 5, 2009
Honorable & Mrs. John C. Kunkel Professor of Government Joseph Karlesky, Director of the Public Policy Program Richard Pepino and Associate Professor of Earth & Environment James Strick comment on the future of science education under President Obama. more >

Fear Trumps Greed On Wall St.
March 2, 2009
Henry Smith '84, chief investment officer Haverford Quality Investing, talks about investing in this economic climate. Watch the video here

Does This Recession Make Me Look Dumpy?
Boston Globe
February 26, 2009
Amelia Rauser, associate professor of art history, discusses fashion during the 1930s Depression and how it translates to today. more >

1,000 Points of Data
New York Times
February 23, 2009
Kenneth Duberstein ’65, P’09 suggests an alternative to the State of the Union Speech: a Web-based system for measuring our changing society in a free, public, easy-to-use form. more >

Cartoonists Treading Lightly When Drawing Obama
Associated Press, USA Today linked here
February 21, 2009
Associate Professor of Art History Amelia Rauser explains how political cartoons reveal the inner truth of politicians. more >

Remains of the Day
January 3, 2009
Robert Shaler '64, who headed the NYC forensic bureau during and after the 9/11 attacks, is interviewed about the ethical and political concerns of identifying the 9/11 hijackers’ remains. more >

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