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Provost Mary Marcy brought her expertise as a political scientist to the airwaves in an appearance on NPR-affiliate WAMC.

Liberal Education

Liberal Education, the magazine of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, published an article by Provost Mary Marcy in its  fall edition.  Marcy’s article raises concerns about establishing the three-year bachelor’s degree as the new American standard.

National Public Radio


There were 5,000 submissions for NPR’s short story contest, “Three-Minute Fiction.” Alum Zach Brockhouse ’91 was the winner. Contest judge Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, praised Brockhouse’s piece “Roost” as “marvelously written” and “mysterious”

 San Francisco Chronicle

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty ’86 was noted at the San Francisco Chronicle for his participation in "24 Hour Plays on Broadway.” Doughty and other acclaimed actors, writers, and directors produced six original short plays in twenty-four hours

 Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation anthologized a few perfect-for-Halloween verses on its website, including “Samhain” by Annie Finch ’75

 The Berkshire Eagle

The Berkshire Eagle reported on alum Alexander Souri ’86, who founded Relief Riders, a humanitarian travel organization that delivers critical aid to rural communities in India. Souri’s organization won the 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award for Small Businesses

 Pop Tech

Eli Pariser ’96 was on Pop Tech, a site that features world-changing people, projects and ideas

 Icon Savvy

Jasmine Mohadjer ’94 was interviewed on the Tampa Bay lifestyle TV show Icon Savvy


In its November issue, Discover Magazine interviewed brain and memory researcher Jesse Rissman ’96 about his work on the troublesome use of brain scans on suspected criminals

 Hudson Valley Magazine

Will Hayworth ’07 deferred the start of his senior year to work on his mother’s successful campaign to represent New York’s 19th Congressional district. Congresswoman Hayworth declared Will’s campaign help “indispensible” in Hudson Valley Magazine

 Seven Days

Alum Greg Kelly ’73 was featured in Seven Days, Vermont’s independent weekly. Kelly discussed his work as President and CEO of TelJet, which operates one of Vermont and New Hampshire’s most extensive fiber-optic networks

 Publishers Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly announced that Alison Bechdel ’79 was inducted into the Female Cartoonists Hall of Fame

 National Public Radio John McWhorter ’83 was featured on NPR, where he talked about changes in support for foreign language departments at colleges and universities across the country