Skip over navigation

Articles by SJP Alumni

This Is the First Women's Retailer to Take a Stand Against Excessive Photoshopping
PolicyMic
August 15, 2014
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
For years, there has been a raging backlash against Photoshop culture. Yet the fashion industry has taken very few steps to address it — until now. On Wednesday, online fashion company Modcloth became the first retailer to sign the Heroes Pledge for Advertisers. Their signature indicates a commitment to limiting the use of Photoshop on their models, and to clearly labeling images that have been airbrushed. ...Read More.
 
The EU Offered to Monitor Gaza’s Borders So That Israel Doesn’t Have To
Daily Intelligencer (New York Magazine)
August 15, 2014
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The European Union has stepped in to help solve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Meeting in Brussels, EU foreign ministers said returning to pre–Operation Protective Edge conditions was "not an option," and that the Union was willing to take a "strong role" in monitoring border crossings. ...Read More. 
 
Edward Snowden Planned NSA Leaks for Years
Daily Intelligencer (New York Magazine)
August 13, 2014
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
After months of virtual appearances at TED conferences and SXSW, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden finally sat down for a print media profile. ...Read More. 
 
Columbia University's Latest Response to Sexual Assault Is Embarrassingly Weak
PolicyMic
August 13, 2014
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The Columbia Spectator reported Monday that despite student leaders' best efforts, Columbia University's administration canceled the Fall Bacchanal, a spring fling-type concert scheduled for next month. While that in and of itself is not particularly newsworthy, the decision has become a part of the national conversation about sexual assault on campus due to the administration's alleged reason for the cancellation: concern that the event would lead to excessive drinking and sexual violence. ...Read More.
 
Residents Express Approval For County Smoking Ban
WFAE 90.7
August 12, 2014
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
About two dozen residents gathered at the Mecklenburg County Government Center on Monday night for a public forum on two regulations the county is considering. The first is a ban on smoking near government buildings. The second ordinance is a ban on all tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – on county parks and greenways. ...Read More.
 
Missouri Police Fatally Shot an Unarmed Black Teen
Daily Intelligencer (New York Magazine)
August 10, 2014
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Yet another man died at the hands of police this weekend. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was about to start college, was fatally shot in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. ...Read More. 
 
Federal Sex Trafficking Case To Begin In Charlotte
WFAE 90.7
August 4, 2014
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A large sex-trafficking case goes to trial this week. Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte man ran a prostitution ring that involved at least a dozen girls between the ages of 16 and 25. The girls didn’t walk the streets. Instead, prosecutors say they were marketed through the web site Backpage.com. ...Read More.
 
Stop-and-Frisk in Newark
Lens (The New York Times)
July 28, 2014
By Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The sedan creeps forward. Inside, police officers are clad in black jeans topped with a hoodie layered with a Kevlar vest. Wheels screech, a light flashes red and blue, doors open and slam as fast as questions are posed. Where are you going? Where’s that? Address? Why are you out? It’s two in the morning. ...Read More.
 
Pope Francis Calls for Action on the Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border
PolicyMic
July 15, 2014
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
"The attention of the international community [must be paid] to this challenge." As America's immigration problem builds and the UN urges the U.S. to grant refugee status to the tens of thousands of Central Americans who have crossed the border, Pope Francis has finally decided to weigh in on this crisis. ...Read More.
 
Hip-Hop Church Targets Young Crowd With Gospel Beats
WFAE 90.7
June 27, 2014
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
It's fair to say that – at least in Charlotte – it's not news when a church opens. But a new church in Huntersville is doing something different to get young people in the door. It's using hip-hop to deliver its message. ...Read More.
 
With South Bronx Trail, a History and a Culture Will Be Clearly Marked
The New York Times
June 1, 2014
By Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Casa Amadeo on Prospect Avenue, a Latin record store on the National Register of Historic Places, is perhaps the only place in the city where one can worship at a shrine dedicated to the Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández. ...Read More.
 
Ray Kelly committee report urges more resources to promote diversity, reframe dialogues
The Brown Daily Herald
May 24, 2014
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Increased resources for the Office of Institutional Diversity, new diversity benchmarks for undergraduate and graduate student support, and more targeted hiring practices were among the main recommendations released Wednesday by the Committee on the Events of October 29 in its second and final report. ...Read More.
 
Students and friends remember former economics prof. for humor and brilliance
The Brown Daily Herald
May 8, 2014
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010), Kiki Barnes, and Maxine Joselow
A brilliant intellect, witty sense of humor and devotion to teaching and mentorship will mark the legacy of Professor Emeritus of Economics George Borts, who passed away Friday at the age of 86. Borts retired in the fall after 63 years of teaching at the University, which he called a “fruitful” experience in an interview with The Herald after his retirement. ...Read More.
 
The making of the 120th Varsity Show set
The Columbia Spectator
May 3, 2014
By Kimberly Cionca (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012) and Patrick Schulman
The 120th Varsity Show, which opened last night, May 2, is already receiving praise, especially concerning its set design. Check out this video to see how the set was constructed and to hear more about the tradition of the show from its producer, art director, and technical director. ...Read More.
 
No Choice but to Protest and Take Pictures
Lens (The New York Times)
May 1, 2014
By Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Although he made a career photographing protests in the 1960s, Benedict J. Fernandez was a young man without a cause growing up in East Harlem in the 1950s. ...Read More.
 
KCST draws audience outside for ‘The Tempest’
The Columbia Spectator
April 29, 2014
By Kimberly Cionca (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012) and Patrick Schulman
This year, the King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe presents “The Tempest” as its spring production. As in past spring performances, the cast of “The Tempest” includes all who auditioned and will be staged at different locations around campus. ...Read More.
 
Paradise in a Pakistani Valley
Lens (The New York Times)
March 31, 2014
By Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
It was 2009 and a depleted savings account was all Edwin Koo had to show a year after he left Singapore to work as a freelance photographer in Nepal. Hungry for photos, Mr. Koo joined friends traveling to Islamabad, two hours south of the Taliban insurgency occurring in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. ...Read More.
 
Corporation approves 3.8 percent tuition hike
The Brown Daily Herald
February 10, 2014
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010) and Michael Dublin
The Corporation approved a 3.8 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees as part of the University’s fiscal year 2015 budget, President Christina Paxson announced in a community-wide email Saturday afternoon. ...Read More.
 
Albany City Council extends funds to Berkeley nonprofit for relocation of homeless
The Daily Californian
January 23, 2014
By Michelaina Johnson (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012)
After facing challenges last year to move a local homeless population, Albany City Council has extended funding to a Berkeley nonprofit in an effort to help the inhabitants find permanent housing. ...Read More.
 
Zoning Adjustments Board reviews plans to develop vacant lot on Telegraph Avenue
The Daily Californian
January 21, 2014
By Michelaina Johnson (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012)
After decades of conflict, the development of the vacant lot on the east side of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue has cleared another hurdle toward completion. ...Read More.
 
Berkeley Unified School District policy protects rights of gender nonconforming students
The Daily Californian
January 15, 2014
By Michelaina Johnson (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012)
As school commenced for students across the Berkeley Unified School District last week, the district entered its fourth week of implementing a new policy aimed at protecting the rights of gender nonconforming students. ...Read More.
 
Characters, costumes spice up New York Comic Con
The Columbia Spectator
October 14, 2013
By Kimberly Cionca (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012) and Lisa Huang
Last week, Spectator took a look inside the world of Comic Con in anticipation of the eighth annual New York Comic Con, a four-day event at the Javits Center. ...Read More.
 
Washington Street Program House Residents Host Block Party
The Wesleyan Argus 
September 19, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
This Saturday, Sept. 21, the first Washington Street block party will take place in the Buddhist House yard. La Casa, Farm House, Buddhist House, Music House, Art House, Light House, Full House, and Writing House will all participate. ...Read More
 
University Press’ Tamminen Among HuffPo’s Top Poetry Advocates
The Wesleyan Argus 
September 12, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
Wesleyan University Press Director and Editor-in-Chief Suzanna Tamminen was recently named among the Huffington Post’s “Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry.” In past years, the list has included many notable individuals such as Maya Angelou, James Franco, and Barack Obama. ...Read More
 
More Than a Teenage Dream
The American Prospect
August 14, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The Spectacular Now easily earns the epithet of teen film, a genre known more for its box-office potential than festival and critic buzz. It has all the makings of another superficial flick—sex, booze, a teenage soap star in a leading role, and a plot borrowed from young-adult literature. ...Read More.
 
High Notes
Sports Illustrated
August 5, 2013
By Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Last week Memphis quarterback Jacob Karam visited nearby St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where the senior met 11-year-old Breanna Bercegeay, a leukemia patient. She had heard Karam playing piano and asked if she could sing along. ...Read More. 
 
Putin Loves Me, Putin Loves Me Not 
The American Prospect 
July 2, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
A conversation with the author of a new book about the Russian president, touching on fomenting dissent in the country, Syria, and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. ...Read More.
 
Street Style: All the Color at New York's Gay Pride Parade
The Cut (New York Magazine)
July 1, 2013
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) and Yana Paskova
Coming just days after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and reinstated Gay Marriage in California, Sunday’s cloudy Gay Pride Parade in New York was one of the largest in recent years. Headed by grand marshal and DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor, it was a literal celebration of the week that was, full of families, couples, young kids, partying singles, and everyone in-between dressed in traditionally over-the-top rainbow garb. ...Read More. 
 
Sequester Extinguishes July 4th Fireworks At Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg
WFAE 90.7
July 1, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
It'll be a less explosive Fourth of July celebration at military bases in North Carolina this year. Two of the state's major military bases are cancelling fireworks due to budget cuts. Fort Bragg has had a fireworks display for more than 30 years. It does them big and it does them loud. More than 50,000 people from Fort Bragg and Fayetteville show up for the celebrations. The U.S. military lost more than 10 percent of its budget this year because of federal budget cuts and the policy known as sequestration. Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum says it's unfortunate. ...Read More.
 
Broadway Honors "The Lost Colony" With Tony
WFAE 90.7
June 10, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
England's first colony in the New World was established by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1587 on what is now Roanoke Island. Just a few years later, the entire colony had mysteriously disappeared. All 100 or so settlers were gone. Their whereabouts were never discovered. Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Paul Green turned the story of this "lost colony" into a play that was first performed on that same site in 1937. ...Read More. 
 
100-Person Poll: Citi Bikers Edition
New York Magazine
June 6, 2013 
Contributed to by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program 2008)
By now, everyone has heard, or read, one or more anecdotal reviews about Citi Bike. It rides too slow; it rides fast enough. It's impossible to dock; it docks just fine. Who to believe? What is the Truth? There was only one way to find out: send our interns out to various Citi Bike stations around the city to survey 100 people who have actually taken a spin on the things. And that's what we did. Here are the results. ...Read More. 
 
Northeastern-Charlotte Doubles Graduate Programs
WFAE 90.7
May 13, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Boston-based Northeastern University opened its Center City campus in January 2012 with eight masters programs. Now, the University is adding seven masters degrees and two doctoral degrees. The programs were approved two weeks ago by the UNC Board of Governors. The doctoral degrees – in nursing and physical therapy – are the first to be approved for a university based outside of North Carolina. Cheryl Richards is the CEO and dean of the Charlotte campus. ...Read More. 
 
WSA General Assembly Election Results Announced
The Wesleyan Argus 
May 6, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) announced the general assembly representatives for the 2013-2014 academic year. From the class of 2014, Scott Elias, Mary Diaz, Nicki Softness, and Jason Shatz were re-elected. From the class of 2015, Jacob Musinsky, Grant Tanenbaum, Glenn Cantave, Mansoor Alam, and Justin Gitlin were re-elected and Matan Koplin-Green was elected for the first time. From the class of 2016, Kate Cullen, Lily Herman, Ellen Paik, Martin Malabanan, Alton Wang, Angus McLean were re-elected. ...Read More
 
Editor's Last Word
The Amherst Student
May 1, 2013
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
I still remember the day that I received Angie Epifano’s powerful piece. I was watching Project Runway, and I decided to check my email during the commercials. I read the piece three times before I called my mother and told her about it, and that I was going to run it. “Can you get in trouble because of it? Can they expel you or take your financial aid away?” she asked. I hadn’t really thought about it until then. The way I saw it, it didn’t really matter. Journalism is about exposing the truth. It’s about making a difference and creating change and starting dialogue. Angie’s piece did all that and so much more. It exemplified what journalism is supposed to do and what student newspapers should aspire to. ...Read More. 
 
Students Organize Mountaintop Removal Awareness Festival
The Wesleyan Argus
April 29, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On April 25, an Environmental Justice and Mountaintop Removal Awareness discussion panel was held at Earth House, followed by the University's first Mountaintop Removal Awareness Festival. The festival took place on Foss Hill and featured music, dancing, and discussion over current environmental issues. ...Read More. 
 
What's The Charlotte Accent?
WFAE 90.7
April 26, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
When you "talk,"  do you say "tawk" or "tock?" What does it mean to have a Charlotte accent? If you were born in the Charlotte region (or even if you’re a newcomer like me), we want to know what you sound like. ...Read More
 
Sexual Misconduct Disciplinary Process Alienates Accused
The Brown Daily Herald
April 24, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
This story, the third in a four-part series, explores the disciplinary and social trials undergone by students who have been accused of sexual assault. ...Read More. 
 
Graves' End
BKLYNR
April 18, 2013
By Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The F Train's Bay Parkway stop sits atop the densest cemetery in New York City. The headstones, like rows of crooked teeth, jut in all directions, and they sit so close to the cemetery's outer boundary and nearby streets that, in 2010, a plowed pile of snow knocked over a few stones. A closer look at Washington Cemetery reveals a color scheme. The headstones aren't the jumble of grays and whites and blacks that one might expect to find at an old cemetery. They come, instead, in two varieties: weathered gray and jet black. ...Read More. 
 
University Begins Construction of New Track
The Wesleyan Argus
April 18, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On March 11, the University began the outdoor track renovation and turf field installation project at Freeman Athletic Center. The outdoor track will be closed to the public throughout the completion of the project. Administrators expect the field to be complete and fully functioning by the beginning of the 2014 fall term. ...Read More. 
 
U. Launches $160 Million Campaign to Expand Engineering
The Brown Daily Herald
April 11, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The new School of Engineering facilities will be on College Hill, administrators said. ...Read More.
 
U. Launches $160 Million Campaign to Grow School of Engineering 
The Brown Daily Herald
April 10, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Physical expansions to the school will remain on College Hill. ...Read More
 
Paxson's Capital Campaign Will Follow Precedent 
The Brown Daily Herald 
March 20, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
In the past 50 years, a campaign's level of success has shaped presidential legacies. ...Read More. 
 
Faculty Meeting Discusses SMOC and Title IX Reports
The Amherst Student
March 6, 2013
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
On March 3, the faculty met for the first meeting of the spring semester. The top three items on the agenda were the presentation of the Special Oversight Committee on Sexual Misconduct (SMOC) report, the presentation of the Title IX report and a vote on the Open-Access Resolution, which was presented during the last faculty meeting in the fall. ...Read More. 
 
Federal Research Funding Faces Cuts
The Brown Daily Herald
March 4, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Sequester will strike $85 billion from national budget, including funding for NIH and NSF. ...Read More.
 
A "Modern Day Scarlett Letter": Protesting Pink Licenses 
WFAE 90.7
March 1, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Dozens of immigrants stood on the corner of Trade and Tryon Street yesterday afternoon in Uptown Charlotte to protest the design of North Carolina's driver's license for young illegal immigrants. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that it would be issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are granted deferred action status by the Obama administration. ...Read More.
 
New Student Group Aims to Spread Climate Awareness
The Wesleyan Argus
February 28, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
The Climate Ambassadors, a new student group established by Evan Weber '13, Corey Guilmette '13, Isabel Stern '14, and Marjorie Dodson '13, is focusing on raising awareness about climate change and climate justice. Given that the club is new, it is still in the process of planning events and projects centered around its objective. ...Read More. 
 
Possible Cuts to Federal Funding Delayed, Still Pose Threat
The Brown Daily Herald
February 21, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The Corporation has approved the use of reserve funds in the advance of the possible sequester. ...Read More.
 
WesWell Continues WE Speak WE Stand
The Wesleyan Argus
February 14, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Office of Health Education (WesWell) will be holding an event called the WE Speak WE Stand Bystander Intervention Program. WE Speak WE Stand is a program intended to create an environment at the University that aids and educates students on prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence, and alcohol abuse. ...Read More.
 
R.I. Test Scores See No Significant Change 
The Brown Daily Herald
February 12, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
A new policy mandates a "proficiency" score on an assessment exam as a graduation requirement. ...Read More. 
 
Local Catholics Surprised By Pope's Resignation
WFAE 90.7
February 11, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Catholics reacted to the surprising news that Pope Benedict announced his resignation Monday morning. We spoke to a few of them after the noon mass on Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Kevin Barto says his coworkers and friends have been asking him all morning about what this means for the Catholic Church. He says it's not easy to say what Pope Benedict's legacy will be because he was in the role for such a relatively short amount of time. ...Read More.
 
Social Choice Fund Still Holds Only One Donation
The Brown Daily Herald
February 1, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The minimum donation requirement continues to deter contributions from young alums. ...Read More. 
 
Bessemer City Will Form Its Own Police Force
WFAE 90.7
January 30, 2013
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalsim Program Class of 2006)
Bessemer City council members were divided Monday night in Gaston County over whether to form its own police department, separate from the county. Mayor Becky Smith broke the tie on Monday night by voting in favor of a local police department. The county police department fees to serve Bessemer City were scheduled to triple. The city currently pays the county $435,000 per year for the police protection and was expected to cost $1.1 million by 2018. City Councilman Dan Boling says it all came down to money. ...Read More.
 
ITS Brings Lynda.com to Campus
The Wesleyan Argus
January 28th, 2013
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
Lynda.com, an online training library that contains video tutorials on software skills, such as audio, design, and data analysis, is now available at the University. Co-founded by Lynda Weinman, the website is responsible for publishing notable software programs such as Adobe and Macromedia. University members can log on at any time and will have the opportunity to learn about all the website's resources. ...Read More.
 
Full Need-Blind Unsustainable Under Current Finances, Says Finance V.P.
The Brown Daily Herald
January 25, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The financial sustainability of making need-bind admission universal is called into question. ...Read More.
 
Pollution on the Rise in R.I.
The Brown Daily Herald
January 24, 2013
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Legal pollution emissions increased in Rhode Island by nearly 0.5 percent in 2011, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency. ...Read More.
 
Harvard Refused Heymann's Monitoring Proposal
The Harvard Crimson
By Katie Zavadski
January 15, 2013
Days after internet activist Aaron Swartz's Jan. 11 suicide, The Huffington Post reports that during the 1990s, Swartz's prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann—who was, even then, a pioneer in policing the internet—tried to get Harvard's cooperation in monitoring the University's network usage without a court order. Heymann proposed that the University put an "electronic banner on its intranet telling users they were being monitored" and implying their consent. Harvard refused, HuffPo reports, citing "the privacy of its users." ...Read More. 
 
Guns for Gift Cards at Charlotte Church
WFAE 90.7
December 24, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalsim Program Class of 2006)
A Charlotte church invited folks to exchange their guns for gifts over the weekend. The New Life Fellowship Center has been doing that around the holidays for the past six years. This year, the pastor says some of the people turning in their guns had the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut on their minds. ...Read More. 
 
U. Lobbying Spending Ranks Low in Ivy League
The Brown Daily Herald
December 7, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The University spent $36,253 on congressional lobbying in the first three quarters of 2012 on issues including higher education, biomedical research, science issues and health care issues, according to Senate lobbying disclosures. ...Read More.
 
Faculty Discuss Pass/Fail Addition, Open Access Resolution
The Amherst Student
December 5, 2012
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism program Class of 2009)
On Dec. 4, the faculty met and discussed two major points: an addition to the pass/fail policy and an Open Access Resolution. Before discussing those two items, President Carolyn Martin announced that the Committee of Six decided to go with the online program, edX. The committee is expecting to have their first course as early as the fall of 2013. The committee’s announcement is not a final decision since the committee decided to have the faculty vote on it during a special meeting to be held on Dec. 28. ...Read More.
 
Campus Conversation on Diversity Continues
The Wesleyan Argus
December 3, 2012
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
After the heated "Diversity University: In Theory and In Practice" forum in mid-November, the University community has reassessed the climate of diversity on campus. Student groups and administrative leaders have made several distinctive efforts to make the demands of marginalized students a reality. ...Read More.
 
A Prima Ballerina Bestows Lessons To First Ward Kids
WFAE 90.7
December 3, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Ayisha McMillan Cravotta has devoted her life to keeping her back straight and keeping her toes in the right direction since the age of two. In 2004, she made history when she became the North Carolina Dance Theatre’s first African-American ballerina to play a lead role, of Clara, in The Nutcracker. ...Read More. 
 
The Private Sector Bail-Out of Europe's Culture Industry
The New Republic
November 16, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
This summer, the Internet warmly embraced the birth of "Monkey Jesus," a tragicomic attempt by a well-intentioned octogenarian in Spain to restore a decaying fresco by herself. But the ape-ified "restoration" wasn't just a source of countless online memes; it was a grim symptom of the crisis metastasizing across Europe. ...Read More. 
 
Yale-Harvard Outside the Bowl
The Yale Daily News 
November 16, 2012
By Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Yale and Harvard are slated to clash on the gridiron this Saturday, but several other Bulldog squads have already competed in their versions of The Game this fall. In one-on-one matchups, the Bulldogs currently hold a 4–2–1 lead over the Crimson, with field hockey, volleyball, women’s cross country and sailing all delivering wins over Yale’s archrival. ...Read More. 
 
University Community Questions Diversity on Campus
The Wesleyan Argus
November 15, 2012
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On Monday, Nov. 12, a student-organized discussion forum called "Diversity University: In Theory and In Practice," was held in Beckham hall. Such a large number of students attended the forum that several had to either stand or sit on the floor, and some estimates put the attendees at about 400 people. President Michael Roth responded to concerns students raised at the forum by saying he planned to assign staff to work on these issues during the coming months. ...Read More.
 
Meet the Journalist Who (Possibly) Invented the Phrase "Fiscal Cliff" 
The New Republic
November 12, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Ben Bernanke seems to think he came up with "fiscal cliff." Not so. ...Read More.
 
That Was Fast! A Roundup of Petraeus Resignation Conspiracy Theories
The New Republic
November 9, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
David Petraeus resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair. "Yeah, right!" say conservatives on Twitter. ...Read More. 
 
Petting Zoo Led to E. Coli Outbreak in Cleveland County
WFAE 90.7
November 9, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The culprit: the petting zoo. After more than a month of investigation, state health officials say they've determined what may have led to 106 cases of E. Coli infection and one death. Investigators say that now that the investigation has been completed, the next step is establishing a task force of state and local health officials and managers. ...Read More. 
 
University Hosts Q&A with Renowned Author Bernard Cooper
The Wesleyan Argus
November 8, 2012
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Bernard Cooper, a well-known author, visited the University and held a question and answer session based on his work and excerpts that he read during his visit. Cooper's literary works include three memoirs, "The Bill from My Father," "Truth Serum," and "Maps to Anywhere." In addition to his memoirs, he wrote the novel "A Year of Rhymes," and a collection of short stories called "Guess Again." His writing has also been published in renowned publications, such as Harper's and The New York Times Magazine. ...Read More. 
 
After Dinner: Timothy P. McCarthy
The Harvard Crimson
November 8, 2012
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Timothy P. McCarthy ’93 has, maybe, four people he’s obsessed with at the moment. One of them is Nate Silver. Sunday bread night has just ended and I’m at his office as he’s wrapping up with a few students. Nate Silver dominates the conversation, and it smells like election season. McCarthy’s life and work is inherently political—he came of age during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the era of the anti-apartheid movement and AIDS. For much of his adult life, he’s been speaking out about racial justice and LGBTQ issues. And for 16 years, that voice has been coming from Quincy. ...Read More. 
 
Average Debt Burden Highest of Ivies, Lowest in R.I.
The Brown Daily Herald
November 7, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Despite having the highest tution in Rhode Island, Brown has the lowest average debt of all reporting colleges in the state for class of 2011 graduates, according to the Project on Student Debt, a report published by the Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit. ...Read More. 
 
On Election Day, Voters Brave Lines
The Brown Daily Herald
November 7, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Rhode Island voter identification laws implemented this year faced their first major test Tuesday as voters turned out across the state to cast their ballots in the general election. ...Read More. 
 
The Obama Campaign Is Surprisingly Superstitious 
The New Republic
November 6, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Superstitions say Romney will win the election. The Obama campaign responds with some superstitions of its own. ...Read More
 
Providence Begins Election Day Preparations
The Brown Daily Herald
October 31, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The 2008 General election saw 475,428 Rhode Islanders cast their vote, giving the state a 67 percent voter turnout, its highest since the 1988 presidential election. ...Read More.
 
Democracy Matters Hosts Election Panel on Money and Politics
The Wesleyan Argus
October 22, 2012
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
On Thursday, Oct. 11, Democracy Matters held a panel focusing on the influence of money on the 2012 presidential election and previous presidential elections. Both University and non-University professors served as panelists. ...Read More.
 
Websites Provide Useful Aids for Student Planning
The Brown Daily Herald
October 21, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Take NEUR 0010: "The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience." Don't shop that section of ECON 0110: "Principles of Economics." And don't forge tthat 3 p.m. meeting at the Blue Room with your group partners. This is the kind of information available on student startup websites focused on Brown academics. ...Read More.
 
Graduating With Debt
The Harvard Crimson
October 18, 2012
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
“It’s like a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of process,” says Sasanka N. Jinadasa ’15 as she sits in Lowell dining hall, fingering the small elephant charm hanging from her necklace. “I get a ton of grant money from Harvard, but there is still $6,000 to $8,000 left.” ...Read More
 
Faculty Continues to Discuss Online Education
The Amherst Student
October 17, 2012
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism program Class of 2009)
Last night, Oct. 16, the faculty held their third meeting of the semester. The faculty approved sixteen new courses. They also discussed several things, including Amherst’s rating falling from AAA to AA+ according to S&P, a transition to Apple-friendly products and online education. Shannon Gurek, Interim Treasurer, reported that according to Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, Amherst’s bond rating has been decreased from AAA to AA+ due to its high debt burden. Moody’s Investors Service, however, kept Amherst’s status at AAA. Gurek explained that the debt that the College currently has was expected due to the science center renovations. ...Read More. 
 
Undocumented Immigrant Journalist Calls for Reform
The Brown Daily Herald
October 12, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalsim Program Class of 2010)
Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist who had been working in the U.S. for more than 10 years when he published an essay in the New York Times Magazine revealing his status as an undocumented immigrant, spoke to a full crowd in Metcalf Auditorium Monday night. ...Read More.
 
Ronald Reagan Lives! But Will He Endorse Mitt Romney?
The New Republic
October 9, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The inside story of the Ronald Reagan hologram. ...Read More.
 
Moving On
The Columbia Spectator 
October 3, 2012
By Eboni Boykin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2011)
When I wake up in John Jay for my 9 a.m. class, there begins the daily struggle to forget. Waking up in shelters for the homeless, at some distant family member’s house, or not knowing where I’m waking up at all have left scars on me over the years, as they would anyone. Sure, I fought my way out and earned the right to pursue a degree here at Columbia, but happy endings don’t erase the past. Sometimes as I sit in JJ’s Place, watching “Criminal Minds” or whatever other drama my crazy friends put on the television, there will be a scene that resembles a moment in my family’s journey through homelessness—and I’ll have to hide the tears from the memory that creeps up behind me and tackles me. ...Read More.
 
Higher Ed Roundup: Oct. 2 2012
The Brown Daily Herald
October 2, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
In a letter to alums last Thursday, Grinnell College announced it would consider amending its financial aid policies, prompting rumors that the college could end its need-blind admission policy, though nothing in the letter explicitly referenced such a plan. ...Read More.
 
Patent Royalty on the Rise for U.
The Brown Daily Herald
September 28, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The income the University earned as a result of patent royalties stemming from its research increased by about 65 percent from 2011 to 2012. Gross licensing income climbed to $1,592,300 in 2012, an increase from $962, 000 in the previous fiscal year, according to information provided by the Technology Ventures Office. ...Read More.
 
Carleen Basler Resigns After Admitting to Plagiarism 
The Amherst Student
September 25, 2012
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Last Monday, Sept. 17, former professor Carleen Basler resigned from the College after admitting that her written work contained unattributed verbatim quotations and improper references of other scholars’ work. “My reason for resigning is simple. In certain sections of my scholarly work, I unintentionally failed to cite and improperly cited previously published materials. In the realm of academic scholarship, such mistakes are very serious in nature,” Basler said in a statement given to The Student. ...Read More.
 
Syrian Journalist Talks Life in the Crossfire
The Brown Daily Herald
September 20, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Prominent Syrian journalist Samar Yazbek fled from Syria at the height of the violence following the recent civilian uprisings and has since risked her life to return to the unstable country and document its ongoing unrest. ...Read More.
 
Paxson Discusses New Strategic Plan at BUCC Meeting
The Brown Daily Herald
September 20, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
About a dozen audience members attended President Christina Paxson's first Brown University Community Council meeting as president yesterday in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. Along with Paxson, nearly half of the members of the BUCC were new. Discussion of a new strategic planning process and updates on the recent online education initiative dominated most of the meeting. ...Read More.
 
Yet Another Round of the Scalia-Posner Fight
The New Republic
September 18, 2012
By Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Last month Richard A. Posner, a Chicago judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, reviewed Antonin Scalia's new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. Our review has apparently hit a nerve. To recap: Posner accused the staunchly conservative justice of taking a hypocritical and "disingenuous" stance on his passive interpretation of law. ...Read More.
 
7PM: Harvard Works
The Harvard Crimson
September 16, 2012
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class fo 2008)
"I’m not gonna say anything bad. This is Leverett, the best house." I disagree, but bite my tongue. My belltower—my home for the past two years here—is obscured by the mangled edges of New Quincy and Old Lev. It’s Friday night and I’m nestled on the floor of the Leverett Building Manager’s office. It’s a cubbyhole of about 50 square feet, but the shelving along the sides, along with a desk and chair, makes it feel more cramped. I tell him I’m writing a story about members of the community who aren’t students. People who work here. ...Read More.
 
Simmons' Compensation Rose in 2010 After Voluntary Cut in 2009
The Brown Daily Herald
September 14, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Former President Ruth Simmons' total compensation rose to $863, 684 in 2010, a jump from $656,683 in the year prior when Simmons took a voluntary salary cut following the 2008 economic downturn. ...Read More.
 
Eye to Eye Connects Students
The Wesleyan Argus
September 13, 2012
By Rajaa Elidrissi (Summer Journalsim Program Class of 2011)
Last year, the University installed a chapter of Project Eye to Eye, which will continue this year. Eye to Eye is the only national program that pairs secondary school students who are diagnosed as learning disabled (LD) and with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with college student mentors who either personally experienced or had family members who experienced similar health conditions. ...Read More. 
 
U.'s Financial Future on Unstable Path, Report Finds
The Brown Daily Herald
September 7, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Many elite institution, including Brown, are on a "financially unsustainable" economic path, according to a join report released in July from Bain & Company, a consulting firm, and Sterling Partners, a private equity firm. Their analysis found that nearly one-third of the 1,700 colleges and universities they analyzed were unsustainable, and data gathered from 2005-2010 suggests a worsening financial outlook for Brown. ...Read More.
 
