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Provost and Vice President Mary B. Marcy appeared on Northeast Public Radio’s call in program, Vox Pop, on Tuesday, October 28. Marcy spoke with host Alan Chartock about women in American politics, her area of expertise. Fielding calls that ranged from support for Governor Sarah Palin to disappointment over Clinton’s primary loss, Marcy informed this active discussion with insightful analysis based on her research. If you didn’t have a chance to listen, tune-in now .

The September issue of Cosmo Girl selected Simon's Rock as one of the top 100 colleges in the United States. The magazine cited challenging academics, small classes, dedicated faculty and diversity of course offerings amongst the highest in the nation. Cosmo Girl’s October issue profiled sophomore Will Hayworth as part of their presidential campaign trail coverage. (For more, see our article Voting as a Volunteer)

Alumnus, conservative journalist, author, and scholar, John McWhorter published his piece “On the Content of His Character” in The New Republic on October 16. The column considers whether or not race would truly be a factor if Obama lost the election. It later appeared on CBS News. A Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute, McWhorter is a columnist for the New York Sun and a lecturer of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He makes regular media appearances.

In the September issue of the Hudson Valley Independent, alumni reporter Tadd Gero caught up with biology faculty Robert Schmidt to discuss his recent discovery of invasive Chinese mitten crabs throughout Colombia and Dutchess counties. In the complete news article, Schmidt examines the threat mitten crabs pose to the Hudson River ecosystem and articulates some of the broader complications of local species invasion.

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