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On Inside Higher Ed, Provost Peter Laipson recounts an early lesson in just how seriously Simon’s Rock students take learning.
ABC News

Brian Conley ’96, founder of Small World News, is helping to establish the fledgling independent media of Libya. He discussed his work with ABC News.

The Economist

Professor Karen Beaumont’s production of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle was hailed as “Like a dream… poignantly memorable in all sorts of unexpected ways” by the Economist


Overseer  John McWhorter ’83 weighed in on the controversy surrounding the blockbuster film The Help in the New Republic

CNN Money

Jessica Mah ’06, featured this month on RockNet, offered lessons learned from raising $1 million for her startup on CNN Money

Filter Bubble

What does Facebook know about you? Forbes, the BBC, and the Financial Express turn to Overseer Eli Pariser  ’96’s The Filter Bubble for answers

Berkshire Review

Professor Larry Wallach composed a review of Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music for the Berkshire Review


The Gloucester Times gives a shout out to Henry Ferrini ’70, director of a documentary film about poet Charles Olson

The New York Times

BHSEC Newark was featured in a New York Times article about education reform in that city


Sahzad Ismaily ’88 plays on Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s new album, NME reports

The Voice

Alison Bechdel ’77’s work as editor of The Best American Comics 2011 was highlighted in the Chicago Reader


On the Texas Children’s Hospital blog, Dr. Parth Mehta ’91 wrote on understanding patient motives across a cultural divide


Overseer Douglas Ahlers  ’77 continued his work advising post-earthquake New Zealand on how to rebuild, reported Stuff

Times Union

Sonicscoop announced the release of Mike Doughty ’86’s newest album, Yes and Also Yes

Berkshire Eagle

The Berkshire Eagle featured new Provost Peter Laipson in a Q&A interview introducing Laipson to the Berkshire community.

rhody beat

Watch Professor Peter Filkins discussing his most recent translation, H.G. Adler’s Panorama, at the Austrian Culture Forum New York