Foxx Welcomes Reporters to Charlotte
WFAE 90.7
September 3, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Democrats are getting ready for their week in the spotlight. The speeches haven't started officially, but at a press conference Monday morning convention organizers got a head start on touting their candidate. President Obama's campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt began with a putdown of the Republican National Convention. ...Read More. 
 
Delegates Receive A Grand Welcome at the Mint Museum
WFAE 90.7
September 3, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Democratic National Convention officially kicked off Sunday night with welcoming events for delegates. States were grouped together and the 6,000delegates were scattered in twelve different venues across the city. DNC organizers say spreading out the delegates would allow delegates to expand business opportunities across the city. From the NASCAR Hall of Fame to Discovery Place, delegates got to experience a little bit of Charlotte while meeting other delegates. ...Read More. 
 
Nineteen-Year-Old Is One of Youngest DNC Delegates
WFAE 90.7
August 29, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The oldest delegate representing North Carolina at the Democratic National Convention is Charles Johnson of Nash County. He's 90 years old. And one of the youngest delegates is Nick Carpenter of Cleveland County. He's a 19-year-old college freshman. ...Read More. 
 
Courthouse Weddings Suspended During DNC
WFAE 90.7
August 23, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 206)
If you're planning to get married during the DNC, don't plan on a courthouse wedding. Mecklenburg County Magistrates will not be performing marriage ceremonies or oversee small claims cases from September 2 through September 7. There are about 25 weddings per week at the Mecklenburg County courthouse. But no one will be able to tie the knot there during the DNC. ...Read More. 
 
Post Office to Remove Dozens of Boxes in Advance of DNC
WFAE 90.7
August 22, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The United States Postal Service is removing 38 of its blue collection boxes and sealing up mail chutes within a three-block radius of Time Warner Cable Arena because of the Democratic National Convention. The decision affects between 1,500 and 2,000 customers in uptown Charlotte. Those customers will have to go to the office on 201 North McDowell Street or the Charlotte Processing Facility at 2901 Scott Futrell Drive to pick up and send mail. ...Read More. 
 
Congress Mercilessly Wrist-Slaps For-Profit Colleges
The New Republic 
July 31, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
On Monday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) released the much anticipated results of his investigation into for-profit colleges. The report notes the exponential growth of the industry, its misleading advertising practices, high-default rates of students, and the fact that “the average tuition for a for-profit school is about six times higher than a community college and twice as high as a 4-year public school.” However, the biggest news about this report is that its not really news at all. ... Read More.

Busta Rhymes Headlines Brooklyn’s Annual Hip-Hop Festival
Bloomberg
July 9, 2012
By Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The eighth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival opens tonight across the borough, culminating Saturday with a performance by hip-hop superstar Busta Rhymes and some promised, but unnamed, friends. … Read More.
 
How Obama's New Immigration Policy Might Leave Out Some DREAM Activists -- And Why Some of Them Don't Care
The New Republic
July 5, 2012
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
President Obama’s recent announcement that his administration would “defer action” against undocumented immigrants was met with mostly positive reactions from immigration rights advocates. The new regulations will enable people under the age of 30 who were brought to the country before the age of 16 to qualify for a work permit, though not a path to citizenship, provided that they meet certain requirements. But now it seems like tactics employed by some of the immigrants who have fought hardest for legal status may end up disqualifying them from reaping the very benefits they fought for.   ... Read More.
 
Dharun Ravi: What If?
The Harvard Crimson
May 23, 2012
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
After cursing Harvard’s rooming assignments, I now count among my friends people with similar political and religious views to the girls I lived with. And so, reading about the case, I can’t help but think, “what if? ...Read More. 
 
Softball beats Bates twice, clinches final playoff spot
The Bowdoin Orient
May 4, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team clinched the last spot in the NESCAC championship by beating Bates twice last Sunday after losing the series opener the day before. ... Read More.
 
New York's Food Trucks "Deliver" Food to the Homebound Elderly
WFUV 90.7
May 1, 2012
By Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
New Yorkers who stop by a food truck to grab a grilled cheese sandwich or an Italian ice can now help the homebound elderly at the same time. ... Read More.
 
Baha Sadr: The International Institute of Rhode Island
Brown Human Rights Report
By Alexandria Sharpe (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The Director of Refugee Resettlement and Assistance for IIRI, Baha Sadr, acts also as both a teacher and ESL educator for the organization.  Before coming to IIRI, Sadr had worked as a community organizer, but it was his unique personal story that drew him into this line of work. “I’m an immigrant myself. I came from Iran as a student,” said Sadr, “being from Iran, [Human Rights] is something I’d like to promote. I see how people struggle with the government, not being able to voice their concerns.”  Yet he makes a distinction between his experience and that of most refugees, emphasizing that the obstacles refugees face are larger than those confronted by traditional immigrants.  Even in the U.S., refugees remain “a traumatized population”. ...Read More. 
 
McEwen -- professor, dean, mentor -- retires after 30 years
The Bowdoin Orient
April 27, 2012
By Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
When Craig McEwen left Sills Hall after teaching his last class of the fall semester, he was met with applause. Students, faculty and staff had gathered to celebrate the sociology professor, dean and community leader who was retireing after 30 years at Bowdoin. ... Read More.
 
DellaTorre, Dewar, Barlow, Smyth break softball records
The Bowdoin Orient
April 27, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team swept Colby 5-0, 7-1 and 8-0 over the weekend, increasing its winning streak to five games overall and six games against conference rivals. The weekend was historic for the team, as Melissa DellaTorre' 14, Caroline Dewar '12, Gen Barlow '13 and Hillary Smyth '12 all broke school records. ... Read More.
 
Plans for Providence Holocaust memorial unveiled
The Brown Daily Herald
April 26, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Last Thursday — on the Jewish holiday Yom HaShoah , Holocaust Memorial Day — the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island revealed the design for a Holocaust memorial to be constructed in Providence. ... Read More.
 
Nonprofit arts program moves to include Harlem youth
The Columbia Daily Spectator
April 25, 2012
By Bianca Davis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Lillian Alonzo Marin was eight years old when her family moved to the United States from Mexico City. In the United States, she benefited from arts programs in public schools, but when she returned to Mexico City years later, she found that similar programs didn’t exist there. …Read More.
 
Not lonely though alone
The Columbia Spectator
April 24, 2012
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
If I’ve learned one thing from my experience at the Spectator, it’s this: The grand majority of people at Columbia (and everywhere else) don’t give a shit about anyone’s experience at Spec. ... Read More.
 
NYS Senator Moves to Ban Unregulated Designer Drugs
WFUV 90.7
April 24, 2012
by Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Everything can be bought on the internet. Some things are legal, some not so much, and those in flux may err on the wrong side of the law. Such is the case with 16 new hallucinogenic designer drugs available for purchase online. ... Read More.
 
W. CREW: Bulldogs take back Case Cup
The Yale Daily News
April 23, 2012
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Yale women’s crew had a strong showing against archrival Radcliffe on Saturday on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. ...Read More.
 
Softball turns triple play, Correa hits walk-off homer in 5-win week
The Bowdoin Orient
April 20, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team swept conference rival Trinity to extend its winning streak to seven games last weekend. Bowdoin's joy did not last long, however, as the team lost two games to Brandeis on Sunday. Despite the loss, the team rebounded quickly, sweeping the University of Maine-Farmington (UMF) on Tuesday to bring its overall record to 22-10. ... Read More.
 
Memoirist offers advice to aspiring writers
The Brown Daily Herald
April 18, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
“If there’s any one enemy to humans creating or making love — or bouncing a basketball for that matter — it’s self-consciousness,” said author Andre Dubus to a crowd of about 25 people yesterday at a reading from his latest release, “Townie: A Memoir.” ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs Denied Eisenberg Cup
The Yale Daily News 
April 17, 2012
By Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program 2009)
For the third consecutive week, No. 17 women’s crew tested itself against two nationally ranked teams. On Saturday, the Bulldogs took on No. 5 Princeton and No. 7 Souther California on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. Though the Elis fell in four out of five races, head coach Will Porter said he saw overall improvement in the team this weekend. ...Read More. 
 
Historic Marvel Gym cupola finds new home
The Brown Daily Herald
April 16, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Though the opening of the Jonathan Nelson Fitness Center ushers in a new era of Brown athletics, it carries with it a curious piece of Brunonian history and an East Side landmark ­­— the shimmering 50-foot cupola and clock tower. The cupola once topped the Marvel Gynamsium , which was built in 1927. Forgotten after the gym was demolished in 2003, the cupola has now found a new home. ... Read More.
 
Zany 'Wedding' probes 21st-century love
The Brown Daily Herald
April 13, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
While college students might know how to party, rarely do they get to be wedding guests. “A Perfect Wedding,” which runs until April 22 in Leeds Theatre , appeals to college-aged theater-goers in both theme and zaniness. ... Read More.
 
DellaTorre, Thibodeau pitch softball to sweep over USM
The Bowdoin Orient
April 13, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team swept the University of Southern Maine in a doubleheader on Wednesday, winning 16-4 and 4-0. The team increased its winning streak to four games and brought its overall record to 17-8. ...Read More.
 
Hindu Student Organization prepares for Holi celebration
The Columbia Daily Spectator
April 13, 2012
By Bianca Davis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The  Hindu Students Organization is bringing more than 1,500 pounds of paint to Pupin Plaza for this Saturday’s Holi celebration. …Read More.
 
USC launches alum email transfer system
The Brown Daily Herald
April 10, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Over a year after proposing two technology projects to enhance student life, the Undergraduate Council of Students recently launched one of the initiatives — a system that allows graduates to transfer information from their student email accounts to alum accounts — but it is still in the beginning stages of implementing the second, a system that would enable students to check laundry machine availability online. ...Read More.
 
Home Races Produce Mixed Results
The Yale Daily News
April 10, 2012
By Maria Guardado
On Saturday, No. 13 Yale women’s crew hosted No. 19 Dartmouth, Boston University and No. 16 Cornell for its first home races of the spring season on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. Though Yale’s varsity eight fell in both its races, the second varsity eight, second varsity four and third varsity eight boats each earned two victories. The varsity four split its two races, defeating BU and Dartmouth in the morning before being edged by Cornell in the afternoon. ...Read More.
 
College Students Begin Three-Day March From Daytona to Sanford
NPR StateImpact
April 6, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Over 40 college students from around the state gathered near the Bethune-Cookman University campus in Daytona Beach Friday afternoon. They're walking 41 miles to Sanford to call justice for Trayvon Martin. The march is meant to mimic the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. ...Read More. 
 
Hot bats lead softball to home sweep
The Bowdoin Orient
April 6, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After the softball team was swept by conference rival Tufts last weekend, Bowdoin split two games against Husson before coming home to finish its weekend with two wins against Thomas College. ... Read More.
 
School in Haiti Named After Sixth Grader in South Florida
NPR StateImpact
April 5, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In her third visit to Haiti within a year, 12-year-old Rachel Wheeler from Broward County visited Rachel's School to cut the ribbon on a school she helped build. The previous elementary school Ecole Reap de Morel, in the costal village of Kay Piti in Leogane, Haiti, was damaged in the country's January 12, 2010 earthquake. It was held up by metal and wood with bed sheets to separate classrooms. Today, the school is made of concrete blocks and a zinc roof. It has ten classrooms that can hold u pto 350 students. ...Read More. 
 
Pension Case Moves Directly to Florida Supreme Court
NPR StateImpact
April 5, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Florida Supreme Court accepted a public pension case last week that challenges a law passed in July that requires public employees to contribute 3 percent of their paychecks toward their retirement. The Florida Education Association says this is unconstitutional and has been fighting this law since last year. ...Read More. 
 
Mock Evictions Draw Criticism at Florida Atlantic University
NPR StateImpact
April 4, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
About 200 students at three residential dormitories of the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University returned home last Friday to find mock eviction notices posted on their doors. The notice said they had three days to collect their belongings or be arrested. The group, Students for Justice in Palestine, was trying to bring attention to home demolitions in Israel and the Palestinian territories. ...Read More
 
Florida Christian College Sues Over Private College Grant Program
NPR StateImpact
April 3, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Earlier this month, Florida Christian College in Kissimmee filed a lawsuit against the state for not being allowed to enroll in the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) program because of a disagreement with the FLorida Department of Education about whether the college has a "secular purpose." ...Read More
 
Why South Florida Schools Are Joining An Anti-Bullying Program
NPR StateImpact
March 30, 2012
By Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
As a new documentary about bullying hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles today, a growing number of South Florida schools are taking on the issue of students abusing and pick on their classmates. More than 40 Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County have signed up for an anti-discrimination program called "No Place for Hate." About 35 pre-K schools have joined the program in Palm Beach County. ...Read More
 
Brody picks Israel over NBA
The Yale Daily News
March 28, 2012
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The chance to play in the NBA is an opportunity few basketball players would pass up. But for Tal Brody, the opportunity to inspire a nation proved to be a greater calling. ...Read More.
 
W. CREW: Elis sweep Columbia and Penn
The Yale Daily News
March 26, 2012
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Yale women's crew came out strong in its spring season-opener with a sweep of Columbia and Penn this weekend. ...Read More.
 
Cost-Benefiting the "Stop Kony" Campaign
NextGen Journal
March 13, 2012
by Reem Abdou (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
If you didn’t know who Joseph Kony was about a week ago, you most likely do now. The Ugandan warlord has come to be the most wanted man in the world thanks to a recent, viral documentary exposing the vile acts he has committed. ...Read More.
 
First-year runs for convention delegate
The Brown Daily Herald
March 6, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Last week, Rebecca Mears '15 collected more than the 150 signatures required to join the race to be a Rhode Island delegate to the Democratic National Convention, held the week of Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C . ...Read More.
 
Millet, Horowitz shine for track at Open New Englands
The Bowdoin Orient
March 2, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Although the men's and women's track teams did not send many athletes to the Open New England Championships last weekend at Boston University, those who competed posted high finishes against their regional opponents. ...Read More.
 
Campy sci-fi musical explores family drama
The Brown Daily Herald
March 1, 2012
by Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
"We can rebuild him. … We have the technology," says a supporting character of the bionic main character in the television series "The Six Million Dollar Man." But in the new Brownbrokers musical "We Can Rebuild Him," running in Stuart Theater through March 11, the character being pieced back together is not robotic but human, and the key to his rebirth is his still-beating heart. ...Read More.
 
Hill leaves legacy at Yale, in NFL
The Yale Daily News
March 1, 2012
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
When Calvin Hill ’69 received a call from the Dallas Cowboys informing him that he had been selected as the team’s first-round pick in the 1969 NFL Draft, he thought it was a joke. ...Read More.
 
Swag Faces on
The Yale Herald
March 1, 2012
By Brenda Duman (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Steppin’ Out, Yale’s step-dance team, is not in the business of treading lightly. The team’s practices are not conducive to studying. Their style is emphatic and passionate, and not just because their music is loud. But this is normal in the world of step. …Read More.
 
Protein could be therapeutic, study finds
The Brown Daily Herald
February 23, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
A study published Feb. 14 in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the protein biglycan plays an important role in stabilizing synapses, or communication sites, between nerves and muscles. These findings may have clinical implications for patients with degenerative muscular diseases. ...Read More.
 
During Islam Week, students, profs, analyze stereotypes
The Columbia Daily Spectator
February 17, 2012
By Bianca Davis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The diversity of students celebrating  Islam Awareness Week reflected the core of the message the Muslim Students Association hoped to convey: Nothing can be generalized about Islam. …Read More.
 
Navajo poet draws on heritage
The Brown Daily Herald
February 16, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
"The poem is in my body, so in the process of reading it I try to draw it out," said Native American poet Sherwin Bitsui to a crowd of about 50 at the McCormack Family Theater Thursday. The poetry reading and question and answer session that followed were part of the second installment of the Writers on Writing series sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts. ... Read More.
 
Youth Engagement in 2012: Subverting the Standard
NextGen Journal
February 13, 2012
by Reem Abdou (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Youth engagement must be sincere. It must be earnest, but not too eager; enthusiastic, but not ostentatious; comprehensible, but not elementary. ... Read More.
 
Swimming posts double victory at  Colby in last meet before NESCACs
The Bowdoin Orient
February 10, 2012
By Emery Ahoua (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The aches and burns of a long season were not enough to deny the swimming and diving teams a definitive pair of wins over Colby last weekend. ...Read More.
 
"Trigger Hand" puts new spin on addiction
The Brown Daily Herald
February 9, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The best theater forces us not just to confront life's ugliness, but to empathize with it. "Trigger Hand," running at Production Workshop as part of the "Writing is Live" festival Feb. 10-13, does both. By using the politically charged setting of a supervised injection facility in Vancouver, the play examines questions of addiction in the context of the relationships it insidiously poisons and strangely manifests. ... Read More.
 
RUGBY: Elis to compete in Vegas tournament
The Yale Daily News
February 8, 2012
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Many people travel to Las Vegas in hopes of hitting the jackpot. This week, the Yale men’s rugby team will also head to Las Vegas looking to win big ­— on the pitch. ... Read More.
 
Professors present research to global community
The Brown Daily Herald
February 5, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
While a Swiss resort might seem like the perfect winter getaway, the World Economic Forum conference, held Jan. 25-29 in Davos , Switzerland, had nothing to do with skiing and fine chocolate. For the four professors who went — Professor of Neuroscience John Donoghue PhD'79 P'09 P'12 MD'16 , Professor of Applied Mathematics Jan Hesthaven , Professor of Classics Susan Alcock and Assistant Professor of Biology Casey Dunn — the conference was a flurry of powerful and influential people, eye-opening presentations and opportunities to present their own work in an "IdeasLab" entitled "Decoding Data with Brown University." ... Read More.
 
'Groundbreaking' casino debated
The Brown Daily Herald
January 30, 2012
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
As state legislators debate the idea of building a destination casino in Quonset Point, North Kingston, business leaders and residents of the city remain unconcerned about the prospect. The casino would be the first of its kind in Rhode Island. ... Read More.
 
Egypt's Enduring Revolution
NextGen Journal
January 25, 2012
by Reem Abdou (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
On Wednesday, January 25th, Egyptian protestors will mark the one-year anniversary of the uprising that toppled the Mubarak regime by marching to Tahrir Square and demanding that the ruling military council hand power to civilians. ... Read More.
 
Tibetan Monks and Nuns At Their Limit
Brown Human Rights Report
January 23, 2012
By Alexandria Sharpe (Summer Journalism Program 2009)
The images of the self-immolation of 35 year old Palden Choetso, a Tibetan nun from Geden Choeling Convent, have spread across the world. On 3 November 2011, Choetso was the 11th Tibetan religious figure since March to have taken to self-immolation in order to protest China’s historical suppression of Tibetan culture and religion. This wave of self-immolation among Tibetan monks and nuns has spurred Tibetan exiles in Nepal and India to hold vigils for those who have lost their lives. ...Read More.
 
Valentini appeals to seniors with ‘3, 2, 1’ plan
The Columbia Daily Spectator
January 19, 2012
By Bianca Davis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Columbia College Interim Dean  James Valentini issued seniors a challenge to fulfill his “3, 2, 1” fundraising plan at the Senior Fund Kick-Off on Wednesday. …Read More.
 
Ivy financial aid draws top athletes, Times reports
The Yale Daily News
December 27, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Ivy League schools may not offer athletic scholarships, but their ability to provide generous financial aid packages attracts top athletes anyway, according to an article in the New York Times last week. ...Read More.
 
A Liberal Critique
The Harvard Crimson
December 14, 2011
By Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Class of 2008)
To be sure, I agree with many of their demands—a living wage for employees, socially responsible and transparent investments, and increased diversity among the faculty to name a few—and I know and like many of the undergraduate Occupiers personally. ...Read More.
 
Ingalls operations staff keeps Elis skating
The Yale Daily News
December 1, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
When the men’s and women’s hockey teams take to the ice in Ingalls Rink, it takes more than a strong fight to win. The Ingalls Rink operations staff must make sure the rink is ready for competition, and that takes more than a simple sweep of the Zamboni brand ice resurfacer. ... Read More.
 
Alum launches web magazine
The Brown Daily Herald
December 1, 2011
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Tired of hearing the girls she mentored at the Wheeler School complain about being bored after school, Amie Darboe '10 decided she wanted to give her students an outlet to express themselves. Near the time of her graduation, she took a leap and launched her own business venture — "High School Pieces," an online magazine for young women written by young women. ... Read More.
 
Congressman Israel lays out plan for 2012 at CU Dems event
The Columbia Daily Spectator
November 21, 2011
By Bianca Dennis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
U.S. House Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told students on Friday that he has the “simplest job in Washington, D.C.” …Read More.
 
Church opposes 121st St. co-naming for Carlin
The Columbia Daily Spectator
November 21, 2011
By Bianca Davis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
A petition to co-name one block of 121st Street after comedian George Carlin has been met with opposition from a church on the street. …Read More.
 
Harvard-Yale rivalry extends to IM games
The Yale Daily News
November 17, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The football team will not be the only Yale sports team to take the field against archrival Harvard this weekend. ... Read More.
 
Getting tickets for the game
The Yale Daily News
November 14, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Yale pride? Check. Solo cups? Got 'em. Tickets? No worries — current students don't have to worry about procuring actual tickets for The Game on Saturday. ... Read More.
 
The morning after “Occupy,” Harvard Yard on Lockdown
The Harvard Crimson
November 14, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Occupiers stationed themselves outside of their tents, textbooks in hand, chatting with reporters and curious passers-by as they studied. ... Read More.
 
Operatic highs and laws at 'bite-sized' performance
The Brown Daily Herald
November 13, 2011
by Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Notes both high and low filled the McCormack Family Theater this weekend as Brown Opera Productions presented "A Night of Opera Scenes."   The show served as an introduction to opera for both attendees and participants, packing an ambitious combination of three scenes and two arias by composers such as Mozart and Henry Purcell into a performance running less than an hour. ... Read More.
 
Egyptian Arab Spring Organizers Address Occupy Harvard
The Harvard Crimson
November 12, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Speaking through the bars of the locked Johnston Gate, Egyptian activists Ahmed Maher and Esraa Abdel Fattah sought to link the Occupy movement to the Arab Spring. ... Read More.
 
New spinning classes sell out for semester
The Yale Daily News
November 10, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Three hours after Payne Whitney Gymnasium members received notice of a new spinning program at the gym on Oct. 26, 300 people had already responded expressing interest in the classes. ... Read More.
 
Decriminalizing Domestic Abuse in Kansas
Brown Human Rights Report
November 7, 2011
By Alexandria Sharpe (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
October was National Domestic Violence Awareness month. In that same month, Topeka, Kansas—facing severe budget shortfalls—repealed its domestic violence law, decriminalizing the behavior. Misdemeanor domestic violence incidents would no longer be investigated or prosecuted. Only those cases which involve the use of a weapon in assault or battery—elevating the crime to the status of felony—would be prosecuted. This decision further obscures an already hidden crime. ...Read More. 
 
Students Participate in Sixth Annual Latino Ivy League Conference at C. U.
The Cornell Daily Sun
November 7, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Latino students from seven Ivy League universities united on campus this weekend to participate in the sixth annual Latino Ivy League Conference. ... Read More.
 
Oscar Handlin Wins Posthumous Honorary Post
The Harvard Crimson
November 7, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The Henry Adams Club, a history graduate student organization, awarded GSAS alumnus Oscar Handlin a posthumous honorary Vice President’s posthumous honorary Vice President’s post on Friday, over 70 years after he was denied the position for being Jewish. ... Read More.
 
Liszt makes comeback in Sayles concert
The Brown Daily Herald
November 6, 2011
by Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
While the average Brown student might be more familiar with the Phoenix song "Lisztomania" than Franz Liszt's classical compositions, Saturday's "Listztomania ! A Bicentennial Festival Concert" proved that nothing beats the original. ... Read More.
 
Mazower, Deodatis honored at Great Teacher Awards in Low
The Columbia Daily Spectator
November 4, 2011
By Bianca Dennis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Many teachers have inspired history professor Mark Mazower in his lifetime, from the one who gave him a silver star when he was eight to the one who taught him how to read closely by scanning texts for phallic images. …Read More.
 
Jasinski: Yale's all star fan
The Yale Daily News
November 3, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Peter Jasinski’s ’12 quest to see all of Yale’s 33 varsity sports teams compete began even before he stepped on Old Campus as a freshman. ... Read More.
 
Witt '12 brings home another award
The Yale Daily News
October 27, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Add another accolade to the growing list of accomplishments by Patrick Witt ’12. ... Read More.
 
Athletes adopt quirky pregame routines
The Yale Daily News
October 27, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
When Bobby Thalman ’13, the starting goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team, puts on his equipment, he makes sure to start with his left side. Once in goal, he does a shuffle before kissing his hand and touching the right post, kissing his left hand and touching the left post and then kissing his right hand and touching the crossbar. ... Read More.
 
NBC Sports announces move to Connecticut
The Yale Daily News
October 25, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Sports fans, rejoice: Connecticut will now be the home to two major sports networks. ... Read More.
 
Some Muslim Students Dissatisfied With Halal Dining Options
The Harvard Crimson
October 24, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Although Harvard University Dining Services has taken some steps to accommodate Muslims in dining halls, some students say the University could do more.  ... Read More.
 
Capstone requirement unrealized
The Brown Daily Herald
October 23, 2011
by Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The 2008 recommendation from the Task Force on Undergraduate Education that senior capstone projects be made mandatory for all students generated campus-wide discussion about the nature of the projects and their role in the senior experience. ... Read More.
 
Through the Outsider's Eyes
The Harvard Crimson
October 21, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
At the University’s 375th anniversary, the history of that “tribe of undesirables” includes the narratives of Native Americans, African-Americans, Jews, women, homosexuals, and many others historically excluded from University life.  ... Read More.
 
Muslims, Jews Eat in Shelter of Peaces
The Harvard Crimson
October 18, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Sukkat Salaam is Harvard Hillel’s annual interfaith dinner to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It builds on the Jewish idea of Sukkat Shalom, a shelter of peace, and combines it with the word for peace in Arabic. ... Read More.
 
Lucha founders return to celebrate five years
The Columbia Daily Spectator
October 16, 2011
By Bianca Dennis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
To celebrate its fifth birthday,  Lucha returned to its roots on Friday night. ... Read More.
 
Payne Whitney to offer personal training
The Yale Daily News
October 13, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Calling all fitness fanatics: personal training will now be offered at the Israel Fitness Center of Payne Whitney Gym. ... Read More.
 
Students Hold Vigil To Commemorate Lives Lost After Columbus
The Harvard Crimson
October 11, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
A small group of 20 students and community members gathered outside Matthews Hall on Monday evening to reflect on the history of Columbus Day and honor the lives that were lost as a result of colonialism. ... Read More.
 
Hockey players run for Mandi
The Yale Daily News
October 8, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
On Sunday, three Yale alumni will participate in the "Run for Mandi" to honor former women's ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz '11, who lost her two-year battle with leukemia in April. ...Read More.
 
War of Terror
The Harvard Crimson
October 4, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
This past weekend, a great line has been crossed—and a great sacrifice made—in America’s seemingly never-ending “War on Terror.” In a Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Joint Special Operations Command coordinated drone attack, missiles were launched at a car containing Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, two American citizens hiding out in Yemen. ... Read More.
 
Finding A "Lost Generation": Why America's Youth Is Still Active
NextGen Journal
September 27, 2011
by Reem Abdou (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Yes  — unemployment among young adults is up. And so is college debt. And so is the amount of people on welfare. Yet so is morale. ...Read More.
 
Bicyclists urged to be more cautious;   new laws introduced
The Bowdoin Orient
September 23, 2011
By Elizabeth Gonzalez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Drivers and bicyclists are on a collision course. Starting September 28, Maine law will prohibit texting while driving a motor vehicle, something Director of Safety and Security Randy Nichol said is important to note since "we are all guilty of it...from time to time.” …Read More.
 
Harvard Student Group Holds Vigil for Troy Davis
The Harvard Crimson
September 23, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
This past weekend, however, a great line has been crossed—and a great sacrifice made—in America’s seemingly never-ending “War on Terror.” In a Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Joint Special Operations Command coordinated drone attack, missiles were launched at a car containing Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, two American citizens hiding out in Yemen. ... Read more.
 
NYT writer Morgenson probes recession
The Yale Daily News
September 22, 2011
By Melina Torres (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
When New York Times financial journalist Gretchen Morgenson first pitched a book on the emerging financial crisis in late 2008, publishers expressed trepidation. Their reason? The economy would mellow before her book could reach stores and memories of the subprime lending crises would soon dissipate. …Read More.
 
Learning by giving: SOC 1870A
The Brown Daily Herald
September 22, 2011
By Tonya Riley (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Receiving $15,000 for a college class might sound like a laughable dream, but in SOC 1870A : "Investing in Social Change," a course offered by the Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Swearer Center for Public Service, that is exactly what happens. There is, of course, a catch — students do not keep the $15,000, but instead work in teams of five to award the money in grants to one or more community organizations. ... Read More.
 
Administration, AAS Join Forces to Tackle Social Life
The Amherst Student
September 21, 2011
By Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Dean of Students Allen Hart has approached the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) to propose that the effort to address campus social life issues be a collaborative venture between students and the administration. His proposal came after the recent setbacks on social life frontiers: basements in Crossett, Davis and Stone were rendered unusable for The Amherst Parties (TAP’s) due to fire regulations and the cancellation of funding for Senior Bar Night. ... Read More.
 
Financial aid at Swat weathers the economic crisis
The Phoenix (of Swarthmore College)
September 15, 2011
By Yared Portillo (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
As a result of the spending cuts brought about by the debt ceiling crisis, many student aid programs ran the risk of being cut, including the federal Pell Grants. ... Read More.
 
Partners in Struggle
The Harvard Crimson
September 14, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
On June 25, gay and lesbian New Yorkers filled the streets of Greenwich Village drunk with joy. They walked up Christopher Street, passing Sylvia Rivera Way, blissfully unaware of the fact that in 1969, this transgender woman was one of the drag queens and street kids who fought back ... Read more.
 
When Abroad, Avoid the Dogs
The Harvard Crimson
September 14, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
After the sudden onset of flu symptoms and a frantic Google search later, Hojung Lee ’14 found herself at an Anglo-American clinic fearing that she had contracted rabies after an ill-advised attempt to play with street dogs in Lima, Peru resulted in a bite on her calf. ... Read more.
 
Diversity initiatives include index and new O-week events
The Bowdoin Orient
September 9, 2011
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
In an effort to raise awareness of instances of discrimination on campus, the Office of Student Affairs has introduced a "Campus and Community Index" and made specific changes to the first year Orientation program. ... Read More.
 
Summer renovations improve facilities across campus
The Bowdoin Orient
September 9, 2011
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Students returned to campus to find that a number of changes had been made to several buildings. ... Read More.
 
 
Director of Public Safety retires after 30 years
The Phoenix (of Swarthmore College)
September 8, 2011
By Yared Portillo (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The college is currently searching for a new director of public safety following the retirement of Owen Redgrave, who retired this summer after 30 years of serving as Swarthmore’s Director of Public Safety. A hiring committee has been formed to review applicants. …Read More.
 
Remembering the legacy of Alice Paul, women’s rights
The Phoenix (of Swarthmore College)
September 1, 2011
By Yared Portillo (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
Imagine a woman in her mid-thirties standing before a gold, white and purple banner, sewing a 36th star onto the double row of stars which runs down the middle. …Read More.
 
