12/31/2010 Staff

F&M in the News 2010

Tech Shares in High Demand on Private Market
Marketplace, American Public Media
December 28, 2010
Securities Attorney Lance Kimmel '75 says, "If a company has more than 500 shareholders, that company has to become a fully reporting company." more>

A Firmly Drawn Presidential Line Between Work and Play
The New York Times
December 25, 2010
Kenneth M. Duberstein '65, former chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, says, “There is no such thing as seclusion and the president in the same sentence.” more>

Clues to Climate Change May Lie with Local Birds
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
December 20, 2010
Dan Ardia, assistant professor of biology, and four of his students are doing field research that may provide an indication of how global warming will affect the behavior of birds in Lancaster and elsewhere. Includes a great video. more>

POBJFK HS Graduate Partners With AAfC to Build School in Cambodia

Plainview Old Bethpage Herald
December 17, 2010
Jessica Fuhrman '12 stands out among her peers as a young woman of action, dissatisfied with the lack of education available in Cambodia. more>

What's a Parent to Do with a Little Santa-phobe?
Associated Press (via MSNBC.com)
December 16, 2010

Krista Casler, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Child Development Lab, offers advice to parents who have kids afraid of Santa. more>

The Return of the Blazer
New York Observer
December 14, 2010
Veronica Miele Beard ’94 and her sister-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard design their sportswear line for busy women in need of a chic uniform. more>

Overcoming the University-Industry Gap in Smalltown, PA
Keystone Edge
December 9, 2010
Associate Dean Dick Fluck talks about all the ways Franklin & Marshall College works with local industries and start-up companies. more>

Mrs. Mayor
New York Observer
December 7, 2010
Patti Harris '77 is named the gatekeeper for a Bloomberg empire that extends well beyond government. more>

U.S. General Richard Mills: Battle In Marjah Is Over

Associated Press (via Huffington Post)
December 7, 2010
Major General Richard Mills '72 declared the battle in the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah "essentially over." The campaign underscored the complexity of trying to wrest control of an area where Taliban influence remained strong. more>

No Red Faces Over This Green Trend
Sunday News
December 5, 2010

David Faich '12, Sustainability House manager, said he and his housemates green shower to save water and money. more>

STAR-K on Campus: For Some, a First Taste of Judaism
Baltimore Jewish Life
December 2, 2010
Franklin & Marshall College's KIVO (Kosher International Vegan Organic) dining option is one of the "new generation" of kosher facilities on college campuses. more>

Brightening the Intersection of King and Church Streets
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
December 1, 2010
The new Eastern Market site in Lancaster is one of several where poetry will be incorporated into public art projects. The plan is coordinated by the Poetry Paths project at the Writers House of Franklin & Marshall College. more>

Can Foreign Nations Claim Eminent Domain in America?

FOX & Friends
November 29, 2010
Anthony Della Pelle, Esq. '84, an eminent domain attorney, explains why a Canadian private company can take land from U.S. citizens for an oil pipeline. more>

Holy Latke! Is it Hanukkah Already?
Associated Press (via ABCNews.com)

November 29, 2010
Ralph Taber, director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life, says he likes it when Hanukkah comes early because more students are willing to attend on-campus Hanukkah events. more>

Studying Amish Style in a Whole New Light
Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
November 27, 2010
Six F&M college students are planning an exhibit on quilts and fashion for the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum. more>

What Illegal Immigration Really Costs Us
The Sunday News
November 20, 2010
Roger White, associate professor of economics, says undocumented workers actually pay more taxes than many people realize. more>

Spiritual Life on Campus: Agreeing to Disagree

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 14, 2010
Chaplain Susan A. Minasian writes that critical thinking is just as important in religious and spiritual life as it is in the liberal arts. (Paid subscription is required for access.) more>

College Costs
Nightly Business Report, PBS
November 12, 2010

President Burness likens a three-year degree to Beethoven's Ninth with 25 percent of the notes taken out. more>

11 Colleges That Do Not Require SAT Test Scores For Admission
Huffington Post
November 10, 2010
Franklin & Marshall is among competitive institutions that don't require standardized tests for admission. more>

Women Want Jobs, Not Handouts
Huffington Post
November 2, 2010
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, assistant professor of economics, writes that we need a fundamental policy shift at the macro-level that focuses on job security, not just income security. more>

40 Under 40

Pittsburgh Magazine
November, 2010
Ryan A. Mergl, Esq. '02, an attorney and volunteer firefighter, is chosen as one of 40 young people under the age of 40 who make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work or play. more>

