Media Highlights June-December 2008
Little Kids No More, “The News & Observer,” June 6, 2008—Meredith Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Deborah Tippett is quoted as an expert source for this article on “graduation” ceremonies for 5th graders.
Philanthropy, “The News & Observer,” June 11, 2008—Item on Burroughs Wellcome Foundation gift to support Meredith’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for middle school girls.
News Story, WRAL, June 14, 2008—News story on Race for the Cure, held at Meredith. WRAL anchor Pam Saulsby also wrote a blog on the WRAL web site about her preparation for the race. Her blog included several mentions of Meredith as the host site for the race.
Thousands Participate in Race for the Cure, “The News & Observer,” June 14, 2008—Article about Race for the Cure, for which Meredith was the host site.
In China, Customer is Always Right, “The News & Observer,” June 15, 2008— In her “Savvy Consumer” column Vickie Lee Parker wrote about her experience with customer service in China while she was participating in a Meredith MBA study abroad trip.
News Story, Icelandic National Radio, June 18, 2008—Meredith faculty member Michael Novak and two students were interviewed for a story on the Meredith study abroad program in Iceland. The story was taped on June 18 and ran later in June.
USA Today Higher Education Blog, USA Today.com, June 24, 2008—Meredith’s Summer Reading Program selection was included on this blog post by Mary Beth Marklein, USA Today’s higher education photo.
Autism therapies: What educational and medical interventions are available?, SheKnows.com, July 2, 2008—Meredith Autism Program faculty are quoted as experts in this article on autism therapies, which ran on the SheKnows.com parenting channel blog. The blog site receives about 7 million visitors each month, and is in the top 10 of blogs visited by women.
Sens. McCain, Obama Hoping to Make Gains on Enemy Turf, “San Diego Union-Tribune,” July 6, 2008—Article on presidential race and the Electoral College system included expert comments from Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier.
Sending Staff Abroad, UB Buzz blog, July 7, 2008—Article in a blog on the University Business web site about Meredith’s staff travel opportunity to London.
Meredith Students Study in Iceland, “The News & Observer,” July 10, 2008—Milestones column included item on the 12 students who participated in Meredith’s study abroad program in Iceland.
Meredith’s study abroad students also made news while in Iceland. The students and faculty were featured in a front page story on the town of Skalholt’s official web site, and were part of a news program broadcast by Icelandic National Radio.
Without Reform, Another Election Disaster Awaits, “The Buffalo News,” July 12, 2008—Op-Ed by Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier on the need for Electoral College reform.
Meredith Students Learn in Europe, “The News & Observer,” July 16, 2008—Milestones column included item on the eight Triangle area students who participated in Meredith’s study abroad program in Italy and Switzerland.
Meredith to Offer Master's in Teaching, “The News & Observer,” July 16, 2008—News brief announcing Meredith’s new Master of Arts in Teaching, including details on concentrations offered and what type of prospective student should consider the program.
Sharpen your ... laptops?, Associated Press, July 18, 2008—Assistant Professor of Education Jennifer Olson was a featured expert in an Associated Press article about unexpected school supplies for elementary school children. Beginning on July 18, the story ran in media outlets including ABCNews.com., “Education Week News,” “The Northwest Illinois Times,” FloridaToday.com, “The Medford Mail Tribune,” “The (N.Y.) Journal News,” DelawareOnline.com, “The (Del.) News Journal, “The Detroit Free Press,” WRAL.com, “The Canadian Press,” “The Casa Grande Valley (Ariz.) News,” “The (N.Y.) Post Star,” “The Bradenton Herald,” “The Rocky Mountain News,” “The Knox News Sentinel,” “The Honolulu Advertiser,” “The (Tenn.) Leaf Chronicle, “The Ithaca Journal,” “The Reading (Penn.) Eagle), “The El Paso Times,” “The N.J. Courier-Post,” and “The Springfield News-Leader.”