Elis Hoping for a more Multi-Faceted Offense
The Yale Daily News
August 26, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Last year, the women’s soccer team lived and died based on the performance of forward Becky Brown ’11. With last year’s Ivy League Player of the Year having since graduated, though, the team is looking for a new strategy as it hopes to improve off of last year’s sixth-place finish. ... Read More.
 
New app to Navigate NYC School Calendar
WFUV 90.7
August 11, 2011
by Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
John Tran who is a high school art teacher in Brooklyn, has created the New York City School Calendar app. The app imports dates including school closings, staff development days and regents days directly onto iPhones. ... Read More.
 
Wiring Roaches, the Better to Teach Them to Dance
The New York Times
August 11, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Wednesday morning, in a corridor of Cooper Union’s trendiest academic building, a three-inch-long cockroach — thin wires protruding from where antennas normally would, miniature circuit board attached squarely to its head — lay surrounded by teenagers. ... Read More
 
Going to bat for Minneapolis tornado victims 
The Star Tribune
August 7, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Eleven weeks after the May 22 tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, the phone at Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis rings twice a day, on average, with someone affected by the storm calling for help. ... Read More.
 
Small Shops Aren't Fans of Jay-Z's Distrubition Deal
The New York Times
August 6, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Ever since Ron Hill opened Basement Mix Records with his brother in 1997 on a side street in East New York, Brooklyn, he has made it a mission to promote up-and-coming local artists — including, back in the day, the first album by a chart-climbing rapper from a few neighborhoods away by the name of Jay-Z. ... Read More.
 
1,400 block parties against crime
The Star Tribune
August 3, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Zion Sanford, 12, plunged headfirst into the large yellow and blue Slip 'n Slide Tuesday and zipped into the fourth National Night Out of his young life. The event at the Boys & Girls Club in the Jordan neighborhood of north Minneapolis was one of 1,400 block parties aimed at preventing crime and drug abuse in the Twin Cities. ... Read More.
 
Central Park Zoo Peacock Flies the Coop
The New York Times  
August 2, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The long season of escaped zoo animals continues unabated in New York City. Only weeks after a peahen bolted from the Bronx Zoo and before the world had a chance to forget about the zoo’s missing cobra, a peacock left the Central Park Zoo on Tuesday to perch across the street on a window ledge on Fifth Avenue. ... Read More.
 
Riding a Bus From the Bronx to New Cultural Horizons
The New York Times  
August 2, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Edgar Doñe, 12, lives on College Avenue in the South Bronx and likes baseball, swimming and math — not reading or history. He cannot recall the last book he read, and until recently, he was unfamiliar with Anne Frank. Asked about the Holocaust, he responded, “the holo-what?” ... Read More.
 
Minneapolis sign law sparks battle
The Star Tribune
August 1, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The back of Aric McKeown's van is cluttered with illegal yard signs and placards that he peeled off utility poles and other public property in Minneapolis. His opponents are usually hard to find, because most businesses that leave such calling cards don't advertise their names on these so-called "snipe" signs. ... Read More.
 
Two More Deaths Attributed to Heat
The New York Times  
July 29, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Two additional deaths were attributed to the heat on July 23, the city medical examiner’s office said on Friday, bringing the heat-related death toll for the day, when the temperature reached 100 degrees, to four. ... Read More.
 
Which way should riverfront development go?
The Star Tribune
July 27, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The second of three public meetings this summer to discuss redevelopment of the Mississippi River riverfront will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Minneapolis Bottineau Park Recreation Center. ... Read More.
 
Free NYC: Broadway in Bryant Park
WFUV 90.7
July 27, 2011
by Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
This week WFUV's Angelina Chavez shows us a way to take in Broadway without paying for a high-priced ticket. Listen to her story below. ... Listen Here.
 
Jerome Avenue Becomes River After a Water Main Bursts
The New York Times  
July 27, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
A major Bronx water supply line burst this morning just before 6:30 a.m., flooding a four-block stretch of Jerome Avenue near 177th Street, halting traffic, disrupting subway and bus service, and damaging two nearby gas mains.
 
A safe place to play after the tornado
The Star Tribune
July 26, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Five-year-old Tiana Loyd put her hands over her ears last week when severe thunderstorms rumbled outside her Head Start classroom in north Minneapolis. The sounds mirrored the tornado that ripped through the community barely two months earlier. ... Read More.
 
Reborn in the Bronx and Celebrating Its Identity
The New York Times  
July 26, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In April, along a grassy bank in a garden preserve in the Bronx neighborhood known as West Farms, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, clothed in white robe, head nearly shaven, was baptized with the not-so-pure water of the Bronx River. Not as a Christian — as a Bronxite. ... Read More.
 
Drake Hotel sheds flophouse notoriety
The Star Tribune
July 25, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
At $150 a week for a room, and cafeteria meals for as little as four bucks, the Sir Francis Drake Hotel offers a refuge for some of Minneapolis' most downtrodden. The hotel has fallen a long way from its luxurious beginnings in the 1920s, but Hennepin County social workers say it has also rebounded from the rundown and sometimes dangerous place it was in the late 1980s and early '90s. ... Read More.
 
City Hall Accused of Steamrolling Oppostion
The New York Times  
July 14, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The Bronx borough president, Rubén Díaz Jr., accused the Bloomberg administration of lying to him and misleading the federal government in order to place a homeless shelter in a former military base in the Wakefield section. ... Read More.
 
Landlord's loss leaves tenants in limbo
The Star Tribune
July 10, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Only a year out of college, Alan Kwong became a landlord and eventually acquired 15 rental properties on the North Side of Minneapolis. Yet his business has struggled in recent years, and now Kwong has become the latest target of the city's crackdown on negligent landlords. ... Read More.
 
Teens run Farmers Market in the Bronx
WFUV 90.7
July 6, 2011
by Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Teenagers in the Bronx are spending their summer running a farmers market in an effort to improve the health of residents in their community. ... Read More.
 
Longing for law and order
The Harvard Crimson
July 1, 2011
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Even in the brilliant light of the city’s famed white nights it was difficult to forget the first piece of advice I received when I arrived in Russia: don’t look the police in the eye. As I traveled around the city my grandmother grew up in, I remembered the stories I had heard during the past few weeks—stories about police stopping new cars on the road and slipping cocaine into the trunks, claiming it belonged to the owners. ... Read More.
 
Green Lantern - Martin Campbell
The Duke Chronicle
July 1, 2011
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The satisfying summer movie-going experience may be ruined this year with Warner Brothers’ release of Green Lantern. ... Read More.
 
Don Herfort, region's golf course architect dies
The Star Tribune
July 1, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
While working for 3M as an accountant, Don Herfort had strong opinions about golf courses, leading the company's top executives to hire him to design and develop its employee golf course. Though he had no experience, he took on the challenge. ... Read More.
 
Golden Valley clerk's 2 jobs crossed a line
The Star Tribune
June 30, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A clerk in Golden Valley's motor vehicle office got her supervisor's permission to work part time at a car dealership despite a city policy that prohibits conflicts-of-interest in outside jobs. ... Read More.
 
Not waiting for FEMA aid
The Star Tribune
June 28, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Stung by the federal government's denial of individual aid to survivors of the May 22 tornado, residents of north Minneapolis said this week that they had little hope that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would reverse its decision. ... Read More.
 
Area black leadership group vows action
The Star Tribune
June 27, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
More than 250 local black community and business leaders filled a ballroom at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday afternoon for the fifth African American Leadership Forum (AALF), which organizers describe as an unprecedented effort to eliminate racial disparities in education, employment, health and housing. ... Read More.
 
St. Paul shelter making summer memorable for kids
The Star Tribune
June 24, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Four-year-old Bria Gaines touched a brown and white guinea pig and squealed in delight while her mother Tatiana, 29, stood far away in fear. Bria was one of five kids from the Family Place, a day shelter in St. Paul, who took turns petting the animals on a tour Friday of the Animal Humane Society. The kids recognized that, like them, the animals also were without a permanent home. ... Read More.
 
Fired Golden Valley licensing worker charged with theft
The Star Tribune
June 22, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A former Golden Valley motor vehicle licensing employee was charged on Wednesday with pocketing vehicle fees and getting paid by a car dealer to falsify title and registration documents. ... Read More.
 
Activists call for right to drive
The Star Tribune
June 17, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Three women from Rochester said they were limousine and shuttle drivers until all were fired on the same day. They said they lost their jobs because members of the Saudi royal family, in Rochester last fall to visit the Mayo Clinic, objected to being driven by women. ... Read More.
 
Local Juneteenth celebration is one of nation's biggest
The Star Tribune
June 16, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Over the past two and a half decades, Juneteenth has grown into a powerful draw for Minnesotans. The annual festival had more than 15,000 participants last year and expects to match that number. ... Read More.
 
Minneapolis man gets 41 years for double-killing
The Star Tribune
June 16, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A Hennepin County District Court judge sentenced a Minneapolis man to 41 years in prison for two counts of murder for shooting and killing his brother and another man in June 2005. ... Read More.
 
Bike path connects St. Louis Parkway to Mississippi River
The Star Tribune
June 15, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Minneapolis officials, biking groups and citizens gathered behind the Federal Reserve Bank on Tuesday evening for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the long-awaited completion of the 4.3-mile Cedar Lake Regional Trail, connecting St. Louis Park to the Mississippi River. ... Read More.
 
Old roads hit hardest by heat wave
The Star Tribune
June 13, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Road crews scrambled to repair 60 cases of heat-related pavement failure last week in the metro area and around Mankato and Rochester, according to transportation officials. While pavement buckling isn't uncommon during the hottest days of summer, the number of failures during last week's short, intense heat wave was larger than usual. ... Read More.
 
Anoka-Hennepin sets up crisis line
The Star Tribune
June 8, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Anoka-Hennepin School District, which was shaken by seven student suicides over 18 months, the most recent in May, has set up a summer help line for students and their families struggling with mental health issues. ... Read More.
 
Suddenly, it feels like summer
The Star Tribune
June 7, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
This week's sudden onslaught of blistering heat shocked Twin Cities into summer, sending people to the hospital, crumbling roads and snarling traffic. ... Read More.
 
Cedar Lake Regional Trail is completed at last
The Star Tribune
June 4, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Cedar Lake Regional Trail -- connecting western suburbs to the West River Parkway in Minneapolis -- was completed late last month. Construction on the last mile of the trail, through downtown, began in July 2010 and was expected to be the most expensive mile, at $1 million to $2 million. ... Read More.
 
Summer's here!
Seventeen
June 2, 2011
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Summer is officially here! Okay, I know it's only May, but it totally feels like summer. ... Read more.
 
Freshman year myths
Seventeen
May 27, 2011
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
As freshman year comes to a close, it is important for me to reflect on my experiences, so that I can enter sophomore year even better. I was going to write a few long paragraphs about different segments of college life (academics, dating, friends, etc.). Then, I decided that would be way too cliché. ... Read more.
 
Troubling Tobacco Trends
The Harvard Crimson
May 23, 2011
by Fabiola Vega (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Smoking has long been a problem for many Americans, but anti-smoking campaigns have made serious progress throughout the country. More than 365 colleges nationwide have joined this trend by banning smoking both indoors and out. Harvard has tentatively followed by prohibiting smoking in all areas of upper-class Houses and freshman dormitories and within 25 feet of any university buildings. ... Read More.
 
From one young writer to another: Creating human characters
Lit Drift
May 19, 2011 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The mind churns out a million thoughts a day –– most times without you even realizing. What am I going to do today? Why’d I wake up so late? I need to lose weight. That girl that walked by was cute. Why didn’t I smile? These things flow in and out of our heads at all times; most times too fast for us to analyze them –– hence therapists and psychiatrists. One of the perks of being a fiction writer is the ability to finally be able to control thoughts –– albeit fictional ones –– and channel them toward defining a character. ... Read More.
 
In break with recent tradition, Phase II only sparsely attended
The Bowdoin Orient
May 6, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Toby Zitsman '13 decided to spend Tuesday night on a couch in Moulton Union's lobby in hopes of being the first in line for Wednesday's Phase II course registration, which began at 7:30 a.m. As it happened, his desperate efforts were unnecessary. ... Read More.
 
Brooklyn Lawmaker Demands Weekend Buses
WFUV 90.7
May 3, 2011
by Angelina Chavez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Brooklyn residents may get express buses rolling again during the weekends. ... Read More.
 
Taylor on campus to discuss environmental history issues
The Bowdoin Orient
April 29, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Last Wednesday, Joseph Taylor dove to the depths of American history in a talk on his work surveying the continent's marine landscape. Marine environmental history aims "to historicize the nature of oceans and put that in conversation with human history," said Taylor, associate professor of history and geography at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia." ... Read More.
 
Yale drops two to Harvard
The Yale Daily News
April 25, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team held steady at third in the Ivy League standings after dropping two games to Ivy League leader Harvard on Saturday in Cambridge. The Crimson (28–14, 12–2 Ivy), who lead the league with a .312 batting average and are second with a 2.52 ERA, defeated the Bulldogs (15–21, 6–8) 8–0 in six innings in the opener and completed the sweep with a five-inning 11–1 win in the nightcap. ... Read More.
 
Hillel to screen Israeli film 'Shiva' tonight
The Bowdoin Orient
April 22, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
One need not travel to the Middle East to learn about diversity in Israel. Tonight's screening of "Shiva" will bring to life the story of a Jewish Morrocan family in mourning. The screening was originally scheduled for February, but due to inclement weather renowned cinematographer Yoav Kosh, a Schusterman Visiting Artist for the spring semester at Colby, could not make the trip." ... Read More.
 
Elis take on top-ranked Harvard
The Yale Daily News
April 21, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team will travel to Cambridge, Mass., this weekend to kick off a four-game series with archrival Harvard. Yale (15–19, 6–6 Ivy) will look to dethrone the Crimson (26–13, 10–2), who are currently in first place in the North Division and have the best record in the Ancient Eight. The Elis sit in third place and trail Harvard by four games. ... Read More.
 
CAKE's Delicate, Geeky Return
The Columbia Spectator
April 21, 2011 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
It’s been a long time for CAKE: since the members founded the band in 1991, since “The Distance” ruled the alternative charts (1996), and since they last released an album (2004’s Pressure Chief). In January, they released a new album, Showroom of Compassion, to mostly warm reviews, with fans praising the return of their signature wordplay and talk-singing by lead singer John McCrea. ... Read More.
 
Ong '13 breaks record as Elis split
The Yale Daily News
April 21, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Midweek games have not been kind to the softball team, which had been swept in its two previous midweek contests. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs had a slight reversal in fortune. The softball team broke its 0–4 midweek streak when it split its doubleheader at Wagner on Wednesday. The Bulldogs (15–19, 6–6 Ivy) took the first game, 9–1, before falling to the Seahawks (8–24), 7–4, in the nightcap. ... Read More.
 
PETA Youth Division Contests Meat-Eating Ethics, College Food Policy With Debate Society
The Amherst Studnet
April 20, 2011
by Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
On Monday, April 18, 2011, peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), hosted a debate at Stirn Auditorium with the Debate Society. The debate revolved around the question, “Is eating meat ethical?” ...Read More.
 
College Sees Spike in Thefts
The Amherst Student
April 20, 2011
by Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Over the past three weeks, the College has been experiencing several thefts, particularly in unlocked rooms. Everything from wallets, coats and backpacks to cell phones, keys and iPads have been reported. Most notably, there have been five reports of stolen laptop computers. ...Read More.
 
Restaurant guru Meyer talks success
The Yale Daily News
April 19, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The belief that the customer should come first rules the restaurant industry, but New York restaurateur Danny Meyer disagrees. Meyer, owner of popular Manhattan restaurant Union Square Cafe and the global chain Shake Shack and author of a book about his experiences as a restaurant owner, gave a talk on the importance of hospitality in the restaurant industry to a crowd of over 100 Yale students and community members at the Whitney Humanities Center auditorium on Monday. During the lecture, Meyer shared the principles that he believes led to his restaurants’ high levels of success. ... Read More.
 
Streak broken, as Big Green take three
The Yale Daily News
April 17, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team went into the weekend looking to build on its six-game winning streak, but Ivy League rival Dartmouth proved to be a roadblock to success. The Big Green snapped the Elis’ streak by winning three out of four games at Yale over the weekend. The Bulldogs (14–18, 6–6 Ivy) dropped the first doubleheader against Dartmouth (14–15, 7–5) before earning a split the following day. ... Read More.
 
Film scholar Halle analyzes Turkish cinema
The Bowdoin Orient
April 15, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Yesterday, students got a taste of German cinema directly from an expert in the field. Randall Halle, professor of German film and cultural studies and chair of Germanic languages and literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, delivered a lecture last night called "Berlin - Istanbul: Complex Connectivity and Cinema Spectators." ... Read More.
 
Elis hope to keep streak alive
The Yale Daily News
April 14, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team (13–15, 5–3 Ivy) will look to extend its six-game win streak this weekend when it takes on Dartmouth (11–14, 4–4) in two doubleheaders on Satuday and Sunday at home. The Bulldogs are coming off a weekend in which they won three consecutive doubleheaders against Penn, Columbia and Rhode Island. The two Ivy League sweeps vaulted Yale up to a second-place tie with Brown in the North Division, just one game behind first-place Harvard. ... Read More.
 
Dunham '14 helps lift Elis
The Yale Daily News
April 14, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After starting the season with a 6–2 record, the softball team hit a rough patch, winning just one out of 14 games. Last weekend, the Bulldogs snapped out of their skid with a six-game sweep of Penn, Columbia and Rhode Island. Freshman pitcher Chelsey Dunham ’14 played a key role. ... Read More.
 
For the Record
Sports Illustrated
April 11, 2011
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
At age 64 of cancer, Jim Seymour, the Notre Dame receiver whose 48 catches and eight touchdowns in 1966 helped the Fighting Irish to a share of the national title and whose speed and size (6'4" and more than 200 pounds) provided the template for a new breed of fast, rangy receivers. ... Read More.
 
Six-game sweep for Yale
The Yale Daily News
April 11, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team went into the weekend hoping to break a three-game losing streak and a win their first home game. The Bulldogs both broke the streak and emerged with a six-game winning streak of their own. ... Read More.
 
Artist Emmons imports artistic advice
The Bowdoin Orient
April 8, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Drawer and printmaker Amze Emmons gave a lecture about his work titled "Refugee Architecture and other Systems of Daily Experience" on Monday. "I'm really interested in the politics of architecture," said Emmons. "Architecture is a great metaphor for power structures in the world." ... Read More.
 
Brunswick Executive Airport officially open
The Bowdoin Orient
April 8, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
For those with access to a private aircraft, flying in and out of Brunswick just got a lot easier. The Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM) officially opened for civilian use on April 2, replacing part of the Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) that is slated to close on May 31 of this year. ... Read More.
 
Six-game weekend ahead for softball team 
The Yale Daily News
April 7, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
This weekend will be action packed for the members of the softball team. The Bulldogs (7–15, 1–3 Ivy) will host three doubleheaders in three days at Dewitt Family Field. Yale will start off the weekend with a twinbill against Penn (10–12–1, 2–2) on Friday and a pair of games against Columbia (8–19, 0–4) on Saturday. ... Read More.
 
Providence walks off with two wins 
The Yale Daily News
April 6, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team lost in the toughest way possible on Wednesday — twice. The Bulldogs (7–15, 1–3 Ivy) dropped a doubleheader at Providence (15–20), losing both games on walk-off hits — one a grand slam, the other a single. The Elis fell to the Friars 12–10 in the opener and 2–1 in the nightcap. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs 1-3 to begin Ivy play
The Yale Daily News
April 4, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After starting off Ivy League competition with two losses, the softball team used offensive outbursts to lift itself to its first conference win of the season. The Bulldogs (7–13, 1–3 Ivy) dropped a doubleheader at Cornell (14–12–1, 3–1) on Saturday but earned a split against Princeton (10–14, 2–2) on Sunday. The team’s win against Princeton snapped a ten-game losing streak. ... Read More.
 
Ivy play begins on the road 
The Yale Daily News
April 1, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team kicks off Ivy League play on the road this weekend with doubleheaders against Cornell and Princeton. Yale (6–10) will look to break its eight-game losing streak when it faces the Big Red (11–11–1) on Saturday and the Tigers (8–12) on Sunday. ... Read More.
 
Defense falters against Stags 
The Yale Daily News
March 31, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team got back on track offensively, but it wasn’t enough to get past Fairfield on Wednesday afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. The Bulldogs (6–10) fell to the Stags (10–11) in both games of the doubleheader, 8–5 and 11–3. Yale has now hit an eight-game skid. ... Read More.
 
Chapbook Review: Mere Tragedies by Heather Palmer
Lit Drift
March 28, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Stories require all kinds of shapes and sizes to exist. Some need the space of hundreds of pages, others only hundreds of words. Heather Palmer flirts with the latter in her debut chapbook, Mere Tragedies, and kicks some pretty good game. ... Read More.
 
Elis drop two against Army 
The Yale Daily News
March 28, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The softball team’s struggles to put runs on the board continued this weekend in its doubleheader at Army on Saturday. Army (12–8) collected a combined 16 hits to propel past the Bulldogs (6–8), winning the first game 12–0 and the nightcap 6–1. ... Read More.
 
Black Knights await softball team 
The Yale Daily News
March 25, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Bad weather may have kept the softball team off the field Wednesday, but sunny skies are forecasted for this weekend and for Yale’s trip to West Point, N.Y., to face Army (10–8) in a doubleheader. ... Read More.
 
Five Guys was totally directed by Julie Taymor, and other musings
The Columbia Spectator
March 23, 2011 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Like opinion blogger Neil FitzPatrick recently noted, Five Guys is set to open today. Everyone’s excited about it! Except it opened on the first Saturday of spring break. Mikey Zhong, zealous Spectrum editor, even ate a Five Guys burger there! But after about an hour, they were closed for business again, saying they’d be open on Monday of break. And here we are, almost two weeks later, with another promise in Good Faith of Good Burgers in Good Time. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs end break at .500
The Yale Daily News
March 22, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After a hot start to the season, the softball team dropped consecutive doubleheaders and ended spring break with a .500 record. It was a marked improvement from last season, which saw the Bulldogs go 2–8 over its first two weeks. ... Read More.
 
The problem with no name
The Duke Chronicle
March 22, 2011 
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
It’s time to get serious. Last week, I submitted a blog post about National Lemme Smang It day. I joked about a made-up holiday with a small but passionate following—my editor was not pleased. She thought the word “smang”, a combination of the words “smash” and “bang” popularized by Yung Humma and Flynt Flossy, represents female objectification. With that, I disagree. ... Read More.
 
Women's basketball falls in first round of WNIT 
The Yale Daily News
March 19, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team experienced an early exit from the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) with an 85-61 first round-loss to Boston College on Thursday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater. ... Read More.
 
Cornell University Forensics Society Takes Opposing Sides on Border Wall Debate
The Cornell Daily Sun
March 7, 2011 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Encouraged by vocal audience members, members of Cornell’s Forensics Society argued over the justification behind the 600-mile fence along the American and Mexican border on Friday. The wall was constructed as a result of the multi-billion dollar Secure Border Initiative launched by the United States in 2005 to curtail illegal immigration. ... Read More.
 
Softball opens season in Florida 
The Yale Daily News
March 4, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After a month of practicing on the rubber surface of a track, the softball team is ready to return to the dirt of a softball field. The wait is almost over for the Bulldogs, who will open their 2011 campaign on March 8 at the Rebel Games tournament. ... Read More.
 
Chance for the top spot 
The Yale Daily News
March 4, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team has not earned a postseason berth in 32 years. This weekend, the Elis have a chance to end that drought. The Bulldogs (13–13, 9–3 Ivy) will take on Columbia (6–20, 5–7) tonight and Cornell (6–20, 3–9) tomorrow in their last weekend of the season. ... Read More.
 
Softball opens season in Florida
The Yale Daily News
March 4, 2011
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After a month of practicing on the rubber surface of a track, the softball team is ready to return to the dirt of a softball field. ... Read More
 
Queen for a Day: Channel Marie Antoinette
Beauty News
March 4, 2011 
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003) 
Queen Marie Antoinette of France lived for only 37 years and although the doomed royal met a grisly end over 200 years ago in 1793, she continues to be one of the most iconic fashionistas to have ever existed. The golden haired royal only wore the newest couture from Parisian designer Rose Bertin, proudly. ... Read More.
 
Van Campen '05 to paint her way across America
The Bowdoin Orient
February 28, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
For many people, traveling across the United States is a lifelong goal that too often goes unachieved. Greta Van Campen '05, however, will set out on her cross-country journey with a unique purpose; she plans to paint a portrait of America. ... Read More.
 
Study Finds Governments No More Likely to Cut Global Health During Economic Crisis
The Harvard Crimson
February 28, 2011 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
There is no historical precedent for cutting global health funding during times of economic crisis, according to a study released one day after the U.S. House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor defended such cuts at the Institute of Politics on Thursday. David Stuckler, assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, coauthored. ... Read More.
 
Sweep puts Elis in second
The Yale Daily News
February 28, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team achieved a trio of sweeps this weekend: a weekend sweep, a Dartmouth sweep and a Harvard sweep. The Bulldogs (13–13, 9–3 Ivy) defeated Dartmouth (7–18, 3–8) on Friday night and Harvard (16–9, 8–3) the next day, repeating the sweep that they completed on Feb. 11 and 12 at home. ... Read More.
 
Hillel brings cinematographer Yoav Kosh for 'Shiva' screening
The Bowdoin Orient
February 25, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
This evening's Hillel event will lend students a view into the rich cultural diversity of the modern Israeli state. Cinematographer Yoav Kosh will visit campus for a screening and discussion of the Israeli film "Shiva," directed by an acclaimed Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz and her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. ... Read More.
 
Van Campen '05 to pain her way across America
The Bowdoin Orient
February 25, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
For many people, traveling across the United States is a lifelong goal that too often goes unachieved. Greta Van Campen '05, however, will set out on her cross-country journey with a unique purpose; she plans to paint a portrait of America. ... Read More.
 
Elis travel to Dartmouth, Harvard
The Yale Daily News
February 25, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team embarks on its final road trip of the season this weekend with a chance to gain some ground in the race for the Ivy League crown. The Bulldogs (11–13, 7–3 Ivy) travel to Dartmouth (7–16, 3–6) tonight and Harvard (15–8, 7–2) on Saturday for key conference matchups. ... Read More.
 
Women Weigh MGLC and Panhellenic Options
The Cornell Daily Sun
February 22, 2011 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Eliana Paradis ’13 is unmistakably Latina. She speaks Spanish at home, and here at Cornell, the clang of timbales resound from the speakers of her room. Last winter, she decided to join a sorority. She had the opportunity to join one of the four Multicultural Greek Letter Council sororities on campus geared specifically toward Latina culture, but instead, she chose to join a Panhellenic sorority that houses less than five women of color. ... Read More.
 
After weekend split, Bulldogs fall to third
The Yale Daily News
February 21, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
On Friday night, the women’s basketball team did not play up to its potential. On Saturday night, it did, and it showed. After suffering a tough 73–57 loss at the hands of first-place Princeton (19–4, 8–1 Ivy) on Friday night, the Elis (11–13, 7–3) rebounded with a 66–53 win over Penn (10–13, 4–5) the next day. ... Read More.
 
Career planning center's Sweetman brings variety of experience
The Bowdoin Orient
February 18, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Students recognize Lauren Sweetman as the person who smiles graciously when she signs them up for an appointment in the Career Planning Center, but few ever guess Sweetman is the same person who for 20 years sang in barbershop choruses and repaired boats. Sweetman's professional career has introduced her to many lines of work, culminating in her post at the Career Planning Center. ... Read More.
 
Tigers, Bulldogs battle for the top
The Yale Daily News
February 18, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Last weekend, the women’s basketball team’s weekend sweep vaulted them from a third-place tie up to second place in the Ivy League standings. This weekend, the Bulldogs have a chance to complete their climb and take possession of first-place in the league. ... Read More.
 
Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
Elevate Difference
February 16, 2011 
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Everyone knows about the tragic life of bombshell Marilyn Monroe, whose nickname “Miss Golden Dreams” would indicate nothing of how brief her existence would be. At thirty-six, the “orphan” with a mentally damaged mother and no father to call her own was found naked and dead in her Los Angeles home, apparently from suicide. With three divorces, several miscarriages, and plenty of roles depicting her as a dumb blonde, not even Monroe’s. ... Read More.
 
Sweep puts Bulldogs into second
The Yale Daily News
February 14, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Before the start of every game, the women’s basketball team huddles together and chants, “Defense, defense, rebound!” Those two factors proved to be key this weekend, as strong defensive performances and solid rebounding helped the Bulldogs earn two league wins. ... Read More.
 
Women host Crimson, Big Green
The Yale Daily News
February 11, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After a weekend split on the road, the women’s basketball team returns home to host Harvard and Dartmouth in another pair of key conference matchups. The Bulldogs (8–12, 4–2 Ivy) will host the Crimson (13–6, 5–0) tonight and the Big Green (5–14, 1–4) tomorrow night. The Elis enter the two matchups looking to rebound from a 67–57 loss at Columbia last Saturday. Yale is currently tied with Columbia for third place in the Ivy League. ... Read More.
 
The Show Goes on for Palestine
The Harvard Crimson
February 9, 2011
by Asmaa Rimawi (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
“What the Israeli government is doing to the Palestinians is disgusting,” said singer-song writer Macy Gray as she tried to decide whether or not she was going to perform in Israel in January. Like many artists before her who’ve had concerts in the Jewish state, Gray was concerned about how her performance there would reflect her views on the Israel-Palestine situation. ... Read More.
 
An other weekend, another split
The Yale Daily News
February 7, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team’s New York road trip ended with another weekend split for the Elis. The Bulldogs (8–12, 4–2 Ivy) defeated Cornell (5–15, 2–4) 57–49 in Ithaca on Friday night before falling at Columbia (5–15, 4–2) 67–57 the next day. ... Read More.
 
Off to New York
The Yale Daily News
February 4, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team will be in an empire state of mind this weekend when it travels to New York for another series of back-to-back Ivy League matchups.The Bulldogs (7–11, 3–1 Ivy), coming off a weekend split against Penn and Princeton, will face Cornell (5–13, 2–2) tonight, and Columbia (3–15, 2–2) on Saturday. ... Read More.
 
Grand City redevelopment nears completion
The Bowdoin Orient
February 4, 2011 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The residents of Brunswick will gather at the sight of the historic Town Hall building on May 15—not for a meeting, but rather an opportunity to shop.The former Grand City building on Maine Street, which closed two years ago, is currently being renovated into Town Hall Place. The location will house Kip Stone's sixth retail store, Cool As A Moose, which sells Maine-themed clothing. ... Read More.
 
Mumallah, Naimi, and Abdelgadir: A Righteous Struggle Against Autocracy
The Yale Daily News
February 2, 2011
by Aala Abdlegadir (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
In 24 hours, Egypt changed the world. We do not know what the nation will look like three months or even three weeks from now — but we do know that we were wrong. As Americans, we were wrong to support a 30-year autocracy. It’s been seven days since the thousands of men and women, Christians and Muslims, have cast aside their fears for the opportunity to cast a ballot with meaning. Washington may fear instability in the region, but it should not lose sight of human struggle that our government, which gave $1.3 billion of aid to Mubarak’s regime alone, helped suppress for so long. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs fall to third in Ivy standings
The Yale Daily News
January 31, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
In a weekend of defensive battles, the women’s basketball team split its two games, defeating Penn but falling to Princeton at John J. Amphitheater in the first weekend of back-to-back league action. The Bulldogs (7–11, 3–1 Ivy) first hosted Penn (6–10, 0–2) on Friday night, when they were able to overcome a tough Quaker defense and pull out a 53–44 victory. ... Read More.
 