New York Fed Survey Shows Credit Gap for Small Business

October 21, 2010
Claire V. Kramer, Ph.D. '96 , senior community affairs analyst and director of outreach for the office of community affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, says that while the health of businesses influenced whether or not they succeeded in getting loans, it didn’t influence whether or not they applied for credit. more>

TARP Internship Holds Impact for Rutgers–Camden Law Student
October 9, 2010

Last summer Michael Gallagher '08 worked for the Congressional Oversight Panel, which gave him a rare first-hand glimpse into the nation’s financial markets and the implementation of government policy. more>

Rahm Out: Obama's Chief of Staff Leaving
ABC World News
October 1, 2010
Kenneth Duberstein '65, former White House chief of staff, talks about Rahm Emanuel quitting the White House post to run for Chicago mayor. more>

Most Powerful Women
October, 2010
Mary Schapiro '77 is ranked #17 in the Forbes World's Most Powerful Women ranking. more>

College Admissions' Secret Strategy

Daily Beast
September 27, 2010
Dean of Admission Sara Shapiro Harberson cautions that showing interest in a college must be genuine. more>

Unnatural Amino Acid Spurs Polymer Growth
Chemical & Engineering News

September 27, 2010
Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan A. Mehl, and coworkers, designed the amino acid 4-(2-bromoisobutyramido) phenylalanine as an initiator for atom-transfer radical polymerization. (Paid subscription is required for access.) more>

Brooklyn Student Has Dedication to Arabic, Study of Arab World
Brooklyn Eagle
September 21, 2010
Robert Diggs '13 has made the study of Arabic and the building of bridges between the Western and Arabic worlds one of his main goals in life. more>

Tax Cuts; Posse Foundation; The Backlash
The Michael Eric Dyson Show, WEAA-FM
September 15, 2010
Christina Cordero '10 discusses her experience as a Posse Scholar and its impact on higher education. more>

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck in Alaska: Testing the 2012 Waters?

Christian Science Monitor
September 14, 2010
Associate Professor of Government Stephen Medvic says that running for president is much dirtier and less financially rewarding than what Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are doing now. more>

What Is the Difference Between Sunni, Shiite and Sufi Muslims?
The Root

September 8, 2010
Robert J. Riggs, visiting assistant professor of history, explains that Shiite religious scholars have had greater authority in the lives of Shiites than Sunni religious scholars have had in the life of Sunnis. more>

Planets Weighed Using Pulsar Flashes
August 23, 2010
Associate Professor of Astronomy Andrea Lommen coauthored a new method that allows astronomers to weigh planets from the comfort of Earthbound observatories. more>

Two Biking for 4 Walls
The Daily Journal
August 19, 2010
Henry Fandel '10 and Sam McLaughlin '10 were cruising through San Mateo County, Calif., as part of a 90-day bike trip across the country to raise awareness for 4 Walls International. more>

Small Colleges Reach Out To Expand Their Jewish Student Communities

August 18, 2010
Assistant Dean of Admission Julie Kerich says that F&M specifically targets secondary schools that have large Jewish populations, including Jewish high schools. more>

For American Students, Life Lessons in the Mideast

The New York Times
August 6, 2010
Anna Oltman '11 says about her semester in Egypt: “For better or worse, and certainly not unintentionally, 9/11 linked our generation of Americans with its parallel generation of Middle Easterners. We need to get to know them.” more>

In South African Township, a Memorial to Narberth Soccer Player
Philadelphia Inquirer

August 3, 2010
The Chris Campbell Memorial Field in Khayelitsha, South Africa honors the memory of F&M soccer player Chris Campbell and was built to give local residents "a four-cornered hope." more>

Closing Countdown
August 2, 2010

Henry B. Smith '84, chief investment officer of the Haverford Trust Company, talks about what today's stock market investors want. more>

Why the Intelligence Community Needs GAO Oversight
July 29, 2010
A recent paper by Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Kibbe notes that fragmented jurisdiction of congressional committees compounds the problem of inadequate oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies. more>

Radar Holography Could Offer a Safer, More Effective Approach to Finding Land Mines
Scientific American
July 21, 2010
Tim Bechtel, adjunct professor of geosciences, is working as part of a team of researchers to develop holographic radar systems for detecting land mines. more>

A Downside to Farmers Market Growth

Washington Post
July 2o, 2010
Research by Associate Professor of Art History Linda Aleci and Douglas Smith '09 suggests that only wealthier urbanites benefit from an exploding number of farmer's markets. more>

For Heirs, Big Test Is Building on Excellence
New York Times

July 13, 2010
Stanley M. Brand, Esq. ’70, vice president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body of minor league baseball, says that George Steinbrenner’s shoes are hard to step into. more>

Is Obama Really a Socialist? Some Say So, but Where's the Evidence?
Christian Science Monitor
July 1, 2010

