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Alumna Laurel Harig Appears on CNN

On January 21, 2009, recent alumna Laurel Harig appeared in a CNN report featuring a Middle East student trip. The trip had participants meeting with major political players, including Hamas militants and Iranian diplomats. In short time, a beaming faculty member shared the clip with the Simon’s Rock community, proudly proclaiming that “ [Harig] is the ambassador the United States could use more of.” Watch the full report.

Education Week Publishes Ellen Condliffe Lagemann Editorial

education weekBard Center Distinguished Fellow at Simon’s Rock and director of the Bard Center of Education and Democracy, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann recently contributed an editorial to Education Week entitled “Toward a National Consensus.” Condliffe Lagemann’s piece considers the shifts that should take place within the public and higher education sectors to provide students with the best education possible. Viewable in complete form with a subscription.

losing the raceJohn McWhorter Shares Controversial Insight on Race, One-on-One

On January 13, 2009, New York 1 profiled alumnus John McWhorter on the popular television program One on One. The piece chronicled McWhorter’s writings on race, linguistics, and his newest book, Losing the Race. The linguistics expert shared his thoughts on the future of black intellectualism in a post-Obama world. Watch the full program.

molly brownAssociated Press Talks with Student Molly Brown about Mono-Skiing

On January 28, 2009 a reporter writing for the Associated Press, WVEC, and the News and Advance in Lynchburg, VA, featured Simon’s Rock student Molly Brown. Brown, born with cerebral palsy, has figured out another way to hit the slopes—a mono-ski. Check out the full story.  

V Magazine Checks in with Alumna Sahra Motalebi

v magazineIn December, New York art, design, and fashion magazine, V, checked in with alumna and singer/songwriter Sahra Motalebi and her art gallery crew. The group was featured at the Rivington Arms Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Take a look. 

In addition to her forays into the modern art world, Sahra is the founder of indie record label Static Recital.

Politico and The American Prospect Turn to Gidon Eschel

american prospectThe prolific expert is back! In the next of several articles that have already sparked a wave of interest in the subject, Politico asked Simon’s Rock faculty Gidon Eschel to provide vital statistics on meat consumption and its environmental impact. The article appearing in The Amercian Prospect magazine entitled, “Are Cows Worse Than Cars?,” quoted Eschel estimating that as much as 11 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States can be contributed to animal agriculture.

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