Rethinking the Right to Choose 
The Harvard Crimson
January 31, 2011 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Thirty-eight years ago last week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that changed women’s lives. The opinion, written by Justice Harry A. Blackmun ’29 (a Republican appointee), found that a woman’s right to privacy covers the right to make choices about her body, including the medical choice to have an abortion. ... Read More.
 
Back-to-back Ivy match-ups for Elis
The Yale Daily News
January 28, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
After sweeping Brown in its first two Ivy League games of the season, the women’s basketball team will look to build on its strong start to conference play this weekend. The Bulldogs, who currently sit on top of the league standings, will host Penn on Friday night and Princeton on Saturday night in their first weekend of back-to-back league action. ... Read More.
 
Nicklaus '04 Postponed Wall Street Career for Iraq
The Cornell Daily Sun 
January 28, 2011
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
As a child, Frank Nicklaus ’04 had a love for adventure — a love for action. He fantasized of riding in helicopters thousands of feet in the air, excursions into unfamiliar territories and manning automatic weapons. Naturally, he was drawn to the Army. ...  Read More.
 
Elis complete sweep over Bears
The Yale Daily News
January 24, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Members of the women’s basketball team said it knew winning two consecutive games against Brown would not be easy, but after defeating the Bears in New Haven on Jan. 21, the Elis came out on top once again on Friday night, winning 71–59 at the Pizzitola Sports Center. ... Read More.
 
Elis look for Brown sweep
The Yale Daily News
January 21, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Last Friday, the women’s basketball team rode guard Janna Graf’s ’14 career-high 26 points to its first Ivy League victory, over Brown. This Friday, the two teams will meet again on the Bears’ court, as the Bulldogs will look to sweep the season series against their Ancient Eight rival. ... Read More.
 
Wethli paints 'Locus' at USM's Osher Map Library
The Bowdoin Orient
January 21, 2011
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
When classes began last Tuesday at the University of Southern Maine (USM), students were welcomed by an artistic addition to campus. In the entrance corridor just outside the Osher Map Library, a mural painted by Bowdoin Professor of Art Mark Wethli awaited their arrival. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs' second-half run defeats Bears
The Yale Daily News
January 18, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Friday night was a battle of underclassmen, as guard Janna Graf ’14 and Brown sophomore guard Sheila Dixon traded basket after basket. ... Read More.
 
Some more options for avoiding textbook sadness
The Columbia Spectator
January 18, 2011 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Well, school is starting. Reality sets in, babies cry, the cold weather seems a bleak omen for sleep lost. We listed a few the other day, but here are some more options for buying textbooks if you haven't already signed away the life of your limb in exchange for textbook money. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs to host bears in Ivy opener
The Yale Daily News
January 14, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team started playing games two months ago, but this weekend will be the start of an entirely new part of the year. ... Read More.
 
Vasquez adds power to Bulldog lineup
The Yale Daily News
January 12, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Megan Vasquez ’13 first stepped onto a basketball court when she was in third grade. By seventh grade, the 12-year-old was already getting mail from colleges who wanted to recruit her. ... Read More.
 
Creating Human Characters: Part 1 of 5
Literary Drift 
January 12, 2011 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Stories take place in all types of regions and eras, with characters of all types of races, ages and social classes. But when you boil each story down, they are really about the same thing: human nature. They all seek to capture an element of the struggle it is to be human and the conflicts (big or small) one faces in the course of a lifetime, year, day, hour or even minute. Therefore, for readers (humans) to sympathize with a piece of fiction and really be moved by it, they must see something of themselves in the characters that inhabit it. ... Read More.
 
Bulldogs fall in last non-conference game
The Yale Daily News
January 11, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team was handed its first defeat of 2011 on Sunday when it fell 63-56 on the road to Army, its final non-conference game of the season. ... Read More.
 
Following upset win, women's basketball team goes 2-2 over break
The Yale Daily News
January 4, 2011 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
It has been an up-and-down past couple of weeks for the women’s basketball team. The Bulldogs have split their last four games, scoring wins over Quinnipiac and Bucknell, while dropping games against Fordham and Villanova. ... Read More.
 
First Semester: Year of Redemption
Seventeen
December 22, 2010 
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Call me the Queen of Redemption. I think I've become at expert at redeeming myself. First semester has been full of ups and downs. Let me take you through a few of them. ... Read more
 
W. Basketball upsets No. 15/14 Florida St.
The Yale Daily News
December 20, 2010 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
The women’s basketball team broke its seven-game losing streak in an impressive manner when it pulled off a 91-85 upset over No. 15/14 Florida State at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday night. Though the Elis (2-7) took a 13-point lead into halftime, the Seminoles (9-2) battled back to erase the deficit and retake the lead in the second half. ... Read more.
 
Healthy Food Options: Eating Healthy During a Hectic Time
Seventeen
December 14, 2010 
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
I recently made a lifestyle change. I no longer eat drink soda or have dessert. Well, I have one soda and one dessert. ... Read more
 
Bowker House demolition postponed for MDOT bid
The Bowdoin Orient
December 10, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The demolition of Bowker House has been delayed to February 2011 because the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) must advertise the bid on it first, said Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer Katy Longley. ... Read more.
 
Elis' struggles continue 
The Yale Daily News
December 8, 2010 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Subpar shooting foiled the women’s basketball team’s attempt to snap a five-game losing streak Monday night. A Yale team that shot just 33.3 percent from the field dropped its sixth consecutive game after Fairleigh Dickinson handed them a tough 59–57 loss in a game that came down to the wire at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. ... Read more.
 
Anne Haas booked as art librarian for 25 years
The Bowdoin Orient
December 3, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
According to Art Librarian Anne Haas, few students know where the Pierce Art Library is. Even fewer know the woman who runs it. ... Read More.
 
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
The Duke Chronicle
December 2, 2010
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Perhaps it’s her larger-than-life personality that fans have grown to expect from the self-proclaimed Barbie. It could be the exhilarated rapping that led Rolling Stone to dub her the new queen of hip-hop. Whatever the case is, Nicki Minaj seems to appeal to everyone. ... Read More.
 
Rough second half for Elis
The Yale Daily News
December 2, 2010 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
A shorthanded women’s basketball team was unable to snap its four-game skid after falling 74–62 to Providence College (4–4) in a nonconference matchup Wednesday night at Alumni Hall in Providence. ... Read more.
 
Two Harvard Marshall Scholars Headed for UK 
The Harvard Crimson
November 30, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Two Harvard seniors — P. Kenzie Bok '11 and Jonathan U. Warsh '11 were awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, the University announced yesterday. Warsh and Bok join 247 Harvard students who have been awarded the Marshall Scholarship since its founding in 1953. The scholarship funds two years of postgraduate study
in the United Kingdom, with the possibility of a year-long extension. ... Read more.
 
California not so sunny for Bulldogs
The Yale Daily News
November 29, 2010 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
It was a tough week for the women’s basketball team. Staying in action throughout the break, the Bulldogs were winless in their three games, which included a trip to California to play UC Berkeley and UC Davis. The Elis (1–4) have now hit a four-game skid and have not won since their season opener against Holy Cross. ... Read more.
 
The Little Radio That Could: La Voz de Zacate Grande
The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute
November 29, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
As we drove into the interior of Zacate Grande island in rural Honduras, we found ourselves surrounded by large, beautiful tree-lined mountains. When we reached the community of Puerto Grande, the leader of our Princeton University delegation told us to turn off the air conditioning in our van and open the windows. ... Read more.
 
In a Cult Bronx Film, Hints of Hip-Hop
The New York Times  
November 20, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In the summer of 1979, Gary Weis and six film crew members drove from Manhattan to the South Bronx every day for two weeks, a journey that each day left Mr. Weis in awe and despair. “It was almost like going to a foreign country,” said Mr. Weis, 63. Bombed-out buildings, heaps of rubble and stripped cars; he compared it to postwar Dresden. ... Read more.
 
Elis to face Delaware in home opener
The Yale Daily News
November 19, 2010 
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Though most eyes will be on the football team this weekend, the women’s basketball team will be in New Haven, focusing on their Saturday night home opener against the University of Delaware. ... Read more.
 
Princeton Students Attempt Hummus Boycott Over Israel, Facebook War Ensues
The New York Observer
November 19, 2010
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Call it the chickpea revolt.An activist group at Princeton is calling for the elimination of Sabra Hummus from University Stores, claiming that Sabra's partial owner, the Strauss Group, sends care packages to the Golani Brigade of the Israeli Defense Forces. ... The Princeton Committee on Palestine claims the Golani Brigade is guilty of human rights violations, and is calling on the University to supply an "alternative hummus." ... Read more.
 
The other Games a tradition too
The Yale Daily News
November 18, 2010
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
While most IM athletes consider the Tyng Cup to be the pinnacle of IM glory, it isn’t the only honor bestowed on standout IM teams. In fact, it isn’t even the only cup up for grabs. There exists a lesser-known trophy that also holds a storied place in Yale IM history — the Harkness Cup. ... Read more.
 
BOOLA BOOLA: Sumiyaso, Brown named to All-Ivy first team
The Yale Daily News
November 11, 2010
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
Four members of the women’s soccer team received All-Ivy honors on Thursday. Forward Becky Brown ’11 and goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu ’11 were both first team All-Ivy selections, while forward Kristen Forster ’13 earned second team All-Ivy recognition. Midfielder Enma Mullo ’12 was also named an honorable mention. ... Read more.
 
Feature: Juggler speaks best with projectiles
The Daily Princetonian
November 10, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
If Bilesh Ladva ’11 were born in India a hundred years ago, his caste might have relegated him to a life of making clay pots. His ancestors were Kumbhars, or potters, and belonged to a class in the middle of the social hierarchy of ancient India. Fortunately, Ladva said, the British Empire in India asked his maternal and paternal grandparents to migrate to Kenya to work as bank clerks. ... Read more.
 
New curator seeks to promote student participation
The Bowdoin Orient
November 5, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
The gray door of the Bowdoin College of Museum of Art—facing the Visual Arts Center—is an emergency exit, but not for Curator Joachim Homann, who uses it as a main entrance to his underground office. ... Read more.
 
Bloomberg to Facebook HQ: Channel Your Inner Aretha
The New York Observer
October 22, 2010
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto this afternoon to deliver a speech on innovation in business, encouraging the congregation of youngin's to look to creative powerhouses to keep Facebook relevant in changing times: Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, and even Ralph Lauren. ... Read more.
 
Facebook Security Breach Leaks Users' Personal Information, I.D. Numbers
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 20, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class off 2008)
A lengthy report published by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday found that several popular Facebook applications were providing access to users’ names and friends to outside websites –– a direct violation of Facebook’s privacy policy. ... Read More.
 
Student thanks YISD for great education, opportunities to excel
The El Paso Times
October 17, 2010
by Elizabeth Gonzalez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2010)
The Ysleta Independent School District is one of five national finalists for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, a prominent education prize awarded to the school district with the most improvement in student achievement among low-income and minority students. ... I wouldn't have had mentors like Mrs. Sanchez, my Valle Verde English teacher, who helped me apply to the Princeton Summer Journalism Program. This program provided me with the most vibrant educational experience of my life. ... Read more.
 
Grammy-winner Joe Lovano to perform tonight
The Bowdoin Orient
October 15, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
World-famous saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano has his calendar booked for the year. But before he travels to Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Portugal, Canada and Missouri, he will come to Brunswick, Maine. Lovano will perform tonight with his newest ensemble, Us Five. ... Read more.
 
Aliyyah Attends MTV's Town Hall Meeting
Seventeen
October 15, 2010 
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
President Obama made history, yet again -and this time... I was there! President Obama answered pressing questions for his MTV Town Hall from over 200 youth on Thursday, October 14. ... Read more
 
Falling Flight Standards
The Harvard Crimson
October 13, 2010 
by Fabiola Vega (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of flying in a “saddle-like” airplane seat with only 23 inches of leg room seems a bit ridiculous. Unfortunately, some airlines disagree. Aviointeriors, an Italian design firm, recently introduced the SkyRider, the latest in airline trends and concepts designed to increase revenue for airlines at the expense and comfort of already-disgruntled passengers. ... Read more.
 
10 Years of The Daily Dish
The Harvard College Democrats
October 12, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
I don't remember how I got interested in politics. I don't think there was ever one clear moment when the lightbulb went on, like there was for many of my friends. It certainly didn’t start or end with Obama, although I did shed tears of joy when he won. ... Read more.
 
Columbia's Web 3.0
The Columbia Spectator
October 10, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Last Wednesday, Justin Turetsky and Jordan Schau sat in two cushy black chairs on the fourth floor of Lerner, talking about the upcoming launch of their website, CURallyBus.com. They’re commissioning a bus to take Columbia students to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 30. ... Read more.
 
Tays live the dream
The Yale Daily News
October 6, 2010
by Maria Guardado (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009)
It’s not everyday that Yale athletes represent their country at an internationally acclaimed sporting event, but Nicole and Tabitha Tay ’14 are doing just that.The twins travelled to New Delhi, India last Tuesday on their way to represent Singapore atthe 2010 Commonwealth Games. ...Read more
 
I am Pro-life
Harvard College Democrats  
September 30, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Salon has a sobering article on the recent string of suicides among queer youth or youth who are bullied because others think they’re gay. Not that this is any news. Prom season is only four months behind us; I still remember very well the cases of schools not letting kids bring their same sex dates to prom. ... Read more.
 
Air Study Sheds Light on Ecosystem
The Harvard Crimson
September 27, 2010 
by Hojung Lee (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
By isolating aerosol particles from an area in the Amazon basin nearly untouched by humans, a team of researchers led by Harvard Professor of Environmental Chemistry Scot T. Martin was able to examine how plant emissions, cloud formation, and precipitation affect each other in an unadulturated ecosystem. ... Read more.
 
Donovan and Schneidermann, Totally Above the Race Card, Play the Race Card 
The New York Observer
September 24, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The ring around the race card in the attorney general race has devolved into a rapid-fire exchange of accusatory press releases, each with the hackneyed notion that actions speak louder than words when it comes to diversity. ... Read more.
 
Subways, strangers: stealthily snapped by 'spy'
The Bowdoin Orient
September 24, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Thousands flock to New York City every summer for big-shot internships or jobs. With an iPhone in her hand, senior Lauren Gesswein ended up capturing some big shots of her own. ... Read more.
 
Easy A
The Duke Chronicle
September 23, 2010 
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
John Hughes would be proud: Easy A both subtly and obviously resembles his Brat Pack movies of the 1980s. Emma Stone, often remembered as the love interest of Jonah Hill in Superbad, plays the pretty but overlooked Olive Penderghast. Her life reads like the typical Hughes character: she is attractive but is too into her studies to be popular. ... Read more.
 
Video: Aliyyah Visits UPenn Activities Fair
Seventeen
September 22, 2010 
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Aliyyah Camp discusses which groups caught her eye at the University of Pennsylvania Activities Fair. ... Watch Video
 
Quintessentials scheduled for Studzinski Sunday
The Bowdoin Orient
September 17, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
International performers the Lydian String Quartet (LSQ) will join cellist Rhonda Rider in a "Quintetssentials" performance at Studzinski Recital Hall on Sunday. Known as "Rhonda and the Lyds", the Quintetssentials is a strings ensemble group made of the LSQ and Cellist of the Triple Helix Piano Trio Rhonda Rider. ... Read more.
 
New Student Orientation at UPenn!
Seventeen
September 17, 2010 
by Aliyyah Camp (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In my first week at UPenn, I realized that there is literally always something to do! For the past week, I've been having the time of my life at the University of Pennsylvania's New Student Orientation (NSO) - a week of fun events for freshmen. ... Read more.
 
Cordoba House, Ctd.: Marty Peretz
Harvard College Democrats  
September 13, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
I have a confession to make: I used to subscribe to The New Republic. In fact, there were a couple of years when I was a devoted reader, eagerly awaiting every issue and scanning the website for online-only content. And even though there are still people I hold great affection for at the magazine, this piece by Marty Peretz reminds me why I’m not a subscriber any more. ... Read more.
 
Dining Service takes first place in Princeton Review
The Bowdoin Orient
September 10, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Once again, Bowdoin's Dining Service takes the cake. The College regained its status of having the "Best Campus Food" as determined by the Princeton Review's most recent college rankings. Bowdoin last claimed the honor for the 2008 rankings, as Wheaton College (IL) and then Virginia Tech topped the list over the last two years. ... Read more.
 
Julia Alvarez Relates her Struggle as Author, Finding Writer's Voice
The Cornell Daily Sun 
September 10, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Famed writer and poet Julia Alvarez spoke to a packed Hollis Auditorium Thursday to relate her experiences as an acclaimed author. ... Read More.
 
A Museum Quest Spins On and On
The New York Times  
September 3, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In  the lobby of a budget hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Craig Wilson began his staff meeting, oblivious to guests strolling past. The location, he conceded, was far from ideal; the same could be said for the prospects of his venture. ... Read more.
 
New hope for a restored Jamaica Bay
The Queens Chronicle
September 2, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Sprawling across southern Queens and Brooklyn is Jamaica Bay, a wildlife refuge smack in the middle of one of the world’s largest cities. With its breathtaking views of green marshland and glimmering water set against the backdrop of New York’s urban landscape, it is the seeming image of peaceful coexistence between man and nature. ... Read More.
 
Options For Green Burials On the Rise
Newsweek
August 26, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
When Clark Wang is feeling well enough — he has the incurable cancer non-Hodgkins lymphoma — he plays the piano, talks to his former Bulgarian folk-dance partners, and test-drives his biodegradable casket in anticipation of his natural or "green" burial at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, N.C. Wang, 48, represents a small but growing number of individuals across the country who are opting to decompose directly into the earth. ... Read more.
 
Why I support the Cordoba Initiative
Harvard College Democrats  
August 18, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
I still don’t quite understand why what should have been a local issue has become a national debate. The community board approved the community center. District leaders support it. Even the mayor agrees there’s nothing inappropriate. Yet, the debate over whether to build a 13-story Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan continues, with people purporting to represent 9-11 families leading the charge against it. ... Read more.
 
California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It 
Newsweek
August 13, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
California is in serious trouble, and it’s precisely because the state keeps trying to fix itself. Propositions and ballot initiatives, which are supposed to be democratic, instead end up at odds with each other and prove to be self-defeating. Mathews and Paul propose radically modifying the initiative process, replacing the current winner-takes-all electoral system with proportional representation ... Read more.
 
Weiner brings office to his constituents
The Queens Chronicle
August 12, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens and Brooklyn) and members of his staff last Friday hit the streets of Rego Park to answer questions and listen to concerns of constituents as part of his mobile office tour. The tour was designed to assist those members of the communities Weiner represents who are unable to visit one of his three district offices, and also made a stop in Fresh Meadows. ... Read more.
 
Condé Insiders Make Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List
The New York Observer
August 11, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Looking through Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List, which was released last week, we found a few friendly and familiar Condé Nast faces. Cindi Leive, editor in chief of Glamour.Her favorite things: a black Chloé dress and her wedding ring. ... Read more.
 
Bye Bye, Prop H8
Harvard College Democrats  
August 5, 2010 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
California’s Proposition 8 was overturned yesterday by US Federal District Court Judge Vaughn Walker on the basis of it violating the due process and equal protection clauses of the US Constitution. ... Read more.
 
A show worth C-ing
The Queens Chronicle
August 5, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Take a moment to close your eyes, and locate that little box stored somewhere among the dust and cobwebs in the attic of your mind where your collection of childhood memories lie packed away. Now open the box, travel back to the moment when it was your turn at your school's annual spelling bee, and I bet you can remember the word you were asked to spell that day. ... Read more.
 
Ecuadorean Immigrant's Killers Get Long Sentences
The New York Times  
August 5, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
A 30-year-old man who confessed to the 2008 baseball-bat murder of a 31-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant by saying, “So I killed someone — that makes me a bad guy?” was sentenced on Thursday to more than 30 years in prison. ... Read more.
 
In the President's Secret Service
Newsweek
August 4, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
An afterword reveals new details about Kessler’s discovery of a third uninvited intruder during last year’s White House State Dinner. The behind-the-scenes anecdotes are delightful, but Kessler has a bigger point to make, one concerning why the under-appreciated Secret Service deserves better leadership. ... Read more.
 
David Chapman up for Parole, Yoko Ono Continues to Oppose
The New York Observer 
July 28, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
For the sixth time since he became eligible in 2000, Mark David Chapman will be up for parole next month. It's been almost 30 years since Mr. Chapman shot John Lennon outside his Upper West Side residence in December 1980. ... Read more.
 
Immigrants drive EU population beyond half-billion
The Washington Post 
July 27, 2010 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
BRUSSELS -- The European Union's population has crossed the half-billion mark and the growth has come mostly from immigration, the Eurostat statistics agency said Tuesday. As of Jan. 1, the 27-nation bloc had a population of 501.1 million - up 1.4 million from a year earlier, the report said. ... Read more.
 
We All Scream, But Not for Ice Cream
The New York Times  
July 23, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In a summer of 90-plus temperatures and smothering humidity, New Yorkers should be grasping for ice cream, frozen yogurt and iced coffees and teas — anything that would produce droplets of cold, wet frost on a cup grasped in a sweaty, overheated hand. But in the summer of 2010, could it be that it’s even too hot for ice cream?
 
The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution
Newsweek
July 23, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Reading this book won’t make you any younger, but you will learn a lot about getting old. The race to find today’s fountain of youth—which is a story of scientists, investors, pharmaceutical companies, and lab rats—is getting close to real results. ... Read more.
 
Clinic helps prevent immigration scams
The Queens Chronicle
July 22, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) invited immigrants to participate in an educational legal workshop on Sunday, after scam artists targeting immigrants with false promises of legal papers were recently prosecuted by the attorney general. ... Read more.
 
Soon, another school year with no Muslim holidays
The Queens Chronicle
July 22, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s decision last year against incorporating two Muslim holidays into the public school calendar left many in the community — from parents and students, to teachers and politicians — baffled and frustrated. With the start of the next school year now less than two months away, nothing has changed. ... Read more.
 
Spinal Tap: Cuomo Finds Friends in Chiropractors of New York
The New York Observer 
July 21, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Say what you will about politicians lacking spine, but Andrew Cuomo's paying special attention to his. In today's Observer, we looked at the funds raised thus far in the 2010 gubernatorial race, gaping in awe at Andrew Cuomo's staggering lead. ... Read more.
 
Three Brothers Take a Road Trip in a Mustang for Pataki
The New York Observer 
July 21, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Can they only drive at midnight? George Pataki announced today the start of a cross-country "Revere Rides Again" tour for his anti-healthcare legislation group, Revere America. Four brothers from Florida, all between the ages of 19 and 22, will travel through the Midwest and East Coast in a Mustang convertible collecting signatures in support of a repeal of the health care bill. ... Read more.
 
Meghan McCain's Book Cover Revealed
The New York Observer 
July 20, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The Daily Beast just posted the cover of Dirty Sexy Politics, the first book from Snooki-interviewing, "cool Republican" columnist Meghan McCain. The book will be released by Hyperion on Aug. 31. ... Read more.
 
'Looksism' Goes Pop
Newsweek
July 19, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
From 'Sex and the City' to 'Ugly Betty', how pop culture has portrayed our beauty bias. View here.
 
Boosting women's success in business
The Queens Chronicle
July 15, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The upcoming Queens Women in Business Ladies Night Out Networking Dinner, sponsored by the Queens Chronicle, will help support the local economy and provide women in business an opportunity to trade ideas and gain advice by expanding their contacts and developing new relationships. ... Read more.
 
Sean Lennon, Spokesman for Yoko's Piano, Defends Gaga on Twitter
The New York Observer 
July 12, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Last week, Sean Lennon tweeted a photo of Lady Gaga playing Yoko Ono's white piano, a gift from John, at Ms. Ono's residence in the Dakota. The Twitpic ... Read more.
 
David Farley on Jesus' Foreskin and Mark Kuklansky
The New York Observer 
July 12, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Salt, rats, and potatoes have all served as fixations for authors trying to capitalize on the micro-history trend. The logical next step, of course, was Jesus' penis. In 2006, David Farley moved to Italy to embark on an Indiana Jones-cum-Malcolm Gladwell project ... Read more.
 
New Jersey's Medical Marijuana Solution
Newsweek
July 11, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The medical-marijuana market, which is legal in 14 states and under consideration in at least 12 others, may benefit sick people. But it has proved a headache for regulators. Unlicensed dispensaries, crooked doctors, and fake medical-need cases have plagued early adopters like Colorado and California. ... Read more.
 
The Onion Says Farewell to the Upper West Side 
The New York Observer 
July 9, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The Onion recently removed all of its newspaper boxes from the Upper West Side, as part of a plan to increase the satire weekly's circulation in Brooklyn and Greenwich Village. ... Read more.
 
Hot summer, cool concerts
The Queens Chronicle
July 8, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
This summer, Queens will be hosting some of the hottest concerts and festivals the city has to offer, and most of them are free! So put on some sunblock and bring a bottle of water and get ready to groove to all kinds of sounds right in your own borough. ... Read more
 
Safe Space NYC finds a new spot in Queens
The Queens Chronicle
July 8, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Safe Space NYC, a 91-year-old social services agency that provides youth and community programs to the city’s most disadvantaged children and families, is making Queens its permanent home. ... Read more.
 
Nine New York Stores Fined for Propping Doors Open in Heat
The New York Times  
July 8, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Nine stores in Manhattan and the Bronx have been hit with $200 fines for leaving their doors open on hot days in the hope that the escaping cool air would lure sweaty customers. They are the first to be fined as part of a law enacted in 2008. ... Read more. 
 
A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto
Newsweek
July 2, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
It’s not called a “manifesto” for nothing. In six short chapters, Jorge Ramos humanizes undocumented immigrants, argues why you should care, and explains why reform is needed now. Above all, it’s an inspiring book that, if passionate to a fault, is soundly reasoned. ... Read more.
 
Rabbis disagree over turf in Long Island City
The Queens Chronicle
July 1, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Confusion over a statement printed three weeks ago in a Queens Chronicle article about a fire that burned down the Chabad-Lubovitch synagogue of Long Island City has caused some concern to another local synagogue. The quote was made by Rabbi Zev Wineberg of the Long Island City Chabad that said, “the last synagogue in Long Island City was sold in 1970.” ... Read more.
 
Where everybody still knows your name
The Queens Chronicle
July 1, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While many of the old neighborhood establishments of Woodhaven have been replaced by 99-cent stores and nail salons one old-time bar has managed to endure. ... Read more.
 
City art not too smart? 
The Queens Chronicle
July 1, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Play me, I’m lonely. That should be the title of the city’s newest public art project, composed of 60 brightly painted street pianos installed at various parks and spaces throughout the boroughs, entitled “Play Me, I’m Yours.” ... Read more.
 
Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
Newsweek
June 30, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
This how-to-survive-the-digital-age handbook is part self-help guide, part memoir, and part research paper (though fortunately, it doesn’t read like one). Unlike the spate of books and articles about how technology is rotting our brains ... Read more.
 
Quinn and Other Kaganites Cheer on Elena at Hunter College
The New York Observer 
June 28, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Today's Senate confirmation hearing for Elena Kagan is already a victory for women in New York City politics. So what better way to celebrate than with a World Cup–style viewing party at Hunter College? The 40 or so attendees, mostly Kagan supporters or Hunter College affiliates, drank strawberry-infused water instead of imported beer. ... Read more.
 
Families that stay together
The Dallas Morning News
June 27, 2010 
by Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009) 
After a long day at school, where I usually spent three hours in calculus tutorials, I was always glad to go home. It's not that I was running away from derivatives and integrals, I was running toward my family and our home-cooked dinners. ... Read more.
 
King Manor looks at public service
The Queens Chronicle
June 24, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Politics runs in the family. At least in Queens it does, where the borough’s long tradition of political dynasties was celebrated last week at King Manor Museum in Jamaica during a portrait unveiling. ... Read More
 
NY Top Court OKs Columbia's West Harlem Expansion
The New York Observer 
June 24, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) and Eliot Brown
For Nick Sprayregen, the owner of a set of West Harlem warehouses in the footprint of a 17-acre expansion planned by Columbia University, there was a brief glimmer of hope earlier this year. The landlord, to the surprise of most everyone watching, won a state appellate court case that challenged the state's use of eminent domain to take his property ... Read more.
 
Executive Editor of Rolling Stone: McChrystal Profile is No 'Almost Famous' Redux
The New York Observer 
June 22, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates spoke on MSNBC's Morning Joe today about the editorial process behind the magazine's explosive profile of General Stanley McChrystal. Mr. Bates emphasized that the general and his aides knew they were on the record for all of their candid remarks — including a now viral one where an adviser says "'Biden? Did you say: Bite Me?'" ... Read more.                                
 
Sarah Palin's Most Controversial Tweets 
Newsweek
June 21, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Sarah Palin loves social media, and it loves her back. Her Twitter and Facebook posts energize her followers and get frequent mainstream media pickup. A Palin tweet in mid-June 2010 especially had the blogosphere buzzing. Harkening back to Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst during a presidential address in 2009, Palin tweeted: "RahmEmanuel= ... Read more.
 
Eat Your Broccoli: The Guys at Longform.org Want You To Read Better
The New York Observer 
June 21, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
With all the young dudes feeling so anxious about how much they have to read, the Luddites who are still reading long articles should seem to have it pretty good. Don't they just, like, plop on the couch and read The New Yorker through their bifocals until falling into blissful, old-person sleep? ... Read more.      
 
Healthy Living for Every Age 
Newsweek
June 18, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
If you're familiar with the phrase, "You are what you eat", you know the first step to staying healthy is to eat the right foods and know how much is enough. Along with exercise, a healthy diet can help you lose weight, increase your stamina, ward off illness and reduce health risks. Not only will you feel more energetic, but you're also likely to avoid long stays at the hospital. ... Read more. 
 
Guess Which Celebs Were High School Nerds? 
Newsweek
June 13, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Can you guess which of America's favorite entrepreneurs, celebrities, and athletes were nerds in high school? Take our quiz to find out what these stars were like as teens and where their high school ranks on NEWSWEEK's 2010 America's Best High Schools list. ... Read more.         
 
NATO opens northern supply to Afghanistan
The Associated Press 
June 11, 2010 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
NATO has opened an alternate supply route to Afghanistan via Russia and central Asia -- a critical development that gives it the ability to bypass the previous ambush-prone main routes through Pakistan, the alliance said Friday. ... Read more.
 
The DumbDumb Approach; Chewing Gum for Sale 
The New York Observer 
June 11, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
In a strange confluence of Internet brands, off-beat humor and chewing gum, a five-minute long digital short for Orbit gum premiered last night at a launch party held at the IAC building. ... Read more.
 
Cat Power: Panel of Experts Debate Digital Impact of Pet Monetization and Catspeak
The New York Observer 
June 10, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
In a strange confluence of Internet brands, off-beat humor and chewing gum, a five-minute long digital short for Orbit gum premiered last night at a launch party held at the IAC building. ... Read more.
 