Van Gosse, associate professor of history, says that the most socialistic move by the Obama administration to date is the massive reorganization of student lending, not the so-called "takeover" of AIG. more>

Thank You, Rand Paul (From A Historian)
Huffington Post
June 30, 2010
Associate Professor of History Van Gosse writes that Rand Paul's antigovernment rhetoric is familiar to historians but better left in the past. more>

Concessions of a Leftist Party

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
June 28, 2010
Juan Pablo Pitarque '12, a government major who is interning this summer at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C., quotes Eric Zolov, associate professor of history, about the democratic process in El Salvador. more>

Sense of Touch Shapes Snap Judgments

June 25, 2010
Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Anderson says tactile sensation is extremely important early in development. more>

Senior Project: Asylum Seeker
Our Town
June 23, 2010
With help from Matt Melino '10, Lane Bodian '10 spent his last year at Franklin & Marshall trying to win asylum for a Cameroon man under attack for his political views. more>

The Dark Side of the Farmers' Market Boom
June 21, 2010
Linda Aleci, associate professor of art history, says that the question of whether farmers' markets are benefiting the consumer or the farmer is one of the big tensions in local food systems. more>

College and Hospital Combine Forces to Revitalize Site

New York Times
June 16, 2010
President John Fry and Vice President of Administration Keith Orris are leading the transformation of a 77-acre industrial swath near the college into an “eds and meds” corridor. more>

Commercial Firms Fight Back in a Post-Boom World

New York Times
June 16, 2010
Mitchell E. Rudin '75, president and chief executive officer of the tristate region of CB Richard Ellis, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, favors ad hoc groupings of brokers rather than formal teams. more>

Black Republicans' Problem with History
Huffington Post

June 14, 2010
Associate Professor of History Van Gosse writes that there's a historical reason black voters will almost always vote for a white Democrat over a black Republican more>

Jay, Daisy, Nick and Cassie
New York Times
June 4, 2010
Danielle Ganek's '85 second novel, The Summer We Read Gatsby, is "a plucky homage to Fitzgerald’s masterpiece" that is aimed at vacation readers. more>

Education Ambivalence
June 2010
Franklin & Marshall hosts the national office of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL), which is praised here for its method of engaging students with cooperative, hands-on learning activities to improve science education. more>

Why President Obama Is Not (and Is) a Socialist
Huffington Post
May 27, 2010
Associate Professor of History Van Gosse writes that, to the rest of the world, it sounds pretty silly to call President Obama a socialist. more>

Lincoln Center Fall Festival to Focus on the Spiritual

New York Times
May 15, 2010
Jane S. Moss '74, Lincoln Center’s vice president for programming, created the White Light Festival, which is devoted to spiritual expression and the illumination of “our larger interior universe.” more>

The New Sheriffs of Wall Street
May 13, 2010
Mary Schapiro '77, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is one of three women featured for telling Wall Street how to clean up its act. more>

'No Smoking Gun' in Flash Crash
May 11, 2010
Eric Noll '83, executive vice president of NASDAQ OMX, testified before a House Financial Services subcommittee about last week's brief-but-historic stock market plunge. more>

Can an English Major Become a Stock Broker?

The Wall Street Journal on Campus via Unigo.com
May 11, 2010
Alan S. Caniglia, vice provost for planning and institutional research and professor of economics, investigates the value of a liberal arts degree. more>

Story Born in a Journal Comes to Film Festival
New York Times

May 6, 2010
Marc Meyers '94 wrote and directed the film Harvest, which was shown at the Connecticut Film Festival to critical acclaim. more>

Why Job Searches Should Start—But Not End—On the Web
US News & World Report
May 4, 2010

Frank Tortorello Jr., executive director of career services, notes that CareerBuilder and Monster are good places to start a job search but not to consummate one. more>

Ask the Card-Carrying Socialists: Is Obama One of Them?
April 15, 2010
Van Gosse, associate professor of history, says that widely accepted notions of public education and Pell Grants for college students are socialistic in origin. They fit well with the socialistic premise that government should provide basic security from the cradle to the grave to all of its citizens, he says. more>

Broken Promises: Seeking Political Asylum in America
Ladies Home Journal
April, 2010
As students in Associate Professor of Government Susan Dicklitch's Human Rights/Human Wrongs class, Kristen Stephen '08 and Morgan Marks '07 helped Isatu Jalloh receive political asylum in the U.S. more>

Pa. College Benefits From Namesake Italian Apparel

Associated Press (via Huffington Post)
March 31, 2010
The Franklin & Marshall clothing apparel brand will fund a scholarship here. Barry Bosley, associate vice president for administration, says,

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