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Cows (Oct 08)Bard College at Simon’s Rock geophysics faculty member Gidon Eshel and his colleague Pamela Martin were recently cited in Time magazine’s September 10, 2008 article “Meat: Making Global Warming Worse.” The article explores the correlation between increased meat consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Time writes “….Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin have estimated that if every American reduced meat consumption by just 20%, the greenhouse gas savings would be the same as if we all switched from a normal sedan to a hybrid Prius.”

GMA logo (Oct 08)Good Morning America host Robin Roberts was spotted wearing a Simon’s Rock sweatshirt during broadcasts that aired on September 16 and September 17, 2008. Roberts donned the Simon’s Rock apparel as she and GMA co-host Diane Sawyer mashed Concord grapes and sampled Buffalo’s famous chicken wings during their recent whistle stop tour of America, dubbed “On the Train.” The tour kicked-off in nearby Stockbridge, MA, where Roberts is rumored to have received the sweatshirt from enthusiastic Rockers in the audience. In case you missed it, you can find the clips here.

Burn poster (oct 08)Academy Award winning alumni Joel and Ethan Cohen are making headlines again after their latest release, Burn After Reading, earned $19.4 million on its opening weekend. The Associated Press reports that it’s the Cohen’s most successful opening yet. Burn After Reading is packed with an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich and Francis McDormand. It comes just after their widely-acclaimed drama No Country for Old Men earned four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Writing.

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