The Foreboding Dance: Inside the Webutante Ball
The New York Observer 
June 9, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Shortly after being inducted into Gawker TV'sFameball Hall of Fame at last night's WebutanteBall, Internet personality Arthur Kade relished his achievement. On the Internet. "Omg!!!!!!! I just won prince of the ball!!!!!!!" he posted on his Twitter account. ... Read more.
 
Planning Commission Approves Domino Sugar Housing Development 
The New York Observer 
June 7, 2010 
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The City Planning Commission voted unanimously today in favor of a $1.5 billion residential complex along the Williamsburg waterfront. The vote brings the project one step closer to approval -- and portends a potentially dramatic change to the Brooklyn skyline. ... Read more.
 
Ex-BP official warns of disaster in Europe 
The Associated Press 
June 8, 2010 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
BRUSSELS — The European Union should take a cue from the British Petroleum oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a former BP contractor said Tuesday. ... Read more.
 
EU signals it plans tougher tobacco rules 
The Associated Press 
May 31, 2010 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
BRUSSELS — The European Union signaled Monday it may soon require cigarette packages in all 27 member nations to display scary photos of diseased organs and much bigger health warnings. ... Read more.
 
Sex and the Desert
Newsweek
May 28, 2010 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Western Cinema has always been fascinated by sexed-up imagery of Arabian knights, Persian queens, and shirtless warriors. The earliest films stereotyped the Middle East as a region of greedy men, camels, deserts, arbitrary cruelty, and barbarism. While modern cinema can--at times--present a more nuanced ... Read more.
 
Wheels on the bike go round and round
The Queens Chronicle
May 27, 2010
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
In an effort to get western Queens residents to start cycling to work, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer rode his brand-new, electric blue Jamis Commuter 2.0 to City Hall last Friday in celebration of National Bike to Work Day. ... Read More.
 
From One Young Writer To Another: Develop Your Swag and Stay On Your Hustle
Lit Drift
May 24, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
I’ve been a hip-hop head for a lot longer than I’ve been a writer, ever since Mom let me buy Jay-Z’s Dynasty album back in 2000. Hip-hop gets a bad rap sometimes, but I love it. It’s raw, it’s passionate and believe it or not, it teaches me fundamental lessons I apply to writing. ... Read More.
 
City Tap House Finally Opens Doors
The Daily Pennsylvanian
May 13, 2010 
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
After 14 months of design, construction and approvals, City Tap House — the highly anticipated bar and grill on the second floor of the Radian Apartments, at 3925 Walnut St. — opened its doors to the public May 10. ... Read more.
 
Summer in the city
May 12, 2010
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
In college, moving in and out is always a stressful time. It seems like no matter how much I try to consolidate my earthly belongings, I always end up accumulating massive amounts of ... stuff. ... Read More.
 
Season cut short for coach with OUI
The Bowdoin Orient
May 7, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Assistant Baseball and Football Coach Trevor Powers '06 was arrested for Operating Under the Influence (OUI) on Sunday, April 25 at 1:31 a.m. on Coffin Street, according to public records on the Brunswick Police Department (BPD) website. ... Read more.
 
Entymology Collection to Be Centralized in Mann
The Cornell Daily Sun 
May 5, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The University Library announced on Monday that Cornell’s entomology collection - currently divided between Comstock Memorial Library of Entomology and Mann Library - would be consolidated into Mann Library over the next two year ...  Read more.
 
Smart Talk
The Harvard Crimson
May 3, 2010
by Fabiola Vega (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Early in September, I was rather puzzled when I heard a friend say, “I expected Harvard to be a more intellectual place.” I asked her exactly what she meant, and she responded that she thought students here would be more willing to have intellectual conversations more often. The thought remained vaguely in my mind and only completely resurfaced when I heard yet another friend voice a similar complaint: He also wanted to discuss more “intelligent” and “intellectual” topics with other students. ... Read More.
 
Students Storm Class to Protest Arizona Immigration Law 
The Cornell Daily Sun 
April 30, 2010 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Donning signs reading “Mexican-lookng,” “Sub-human” and “Alien,” members of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán protested Arizona’s recently-passed immigration reform bill in an ILROB 1220: Introduction to Organizational Behavior class this Wednesday. ... Read more.
 
Experience Weekend sets views for multi-cultural student life
The Bowdoin Orient
April 30, 2010 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Every year, nearly 6,000 students apply to Bowdoin College. Of the one-sixth accepted, nearly half chooses to matriculate. And every year, the Office of Admissions strives for a "diverse" graduating class. Diversity, however, is not a sugar-coated word for racial and ethnic minorities. ... Read more.
 
XIPWIRE lets students on the go pay with texts
The Daily Pennsylvanian
April 28, 2010 
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Penn students may soon find themselves pulling out their cell phones instead of their credit cards at cash registers, now that XIPWIRE — a mobile payment company founded by a Penn alumnus — has launched its service in Philadelphia. ... Read more.
 
Colby-Bates-Bowdoin library catalogs merged
The Bowdoin Orient
April 23, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Students searching for sources on the library's home page can now see the holdings of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin at first glance. The default search catalog was recently changed to the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin catalog (CBBcat) instead of the Bowdoin Catalog. ... Read more.
 
TLR Guest Speaker Patrick Fagan Promotes Marriage
The Harvard Crimson
April 20, 2010
by Fabiola Vega (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Patrick F. Fagan, director of the Center for Research on Marriage and Religion, described how stable marriages and families benefit society at a discussion hosted by True Love Revolution, a student advocacy group that promotes premarital abstinence. ... Read More.
 
Greek Freak Show
The Cornell Daily Sun
April 19, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Sounds of stomping feet, clapping hands and echoing chants filled The State Theatre Saturday night at the annual Greek Freak Step Show, where nine of the sixteen multicultural organizations on campus unveiled their rhythmic routines for the packed crowd, with three competing for the title of Greek Freak Champion and a $1,000 grand prize. ... Read more.
 
College far from the comforts of home
The Dallas Morning News
April 18, 2010
by Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009) 
"Aren't you scared?" "When will you visit?" "What if you hate it?" "How are you going to survive?". These are the questions I am asked whenever I tell my friends that I will be attending Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., in the fall – unless something goes incredibly wrong. ... Read more.
 
Experts on autism aim to inform faculty, staff
The Bowdoin Orient
April 16, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
In light of recent faculty and staff requests, two experts on autism visited campus on Wednesday for a series of meetings and presentations on how to best assist students with the disorder. ... Read More.
 
Panelists Talk Science, Ethics
The Harvard Crimson
April 16, 2010
by Fabiola Vega (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
According to speakers on a “moral biology” panel yesterday, the union of morality and science calls for a heavy dose of skepticism. ... Read More.
 
Trading Phones For Flowers On Earth Day
The Hoya
April 15, 2010
by Xiu Zheng Fang (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Members of the D.C. community could trade in their phones for flowers on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District's "Clean, Green and Golden" spring cleaning week. The "Flowers for Phones" event is just one of many recycling initiatives across the District in preparation for Earth Day. ... Read More.
 
SEPTA could lose $110 million, defer 20 upgrades
The Daily Pennsylvanian
April 15, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
SEPTA’s woes increased this month after Pennsylvania’s request to convert I-80 into a toll highway was rejected. As a result, the transit agency stands to lose a potential $110 million of funding, indirectly obtained from tolls and must defer about 20 projects. ... Read more.
 
Colby '10 pursues passion for film with videos on campus
The Bowdoin Orient
April 9, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
When senior Alex Colby looks through his Canon EOS70 camera, most people think he is taking pictures. But in fact, he is filming. ... Read More.
 
Trustee firms help manage College funds, says Chronicle
The Bowdoin Orient
April 2, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
According to a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, three trustees on Bowdoin's Board are partners at investment firms that manage portions of the College's endowment. The article, which investigated the prevalence of business relationships between trustees and their colleges, found that of the 618 private colleges researched, one-fourth of them "have financial ties with trustee-affiliated companies." ... Read More.
 
Blue Devils pushed by Brown at Koskinen
The Chronicle (The Independent Daily at Duke University)
March 31, 2010
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Forget the blowouts Duke had been racking up lately—the Blue Devils barely outlasted Brown in an 11-10 thriller at Koskinen Stadium Tuesday. ... Read More.
 
Duke cruises at Koskinen
The Chronicle (The Independent Daily at Duke University)
March 22, 2010
by Ariel Smallwood (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Duke collected an easy victory with a 19-10 win over Navy at Koskinen Stadium Sunday on the strength of an outstanding first half offensively. ... Read More.
 
University Considers Library Consolidations
March 17, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
A Library Strategic Planning Task Force public forum in November concluded that a lack of faculty input and interest in the handling of the budget constraints was problematic. But in the months since the forum, faculty have begun to take a larger role in the outcome of the library system, and the administration has taken steps toward making decisions about how to reorganize the library. ... Read More.
 
Developing A Way With Words
Lit Drift
March 17, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
While reading Jonathan Franzen’s National Book Award Winner, The Corrections, I realized the amount of words I simply do not know: rube, elephantine, elfin, tumid, the list goes on. ... Read More.
 
New map looks to expand Penn 'bubble'
The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 17, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
With the release of the University City District’s new map of area businesses, Penn students may find the “Penn bubble” can be more than just Spruce and Walnut streets. ... Read more.
 
Megabus.com adds Philadelphia-D.C. line
The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 15, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Penn students heading to the nation’s capital will soon have a new inexpensive travel option. Starting March 21, megabus.com — an intercity express bus service — will offer a route between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. ... Read more.
 
Sloughing away the extra
Mother Nature Network
March 12, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The trees that line College Walk, the main throughway of campus, are a symbol of the seasons. Each December, a ceremonial tree lighting ceremony (complete with hot cocoa, singing a cappella groups and free cookies) marks the holiday season and the beginning of winter. The trees stay lit with thousands of brilliantly string lights throughout the winter ... Read more.
 
A student story as told to the Orient
The Bowdoin Orient
March 5, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
How it feels to score the winning goal against Colby in the NESCAC ice hockey quarterfinal: I've been playing ice hockey my whole life. My dad played in the National Hockey League for 14 years, and he had me on skates since I could play. ... Read more.
 
3-D Printers Give Both Architects and Engineers a Technological Advantage
The Cornell Daily Sun
March 4, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Students passing through Duffield yesterday afternoon during BOOM! — an annual engineering robotics expo — might have wondered if they had stepped accidentally into the future. The futuristic items on display included a 3-D printer owned by Cornell’s robotics lab that prints out on plastic rather than paper. ... Read more.
 
New wireless store to open near campus
The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 3, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Soon, students living off campus will have no excuse for tapping into their neighbors’ wireless internet. A new CLEAR 4G WiMAX store, which offers 4G wireless internet service, will open in mid-March at 140 S. 34th St., between Walnut and Sansom streets. ... Read more.
 
Third of Tria trio coming to University City
The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 3, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Penn’s wine, cheese and beer aficionados will soon have a new place to mingle in University City. Jon Myerow, owner of “bar-cafe-restaurant” Tria, will open a third location near campus this summer. The restaurant will specialize in serving first-rate wine, cheeses and beers, and will replace Intermezzo Cafe at 3131 Walnut St., according to Myerow. ... Read more.

Poetry Slam Competition Brings Together Student and Professional Poets
The Cornell Daily Sun
March 1, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Three-person tables, dimmed lighting and mocktails made RPCC’s multipurpose room reminiscent of a New York City poetry club Friday night. The occasion was the “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace” poetry slam hosted by the Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc., part of “Delta Week” –– an annual series of fundraising events. ... Read more.
 
Weather warms up, Facilities' costs go down
The Bowdoin Orient
February 26, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
As temperatures have risen in recent weeks, plows have come to a halt, saving the College money on heating and shovelling snow from the Quad's walkways. ... Read more.
 
Vertical or Horizontal?
Literary Drift 
February 25, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Some of the greatest writers of our time have neglected the conventional image of a writer at his desk and opted instead for more unorthodox approaches. Vladimir Nabokov wrote standing up at a lectern. He also wrote longhand, and only on index cards ... Read more.
 
U. City businesses host free events in Williams' ULounge
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 24, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Students weighed down with midterms can get a much-needed stretch today at yoga class. University City District and Studio 34 — a yoga studio located at 4522 Baltimore Ave — collaborated to bring a free yoga class to the ULounge in Williams Hall Wednesday ... Read more.
 
Rusty's Coffee Kiosk Opens in Uris Hall
The Cornell Daily Sun
February 19, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The fresh aroma of coffee beans will soon envelop the main lobby of Uris Hall when Cornell Dining’s newest à-la-carte location, Rusty’s, begins operating on Monday. ... Read more.
 
New media lab to take Tour & Travel spot
The Bowdoin Orient
February 19, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
This semester's photography courses currently held in McLellan may soon have studio space closer to campus. Brunwick Tour & Travel closed its Maine Street location last Friday, opening up the space for Bowdoin use. ... Read more.
 
Poetry Jam Executive Producer Bruce George Defines Success
The Cornell Daily Sun
February 12, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
According to Bruce George, executive producer of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, true success means doing “something you eat, drink, sleep and breathe.” George’s lecture last night in Warren Hall, sponsored by BOLD, centered on finding one’s path in life and achieving true success. ... Read more.
 
U. City lights up on Lancaster Ave.
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 12, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Basking in the glow of last summer’s lighting improvements on Baltimore Avenue, the University City District plans to bring more light to the area surrounding campus. The project consists of an estimated 20 city street lights and 40 pedestrian-scale lights, to be installed from 34th to 38th streets on Lancaster Avenue. ... Read more.
 
BSG discusses gender neutral proposal, alcohol
The Bowdoin Orient
February 12, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Seniors Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers and Rory Brinkmann gave a presentation in favor of a proposal advocating gender-neutral housing to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) at its Wednesday night meeting. ... Read more.
 
Bank of America set for March opening
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 9, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
The wait will soon be over for Bank of America customers in University City. The bank — which will be located in the Radian between Capogiro and Kaplan Test Prep — is slated to open in early March, according to Bank of America spokeswoman Nicole Nastacie. ... Read more.
 
Market Street to receive facelift
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 5, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
After remaining unchanged for years, Market Street will soon become more pedestrian- and vehicle-friendly. The Market Street Revitalization Project — which runs from 34th to 41st streets on Market Street — will improve sidewalks, traffic lights, pedestrian lighting, roads and bikeways. ... Read more.
 
E-Board and Sustainable Bowdoin present new Web sites to BSG
The Bowdoin Orient
February 5, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Guest speakers Sarah Pritzker '11 from Sustainable Bowdoin and Program Advisor Megan Brunmier from the Student Activities Entertainment Board (E-Board) spoke to the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) at its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday. BSG also voted on two proposals and passed the spring budget. ... Read more.
 
New art studio offers expensive prototyping technology to students and community
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 4, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
A new membership-based technology workshop and prototyping center is bringing the Avenue of Technology more of its namesake. NextFab Studio, located at 3711 Market St., is a center where members can bring a wide variety of their own projects and make use of expensive prototyping technology that they couldn’t afford on their own. ... Read more.
 
Four lots will open to non-permit parkers
The Daily Pennsylvanian
February 2, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Four parking lots will soon be open to transient parkers between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to Business Services spokeswoman Barbara Lea-Kruger. ... Read more.
 
'Compulsion' presents a new side of the Anne Frank story
The Yale Daily News
February 2, 2010
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Though the story of Anne Frank’s struggles during the Holocaust is famous internationally, another man’s struggle to tell Frank’s story on the stage is less well known. ... Read more.
 
Words to Young Writers: Lay Those Bricks
Literary Drift 
February 1, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
On my computer there is a folder labeled “Short Stories”. In that folder lie 20 or so opening paragraphs to short story ideas I’ve had the last few months. They range from a delusional bus ride, a sleep-running businessman and my dog’s neurotic nature when he can’t find his toys. The one thing they have in common is that they’re all unfinished. ... Read more.
 
Students Mourn Haiti Victims with Vigil
The Cornell Daily Sun
January 29, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
“On January 12, we lost everything,” said Reginald Severe ’11 before filled pews in Sage Chapel at last night’s vigil for the victims of the recent tragedy in Haiti. ... Read more.
 
Liberal Arts Seminar Evolves
The Hoya
January 29, 2010
by Xiu Zheng Fang (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Starting this fall, the curriculum of the Liberal Arts Seminar will change for the first time in over 40 years. The first-year College program has focused on the 19th century in its study of history, literature, philosophy and theology since its inception. ... Read More.
 
Three alcohol violations during room check
The Bowdoin Orient
January 29, 2010
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
At the onset of winter break, the Office of Safety and Security conducted room checks lasting 30 to 40 seconds throughout college housing. ... Read more.
 
New IRS building set to open in September
The Daily Pennsylvanian
January 28, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
A new development project in University City could transform the Philadelphia skyline. The renovation of the former Post Office building at 30th and Market streets, along with the construction of a parking garage adjacent to the building, aims to connect Penn and Center City Philadelphia. ... Read more.
 
SEPTA fare hikes uncertain
The Daily Pennsylvanian
January 20, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Despite talk of fare hikes, SEPTA is still far from making any decisions. SEPTA Director of Public Affairs Richard Maloney said November articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer that claimed SEPTA was planning to raise fares by 10 percent in 2010 were untrue. ... Read more.
 
The writer as social butterfly
Literary Drift 
January 15, 2010
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
I realized I wanted to be a writer sophomore year of high school, when I learned that engineering–my former ambition–required practicing actual math and science. Not for me. ... Read more.
 
Video store on Locust closed
The Daily Pennsylvanian
January 14, 2010
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Now that Independent Video Library, located on 40th and Locust Streets, has closed, students may have to use Netflix or make the trek to the Blockbuster Video on 48th Street to satisfy their Friday night movie fix.or many, living on the street or in a shelter is the only means of survival. ... Read more.
 
What it means to "sustain a culture"
Mother Nature Network
January 5, 2010
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
At Goucher College in Maryland, students have redefined "sustainability" in a way that is undoubtedly interesting: their cultural sustainability program focuses on the preservation of cultures that have been threatened by globalization and modernization, whether they are cities or rural areas in other countries. ... Read more.
 
The significance of soft novels from a young man's perspective
Literary Drift 
December 22, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
An ambitious sophomore in high school three years ago, I checked out Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. Striving to seem mature and sophisticated, I lugged the book around for over a month. It was the hardest read of my entire life. The worst part is I had no clue as to its significance. ... Read more.
 
University vaccinates 2,300 against H1N1 virus
The Daily Princetonian 
December 18, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
University Health Services (UHS) has vaccinated 2,271 students, faculty, staff and dependents against the H1N1 flu in the five different clinics held in November and December, University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said. From Aug. 30 to Dec. 17, UHS identified a total of 683 cases of flu-like illness, and six active cases have been identified within the past 72 hours. ... Read more.
 
Dorm-friendly eco-resolutions for 2010
Mother Nature Network
December 11, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
The holiday season, for college students, is synonymous with exam season, and holiday cheer often takes a back seat to more time-sensitive things, like memorizing arcane art history knowledge or cramming as much pizza in (and on?) your face as physically possible. The environment may be something as intangible as the spirit of giving, but it is most certainly as crucial. ... Read more.
 
Plow plans put in action: coping with snow
The Bowdoin Orient
December 11, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
"I can't forget the hat!" said Youngshim Hwang '13 as she bundled up to go outside in yesterday morning's snow. Hwang was impressed that the sidewalks were clean even after the Wednesday snowstorm. ... Read more.
 
Safe Haven neighborhood watch expands north of 110th 
The Columbia Daily Spectator 
December 10, 2009 
by Mario Harris-Rosser (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
When Bruce Stark saw two teenagers break out into a fight, he knew he had to do something about it. Stark—the owner of Beacon Paint and Hardware on Amsterdam Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets—had police on the site within minutes. “These people could be my customers, besides the fact that they are my neighbors,” he said. ... Read more.
 
BSG hears J-Board proposal, approves funding for bus to Colby
The Bowdoin Orient
December 4, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
At its Wednesday meeting, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met with Judicial Board (J-Board) representatives, and approved funding for a bus trip to the upcoming men's hockey game at Colby in addition to two other proposals. ... Read more.
 
Warhol mystery premieres at the Yale Rep
The Yale Daily News
December 1, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
“POP!,” which had its world premiere last Friday at the Yale Repertory Theatre, explores the 1968 shooting of Andy Warhol and the artist’s personal life at The Factory, his famous New York City studio and the focal point of 1960s bohemian subculture. A whodunit set in Warhol’s mind, “POP!,” directed by Mark Brokaw ... Read more.
 
Cornellians train future dogs
The Cornell Daily Sun
November 20, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Isys Johnson ’11 often finds herself in the company of her four-legged friend Jack, a 10-month-old German Shepherd. Johnson’s most recent sidekick, Jack accompanies her to lectures in the School of Hotel Administration, to dining halls and on runs around campus. ... Read more.
 
BSG debriefed on College's carbon neutrality plan
The Bowdoin Orient
November 20, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The Environmental Studies Program and Sustainable Bowdoin made a carbon neutrality presentation to Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) at its Wednesday meeting. "We have been meeting for a year and a half trying to put a plan together," said Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer Catherine Longley. "What you're going to see tonight is the end product of that work." ... Read more.
 
National health care debate reaches Goldwin Smith
The Cornell Daily Sun
November 18, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
President Barack Obama has made health care a top priority in his short tenure. The approval of his health bill by the House of Representatives on Nov. 7 has only intensified the debate that has swept the country concerning how the government should reform the current health care system. ... Read more.
 
Experts discuss homelessness with SP2 students
The Daily Pennsylvanian
November 17, 2009 
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
For many, living on the street or in a shelter is the only means of survival. Tuesday, students and experts alike gathered to discuss how to give shelter residents a better option. ... Read more.
 
The sixth borough
Mother Nature Network
November 17, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Approaching sustainability without elitist fanfare that drives others away is a crucial problem constantly faced by environmentalists: how does one improve his own standard of sustainable living and spread the message to others without somehow coming off as, well, a tool? To make matters more difficult, college environmentalists often must confront their peers, who, at the critical juncture of their early 20s, can be extremely self-assured and -- as they often are here at Columbia -- extremely busy. ... Read more.
 
Blind Justice?
The Harvard Political Review
November 16, 2009 
by Katie Zavadski (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The Supreme Court’s decisions last term reveal a trend toward color-blindness. Two cases decided by the Supreme Court earlier this year demonstrate an ongoing, if cautious, conservative march towards a new constitutional order with regards to race. In the case of Ricci v. Destefano, a divided Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to throw out the results of a promotion exam ... Read more.
 
Counting pennies at Princeton
The Daily Princetonian 
November 16, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Caitlin Caldwell ’12 always dreamed of becoming a doctor. So when she learned she had been accepted to Brown University’s eight-year medical program, which includes both undergraduate and graduate education, she was ecstatic. But Princeton had offered her full financial aid. Without a credit history or a loan co-signer, the $2,000 annual cost she would have to cover at Brown made her decision easy: She came to Princeton. ... Read more.
 
All the classroom's a stage
The Yale Daily News
November 16, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Shakespeare and Wordsworth were replaced by singing and acting at Linsly-Chittenden Hall last weekend. The musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Maggie Burrows ’10, was performed in LC 102 because of the unavailability of other performance spaces on campus. Other recent performances, including “A School for Greybeards,” directed ... Read more.
 
University prepares to vaccinate 2,000 against H1N1
The Daily Princetonian 
November 13, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The University is preparing to vaccinate up to 2,000 individuals against the H1N1 flu this Monday and has already vaccinated roughly 400 students and student dependents in the highest health priority group over the last two weeks. Because the state distributes limited doses of the vaccine in staggered shipments, the University is not able provide vaccinations to all eligible groups ... Read more.
 
Iconic images mixed with absurdity pervade The New Museum 
The Columbia Spectator
November 12, 2009
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
What do floating croissants, melting lampposts, and giant silk screen posters of Ashanti have in common? Well, it’s hard for anyone to be too sure, including Urs Fischer, the Swiss artist whose work is currently on exhibition at the New Museum. . .. Read more.
 
BSG discusses changes to the SAFC funding guidelines
The Bowdoin Orient
November 6, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) approved changes to the Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC)'s funding guidelines and discussed campus involvement with the Entertainment Board (E-Board) at its Wednesday night meeting. ... Read more.
 
Woody's owner discusses clubbing in the Gayborhood
The Daily Pennsylvanian
November 5, 2009 
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
No two days at work are ever the same for Tre Rios. Wednesday night at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, the Queer Student Alliance hosted Rios — the owner of nightclubs Woody’s Bar, Voyeur and Palmer Social Club — to speak about the life of managing clubs that are “open to all lifestyles." ... Read more.
 
How does our education system compare?
The Dallas Morning News
November 5, 2009 
by Brianda Reyes (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009) 
I remember sitting in my senior Physics AP class and being told that we were going to get a new student. Only a junior, she was also being moved into more difficult science and calculus classes. I sat there, in awe. Somewhere I heard "foreign exchange student from China," and it all clicked. ... Read more.
 
Drama school students 'project'
The Yale Daily News
November 5, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Technology-savvy drama students will soon be able to focus their studies on an emerging theatrical medium: onstage projection through slides, films and live video feeds. The School of Drama announced last week the creation of a new projection design concentration for its Master of Fine Arts program. ... Read more.
 
Women's studies program celebrates 40 years
The Cornell Daily Sun
November 3, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Forty years ago at Cornell, the program known today as Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies was in a much different state –– in fact it was non-existent. Non-existent is also a suitable term to describe the availability of courses relating to women in general on the campus of any major American university at that time. ... Read more.
 
Bunnies make the world go 'round
The Yale Daily News
November 2, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
It was a typical early September evening: cool and not yet cold, breezy and not yet windy — the perfect time to sprawl in bed and flip through a magazine with the windows of my room in Berkeley thrown open to the autumn dusk. ... Read more.
 
Candidates take note: BSG discusses election bylaws
The Bowdoin Orient
October 30, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) discussed two proposals to amend the bylaws of the election rules at its Wednesday meeting. One of the proposals regarded the petition process of obtaining signatures from constituents. ... Read more.
 
Visiting prof dispels Iran myths
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 30, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
“With mainstream media buzzing over the solution to Iran’s nuclear weapons program as of late, Dr. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, threw his opinion into the mix yesterday in front of a large audience at Mallott Hall. ... Read more.
 
Women and war at the Rep
The Yale Daily News
October 27, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The five actresses in “Eclipsed” appeared before the audience at the Yale Repertory Theatre Friday as Africans living in a rundown shack in Liberia, surrounded by guns, uncertainty and civil strife. “Eclipsed,” penned by Danai Gurira and directed by Liesl Tommy, tells a story of women who must find their own peace and identity in a world filled with abusive male influence and constant violence ... Read more.
 
Apartment complex promotes sustainability
The Columbia Daily Spectator
October 27, 2009 
by Mario Harris-Rosser (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In a West Harlem apartment complex, trash heaps inspired a project aimed at environmental sustainability. At Grant House, a nine-building New York City Housing Authority complex on Amsterdam Avenue from 123rd to 125th streets, several volunteers are currently working to make their homes green and to address longtime sanitation problems that have plagued public housing in Harlem for decades. ... Read more.
 
'Dr. Marie' answers questions on women's issues
The Daily Pennsylvanian
October 27, 2009 
by Vanessa Martinez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
You can’t hear Marie Savard say “vaginal” on television at 8 a.m. anymore, but you can read about her views on women’s issues in her new book, Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk & Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions. ... Read more.
 
Scaling the ivory tower to find coal answers
Mother Nature Network
October 27, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Discovering the source of energy for a large research university like Columbia is a lot like drilling for oil: it requires extreme dedication, some fumbling around in the darkness and knowledge of fancy geographic mapping systems. And when you discover that information, it may or may not lead to a jackpot of the good stuff. ... Read more.
 
Students question use of term 'No homo'
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 26, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
“No homo” has become an ubiquitous term used in Cornell’s classrooms, dining halls and locker rooms. In an attempt to distance their comments from any homosexual interpretations, many of Cornell’s males use this derogatory expression without fully understanding its implications. ... Read more.
 
50 years old, and as fresh as can be: Locals promote heirloom vegetables
The Brown Daily Herald 
October 23, 2009
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Looking forward to a comforting Thanksgiving meal that’s not at the Sharpe Refectory? Last week, patrons of Providence restaurant Local 121 were treated to a unique version of a typical Thanksgiving dish: a pumpkin pie that — from seed to restaurant table — had covered fewer miles than many students travel to return home for the fall holiday. ... Read more.
 
'350' hopes to rally hundreds for climate action
The Bowdoin Orient
October 23, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The College will join forces with veterans, public officials and community members tomorrow in "350", an international climate change campaign. Together, they will celebrate the International Day of Climate Action. ... Read more.
 
Number of new flu-like cases drops this week
The Daily Princetonian 
October 23, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
There have been a total of 479 cases of influenza-like illness on campus since Aug. 30, University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said Thursday afternoon. This figure represents a 17 percent increase from the figure released on Oct. 15, when the total was 409 cases, and it appears the spread of the disease may be slowing. ... Read more.
 
Yale get dose of Bollywood
The Yale Daily News
October 21, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Yalies who have never watched Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta run across green fields and burst into melodramatic song on the silver screen will soon get a chance to live the Bollywood experience here at Yale. ... Read more.
 
Ciudad Juarez, America's workhorse, faces peril
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 20, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, has made national headlines for violent power struggles between dominant drug cartels and corrupt authorities. These conflicts have crippled the city into a “lawless and horrifying territory,” according to Prof. Jane Juffer, English. ... Read more.
 
Family of Miami soldier killed in Iraq keeps his memory alive through charity
The Miami Herald
October 18, 2009
by Sandy Jean-Louis (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2009) 
Manny Ferrero of Miami keeps alive the memory of his younger brother Marius with help from family and friends through fundraisers and charity donations. U.S. Army Pfc. Marius "Mario" Ferrero, 23, of Miami, was killed in Baqubah, Iraq, on Nov. 18, 2007, on a goodwill mission to deliver toys to Iraqi children. ... Read more. 
 
Number of flu-like cases jump to 409
The Daily Princetonian 
October 16, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
There have been a total of 409 cases of influenza-like illness on campus since Aug. 30, University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said Thursday evening. This figure represents a 57.3 percent increase from the figure released on Oct. 5, when University Health Services (UHS) Executive Director John Kolligian said at a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) that the total was 260 cases. ... Read more. 
 
BSG funds T-shirts, shuttles and movie tickets
The Bowdoin Orient
October 16, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
At its second meeting of the year on Wednesday, the Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) spoke with Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster and discussed T-shirt distribution over Homecoming Weekend. Foster praised the BSG for its "widely generous gift" of $27,850 to renovate what was the Watson Fitness Center into a new study and game space for students. ... Read more.
 
Dwyer Center showcases local art in Harlem
The Columbia Daily Spectator
October 12, 2009 
by Mario Harris-Rosser (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
A new arts center on 123rd Street has survived its first four months despite a destructive economy. For the local community, it persists as a symbol of Harlem’s history and transformation. ... Read more.
 
In economics department, bare walls morph into edgy art
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 8, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The fourth floor of Uris Hall has recently come to resemble more of an art gallery than an academic department. The change of scenery is thanks to an economics department initiative to add some aesthetic beauty to their notoriously bare and brittled walls. ... Read more.
 
