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Maryann Tebben, faculty in French, has been selected as the Emily Fisher Faculty Fellow. She will work to support international programming and perspectives at the College.
The Filter Bubble The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You, by Overseer Eli Pariser ’96, will be released May 16. The new book explores how unchecked personalization by sites like Facebook and Google has begun to threaten our freedom
Marin Independent Journal Provost Marcy’s new position at Dominican University of California was reported in several publications, including the Marin Independent Journal and the Berkshire Eagle
Department of State Terhas Clark ’08 was recognized as an Emerging Leader at the U.S. State Department’s Women of Courage Awards for her work on disability rights in her native Ethiopia
The Root Overseer John McWhorter ’83 traced the history of “baby mama” and “baby daddy” at the Root. His paperback, The Power Of Babel: A Natural History Of Language, was one of “Three Books For The Grammar Lover In Your Life” listed on NPR.
Berkshire Record The Berkshire Record reported on Professor Paul Naamon’s leadership on local relief initiatives for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan
New York Times Overseer Eli Pariser ’96 was noted in an article in the New York Times for his role as an advisor to groups fighting for open access to information
New York Times Daisy Egan ’96 was profiled in the New York Times as she continues to perform her one-woman autobiographical cabaret, “Still Daisy After All These Years”
New York Times Jan Staller ’70’s photography was featured at the New York Times
Florida Today Journalist Brian Conley ’96 was profiled in Florida Today for his work in Libya. Conley founded Small World News to empower citizen journalists in underrepresented communities to produce and share their own news stories
National Defense University Evan Munsing ’04, a subject matter expert at the National Defense University, co-authored a paper exploring the strategic role “high value target teams” have played in recent military engagements
Syracuse University Professor Asma Abbas presented a lecture at Syracuse University on April 8 entitled “Love, Suffering, and the Unrequited: Some Initiations into a Materialist Politics of the Anticolonial Kind”
Vineyard Gazette The Vineyard Gazette carried the news that Caroline Mayhew ’02 has taken a position as an associate at DC law firm Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, where she’ll specialize in federal American Indian law. Mayhew recently completed a JD and MA in Native American studies at UCLA
San Francisco Chronicle Shahzad Ismaily ’88 was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle
  Junior Abbie Nehring ’08, currently enrolled in the Simon’s Rock Scholars at Oxford Program, will run a half-marathon as part of her effort to raise funds for Kenya Education Partnerships
The Advocate The Advocate reported on the SwimAmerica program led locally by the Kilpatrick Athletic Center’s aquatics director Bill Meier, which has provided 15 years of swimming lessons in Berkshire County
Charleston International Film Festival Counseling Services’ Ethan Dufault’s film What I Meant To Tell You: An American Poet's "State of the Union" is making the rounds on the film festival circuit. The flick will be at the prestigious Charleston International Film Festival in South Carolina on May 18th
Daily News The New York Daily News carried the news that Lou Kirven ’80 is serving as commissioner of the city of Yonkers, where he oversees economic development and business attraction in the city’s Department of Planning and Development
Berkshire Eagle The Berkshire Eagle highlighted Simon’s Rock’s involvement in the Berkshire County Goes to College Day program. Sixth graders—about 200 of them—from local schools visited campus as part of an initiative to increase college attendance and graduation rates
  Incoming freshman and AEP Scholarship winner Jesse Robertson ’11 was profiled in the Downeast Coastal Press