Link States to the National Vote, “The Detroit Free Press,” July 20, 2008— Op-Ed by Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier on the need for Electoral College reform.
Milestones, “The News & Observer,” July 24, 2008—Column included item on Amanda Powell, ’08, who received a national travel award to attend the annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) meetings. She was in competition with graduate-level students for this award, which is given by the Applied Ecology Section of ESA.
Biz column, “The Triangle Business Journal,” July 25, 2008—Weekly “Biz” column included item about the construction of Meredith’s apartment-style housing project.
Ruling Has Parents Questioning ‘Decency’ on TV, Associated Press, July 31, 2008—Associate Professor of Communication Doug Spero was quoted as an expert in this story about a recent court ruling against FCC fines for CBS resulting from the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. The main article included a sidebar of tips to help parents navigate TV viewing for children. The sidebar also appeared on its own in several media outlets, including “Tulsa World”, WRAL.com, “South Coast Today,” RedOrbit.com, Standard Freeholder, “The Post-Bulletin,” and “The Brantford Expositor.”
Higher Education Special Report, “The Triangle Business Journal,” August 1, 2008—Meredith was included in this special report in several ways, including in a listing of accolades and awards received by Triangle colleges and universities during the 2007-08 academic year, and on the list of N.C. MBA programs.
Ten Tips to help parents navigate TV with kids, Associated Press, August 4, 2008—Associate Professor of Communication Doug Spero was quoted as an expert in this story, which appeared in media outlets, including “Northwest Illinois News” “The El Paso Times,” “The Detroit Free Press,” “The Ventura County Star,” Standard Freeholder, and “The Brantford Expositor.”
Q&A Education Feature, “Carolina Woman,” August 2008—Meredith College Dean of Students Ann Gleason was one of the college leaders interviewed about their own college experiences.
Triangle Welcomes its College Students, “The News & Observer,” August 13, 2008—Meredith College was one of the local colleges included in this article about move-in days for the class of 2012. Move-In was also covered on NBC-17 and News 14.
Two from Johnston County Spend Summer Studying Abroad, “The Smithfield Herald,” August 20, 2008—Feature on two students who participated in Meredith’s study abroad program in Ireland.
Women in Business 2008, “The Triangle Business Journal,” August 29, 2008—Meredith College President Maureen Hartford included in this special section featuring winners of the publication’s 2008 Women in Business awards. Hartford was recognized with the Humanitarian award.
Bookshelves, “Women’s Edge” magazine, September 2008—Meredith assistant professor of marketing Karen Mishra was interviewed for the book feature in “Women’s Edge” magazine. Mishra discussed her book, “Trust is Everything.”
Project Real World, “The News & Observer,” September 1, 2008—Diane Ellis, head of Meredith’s fashion program, is profiled in this feature article, which emphasizes the program’s hands-on approach.
McCain Vies with Obama Over ‘Change’, “The Christian Science Monitor,” September 14, 2008—Meredith Associate Professor of Political Science Barbara True-Weber was quoted as an expert source in this article. True-Weber discussed the different ways the two campaigns were defining “change.
Meredith College Hires First Sustainability Coordinator, AASHE Bulletin, September 14, 2008—The weekly newsletter of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education included item on Meredith’s hiring of Laura Fieselman as its first sustainability coordinator.
Career Moves, “The News & Observer,” September 15, 2008—Career column included item on Meredith’s hiring of Laura Fieselman as its first sustainability coordinator.
Raleigh’s Colleges Seen as Wake’s Big Dollar Sign, “The News & Observer,” September 16, 2008—Article on economic impact study commissioned by the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges, which includes Meredith.
Meredith Begins Soccer Field, Track, “The News & Observer,” September 18, 2008—News brief in Triangle & Co. section of “The News & Observer” announced the beginning of construction on Meredith’s soccer field and track complex.