Number of flu-like cases reaches 260
The Daily Princetonian 
October 7, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
There have been a total of 260 cases of influenza-like illness on campus, University Health Services Executive Director John Kolligian said at a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community on Monday. Kolligian added that small quantities of H1N1 vaccine are scheduled to arrive on campus within the next few weeks. ... Read more. 
 
British architect endows chair
The Yale Daily News
October 7, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While departments across the University are counting pennies in the present economic climate, the School of Architecture has netted a seven-figure donation. ... Read more. 
 
Graduate students risk losing health insurance
The Daily Princetonian 
October 2, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Last spring, Casey Walker GS was told he would be teaching four English precepts this fall. Though a seventh-year graduate student like Walker typically needs at least five or six teaching hours per semester to earn an annual income of roughly $20,000, Walker anticipated that he could survive by dipping into his savings. ... Read more. 
 
With Harkness construction, Carillonneurs adapt
The Yale Daily News
September 25, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The Yale Guild of Carillonneurs are still committed to their craft, despite the Harkness Tower construction. View here.
 
Eight new faculty hired despite downturn
The Bowdoin Orient
September 25, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
In spite of the tough economy, the College was able to hire eight new faculty members this year as a result of the Capital Campaign's success. ... Read more.
 
Educating despite the economy
The Washington Post
September 24, 2009
by Hojung Lee (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008)
Principals at two local high schools explain what economic hurdles they have faced in their schools during the recession. View here.
 
Number of flu-like cases jumps to 80
The Daily Princetonian 
September 24, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
There are currently 80 self-reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) at Princeton among undergraduate and graduate students. Last Thursday, The Daily Princetonian reported 34 cases on campus. In the period of one day (Sept. 21-22), University Health Services identified 16 new cases of flu-like illness, bringing the total number of cases of ILI reported between Aug. 30 and Sept. 22 to 80, University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said. ... Read more. 
 
Eliot Kalmbach '09 dies in fall
The Daily Princetonian 
September 24, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Eliot Ramsay Kalmbach ’09, known for his intelligence, love of the outdoors and knowledge of foreign languages, died Tuesday afternoon after falling 300 feet while hiking Teewinot Mountain at Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. ... Read more. 
 
Teach for America sees surge in applications
The Daily Princetonian 
September 23, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
After reading Wendy Kopp ’89’s book “One Day, All Children...” during her freshman year, Laura Fletcher ’10 did what most readers wouldn’t: She e-mailed the Teach For America (TFA) founder and asked how she could get involved. Since her freshman year, Fletcher has been involved with TFA through summer internships. Now a campus coordinator, she is one of three seniors recruiting her classmates to apply for the program ... Read more. 
 
Cornelians dine at annual Eid banquet as Ramadan concludes
The Cornell Daily Sun
September 22, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The smell of chickpeas, vegetables and spices wafted across the dainty red and white table sets that filled the Straight Sunday night. Undergraduate and graduate students, professors and local Ithacans dined together at the fifth annual Eid Banquet, hosted by the Muslim Educational and Cultural Association, in honor of the end of Ramadan ... Read more.
 
Brunswick apartments locks eliminated, card swipe remains
The Bowdoin Orient
September 18, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Starting this year, there are no locks to the exterior doors of Brunswick Apartment buildings, a dramatic change from previous years when residents used a physical metal key to unlock the exterior doors and a swipe key to enter their suites. ... Read more.
 
Thirty-four students report cases of flu-like illnesses
The Daily Princetonian 
September 17, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Thirty-four undergraduate and graduate students and one dependent have self-reported cases of flu-like illnesses, University spokeswoman Emily Aronson said on Wednesday, adding that the University has taken steps to prevent the spread of swine flu on campus with an e-mail Wednesday morning to students listing several health and hygiene guidelines. Of the 34 “generally mild” cases, 15 were reported by students who participated in or led Community Action or Outdoor Action programs. ... Read more.
 
Take a hike!
The Middlebury Campus
September 17, 2009
by Jordie Ricigliano (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Wake up and smell the leaves. Summer is waning. The trees are starting the blush. The breeze is getting crisper. Even the sun is slower to wake in the cool mornings. If you’ve been slow to plan that camping trip or just haven’t gotten around to exploring the landscape beyond “Twilight,” now is the time do it. ... Read more.
 
Bringing back the album (experience)
The Local (a New York Times Blog)
September 4, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Chris O’Connell is a “musical purist,” doubling as a bassist for a local psychedelic folk band. A musician since age 14, Mr. O’ Connell has been frustrated with the way the music industry has been shaped over the last decade ... Read more.
 
You asked: Will the Nigerian restaurant ever open?
The Local (a New York Times Blog)
August 18, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Coming Soon,” reads the sign taped to the front window of 120 Lafayette Avenue, where for months Fort Greene residents have anticipated the opening of the “EN Restaurant & Bar.” Back in April, plans suggested that the restaurant would be complete by now, but the site looks pretty much the same as it did two years ago. ... Read more.
 
Newark auto mechanics training program gives at-risk individuals skills for the job market
The Star-Ledger
August 6, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Anthony Mills had not been a part of a graduation ceremony since his middle school commencement some 20 years ago. So he was understandably beaming with pride last month when, with his wife and four children looking on, he received his auto mechanics certification from the Youth and Adult Automotive Training Center in Newark. ... Read more. 
 
The day: move your car
The Local (a New York Times Blog)
July 20, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
It's over. Today the Department of Transportation lifts its two-month suspension of alternate-side of the street parking regulations, meaning it's time to start doing the big car shift again. ... Read more
 
Remembering Frank Mickens
The Local (a New York Times Blog)
July 17, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Large arrangements of flowers lined the walls of the Woodward Funeral Home where the viewing of Frank Mickens, the late and admired Brooklyn high school principal who lived in Clinton Hill, began at noon today. Family, friends, former students, coworkers and many others from all walks of life stood in line to pay their respects to Mr. Mickens, 63, who died on July 9. ... Read more
 
A disabled man's car stolen in Whitestone
The NY Daily News
July 10, 2009 
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Blame this crime on the tough economy - or a demented crook with no conscience. Constantine (Gus) Catzelis, a 77-year-old paraplegic, had his hand-controlled car swiped from a Whitestone street recently during the 30 minutes he was at a nearby barbershop. ... Read more
 
Savings in Little Neck
The NY Daily News
July 7, 2009 
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Little Neck is known for streets that evoke the suburbs of Long Island, but there are still local businesses that offer great deals belying the tony zip code. ... Read more. 
 
Fresh and New Delis  
Norwood News
June 25, 2009 
by Andrew Boryga (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Amidst a row of worn and weathered awnings, the brightly lit and inviting Green Valley Gourmet Deli on Bainbridge Avenue stands out and provides a refreshing contrast to some of the other local businesses. It's one of two shiny new delis to open up shop in the neighborhood. ... Read more
 
A quiet vigil, far from home
The Daily Princetonian 
June 24, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Dressed in black, they held candles, sang Farsi songs from the 1979 revolution and stood around a makeshift memorial on the grass of Palmer Square. More than 70 members of the Iranian community in Princeton gathered for a 90-minute candlelight vigil last Friday evening to honor the memory of the dozens who have lost their lives so far in Iran during violent protests following the disputed June 12 presidential election. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away from Princeton, these violent protests pressed on, as clashes between Iranian authorities and demonstrators continued to escalate. ... Read more. 
 
Savings in Flushing
The NY Daily News 
June 23, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Downtown Flushing, home to the city’s largest Asian community, is bustling more than ever. And while there’s been a recent influx of trendier stores, there’s no shortage of locally owned shops that offer customers great deals. ... Read more. 
 
U. to offer retirement incentives 
The Daily Princetonian 
June 19, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The University announced a voluntary incentivized retirement program last week at a time when employees nationwide are delaying their retirements in light of the economic recession. In an email sent to University employees on June 11, Vice President for Human Resources Lianne Sullivan-Crowley said, "The University established this limited program out of the recognition that some employees who may been planning to retire this year may have decided to remain in their jobs due to the economic downturn." ... Read more.
 
Good news and bad on crime front
The NY Daily News 
June 17, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The tough economic climate hasn't resulted in significant spikes in major crimes - with a few notable exceptions - the borough's two top cops told a group of Queens community officials on Tuesday.In Patrol Borough Queens North, the number of homicides and rapes is up over the same time last year. ... Read more. 
 
Paxson selected as new dean of the Wilson School
The Daily Princetonian 
June 16, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Class of 2006) 
Economics professor Christina Paxson was more than 3,000 miles away from Princeton, atop the mountains of Oregon, when she received an email from President Tilghman notifying her of good news. ... Read more. 
 
Eyeing nationals, Queens families are revving up for soap box derby trials
The NY Daily News
June 11, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The downhill road to Ohio starts in a soapbox. The local rounds for what organizers have called the "Greatest Amateur Racing in the World" are set for Saturday at the 25th annual Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby. ... Read more.
 
Four cases of swine flu confirmed on campus
The Daily Princetonian 
June 2, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
State health officials have confirmed four cases of swine flu in the campus community, the University announced in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Three graduate students and one adult graduate dependent each tested positive for the H1N1 virus. ... Read more
 
Princeton students satirize "Gathering Storm" ad campaign
The Daily Princetonian 
May 14, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Students protest NOM (The National Organization for Marriage) across its office on 20 Nassau Street in Princeton. View here.
 
Alumni return to christen WQMC
The Knight News
May 13, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
WQMC radio alumni and current members celebrated the station’s most recent accomplishments on May 13 in the Student Union basement.1010 WINS’s Juliet Papa and Sirius radio’s Dennis Elsas returned to their alma mater to show support for the event, reminisce on the times past and congratulate the members of the station that have worked diligently to revive the once-dead station. ... Read more.
 
Students strut their stuff
The Knight News
May 13, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
QC student models strutted down the FitzGerald Gym runway wearing student-designed clothing for the first annual Fashion Show on Thursday, April 30. The house, which seated 300, was full of students, friends and family ready to enjoy the six-hour festival of uniquely made clothing, ethnic foods and lively music. ... Read more.
 
From big to small: Sturm '79 does it all
The Daily Princetonian 
May 11, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The first time you enter the office of electrical engineering professor James Sturm'79, you may be caught by surprise as he snaps a picture of you with his gray, out-of-production Polaroid camera. He will quickly explain in his soft but assertive voice that it will help his memory as you write your name and affiliation on the drying photograph. ... Read more. 
 
Internet, recession put newspapers in harm's way 
UJW Online
May 5, 2009 
by Hojung Deena Lee (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
The sci-fi movie, I Am Legend, starring Oscar-winning actor Will Smith, might not be so unrealistic anymore. At least not at the offices of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the city’s oldest newspaper that ended its 146-year print history on March 17, but continues its online presence. ... Read more.
 
Local government a friend of Facebook 
UJW Online
May 5, 2009 
by Mariya Ilyas (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2008) 
Sixteen-year-old Ariel Smallwood of Bowie, Md., recently uploaded her pictures from a past weekend, talked to a friend in California, messaged another friend in Ohio... Read more.
 
Jodie Foster '85 revisits Alma Mater
The Yale Daily News
April 30, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
After the Jodie Foster credit rolled across the screen to the closing score of "The Silence of the Lambs," the real Jodie Foster'85 walked down the aisle of the crowded Whitney Humanities Center auditorium on Wednesday and ascended onto the stage as the audience cheered. ... Read more. 
 
Locals ask U. to contribute more in taxes
The Daily Princetonian 
April 29, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
A group of more than 100 Princeton residents gathered Sunday afternoon for a town hall meeting hosted by Princeton Citizens for Tax Fairness (PCTF), a private bipartisan group, to discuss whether the University should pay more in taxes to the Borough and Township. ... Read more. 
 
On the ground: LGBT alumni celebrate with Wainwright
The Yale Daily News
April 27, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
"I'm gonna see some folks who have already been let down. I'm so tired of America," sang Rufus Wainwright, opening his concert with the melodic strains of his popular song "Going To A Town." As the audience erupted into applause, Wainwright shook his head and tweaked the words for his next line: "They never really seem to want to tell the truth. I'm so tired of homophobia." ... Read more. 
 
Princeton University Orchestra concert
The Daily Princetonian 
April 24, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Members of the Princeton University Orchestra preparing for its 2009 Spring Concert with pianist Ivan Moravec. View here.
 
Wake up, Princeton
The Daily Princetonian
April 24, 2009
by Walter Keith Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
After a week of clouds, thunder and rain, the sun has returned. Warm weather reigns again. The gods have blessed us with another beautiful Princeton Preview weekend. ... Read more. 
 
Forging their own legacies
The Daily Princetonian 
April 22, 2009 
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
As a freshman in high school, Yujhan Claros'10, the son of Salvadorian immigrants who never attended high school, placed a voice recording expressing his desire one day to attend Princeton into a time capsule. Four years later, Claros' hopes came true. ... Read more. 
 
Green Mountain native Buxton forges relationship at Two Brothers
The Middlebury Campus
April 23, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Andy Buxton never minds keeping his varied posts behind the bar-part nurse, part psychiatrist, part trivia master (he likes to combine local knowledge with pop culture references), part friendly conversationalist. ... Read more.
 
Pennies for your thoughts?
The Yale Daily News
April 20, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
After several toilsome months of research and writing, graduating seniors are ready to reap the awards for their senior essays. But out of hundreds of students who have completed their essays this past year, only a handful will be formally recognized and rewarded for their work. ... Read more. 
 
Life in 2D and the omnivore's dilemma  
The Daily Princetonian 
April 10, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Alex Gertner'10 lives in a vegetarian co-op and cooks regularly for himself and the other members, yet just the other week, he resorted to searching online to figure out how to prepare broccoli, finally settling on a recipe that suggested microwaving and then sauteing the vegetable. ... Read more. 
 
2D: Princeton's vegetarian co-op
The Daily Princetonian 
April 10, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
On the corner of Dickinson Street and University Place, the light brown, three-story house across Henry Hall at Princeton University houses Princeton's only vegetarian co-op . View here.
 
In clinics, youth find love of game
The Yale Daily News
April 10, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
As the icy wind swept over the wet, squelchy grass, dozens of boys ran through Edgewood Park, chasing their respective soccer balls. With mud-spattered uniforms and wind-tussled hair, the boys of the New Haven Youth Soccer’s Under-10 group disregarded the icy April evening and concentrated on their first practice of the Spring 2009 season on Wednesday night. ... Read more.
 
Salsa dips its way back into dancer's heart  
The Columbia Spectator
April 9, 2009
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The sizzling sounds of salsa music that once blasted through the streets of the South Bronx during the 1960s and 1970s are making a comeback. ... Read more.
 
'Tweeting Tigers'
The Daily Princetonian 
April 7, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
At 2:46 a.m. on April 3, politics professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell tweeted to Kyle Carone ’09, “omg! Go to sleep already!” after he wrote on his twitter.com profile that the 165-page thesis he had just finished would make for great reading on her plane ride to Cape Town, South Africa. The microblogging format of Twitter — which has become increasingly popular on campus — may bring administrators and faculty members like Harris-Lacewell closer to students ... Read more. 
 
On the ground: Elis fill in the blanks
The Yale Daily News
April 7, 2009 
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
It was 16 minutes into the third crossword puzzle. Heads bowed, brows furrowed and feet tapping away, the participants of Monday’s Third Annual Yale Crossword Tournament were scribbling their answers in the white squares when the door to Linsly-Chittenden 102 burst open. ... Read more.
 
Plans for Morse, Stiles revealed
The Yale Daily News
April 3, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
Morsels and Stilesians crowded into the dark and cramped Stiles common room Thursday for a glimpse at a brighter, sleeker future. ... Read more.
 
Cancer researchers win $25,000 in University competition
The Daily Princetonian 
April 3, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
With $40,000 in prize money at stake, researchers, graduate students and professors attempted to summarize years of research in three minutes Thursday night. Twelve groups of contestants presented their innovative research and potential applications to a panel of four judges from venture capital firms around the country. ... Read more. 
 
Student running for city council, DSA
The Knight News
April 2, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On March 27, President Muyskens sent an e-mail to the Queens College student body announcing that Queens College may have ambitious student politicians, but Constantine Kavadas stands out as the only registered QC student running for New York City Council this fall. “We need new blood and bold ideas that will end the sedentary partisan politics that are preventing real change from occurring,” noted one of Kavadas’s campaign pamphlets. ... Read more.
 
Jim Stellar selected as new provost
The Knight News
April 2, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On March 27, President Muyskens sent an e-mail to the Queens College student body announcing that Jim Stellar will be taking over as QC provost. “I am absolutely delighted that Jim Stellar will be joining the college and I look forward to working with him as an energetic and innovative colleague,” said Sue Henderson, vice president for institutional advancement, who chaired the selection committee. ... Read more.
 
Q&A: Iceland seeks help of Yale professor
The Yale Daily News
March 31, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
After almost four years of rapid economic expansion, the entire Icelandic banking system melted down last October, resulting in the biggest banking collapse that any country has suffered, relative to its size. The country’s financial success from 2003 to 2007 — during which the Icelandic stock market multiplied by nine times — turned out to be a debacle ... Read more.
 
Alumni at AIG defend company amid public outrage
The Daily Princetonian 
March 27, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
University alumni employed by the American International Group (AIG) found themselves in a political and media firestorm last week when the company was thrust into the national spotlight. The company revealed that it had paid $165 million in bonuses to its employees following its receipt of more than $170 billion in taxpayer bailout funding. Both Congress and the public raged at the news, leading the House to impose a 90 percent tax on bonuses of companies receiving over $5 billion dollars of bailout funds. But the stark disconnect ... Read more.
 
Confessions of a self-segregator 
The Daily Princetonian
March 27, 2009
by Walter Keith Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Two weeks ago, this paper featured "Black in the Orange Bubble," an article that tried to highlight the enigma that is the black community. Despite my peers' comments that the piece was laughable, at best, I put aside my prejudices, hoping to gain insight into the much-belabored subject of self-segregation. ... Read more. 
 
Glass brings radio magic to Yale
The Yale Daily News
March 25, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
As Ira Glass ascended to the stage before a packed Law School auditorium, the audience erupted in enthusiastic applause. But as Glass, radio personality and the speaker for the Poynter Fellowship’s annual Gary G. Fryer Memorial Lecture, settled behind his desk, the entire auditorium plunged into darkness — and then, silence. ... Read more.
 
Senior finds imperfections in super-collider
The Daily Princetonian 
March 23, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Xiaohang Quan ’09 was working on her senior thesis when she found a miscalculation in a detector attached to the world’s largest particle accelerator. Quan, a physics concentrator, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, last week with physics professors Christopher Tully GS ’98, Jim Olsen and Daniel Marlow for the annual meeting of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). ... Read more.
 
College extends library hours
The Knight News
March 18, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Student Association officially announced last week that between Fridays and Sundays, the second-floor reading room will be open until 11 p.m. ... Read more.
 
New smoking signs prove ineffective, controversial
The Knight News
March 18, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On March 12, Frank Wilson, director of Student Union operations, placed three “No Smoking” signs on each wall in front of the bookstore entrance outside the Student Union’s basement entrance, an area frequented by smokers. ... Read more.
 
Princeton University Players presents 'Assassins'
The Daily Princetonian 
March 4, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Brandon Lowden '09, director of the Princeton University Players show "Assassins", talks about the experience of directing the play. View here.
 
Petraeus GS '85: 'True thrill' to deliver Baccalaureate address
The Daily Princetonian 
March 13, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Gen. David Petraeus GS ’85, whose success as the top U.S. commander in Iraq is credited with opening the way for the troop withdrawals planned for next year, will deliver the Baccalaureate address this May. Petraeus currently serves as head of the U.S. Central Command, which oversees American forces in 20 countries throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa. ... Read more.
 
Budget cuts won't affect Reunions '09
The Daily Princetonian 
March 11, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Despite the current economic environment, the waves of orange and black alumni are set to hit campus on schedule and in full force come late May for Reunions — though they are slightly more aware of their pocketbooks. At a town hall meeting last week, administrators detailed the University’s plan to cut $82 million from its operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. ... Read more.
 
Who's YouTubing in class? The professor
The Daily Princetonian 
March 5, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Watching torture is not a typical lecture activity. For politics professor Stephen Macedo, however, video clips — including one showing waterboarding — present unique additions to the academic experience. While some Princeton professors use traditional teaching methods, others have begun to incorporate audio and video clips, such as those from youtube.com, into their lecture material. ... Read more.
 
Bridges to nowhere
The Daily Princetonian
February 27, 2009
by Walter Keith Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
It’s a cold world out there in the streets of Princeton, and I don’t just say that because it’s winter. One of the most fascinating things about this place is the level of ignorance displayed by my peers and me on a daily basis. ... Read more.
 
University Press revenue drops
The Daily Princetonian 
February 26, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The Princeton University Press has seen a 7 to 8 percent decline in revenue from a year ago as a result of the economic downturn, director Peter Dougherty told The Daily Princetonian on Wednesday. Dougherty noted that the University Press is lucky: Many peer institutions have seen a 15 to 25 percent reduction. ... Read more.
 
Saved by Sullenberger
The Knight News
February 18, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
“I never knew a flock of geese could make me a sitting duck,” joked Adir Freilich. He was happy to use this line after being a passenger on a flight that could have ended fatally. ... Read more.
 
Danger in the dining halls for Elis with allergies
The Yale Daily News
February 17, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
It came as a shock when roommates found Sabrina Karim ’11 collapsed on her bed shortly after dinner last January. After seeing hives on Karim’s arms and head, her roommates immediately administered her EpiPen before calling for Yale’s minibus service to Yale University Health Services. ... Read more.
 
Penn beats Princeton in overtime
The Daily Princetonian 
February 17, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Penn beats Princeton in the February 17, 2009 game at Jadwin Gymnasium. View here.
 
Former Fannie Mae VP Wilkinson '84 criticizes government takeover
The Daily Princetonian 
February 13, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
When she’s not chasing after her three children under a jungle gym or practicing yoga, Beth Wilkinson ’84 can be found waiting in airport terminals for a flight to one of her two law offices or standing at the front of a boardroom making decisions of national significance. Wilkinson was formerly an executive vice president and general counsel of Fannie Mae, the nation’s largest mortgage buyer. ... Read more.
 
I'm Chris Brown and so are you!
The Daily Princetonian
February 13, 2009
by Walter Keith Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
I knew something was amiss when photos of Olympic idol Michael Phelps enjoying the “fruits” of his labor went public. By quickly admitting his guilt, acknowledging his status as a role model and asking for forgiveness, the swimmer helped smooth the path to his eventual exoneration. ... Read more.
 
West GS '80 inspires inmates
The Daily Princetonian 
February 10, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
“I’m here to talk about courage this morning, the courage to wrestle with yourself,” African-American studies and religion professor Cornel West GS ’80 told a solemn crowd of more than 700 inmates at the medium-security Garden State Correctional Facility auditorium in Bordentown, N.J., on Monday morning. ... Read more.
 
Insufficient aid deters sophomores from joining clubs
The Daily Princetonian 
February 6, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Rafael Klein-Cloud ’11 had hoped to bicker Cap & Gown Club with his friends this week. Then he learned about the price tag, which at more than $8,000 is only partly covered by his financial aid package. ... Read more.
 
Mathey cook killed in car accident
The Daily Princetonian 
February 4, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Jimmy Greene, a cook with green eyes and a passion for chocolate milk and well-done fish, died early Tuesday morning in a car accident on his way to work. He was 41.Greene, who was a member of the Mathey College kitchen staff for more than 10 years, was driving north on Route 130 to Princeton from his home ... Read more.
 
From Wall Street to Nassau Street
The Daily Princetonian 
February 3, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
Dorothea von Moltke never imagined that customers standing in her bookstore would use the internet on their mobile devices to search for lower prices. This is now a regular occurrence in Labyrinth Books, said von Moltke, who co-owns the store with Cliff Simms. Though it is hurtful for her to watch, she added, price-conscious consumers are a growing presence in the uncertain economic environment. ... Read more.
 
The Local Economy: Princeton 2009
The Daily Princetonian 
February 3, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
The Daily Princetonian takes a look at how the local Princeton business community is impacted by the national economic recession. View here.
 
Howard Dean, professor? 
The Yale Daily News
January 26, 2009
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
After a nearly 30-year stint in politics, Howard Dean '71 is hoping to return to Elm City -- this time as a professor. ...  Read more.
 
Video games live at the Flynn Center
The Middlebury Campus
January 22, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
A boy with a felt mustache and denim overalls wields a plunger down the aisle. His willing attendant, Mom, follows. Gray-haired ladies usher families to their seats through bold rays of gamma-green light. ...  Read more.
 
Bristol woman survives fall into New Haven river
The Middlebury Campus
January 22, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
It has been more than a month since 64-year-old Lorraine Clark of Bristol survived her car's plunge into the New Haven River, but there remain three moments that she does not understand. ...  Read more.
 
'What would you tell your grandchildren?'  
The Queens Courier
January 21, 2009
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
"What would you tell your grandchildren?" someone on the Metro into the Washington, D.C. area asked yesterday. I thought that was thinking too far ahead, but now, as I am at work a day after the inauguration, I am ready to tell anyone my story. ... Read more.
 
At inauguration, thrills and chills
The Daily Princetonian
January 16, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In the dark, frigid early hours of Tuesday morning, Princetonians descended upon the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to gain as close of a vantage point possible to President Barack Obama's historic inaugural address as their first African American chief executive of the United States. ... Read more. 
 
New partnership gives University access to Subaru Telescope
The Daily Princetonian
January 16, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A group of University scientists will now have access to the world's most powerful wide-field telescope, officials announced during a ceremony at the headquarters of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) on Thursday... Read more.
 
New year sees openings, closings on Main St. 
The Middlebury Campus
January 15, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
This holiday season, Middlebury shoppers, like many American consumers nationwide, witnessed the repercussions stemming from the deceivingly abstract crises on Wall St. ... Read more.
 
Founder of Pell Grants dies at 90
The Daily Princetonian
January 7, 2009
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Claiborne Pell '40, the shy student from a powerful, political family who went on to help create the largest federal college-grant program to date, died of Parkinson's disease on New Year's Day at his home in Newport, R.I. He was 90. ... Read more.
 
What it means to "sustain a culture"
Mother Nature Network
January 5, 2009
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
At Goucher College in Maryland, students have redefined "sustainability" in a way that is undoubtedly interesting: their cultural sustainability program focuses on the preservation of cultures that have been threatened by globalization and modernization, whether they are cities or rural areas in other countries. ... Read more.
 
Zorn Goes with the Flow on Improv Night  
The Columbia Spectator
December 31, 2008
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The spit that flew out of John Zorn's alto saxophone and onto my face as I sat on the cramped floor of downtown jazz club was alone more than worth the $20 donation at the door. ... Read more.
 
Tuition to Increase Beginning Fall 2009  
The Knight News
December 10, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A tuition increase is in store for QC students beginning fall 2009, according to college president James Muyskens. ... Read more.
 
College E-mail Accounts' Security Breached   
The Knight News
December 10, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Attempted Theft of Personal Information," read the subject line of an e-mail from Morris Altman, Internet security officer and director of network infrastructure at Queens College, which appeared in students' QC e-mail inboxes on Nov. 20. ... Read more.
 
Thefts in the Men's Locker Room Appear to Have Ceased  
The Knight News
December 10, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The robberies in the Fitzgerald Gym's men's locker room appear to have ended, according to athletic director Richard Wettan and Pedro Pineiro, the director of Queens College's Office of Security and Public Safety. ... Read more.
 
Artzt Awarded  
The Knight News
December 10, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Dr. Alice Artzt was honored as an inductee into the Long Island Mathematics Education Hall of Fame for her work with TIME 2000 on Nov. 13. ... Read more.
 
True friend, anyone?   
The South End  
December 9, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
It's so hard these days to find a true friend. Correction. It's so hard these days to find a person that doesn't just claim that they'll be a true friend, but actually is one. ... Read more.
 
CD Review: "David Cook"   
The South End  
December 9, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
American Idol winner David Cook has always had a strong talent for singing within the rock genre. And his new titled album should, without a doubt, be successful with the rock lovers. ... Read more.
 
Engineering better requirements
The Daily Princetonian
December 4, 2008
by Walter Keith Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Last Tuesday, while enjoying a lovely dining hall dinner, I listened to a friend express his frustrations on the perils of being an engineer. While I've heard engineers' complaints before, including how unfair their course load is compared to that of an A.B. student and how much tougher their courses are than those of non-engineers, he offered me a different perspective. ... Read more.
 
Panel pinpoints racial profiling
The Middlebury Campus
December 4, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
On Nov 20., representatives from Vermont State Police, Middlebury Police Department and the Middlebury Select Board convened to answer questions about policies regarding undocumented foreign nationals in Middlebury. ... Read more.
 
Community suppers offer respite for hungry
The Middlebury Campus
December 4, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
At the first Community Supper at the Congregational Church of Middlebury in 2004, Dottie Neuberger and a few other volunteers served 22 meals to low-income, elderly and other members of the community. ... Read more.
 
All-night study returns to Bass
The Yale Daily News
December 2, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Bass Library will continue its 24-hour service during reading week, but if students do not follow the rules, the program may be in jeopardy. ...  Read more
 
Legislature Leaves Budget Cuts Unresolved
The Knight News
November 26, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Gov. Paterson and the state Legislature left CUNY's budget untouched on Tuesday, Nov. 18, preventing a tuition hike for CUNY and SUNY students. ..Read more.
 
Flyer Criticizes Student Gov
The Knight News
November 26, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Mysterious flyers questioning Queens College's student government spurred dialogue about whether the Student Association has been working effectively to serve the needs of the student body. ..Read more.
 
Shut up and drive  
The South End  
November 25, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Think about it. What does the Dodge commercial mean when the guy with the deep baritone voice announces: "Dodge! Grab Life by the horns!"? ... Read more.
 
Financial Literacy program helps students manage money  
The South End  
November 25, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Though the program began with less than half of its expected attendees, Wayne State's financial aid office succeeded in hosting yet another informative seminar in budgeting advice. ... Read more.
 
Different from the rest  
The South End  
November 25, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
At a University with more than 30,000 students, it is often difficult for students to distinguish themselves from others. However, with determination, passion and the desire to achieve ... Read more.
 
Princeton Protests Proposition 8
The Daily Princetonian
November 20, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Three weeks after passage of Prop 8, Princeton University students protest Prop 8 by organizing a satirical sidewalk demonstration banning freshmen from walking on sidewalks. View here.
 
Proposition 8 stirs little public outcry at University
The Daily Princetonian
November 19, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Though students at peer institutions have organized and participated in sizable public rallies against Proposition 8, the ballot measure that revoked gay marriage right in California, there has been little public outcry at Princeton in the weeks following election day. ... Read more.
 
NOM was the top donor to fund Proposition 8
The Daily Princetonian
November 19, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Princeton-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM), founded in 2007 by Maggie Gallagher and politics professor Robert George, was the largest monetary supporter of Proposition 8, whose passage on Nov. 4 eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. ... Read more.
 
Defying All Musical Expectations, Agua Trip's Music Holds Water  
The Columbia Spectator
November 19, 2008
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
With a name like Agua Trip, a wary listener might expect a '60s psychedelic-experimental band straight out of Haight-Ashbury. ... Read more.
 
Studio Space - The Hunchbacks of Harkness
The Yale Daily News
November 17, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The ascent up Harkness Tower was daunting. 65 steps of winding staircase had brought me within sight of a carillon, but my guide cheerfully informed me that this was just the office level. 72 more steps awaited me. ...  Read more.
 
Student helps change law in Oregon
The Brown Daily Herald 
November 17, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On Nov. 4 at 11 p.m., amid a sea of screaming, crying students celebrating the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States, Evan Pulvers '10.5 was also thinking of a second, lesser-known electoral step toward racial equality. ... Read more.
 
Archuleta's debut is sometimes saccharine, but worth a listen  
The South End  
November 16, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
David Archuleta's self-titled album begins phenomenally with a song that really gets those love-sick birds thinking about that special someone. ... Read more.
 
Election Wrap-Up 2008, Princeton University 
The Daily Princetonian
November 13, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) and Michael Collins
Watch video
 
Vermont barn census lays foundation for preservation efforts
The Middlebury Campus
November 13, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Across the state, historians and preservationists are racing to save an image of quintessential Vermont that has begun to fade: sprawling blue sky, cows grazing on green pastures, and a barn nestled into the hillside. .... Read more.
 
Taking the Broadway Home
The Daily Princetonian
November 13, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005) 
Several weeks ago, I made the unfortunate mistake of revealing to a family member my true motivations behind attending Princeton. ... Read more.
 
2008 Presidential election wrap-up, Princeton University
The Daily Princetonian 
November 12, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Class of 2006) 
The Daily Princetonian takes a look back at the month leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election. View here.
 
Locker Shocker: Items stolen after Master Locks compromised
The Knight News
November 12, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Six individuals reported stolen items from the men's locker room at the Fitzgerald Gym within the last couple of weeks. ... Read more.
 
Students Protest Vallone Scholarship Cuts
The Knight News
November 12, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On Oct. 29, students, faculty and politicians braved less-than-ideal weather to join together for Q-UNITY Day to demand that the Vallone Scholarship be restored to Queens College students ... Read more.
 
Smokers Strike Back
The Knight News
November 12, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Though attention has been drawn to the request of some to ban smoking on campus, there are others who feel that smoking should be allowed - at least in certain areas. ... Read more.
 
Campus life causes bad eating habits  
The South End  
November 11, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
I'm a freshman living on campus in Atchinson Hall. When I first moved in on campus, I weighed in at 110 pounds. I've been living on campus for only a little over two months and I now weigh 116 pounds. ... Read more.
 
WSU to host Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations
The South End  
November 11, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
On Nov. 14, Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, will be the third speaker featured in the program "This is Dangerous Territory: Social Research Out of Bounds". ... Read more.
 
Jugglers present history of world
The Yale Daily News
November 11, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Neon lights dashed and jumped across a dark stage as jugglers threw Chinese yo-yos and glow sticks in the air. ...  Read more.
 
Ritter steps into new role as College revises its approach to harrassment
The Middlebury Campus
November 6, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The creation of a Sexual Assault Oversight Committee (SAOC) was announced by President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz in an e-mail to the College community on Oct. 28. Recommended by last year's Task Force on the Status of Women, the Committee will provide oversight on all aspects of sexual assault, including education, prevention, policy and communication.... Read more.
 
Princeton Vote 2008
The Daily Princetonian
November 5, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)                                                Thousands of Princeton students sent in their absentee ballots or made their way to the voting booths, to select their favorite candidate. Watch video.
 
For int'l Elis, '08 matters
The Yale Daily News
November 5, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While scores of students headed to the polls on Tuesday, Shazan Jiwa '09 did not cast his vote.  ...  Read more.
 
Managing time for college may prove difficult for some students
The South End  
November 4, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Life is a huge juggle of priorities. Besides the biggest priority of keeping up with your college classes, you still have to find time to study for those classes, go to the job... Read more.
 
GO-GIRL: Helping 7th grade youth succeed  
The South End  
November 4, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Gaining Options - Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL), a ten week program designed to improve seventh grade girls' performance in math and sciences, is returning to Wayne State this winter for its 10th semester. ... Read more.
 
Recession wreaks welfare havoc
The Middlebury Campus
October 30, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
As the worldwide financial crisis deepens, Vermont social welfare programs have witnessed an influx of low-income residents seeking help to make ends meet. Across the state, health care and home heating have risen to the forefront of concern. ... Read more.
 
Harvard pres. discusses book
The Yale Daily News
October 30, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While the soldiers of the American Civil War are long dead, they were preoccupied with their deaths long before we were. ...  Read more.
 
Student labor activists take on a hotel chain for practices
The Brown Daily Herald 
October 29, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Elizabeth Martinez has worked at the Hilton in Long Beach, Calif., for 11 years. She said her job used to be "really a pleasure," but when HEI Hotels and Resorts bought the hotel four years ago, they laid off many workers and stretched the remaining staff thin. ... Read more.
 
Former President Bill Clinton Speaks in the Student Union
The Knight News
October 29, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Former President Bill Clinton visited Queens College last Thursday to discuss the importance of the upcoming election and show support for Queens Rep. Anthony Weiner's bid for the mayor's office. ... Read more.
 
Hofstra Students Proud to Be a Part of History
The Knight News
October 29, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Hofstra University was center of international attention and excitement as it hosted the final showdown between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain on Oct. 15. ... Read more.
 
Students and Colleagues Remember Benny Kraut
The Knight News
October 29, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Professor Benny Kraut, revered professor and mentor from the Jewish studies department, passed away in September. ... Read more.
 
Present professor, past president
The Yale Daily News
October 24, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While the soldiers of the American Civil War are long dead, they were preoccupied with their deaths long before we were. Though Aarthy Thamodaran ’09 was well aware that her “Debating Globalization” professor was the former president of Mexico, it took both Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart for the notion to hit home. ...  Read more.
 
School cuts costs, ends hires
The Middlebury Campus
October 23, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz issued a campus-wide memo Oct. 8 outlining how the College will ensure its financial health during the global economic downturn through an immediate hiring freeze and a careful reduction in spending . ... Read more.
 
Doctors mystified by "Miracle Man"
The Middlebury Campus
October 23, 2008
by Amanda Cormier (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Four months after surviving the 40-foot fall that endangered his limbs and life, Robert Demic of Bristol is one step closer to reaching the goal he set in June - to tap dance by July of 2009. ... Read more.
 
Police case vexes Borough
The Daily Princetonian
October 23, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Several Borough Council members noted their frustration with the pace of the investigation in the cases involving three Princeton Borough Police Department officers at last week’s council meeting, citing the financial burden of keeping three officers on the Borough’s payroll in the interim. ... Read more.
 
Thirty years later, alum gives kidney to Keeney hallmate
The Brown Daily Herald 
October 21, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Robin Graves '82 had been on dialysis for three grueling years before her sister offered to donate her a kidney. The women were a good match and her sister had one test left before she would be approved as a donor. The surgery was planned for last October. ... Read more.
 
Despite downturn, galleries still stable
The Yale Daily News
October 21, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
While stocks tank, jobs disappear and “bailout” flashes across headlines, one can rest assured that the invaluable works at Yale’s art galleries are safe from any immediate danger.  ...  Read more.
 
BP renews University contract
The Daily Princetonian
October 17, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
BP announced this week that it would extend its research partnership with the University’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) by five years. The initiative began in 2000 as a 10-year partnership and aims to find solutions to the world’s climate-change problems. ... Read more.
 
Ramdas GS '88 fights for global women's rights
The Daily Princetonian
October 15, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Twenty years ago, Kavita Ramdas GS ’88 was a Wilson School student chatting with professors over lunch. Today, as the CEO and president of the Global Fund for Women, a San Francisco-based nonprofit foundation with more than $21 million in assets, Ramdas is making real strides to help women gain rights and economic power internationally. ... Read more.
 
"Wanted" has debut at Wayne State  
The South End  
October 14, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
For weeks, homecoming has been advertised around campus. Thousands of signs, promoting several events, could be found at every turn. ... Read more.
 
Student Center gets makeover  
The South End  
October 14, 2008
by Angelica Terhune (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The Student Center Building underwent colorful renovations during the five-day Paint-A-Window Contest that began on Oct. 6. ... Read more.
 
One step forward, two steps back
The Daily Princetonian
October 10, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
Last semester, I argued that I found it difficult to find men comfortably in the role of the feminist. With the presidential candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) coming as close as it did to success, plenty of men - as well as women - still found it hard to picture a woman as strong as she is giving executive orders, or orders of any sort, for that matter. ... Read more.
 
Effect of Budget Cuts Still Unknown
The Knight News
October 9, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Queens College administration reported that they are still unsure of the direct effects the CUNY budget cuts will have on QC, even though there are visible changes around the campus. ... Read more.
 
In Light of Muggings, Security Increases
The Knight News
October 9, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Security measures have increased in light of two muggings that occurred on campus earlier in the year, according to Pedro Pineiro, director of Queens College's Office of Security. ... Read more.
Broadway's Been Good to Burstein
The Knight News
October 9, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
At around two in the afternoon, this Broadway star could be spotted riding the train downtown among average, everyday New Yorkers, unfazed by the glamour that comes with being associated with numerous theater awards. ... Read more.
 
At YPU, a call for ROTC's return
The Yale Daily News
October 7, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Three days after starting work at Bear Sterns and three weeks after getting married to his high school sweetheart, Capt. Pete Hegseth decided to go to Iraq — and he does not regret his choice. In fact, the ROTC recruit and Princeton alumnus believes that military recruitment can be beneficial on an Ivy League campus, especially Yale’s.  ...  Read more.
 
Alcohol violations spike after Psafe patrol policy
The Daily Princetonian
October 6, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The number of liquor-law violations reported on campus increased sixfold from 2006 to 2007, according to the 2008 Annual Security Report released by Public Safety last week. The report also showed a slight increase in forcible sexual offenses reported on campus. ... Read more.
 
For Chafee, hail to the party
The Yale Daily News
October 2, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Sen. Lincoln Chafee is a formal Republican-turned-Independent. He is for abortion and gay rights. He is against unilateralism. And he voted for Barack Obama in Rhode Island’s Democratic primary.  ...  Read more.
 
Chafee unseated by a Yalie
The Yale Daily News
October 2, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Brown University graduate Sen. Lincoln Chafee lost his incumbency two years ago. He wants to make sure there are no hard feelings. The man who defeated him, after all, happens to be a Yalie.  ...  Read more.
 
South Asian Shakespeare?
The Yale Daily News
September 26, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Following a systematic two-year review, the English Department announced last spring two changes to major requirements that administrators say are aimed to encourage students to sample a wider range of classes.  ...  Read more.
 
Did Jesus walk on water? Prof. can't find footprints
The Brown Daily Herald
September 25, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The world's most famous historical figure may also be one of its most elusive. The subject of millions of books, movies and even bumper stickers, Jesus Christ has been an international celebrity for almost 2,000 years. ... Read more.
 
Meet the new VP, Daniel Muchnick
The Knight News
September 25, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Although new to the QC political scene, Daniel Muchnick is no stranger to overcoming challenges, multitasking and helping others - three characteristics of superb politicians. ... Read more.
 
One long story in pictures, transformed into pixels
The Brown Daily Herald 
September 25, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
They were the original motion pictures. Amid dim lighting, the audience saw sweeping landscapes and fierce battle scenes, described by a narrator and embellished by live piano music. Popular well before the advent of cinema, panoramas - huge paintings with many vignettes - turned news into spectacle. ... Read more.
 
Greendesign store offers 'eco-friendly' products
The Daily Princetonian
September 24, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After eight years in Europe, two kids and a high-tech corporate career, Tim McNulty and Chi Park have turned over a new leaf and opened Greendesign, an “eco-goods” store, on Witherspoon Street.Not only does the store offer eco-friendly products, but much of the decor comes from American-made sustainable materials. ... Read more.
 
Let's talk 'diversity'
The Daily Princetonian
September 19, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
For the past few years of my undergraduate experience, I have returned from summer vacation bombarded with statistics on how great Princeton is. As expected, the school is leading the way in the mostly uncharted territory of grade deflation. So what if U.S. News & World Report no longer acknowledges our greatness? Forbes Magazine gladly restored our rightful position as No. 1. And Financial Aid continues to live up to its name every year as the percentage of students who rely on the department's benevolence continues to increase. ... Read more.
 
A sweet spot in town
The Daily Princetonian
September 19, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A New Yorker with a special proclivity towards cupcakes will probably swear by Magnolia’s Bakery and Crumbs. A Princetonian with that particular type of sweet tooth might now swear by the House of Cupcakes, newly open for business at 30 Witherspoon St. ... Read more.
 
Environmental work garners five faculty endowed posts
The Middlebury Campus
September 18, 2008
by Jordie Ricigliano (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007) 
President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz recognized the efforts of five members of the faculty by honoring them with endowed professorships Sept 8. Stephen Trombulak, Grace Spatafora, Sunhee Choi, Sallie Sheldon and Andrea Olsen were hand chosen by Liebowitz to serve endowed chairs made possible through independent funds and donations. ... Read more.
 
English major sees reform
The Yale Daily News
September 18, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
Following a systematic two-year review, the English Department announced last spring two changes to major requirements that administrators say are aimed to encourage students to sample a wider range of classes.  ...  Read more.
 
New director joins McCarter Theatre
The Daily Princetonian
September 17, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Timothy Shields, recently named the new managing director of McCarter Theatre, will take the helm in January with plans to focus on increasing attendance in spite of the recent economic downturn. ... Read more.
 
Butler construction on schedule, half done
The Daily Princetonian
September 12, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Less than a year from its scheduled completion, construction of the new Butler College is halfway done, and the college is on schedule to open next fall, project manager Bill Zahn said during a media tour this summer. When the 288-bed complex opens next September, Butler will join Mathey and Whitman as the University’s third four-year residential college. ... Read more.
 
CUNY Budget Cut Drastically
The Knight News
September 11, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Gov. David Paterson slashed $51 million from the CUNY budget to cut state spending and fix the deficit. The decision, approved by the state legislature and Senate Aug. 19, will reduce the budget deficit from $6.4 billion in to $3.7 billion by 2010. That is decrease by 41 percent, according to a release from the governor's office. ...Read more.
 
Professor Sheds Light on Georgia-Russia Conflict
The Knight News
September 11, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After witnessing the tensions that erupted between Georgia and Russia in the past few weeks, Queens College professor Julie George offered her take on the conflict, giving greater insight into the region. ...Read more.
 
New toilets flush with less gusto
The Yale Daily News
September 11, 2008
by Eileen Shim (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
The new residents of McClellan Hall found a surprise waiting for them when they got back to campus for move-in week: instructions for using the toilets in their bathrooms. ...  Read more.
 
Lack of resources and outdoor space lead to high rate of obesity in the Bronx
The New York Daily News
August 19, 2008
by Arielle Concilio (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2007)
When 12-year-old Jean Carlos Guzman goes to the park, his weight gets in the way. "I can't play with the other people because I don't have as much energy as them. When they are running, I'm tired already," said Jean Carlos, of Soundview. ... Read more.
 
Despite slump in economy, Annual Giving soars
The Daily Princetonian
July 12, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The University received $54.1 million in the 2007-08 Annual Giving campaign, amassing the highest total since the inception of yearly fundraising campaigns in 1940. ... Read more.
 
OSHA rules against Public Safety union over guns
The Daily Princetonian
July 7, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled in favor of the University after reviewing a complaint filed on June 6 by Public Safety's Fraternal Orders of Police (FOP) union. ... Read more.
 
'Transformers Revenge of the Fallen' crash lands on campus
The Daily Princetonian
June 24, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A silver sports car sped down Washington Road, swerved and hit a student crossing the street, sending him flying onto the sidewalk. The student then sprang to his feet, the car backed up, and, several minutes later, the whole scene played out again as cameras rolled throughout. ... Read more.
 
Vigil raises money for Myanmar
The Daily Princetonian
May 12, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Dozens of candle lights flickered in the University Chapel on Saturday evening, casting a glow over the roughly 50 students, faculty and community residents who gathered for prayers, songs and reflections in response to the deadly cyclone that devastated the politically volatile Southeast Asian country of Myanmar earlier this month. ... Read more.
 
It's Greek to QC
The Knight News
May 7, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After QC sororities and fraternities kicked off their second-annual Greek Week, which celebrated Greek life on campus with games, raffles, food and activities, during free hour on April 7. ...Read more.
 
Professor calls for non-violent policies
The Daily Princetonian
April 29, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Crisis diplomacy, now more than ever, requires diplomats to talk, listen and communicate with others rather than use force, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, a professor in the Wilson School, said last night in a lecture in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. ... Read more.
 
2008 Dodgeball Tournament
The Daily Princetonian
April 28, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Thousands of students participated in the third annual Dodgeball tournament, but Cap and Gown took first place over JV Tennis in the final round. View here.
 
McColly bridges AIDS activism, LGBT awareness and yoga's healing powers
The Daily Princetonian
April 28, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
When most guest speakers ask audience members to turn off their cellular phones, Michael McColly asked his audience members to put their forks down, close their eyes and meditate. ...Read more.
 
The ideal Princeton preview
The Daily Princetonian
April 23, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
So many things went wrong at Friday night's BlackBox, and after two attempts to present the story in news section of The Daily Princetonian, many students remain unsatisfied. To recap, a group of young men from the area attended the party and harassed several female students throughout the evening. ...Read more.
 
Arnold heads climate panel
The Yale Daily News
April 21, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Yale brought prestige, Nobel Laureate R. K. Pachauri brought expertise and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger brought star power to last week’s much-hyped climate-change conference, which University officials have long hoped would be an impetus for real momentum on the issue. ... Read more.
 
Yale charity walk raises $30k for Aids
The Yale Daily News
April 21, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Sweating for a cause, nearly 700 students, faculty members and Elm City residents swarmed the New Haven Green on Sunday morning to participate in the fourth annual AIDS Walk in New Haven. ... Read more.
 
Blackbox party draws 1,020 students and prefrosh
The Daily Princetonian
April 17, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Most pre-frosh knew about the party before they had even arrived on campus, and BlackBox’ “We Takin’ Over” party achieved record-high numbers of 1,020 pre-frosh and current students in attendance last weekend. ... Read more.
 
Senate hopefuls promise change
The Daily Princetonian
April 14, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Politics in New Jersey this year are not politics as usual. Seven candidates, including a mayor, a dentist and a former Wilson School professor, are vying to unseat incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Lautenberg, who is completing his fourth term in the Senate, faces two Democratic challengers, Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) and Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello, in the upcoming June 3 primary. ... Read more.

Former University professor among GOP Senate candidates
The Daily Princetonian
April 14, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Former University professor Dick Zimmer is the newest contender in the New Jersey Senate race, and his late entrance has stirred some controversy. New Jersey law allows candidates to name their own replacements by forming a “committee on vacancies.” When Republican Andrew Unanue, a declared candidate, decided to exit the race, his committee chose Zimmer to replace Unanue on the ballot. ... Read more.

The ideal Princeton preview
The Daily Princetonian
April 11, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
After four long months of winter, this month brings with it a number of things: blooming flowers, the emergence of Princeton's bats from their hibernation and days of much needed rain. This weekend, however, marks the coming of a new storm, as Princeton Preview showers campus with plenty of fresh-faced high school seniors looking to see if our university is the best fit for them. ... Read more.

Wild night? Avoid morning misery with prof.'s advice
The Brown Daily Herald
April 10, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
This weekend, many students will take in more than just the sights and sounds of M.I.A's and Lupe Fiasco's performances, partying long after the musicians have left the stage. But as the sun rises on Wriston Quad, scattered with red plastic cups and crushed beer cans, many students will be searching for ways to fight a nasty hangover. ... Read more.
 
SOS: Save Our Scholarship!
The Knight News
April 9, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Queens borough president and QC alumna Helen Marshall urged students to rescue the Peter F. Vallone scholarship, an aid many students in the CUNY system rely on for tuition assistance.
"If it's taken away, it will harm a lot of students on campus who work to pay for tuition," said Anam Butt, a Vallone scholar who attended the event to show support. ...Read more.
 
Creative thesis slots highly prized by '09s
The Daily Princetonian
April 8, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
While the 1,976 students recently admitted to the Class of 2012 may be getting ready to bask in the summer sun and celebrate the completion of their last academic application for the next few years, they may be surprised to learn that selectivity doesn’t end at the Admission Office. In fact, it may be lurking in one of the last places students would look: 185 Nassau St. ... Read more.
 
Uproar over man ban at Harvard gym
The Brown Daily Herald
April 2, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Light streams through floor-to-ceiling windows in Harvard's Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center on a Monday afternoon, hitting a battalion of elliptical machines. A less noticeable detail of this gym, however, is its most controversial: the absence of Y chromosomes. ... Read more.

Boys are needed, but are they capable?
The Daily Princetonian
March 31, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
In Chloe Angyal '09's column "Boys aren't just allowed, they're needed," she expressed hope that men at Princeton could be feminists too. Having played around with the idea of adopting feminism myself, I find it difficult to believe that this is possible. Men have proven to be incapable of being feminists for two reasons: Both men and women still haven't gotten used to the idea of a woman filling powerful positions traditionally held by men, and members of the male sex are unable to imagine themselves in the roles that women now occupy. ... Read more.
 
Getting a clear picture of Arab-American Life
The Knight News
April 26, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The melding of Arab and American cultures was experienced through the photographs taken by a CUNY graduate, who also shared his personal accounts in career.
"Photography makes you a witness to what needs to be known," said Mel Rosenthal, City College alum. ... Read more.
 
Flagship Plans for SBU on Hold
The Stony Brook Statesman
March 26, 2008
by Parija Sharedalal (Princeton Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Former New York Governor Eliot L. Spitzer recognized SBU and University at Buffalo as flagship research institutes of the country. But in the light of his recent resignation, the fate of Spitzer's plans for the SUNY campuses are unknown. In his State of the State address on Jan. ... Read more.
 
Charter cuts shared meal plan numbers
The Daily Princetonian
March 13, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The number of shared meal plans offered at Charter Club will decrease from 30 to 17 after the administration requested that the club pay the University three times the amount it did last year per shared meal plan. Charter will offer five of those plans to rising juniors and 12 to rising seniors. ... Read more.
 
Dateline Producer Visits and Inspires Students
The Knight News
March 12, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Surrounded by the scientific apparatus of an organic chemistry classroom, one would think this young QC freshman was on the fast track to medical school. If he had continued on with the pre-med program, he'd probably be working in the medical profession now. Unfortunately, a certain QC chemistry professor stood in his way. ...Read more. 
 
Isikoff details challenges of investigative reporting
The Daily Princetonian
March 12, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Michael Isikoff, an investigative reporter for Newsweek, discussed the secrecy of the current White House administration and the state of investigative journalism in front of a nearly full Dodds Auditorium yesterday. Isikoff, who authored “Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story,” is known for his investigation of the Monica Lewinski story and his coverage of the war on terror. ... Read more.

Nader '55 calls for more civic activism
The Daily Princetonian
March 10, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After declaring his fourth-consecutive third-party bid for the presidency only two weeks ago, Ralph Nader ’55 explained his reasons for running and called for greater civic activism on Saturday afternoon to a crowded McCosh 50 audience. Co-sponsored by the Arab Society of Princeton and Princeton Justice Project, Nader’s lecture was titled “The Corporate State and the Destruction of Democracy.” ... Read more.
 
Drama and rumors in the invisible institution
The Daily Princetonian
March 7, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
I got my first lesson on the joys and perils of rumors as a second grader. As we lined up outside the building, preparing for another day of school, I felt an inexplicable impulse take over my entire being, as I blurted to a friend standing next to me, "Did you know that my first-grade teacher is on drugs?" Incredulously, he turned to me in a mixture of awe and disbelief. As I stood by my claim, delighting with glee at the thought of my teacher partaking in crack cocaine, my friend decided to check his sources. As we passed the first-grade section on our way into the building, he called out to the teacher, "Hey, are you on drugs?" As she gazed at him with indignation, he followed with, "That's what Walter said!" ... Read more.

'The Other' lacks some serious study
The Yale Daily News
March 7, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Mothers wheeling down the supermarket aisle reading tabloid magazines as they shop should put down those tabloids, push aside those shopping carts and head over to the cineplex to watch a movie that is sure to tickle their fancy. Justin Chadwick’s “The Other Boleyn Girl” will bring a smile to the faces of those seeking a high dose of melodrama. But while the acting is done skillfully, the dialogue and action belong more in an episode of “Xena: Warror Princess” than in a historical film. ... Read more.

'Hounies react to prospect of residing in Swing Space
The Yale Daily News
March 6, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
As housing draw season approaches, students in all 12 residential colleges have begun the angst-ridden process of deciding where to live. But for Calhoun College residents, this year’s process will be particularly difficult. With Calhoun set to undergo renovations next year, about 70 Calhoun students met with the college’s dean, Leslie Woodward, to discuss the move to Swing Space. ’Hounies will soon have to decide to live in the college’s temporary home or to move off campus next year. ... Read more.
 
Digital scavenger hunt wins business plan competition
The Daily Princetonian
March 4, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Most scavenger hunts involve small prizes and bragging rights, but Seth Priebatsch ’11’s idea for a virtual text-messaging scavenger hunt earned him a $5,000 check. Priebatsch’s team SCVNGR, whose name mimics text-messaging style for the word “scavenger,” won $5,000 and first place in the TigerLaunch Business Plan Competition, in which 15 teams comprising up to four students submitted business plans for review by a panel of judges with backgrounds in entrepreneurship. ... Read more.

Students join effort for orphans
The Daily Princetonian
February 29, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Jim Luce once chased the “almighty dollar” on Wall Street. He still chases it today around the globe in countries such as Haiti, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. But this time it’s for the kids. Luce, who adopted a son from Indonesia 14 years ago, said he was inspired to start Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) in 1999 when he was shocked by disadvantaged children he saw while traveling around the world, some of whom used mud and grease to make cookies. ... Read more.

Check it out: Windows have a flip side
The Brown Daily Herald
February 27, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
It is a commonly accepted truth. Just as the sky is blue and the earth is round, when students pass by the BioMedical Center on Brown Street, they look at themselves in its reflective windows. A lesser-known fact, though, is that there are people inside, looking out. ... Read more.
 
The Stigma of Being Black and 'Acting White'
The Knight News
February 27, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Talking white, acting "mad ghetto" - how do those terms so frequently used by students play a part in today's society and what do they really mean? That was the base of "Acting White: Race and Education," where the definition of racial identity was questioned ... Read more.

Sweren speaks on micro loans
The Yale Daily News
February 18, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Josh Sweren ’08 is the former chief strategy officer of Elmseed, a nonprofit organization run by Yale students that provides micro loans to New Haven entrepreneurs. Elmseed has provided around $50,000 worth of loans since its founding in 2001. Sweren spoke to the News about Elmseed and entrepreneurship in New Haven. ... Read more.
 
Underdogs lead in online campaign
The Daily Princetonian
February 15, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Stephen Colbert, according to the latest figures, is the leading candidate in the 2008 presidential race, with 1,165 armies controlling 16 states. In the online virtual reality game GoCrossPoliticalBash08, that is. The game is hosted by gocrosscampus.com, the entrepreneurial site that ran the All-Ivy Risk Tournament last fall. Competing daily for control of the country, 1,500 players nationwide participate in the game, of which 200 are Princeton students and alumni. ... Read more.

'Blood Chocolate' drive combats sexual violence
The Yale Daily News
February 15, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Yalies who enjoyed chocolate treats on Valentines Day may have indirectly aided rebels in the Ivory Coast in committing sexual violence against women. Semuteh Freeman ’08 and Maggie Mapondera ’09 held a “Blood Chocolate” drive in the Woolsey Rotunda on Thursday afternoon to encourage students to sign a petition against, and inform Yalies about, sexual violence against women in the Ivory Coast resulting from the sale of the cocoa beans to large American chocolate companies. ... Read more.

The modern-day blues
The Daily Princetonian
February 12, 2008
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
Music plays a hugely important role in my life; just ask the people closest to me. Everything from my obsessive-compulsive habit of clicking “Buy” in the iTunes Store to my propensity for breaking into song after being prompted by key phrases in conversation shows the depth of my love for the art form. But recently, a friend visited my room and commented on the dark mood of most of the R&B songs in my library. When she left, I took notice of the “woe is me” tone of my music and how self-centered much of it sounded. ... Read more.

After tornadoes, Southern Elis 'hope for the best'
The Yale Daily News
February 12, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Recent sub-freezing temperatures may have students complaining about the hardship of New Haven winters, but for the families of a handful of Yalies, the past week has brought much more than unpleasant weather. Tornadoes swirled through Tennessee, Arkansas and other parts of the South last Tuesday, killing more than 50 people in one of the regions’s deadliest storms in over two decades. ... Read more.
 
Opening doors in land of opportunity
The Daily Princetonian
February 8, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
While Lucas Baradello ’10 tackles Chinese and Arabic classes and plays for the club soccer team, he has also taken on a struggle that, in his opinion, transcends other academic and extracurricular activities: fighting the base conditions facing immigrant youth. Baradello is the co-founder and managing director of Juvenis, a California nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide internet-based educational and professional resources to disadvantaged immigrant youth. ... Read more.
 
Election Buzz Sparks Student Political Debate
The Knight News
February 6, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
QC students hyped about the presidential elections cast their vote for their choice of presidential candidates on Super Tuesday, and members of the QC community discussed the relationship between youth and politics. Campaign signs are seen around campus, public figures advertise for youth to get out the vote and student groups try to generate interest in the hope of turning it into action. ... Read more.

College Sets Up Goals For the Future
The Knight News
February 6, 2008
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
QC's Strategic Plan, a comprehensive outline of the school's goals for next five years, was recently unveiled on the school Web site and plans on transforming the school into an internationally recognized institution. "It is an inspiring vision that will guide us in our efforts to be the best we can be," said President James Muyskens, chair of the Strategic Planning Council that created the plan. ... Read more.
 
Nun free-falls from the heavens into presidency
The Brown Daily Herald
February 5, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Sister Joan Lescinski PhD'81 is far from the stereotypical ruler-wielding Catholic school nun. At the age of 60, she skydives, flies planes, laughs easily and recently became the first female president of St. Ambrose University. ... Read more.
 
Mayor unveils $1.6M plan for economic development
The Yale Daily News
February 1, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
With a $1.6 million gift from Yale in hand, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced a city-wide initiative Thursday to boost New Haven’s economy by stimulating local businesses. Although the specifics of the plan to revitalize the city’s commercial sectors are yet to be determined, the program calls for the formation of the Economic Development Corporation. ... Read more.
 
'Spies and lies' prof. Westerfield '47 dies
The Yale Daily News
January 30, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
H. Bradford Westerfield ’47, professor of political science and the Damon Wells Professor Emeritus of International Studies, died Jan. 19 in Watch Hill, RI. He was 79. During his roughly 40 years at Yale, Westerfield taught numerous future foreign-policy heavyweights, including President George W. Bush ’68, Vice President Dick Cheney and CIA director Porter Goss ’60. ... Read more.

MPAA says it blamed too much on students
The Brown Daily Herald
January 28, 2008
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
When it comes to the heated topic of movie piracy, it seems college students are not as criminal as the entertainment industry made them out to be. The Motion Picture Association of America admitted last Wednesday that it overestimated the money lost because of illegal file sharing among college students by almost 300 percent. In a 2005 study, the MPAA blamed college students for 44 percent of its losses - a number that has recently been readjusted to 15 percent. ... Read more.