News Stories, October 21-24, 2008—A campaign rally featuring vice presidential candidate held at Meredith College garnered media coverage in the following news outlets: ABC News, “The News & Observer,” WRAL, WTVD, WNCN, News 14, “The Independent Weekly,” WFMY (Greensboro), “The (Wilmington) Star News,” “The Winston-Salem Journal,” “The Fayetteville Observer,” “The Hickory Daily News,” “The Island Packet,” “The Daily Tar Heel,” “The Burlington Times News,” “The (Mississippi) Sun Herald,” MLive.com (Michigan), and UWire.com.
Women’s Strides Put Tracks on N.C. Ballot, “The News & Observer,” October 26, 2008—Article on increase in women on the ballot in North Carolina for the 2008 election included expert commentary by Meredith Associate Professor of Political Science Barbara True-Weber. This article also ran on the AP wire, and was published in newspapers including South Carolina’s “The State” and “The Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader” and TheWhiteHouseProject.net.
Next US president will have deep Asia Ties, Associated Press, October 27, 2008—This article the connections both presidential candidates had with Asia included expert commentary by Meredith Associate Professor of Political Science Barbara True-Weber. The story was published in media outlets including MSNBC.com, “The Taipei (Taiwan) Times,” eTaiwan News.com, “The Irrawaddy (Indonesia) News Magazine,” “The Malaysia Star,” “The Straits (Singapore) Times”, “The Philippine Star,” and “The International Herald Tribune (the international edition of “The New York Times).
Poll: Students in Battleground States Support Obama, Plan to Vote, “YouthVoteBlog.com,” October 27, 2008--Article on CBS/Chronicle of Higher Education/UWire poll of students in battleground states of Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Meredith College was one of the schools that participated in this survey.
Colleges Welcome Visits from All Candidates, “The Daily Tar Heel,” October 29, 2008—Article about political events at N.C. colleges, including Meredith.
Experts: Plot Detracts from Race Progress in South, Associated Press, October 29, 2008—Article on case against two men charged with threats against presidential candidate Barack Obama included expert commentary on the state of race relations in the South by Meredith Assistant Professor of History Dan Fountain. The article ran in 78 news outlets including “The USA Today,” “The Chicago Sun-Times,” Forbes.com, FOXNews.com, “The (S.C.) State,” “Central Florida News” Kilgore News Herald, Elizabethton (Tenn) Star, “The Plain Dealer”, San Diego Union Tribune, eTaiwan News, GoErie.com, Montgomery Advertiser, Bismarck Tribune, Knoxville News Sentinel, New Hope (Okla.) Courier, Ottawa (Canada) Recorder, “The Jackson (Wyoming) News-Tribune,” “The Prescott Herald,” “The York Daily Record,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer, “The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, “The Santa Cruz Sentinel,” “The San Jose Mercury News”, “The El Paso Times,” and “The Houston Chronicle.”
Poll: Students Less Engaged Than Thought, “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” October 31, 2008—Article on CBS/Chronicle of Higher Education/UWire poll of students in battleground states of Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Meredith College was one of the schools that participated in this survey. A story on the poll also ran on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
“At Issue,” NBC-17, November 2, 2008— Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier was one of the experts featured in a segment previewing the 2008 election.
News Report, News 14 Carolina, November 5, 2008—Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier and Meredith students were interviewed for this story on the reaction to the 2008 election.
Using Christian Principles to Guide the Economy, December 8, 2008—An Op-Ed pice by Associate Professor Janet Nelson, head of Meredith’s Department of Religion and Philosophy.
Beneath the Facebook Façade, December 13, 2008-- An Op-Ed piece by Associate Professor of English Rebecca Duncan and Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy Steven Benko.
Meredith College Holds Commencement, NBC-17, December 13, 2008—Article on Meredith’s winter commencement ran on WNCN’s web site.
Ask Column, www.trianglemom2mom.com, December 16, 2008— This web site for moms, created by “The News & Observer,” includes an “Ask” section that allows moms to ask questions of a panel of experts. Meredith Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards provided advice on talking to kids about money during tough times.
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Date Submitted: 2008-12-16