Steam tunnels exist, but not for students
The Bowdoin Orient
January 25, 2008
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
As temperatures drop to frighteningly low degrees, Bowdoin's rumored underground tunnels would certainly be a comfort to use. If our colder, northern neighbor Montreal can have a whole underground city, is it really so improbable for Bowdoin to have a network of underground tunnels mirroring those at MIT, the University of Rochester, or Columbia University? Surely, it would provide a more comfortable and efficient way to get from one class to another or from dorm to dorm. ... Read more.

Steven Holl to design arts neighborhood academic buildings
The Daily Princetonian
January 18, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The University has chosen Steven Holl Architects and BNIM Architects to design the academic buildings of the new arts and transportation neighborhood set to open in five to six years. Steven Holl Architects will design several buildings to house the Program in Theater and Dance, parts of the Department of Music, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Society of Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts. ... Read more.

McGuire's legacy: self-identity, 30 years of students

The Yale Daily News
January 17, 2008
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
William McGuire GRD ’54, an influential Yale social psychologist who spent decades researching topics from self-identity to persuasion, died in his New Haven home on Dec. 21, 2007. He was 82. Those who knew McGuire — he retired in 1999 after more than 30 years on the Yale faculty — described him as refreshing, quirky, passionate, brilliant and independent. ... Read more.
 
Early acceptance rates decline across Ivies
The Daily Princetonian
January 11, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In the first admissions cycle without early admissions at Princeton and Harvard, application numbers soared and acceptance rates dropped across the rest of the Ivy League and at other selective institutions that continue to offer early admissions. Seeking early acceptance at a top school, some applicants who might have applied early to Princeton or Harvard in past years seem to have applied early elsewhere, especially to Yale, which saw a record 4,888 applicants for the class of 2012, a 36 percent jump from the class of 2011. ... Read more.
 
Princeton wins Ivy Risk Tournament
The Daily Princetonian
January 9, 2008
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
While people in the real world watched football and made resolutions on New Year’s Eve, some Princetonians gathered for a virtual bonfire to celebrate their come-from-behind win in the All-Ivy Risk Tournament. Princeton placed first, controlling 70 territories in the last turn, while Cornell finished second with the remaining 10 territories. ... Read more.

PPPL Director Goldston GS '77 to Resign

The Daily Princetonian
December 14, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Director Robert Goldston GS '77 announced yesterday his decision to step down from his position leading the research facility, which he has held for more than 10 years. Goldston said he wants to focus on advocating for global warning awareness, conducting domestic research and leading a project on fusion power in France, but intends to maintain close ties. ... Read more.

Security Updated In Response to Carjacking
The Knight News
December 12, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
After security concerns left students questioning the college's capabilities, security will be getting an upgrade, according to Pedro Pineiro, the director of security at Queens College. In light of the on-campus carjacking that occurred last October, QC security, public safety, and the buildings and grounds departments have joined together to examine the system and determine how to better ensure campus safety. ... Read more.

Bending backwards for self-understanding

The Daily Princetonian
December 12, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
On a quest for self-discovery in India last summer, Andy Chen '09 fended off a transvestite with his Princeton umbrella, learned to transfer water from one nostril to the other, had burning-hot medicated oil poured across his forehead, joined in a mass water-vomiting session and met a caveman. ... Read more.
 

All-Ivy Risk Tournament resumes after transitioning to new server
The Daily Princetonian
December 10, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The All-Ivy Risk Tournament resumed Saturday, more than a month after it was suspended because of technical difficulties due to growing popularity. The administrators of gocrosscampus.com, the site hosting the tournament, were able to successfully switch over to new servers on Dec. 1, restarting an intense game involving thousands of students and alumni from across the Ivy League. ... Read more.
 
Students Commemorate World Aids Day
The Cornell Daily Sun
December 6, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
“Do You See Orange?” As the World Vision slogan points out, hundreds of students at Cornell wore bright orange t-shirts that say “Orphan” Friday in commemoration for World AIDS Day. The effort was organized by the Cornell chapter of Acting on AIDS, and the organization aims to raise awareness of family structures in Africa that are gravely affected by the AIDS epidemic. ... Read more.
 
Pay as you text? mPay hopes to make cell phones the new credit cards
The Brown Daily Herald
December 5, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
You and several friends go out to dinner. The check comes. You glance at each other, cringe and start the unsavory task of breaking twenties and gathering the correct amounts of cash. Now, imagine taking out your cell phone and directly wiring the money to the restaurant, no credit cards or cash necessary. By next fall, according to Adjunct Professor of Computer Science Donald Stanford, that situation could be a reality. ... Read more.
 
Silence says a lot
The Daily Princetonian
December 5, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
This past week, I had the opportunity to get my first real sense of how politics really works, particularly concerning Princeton's undergraduate student body. In now USG presidential-elect Josh Weinstein '09's quest to gain the office. ... Read more.
 
Students celebrate Jewish life with Hillel
The Bowdoin Orient
November 30, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Jewish life at Bowdoin has come a long way since the establishment of the Bowdoin Jewish Organization, a small student group at the College dating back to the 1960s. According to College Librarian Sherrie Bergman, who serves as the organization's faculty adviser with Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly, the Bowdoin Jewish Organization became Bowdoin Hillel when members chose to become a chapter of the Hillel Foundation, an international organization. ... Read more.
 
Chinese journalist endorses government's censorship of media
The Yale Daily News
November 30, 2007
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
American journalists might find Qian Dong a walking oxymoron: Dong is a Chinese reporter who endorses government censorship. Dong, a news anchor and commentator on political, social and economic issues for China Central Television, explained her take on Chinese-American relations, journalistic practices in China and government censorship during a Morse College Master’s Tea on Thursday. .... Read more.
 
CUNY Laptop Containing Financial Aid Data Stolen
The Knight News
November 29, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
A laptop containing files with the names and Social Security numbers of approximately 20,000 students was reported stolen after Columbus Day weekend last October, according to the City University of New York Office of Communications. ... Read more.

Religious Leaders Discuss Sex
The Knight News
November 29, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
"What's love got to do, got to do with it?" is how Rabbi Shlomo Nissanov lightened the mood before helping to lead a panel discussion concerning youth, dating and sex. He, along with Imam Muhammad Yaseen Vigna, were chosen by QC's Hillel and Muslim Student Association to represent the Jewish and Muslim faiths in a talk at Kiely Hall. ... Read more.

Seymour Hersh Discusses War and Politics
The Knight News
November 29, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and published author, came to the Lefrak Concert Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to discuss politics, journalism and his most recent book. Titled Chain of Command, Hersh writes about the torture prisons at Abu Ghraib, analyzes the politics behind the war in Iraq and talks about the state of the nation in foreign politics after 9/11. ... Read more.
 
Journalist talks on a paperless news
The Yale Daily News
November 28, 2007
by Sam Pilku (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Bernard Gwertzman, who has traveled to the Middle East with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and witnessed the disintegration of the Soviet Union in Moscow, has had a front-row seat for the evolution of modern journalism. Gwertzman, one of America’s most respected journalists and foreign-policy experts, spoke Tuesday to a crowd of about 30 students at an Ezra Stiles College Master’s Tea. ... Read more.
 
USG requests more laundry funding
The Daily Princetonian
November 26, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The USG is urging the University Priorities Committee to add tens of thousands of dollars to next year's facilities budget for improvements to campus laundry. USG president Rob Biederman '08 and Undergraduate Life Committee chair Lauren Barnett '08 requested the money for improved laundry services in a letter to University Provost Christopher Eisgruber '83 and the undergraduate members of the Priorities Committee (PriCom). ... Read more.
 
New Yorker Editor tells of distinct career path
The Daily Princetonian
November 21, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In an age where print magazines are increasingly giving way to online journalism, The New Yorker is more important than ever, editor-in-chief David Remnick '81 told a packed audience of senior citizens, faculty members and students in McCosh 10 yesterday night. ... Read more.
 
TFA sees application surge from Bowdoin
The Bowdoin Orient
November 16, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Bowdoin has seen a considerable rise this fall in the number of seniors applying to the Teach for America (TFA) program, which places graduates in low-income communities to teach in local schools for two years. ... Read more.
 
'Nice article, no homo'
The Daily Princetonian
November 16, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
"Yo, man, pass me my jacket ... no homo." As ridiculous as that statement reads, you would not be hard-pressed to hear something like that on campus. ... Read more.

Taking advantage of the New Curriculum: Over half of '07ers graduated with fewer than 32 credits
The Brown Daily Herald
November 15, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Even when it comes to graduation credits, Brown students don't fit the mold. Only 19.9 percent of members of the class of 2007 graduated with the standard 32 graduation credits. The majority - 56.7 percent - had fewer, while 23.4 percent earned over 32 credits. ... Read more.

Tilghman's compensation ranks sixth among Ivy League presidents
The Daily Princetonian
November 14, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
President Tilghman moved up in rank in the Ivy League -- at least based on her salary from the University. Data released by the Chronicle of Higher Education this week have Tilghman ranked fourth among Ivy presidents in salary for the 2005-06 fiscal year, ahead of the presidents of Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and Cornell. ... Read more.

Students Weigh In On Emergency Notification System
The Knight News
November 7, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The college's new Emergency Notification System (ENS) was put to the test by students and staff when an on-campus carjacking took place last Tuesday, Oct. 30. All the students interviewed reported that they received the notification on their cell phones just after 1 p.m. ... Read more.

A Walk of Silence - Crowds March For Domestic Violence Awareness
The Knight News
November 7, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
"I survived, so can you," were the empowering words State Assemblywoman Ellen Young told the crowd at Frese Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as they gathered to walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Young was just one of the many that came that day, including other local state officials, QC students, and faculty for the press conference taking place before the "Walk With Me" silent march around campus. ... Read more.

Student Named Miss New York Teen 2007

The Knight News
November 7, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Winning a beauty pageant is what most girls dream of, but for QC sophomore Daphaney Jacquitte, that dream became a reality. "When they revealed my name as the winner, I was so shocked!" said Jacquitte about being recently crowned Miss New York Teen 2007. ... Read more.

Website glitches delay Ivy League online Risk tournament
The Daily Princetonian
November 5, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The administrators of gocrosscampus.com declared the Ivy League Championship Tournament "indefinitely paused until further notice" last Saturday, suspending what had become an intense game complete with spies and mass emails to more than 1,200 University students and alumni, as well as thousands more participants across the Ivy League.... Read more.

Awards Ceremony Concludes Hispanic Heritage Month
The Stony Brook Statesman
November 5, 2007
by Parija Sharedalal (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The closing ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated annually at Stony Brook University (SBU), was held in the SAC auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The ceremony was not only a wrap up of the events held throughout the month, but also an award ceremony honoring the various achievements of those within the Hispanic community. ... Read more.

Sculpture opening christens new studio
The Bowdoin Orient
November 2, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Tucked away on the far end of Maine Street, Fort Andross now houses the College's new sculpture studio. The sculpture studio, newly relocated to Room 314 at the mill complex, had formerly been on the fourth floor of Adams Hall. Due to construction on the building this semester, the sculpture class was "displaced from Adams," according to Professor of Art Mark Wethli. The Adams studio will be converted into faculty offices. ... Read more.

SUNY Cornell
The Stony Brook Statesman
November 1, 2007
by Parija Sharedalal (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
The New York State statutory colleges of Agriculture and Life Science, Human Ecology, Industrial and Labor Relations, and Veterinary Medicine are located on the New York State land based private campus of Cornell University. The students of these contract schools truly enjoy the bests of both worlds, because not only do they get to enjoy all the facilities, programs and courses offered by Cornell University, they also benefit from the low price tags attached to these colleges. ... Read more.

Protesters greet Colombian Ambassador Barco P'10
The Brown Daily Herald
October 30, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006) 
As a band of Brown students picketed outside the Salomon Center last night, Colombian ambassador to the United States Carolina Barco Isakson P'10 spoke about U.S.-Colombian relations and answered students' frank questions about her country's cocaine production, paramilitary violence and the controversial free trade agreement being discussed by Colombia and the United States. ... Read more.

Students play inter-college game of Risk
The Daily Princetonian
October 25, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Francesca Butler '09 has been conquering the world since the age of 10. Growing up in Mobile, Ala., Butler was an aficionado of Risk -- the popular board game in which players compete with each other for global dominance -- frequently playing with her neighbors and classmates. ... Read more.
 
Crosswalk lights to curb accidents
The Bowdoin Orient
October 19, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In recent years, flashing yellow lights lining three crosswalks on Maine Street have made it safer for pedestrians to traverse local roads. The College has recently upped this effort, adding a fourth lighted crosswalk on Bath Road. ... Read more.
 
Baby geniuses? Speaker goes inside the secret lives of infants
The Brown Daily Herald
October 19, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Flanked by two 10-foot-tall photographs of smiling babies, guest speaker Carolyn Rovee-Collier PhD'66 delivered a lecture last night on "The Secret Life of Infants." The Rutgers University professor of psychology described her radical work on infant memory, including her discovery that babies as young as six weeks old can learn and remember. ... Read more.
 
Fuentes discusses Mexican identity
The Daily Princetonian
October 19, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Carlos Fuentes, a renowned Mexican novelist, scholar and diplomat, presented his view of Mexican history and national identity at a lecture in a packed McCosh 10 last night. ... Read more.
 
Students Discuss Election Reform
The Knight News
October 17, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Election season for QC Student Association positions may not be until the spring, but in light of last year's controversial elections, do QC's election by-laws need revising? Founder of the Democratic Student Alliance, Jonathan Gilad, is one of many who believe so. ...Read more.
 
Military Recruiters Meet Anti-War Activists on Campus
The Knight News
October 17, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and recruiters from the Marines joined in front of the Student Union Building on Oct. 3, and drew a crowd, each for different reasons. "We were just passing by, when we saw guys in uniform and people shouting," said Melissa Diaz, freshman at QC. ... Read more.
 
Ithaca to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
The Cornell Daily Sun
October 16, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
After years of heated debate among residents and city officials, the City of Ithaca’s Board of Public Works has decided to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a memorial. The MLK Freedom Walkway, which will begin downtown and stretch throughout the city, is the alternative to the original proposal of renaming State Street after King, a proposal that has polarized residents since 2004. ... Read more.
 
Homecoming weekend to reunite students, alums for festivities
The Bowdoin Orient
October 12, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Homecoming Weekend will surely see Bowdoin alumni mingling with current students. In addition to the much-anticipated opening of the Walker Art Museum, there are six athletic home games occurring on Saturday. ... Read more.
 
Goodbye, old party
The Daily Princetonian
October 10, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
It is hard for me to pinpoint exactly when my love affair with the Republican Party began. I always flirted with the forbidden during my childhood. While for many children that may have meant of smoking or tagging the sides of buildings with graffiti, in actuality, nothing was more taboo for a black Philadelphian than joining the Grand Old Party. ... Read more.
 
Teaching old cards new tricks: Freshman runs global company
The Daily Princetonian
October 10, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
While most of his classmates are slumbering soundly, Seth Priebatsch '11 wakes up at 5 a.m. to call his production team on the other side of the world. ... Read more.
 
Xu's laboratory explores the impossible
The Brown Daily Herald
October 4, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Tucked away on the fourth floor of Barus and Holley is Brown's laboratory of impossible technologies. Led by Jimmy Xu, professor of engineering and physics, the lab's official name is the Laboratory for Emerging Technologies. ... Read more.
 
Tilghman welcomes new dean of religious life
The Daily Princetonian
October 2, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Princeton Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Members of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) welcomed a new dean of religious life, learned about the University's upcoming capital campaign and presented Princeton's Second Life campus at their first meeting of the academic year yesterday. ... Read more.
 
College to revamp advising
The Bowdoin Orient
September 28, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
In response to negative assessments of its academic advising program, Bowdoin officials are aiming to make advisers more than just signatories on students' course registration forms. ... Read more.
 
U. considers outsourcing student e-mail
The Brown Daily Herald
September 28, 2007
by Leslie Primack (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Three weeks into school, Rajan Kothari '11 had already filled his Brown e-mail account. ... Read more.
 
The Price of Progress
The Daily Princetonian
September 27, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
There comes a time in every person's life during which he or she questions the value, worth or relevance of his or her opinions in the grand scheme of things. ... Read more.

Program sends school supplies to kids in war zones
The Queens Courier
September 27, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
To help students in war-torn countries, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, Manhattanville College created the “My ABC’s” program, allowing Americans to supply children overseas with the right tools for learning. ... Read more.

Freshman develops online alternative to U-Store
The Daily Princetonian
September 26, 2007
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
As most incoming freshmen were frantically packing for school a few weeks ago, Lang Wang '11 was spending up to six hours a day inputting the ISBN numbers of Princeton textbooks into his computer. ... Read more.

Congress Increases Pell Grant
The Knight News
September 26, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Last week Congress approved the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the single largest investment in college aid since 1944, but it will not be put into effect until signed by President George Bush. "I am proud that the Democratic majority in Congress made increasing student financial aid a top priority," said Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Queens), one of 292 representatives who made it a majority vote. ... Read more.
 
Health center treats five for mono
The Bowdoin Orient
September 21, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
If cases of mononucleosis are any measure, Bowdoin students appear to be getting along quite intimately well this year. In the four weeks since the start of the semester, five students have already been diagnosed with what is commonly known as the "kissing disease." ... Read more.
 
Crowded Students Stuck in Cramp Dorms
The Stony Brook Statesman
September 20, 2007
by Parija Sharedalal (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
With over 2500 new students enrolled this year, Stony Brook University is once again facing some well expected, but familiar problems with overcrowding. Similar to the congestion they have to face in the classrooms; many incoming students are forced to triple in a room made for two. ... Read more.
 
Congress to allocate funds for student aid: Bowdoin students may receive funds as early as next year
The Bowdoin Orient
September 14, 2007
by Angela Fabunan (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Bowdoin students on financial aid may soon find themselves $500 richer. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act, passed last week in both houses of Congress, seeks to lighten the burden of some college students on financial aid. ... Read more.
 
College Makes Newsweek's 'Hot List'
The Knight News
September 5, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Queens College is officially "hot," according to the Newsweek/Kaplan How to Get into College Guide for 2008. With 38 percent of the students being the first in their families to attend college, the guidebook named the school "Hottest for First Generation Students," and recognized its growing reputation and increasing popularity for students whose parents never went to college. ... Read more.
 
Walker to Link Cornell, Ithaca
The Cornell Daily Sun
September 3, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
With the introduction of a new liaison for the Ithaca City school district (ICSD), Cornell has officially established an official representative for its outreach efforts to improve conditions for the City’s students. The provost committee has named Cal Walker, former associate director of the Learning Strategies Center, as the first liaison for the school district. Walker has worked for Cornell for the past 14 years, but has been active in the Ithaca community — specifically the school district — for the past 31 years. ... Read more.

Tour the historic Riker-Lent Homestead
The Queens Courier
August 30, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Nestled in the heart of Jackson Heights still stands a remnant of colonial times, and on Sunday, September 16, local residents will have the rare opportunity to tour the historic site once occupied by the prominent Riker family. ... Read more.

Dog walker killed by alleged DWI driver
The Queens Courier
August 17, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
Teresa “Terri” Mankarious, 50, a former Astoria resident, died suddenly when an allegedly drunk driver fatally struck her in Ozone Park as she was walking her dog. “She was taken from us and from me,” said her mourning fiance, Erich Schnurer, 56, who witnessed her death on Saturday, August 11. ... Read more.

Community rallies for gym owner
The Queens Courier
August 16, 2007
by Natalie Shields (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
“I was supposed to get my measurements done today,” shouted Charlene Black from the back of a press conference discussing the state of the local Curves Gym, which has been shut down. ... Read more.

Disturbing the Reflection
The Daily Princetonian
April 27, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
For many people, college has the strange effect of changing their worldviews. So many students enroll in college, so firmly grounded in a belief system that nothing, in their minds, can change the way they see things. ... Read more.

Maxim Sex Columnist Educates Students
The Cornell Daily Sun
April 26, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
Students packed Statler Auditorium yesterday for “The Complete Idiots Guide to Amazing Sex,” a lecture by Maxim sex columnist Sari Locker ’90. Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG), a student-run peer-education group with the goals of educating, raising awareness and decreasing stigmas around sexual health topics sponsored the event. ... Read more.

Cheap Eats: Yolato Review
New York Press
April 4, 2007
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Nutritious ice cream? Sounds like an oxymoron, but thanks to Italy’s newest import, Yolato, you can have your cake and eat it, too—except it’s frozen and not really cake. This tiny East Village parlor, marked by its oversized orange sign, holds some of the most delicious blends of yogurt and gelato in Manhattan. ... Read more.

'Seriously?'
The Daily Princetonian
March 30, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
It is my sincere belief that there is a time in every person's life when his or her philosophy and outlook on life faces a serious challenge. This manner of walking and living may work for a long time, yet it seems as if somewhere down the road, impediments appear to steer people off their courses. ... Read more.

C.U. Focuses on Mental Health
The Cornell Daily Sun
March 15, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
Many Cornell students would agree that the University is a stressful one. To some, however, it can be more stress than they can handle. To help students cope with personal stresses and the pressures of challenging academia, Cornell provides services such as the Empathy, Assistance and Referral Services and the Counseling and Psychology Services. ... Read more.

Hip-hop flip-floppers
The Daily Princetonian
March 9, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
Ironically, on this 10th anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G. and given the considerable amount of attention given to hip-hop, especially here on Princeton's campus, a discussion is in order, one that does not make gross generalizations about an entire group of people as the views espoused in yesterday's column by Brandon McGinley '10 did. ... Read more.

The college tug-of-war
The Daily Princetonian
February 23, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
Going away for college is an aspect of higher education that many students look forward to, especially if the university is as special as Princeton. The sense of independence that students gain or build upon grows not only academically, but also -- in many cases -- socially through establishing new friendships and professional relationships. ... Read more.

The race-plagued race
The Daily Princetonian
February 8, 2007
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
In what promises to be one of the most exciting presidential races in the history of the United States, the nation's ugliest skeleton was bound to emerge sooner than later. ... Read more.

United Way Exceeds $660,000 Goal
The Cornell Daily Sun
February 5, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
In its attempt to contribute to the broader community, the Cornell United Way campaign has exceeded its goal of raising $660,000 to help those in need. According to Steve Golding, executive vice president for finance and administration, the University has raised over $700,000 so far, exceeding its goal by $40,000, or 7.5 percent. The campaign still has several more weeks before it closes on March 31. ... Read more.

What is banda music, anyway?!
Latina Magazine
February 2007
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Do you think that Mexican regional music is just guys with sombreros and colorful ponchos? Think again! Mexican regional music— a catch-all phrase for music that blends together old-world instruments and rhythms like the accordion and polka together with Mexican folk musical traditions— has become increasingly popular. ... Read more.

New Milstein Revealed: Board expresses concerns about building plans
The Cornell Daily Sun
January 24, 2007
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)  
Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, presented sketch plans for the new Milstein Hall yesterday to Ithaca’s Planning and Development Board in City Hall. The new building proposal links Rand Hall with Sibley Hall and provides a larger, more continuous space for architecture students. The proposed building will contain studio space, criticism rooms and an extension of the fine arts library. Pritzker prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas designed the box-shaped building. It is planned to be built behind Sibley, off of the Arts Quad. ... Read more.

A change in leadership: More of the same
The Daily Princetonian
November 22, 2006
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
For the past two years, the political landscape in the United States has been a quagmire. After 2004's "mandate" for President Bush to press forward in Iraq, continue to cut taxes and address Social Security, Washington became a vicious battleground rather than a place of progress. ... Read more.

The trappings of solidarity
The Daily Princetonian
October 24, 2006
by Walter Griffin (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2005)
Let's face it: being a freshman is not easy. Between trying to find your niche in a completely new environment and coping with the physical and emotional separation from home, it's a wonder that (most) of the incoming students manage to keep their sanity. ... Read more.

Ithaca May Rename State St. After MLK Jr.

The Cornell Daily Sun
October 11, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
Ithacans from various facets of the community debated over the possible renaming of State Street yesterday in City Hall. The City of Ithaca’s Board of Public Works held the public hearing to help finalize whether or not to rename the street Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Because of the large turnout of speakers, the Board was not able to make a final decision and postponed the discussion of the issue to next Wednesday. ... Read more.

Board Reviews Cornell’s Construction Planning
The Cornell Daily Sun
September 27, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)  
The City of Ithaca’s Planning and Development Board met yesterday in City Hall to review plans for two of Cornell’s major construction projects and a proposal for a new apartment building in Collegetown. Cornell’s two projects consisted of phase four of the West Campus Residential Initiative and plans for the new Physical Sciences Building, which is to be placed between Baker Laboratory, Clark Hall and Rockefeller Hall ... Read more.

Cheap Eats: Philly Slim's Cheesesteaks Review
New York Press
September 27, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
This hole-in-the-wall Hell’s Kitchen joint has been around for a couple of years and continues to coast on its rep as the best place to snag a cheesesteak without taking Amtrak. The petite round tables and matching tomato-red stools do a little to dress up the somewhat dreary spot, but it’s the bread and meat we’re craving. ... Read more.

Monogamy On My Mind
New York Press
September 20, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Dixon Place seems like the perfect setting for storyteller James Braly to recount “20 years of monogamy in one terrifying evening.” Snuggle into the cozy couches and get ready for the NPR personality to unravel his tales from Life in a Marital Institution. ... Read more.

$40 Million Milstein Hall Plans Announced: Architect Rem Koolhaas reveals building design

The Cornell Daily Sun
September 19, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)  
The Pritzker prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas revealed to the Cornell community in Bailey Hall yesterday plans for the new College of Architecture, Art and Planning building, Milstein Hall. This $40 million building will be placed on the Arts Quad and is meant to coincide with the two current AAP buildings, Rand and Sibley Hall. ... Read more.

Commutes Detoured as Thurston Ave. Bridge Closes
The Cornell Daily Sun
September 7, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)  
Thurston Avenue Bridge, the main pathway to Central Campus for North Campus residents, is closing for construction today. This closing is one phase in renovating the bridge into a wider, safer, more pedestrian-friendly route through campus. ... Read more.

Maas Psyched for Bailey Hall Opening
The Cornell Daily Sun
September 5, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)
After three years of construction, the new Bailey Hall is now open for business. As one of Cornell’s most historic auditoriums, this building houses the Cornell Concert Series, special events, such as tomorrow’s academic symposium, and the University’s largest class, Psych 101: Introduction to Psychology: The Frontiers of Psychological Inquiry. ... Read more.

Power Goes Off in Gothics: Construction on West causes power shutdown
The Cornell Daily Sun
August 28, 2006
by Ariel Estevez (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2004)    
If your alarm clock did not work this morning, it might have been because of the West Campus Residential Initiative. This morning, students on West Campus experienced a power shutdown due to construction on the loading docks for the Hans Bethe House, a new residential building scheduled to open by January. ... Read more.

Body Gazing
New York Press
August 9, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
A couple of weeks remain to catch I-20 Gallery’s provocative yet simply titled group show Men. It includes 10 paintings all made by women, ranging in age from 25 to 90, who use their canvas to portray their candid interpretations of the opposite sex. Men is meant to openly reveal the diverse feelings women have toward the opposite sex and their not-so-modest personalities. ... Read more.
 
Conflicting Ties: New Yorkers Rally, Protest Uptick in Mideast Conflict
The Spectrum , New York University
July 26, 2006
by Tasnim Shamma (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2006)
During a recent midtown rally George Bidar slumped against a pole on Second Avenue holding a handwritten sign on a white poster board calling for an end to the Israeli military actions in Lebanon. Positioned in the center of the protest amidst a roaring crowd, he was completely enveloped within it. But Bidar's heart was in Lebanon, where his sister, mother and nephews still live. ... Read more.

Q&A: A Rwandan Survivor on the Darfur Genocide
The New Republic Online
July 19, 2006
by Lisette Bonilla (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2002)
Odette Nyiramilimo has been a senator in Rwanda's parliament since 2003, but in the West she is best known as a character in the movie Hotel Rwanda. A medical doctor and friend of Paul Rusesabagina, Nyiramilimo was one of approximately 1,000 Rwandans who took refuge in the Hotel des Mille Collines during the 1994 genocide. Today, the world is once again standing by as genocide unfolds in Africa. Nyiramilimo recently spoke to TNR Online from Kigali about her survival in Rwanda and the killing in Darfur. ... Read more.

Pin Up Grrrls Review
New York Press
July 19, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Maria Elena Buszek offers an educational, yet stylishly entertaining exploration of pin-up history, from it’s 19th century beginnings, to today’s fascination with pornography. With over 100, never before published photos of various pin-ups, Buszek admirably provides an abounding history on women’s urgency to expose their sexuality. ... Read more.

Fairy Festival
New York Press
July 12, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Get out the ribbons and lace, crystals and magic powders, the first Fairy Festival and Medieval Ball surfaces in Park Slope, hosted by lords, ladies as well as mythical beings. If you have a thing for belly dancers—they got ‘em, along with a slew of other hip shaking events. ... Read more.

Portrait of Inner Hell
New York Press
July 12, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Interpreting Times Square, an exhibition of paintings by Tom Christopher, is the latest interpretation of the city’s former mecca of sin turned flashy hellmouth. ... Read more.

Dream Living
New York Press
July 5, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
From stocky, wooden furniture to self-drying jeans, “Living the Dream: The Future of Responsible Living” showcases what artists can create with sustainable materials. ... Read more.

Cat In The Hat
New York Press
July 5, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Animazing Gallery has unveiled Dr. Seuss’ limited edition bronze figure of rhyme mascot “Cat in the Hat.” Weighing more than a ton and standing 8 feet tall, avid readers can see their frisky feline come to life for free on Soho’s Broome Street. ... Read more.

Patriot Acts
New York Press
June 21, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
No More Drama is the latest group exhibition in response to Latin American popular culture, as portrayed in telenovelas (soap operas) and comic book fotonovelas. The exhibition displays work in various artistic styles—such as photography and comic strips—all in an intimate space. ... Read more.

Napkin Idol
New York Press
June 21, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Chelsea may be an obvious choice to find a decent bar, but how many drinking spots can cure “American Idol” withdrawal symptoms? “Napkin Idol,” a potentially guilty pleasure, rejoices doodling at its finest, minus a haughty judge with a bad British accent. ... Read more.

Bloody Marys at Brunch
New York Press
May 17, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Where do bad girls go for Bloody Marys, burlesque performances and retro designs on a Sunday afternoon? Merr’s 2nd Annual Fashion Show Brunch. ... Read more.

Tim Gunn and PETA
Inprint
February 21, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Timothy Gunn, chairman of the Department of Fashion in Parsons and host of “Project Runway,” was awarded PETA’s “Humanitarian Award” for introducing cruelty free options. PETA’s curriculum shows how animals are mutilated and electrocuted for fur, leather and wool. ... Read more.

Edie Sedgwick Honored at Gallery Exhibit
Inprint
February 21, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
Gallagher’s Art and Fashion Gallery honored the late 1960s pop art muse Edie Sedgwick by not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ciao! Manhattan, an underground film encircling Sedgwick’s chaotic lifestyle and the “silver sixties,” but also through a photo display depicting the many stages of Sedgwick’s life. ... Read more.

Coretta Scott King
Inprint
February 2, 2006
by Stephanie Nolasco (Summer Journalism Program Class of 2003)
On Monday, January 30, Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and first lady of civil rights, died at age 78 in her sleep. She now lies next to her husband at Southview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Read more.
 









Photos by Jessica Cabrera and Maria Diaz