Meredith College garnered coverage in media outlets including CNN.com, FoxNews.com, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Los Angeles Times, College Planning & Management, NCAA Champion Magazine, Associated Baptist Press and Christian Science Monitor. Locally, the College was featured in The News & Observer, Triangle Business Journal, WRAL, WNCN, WTVD, WRDU Radio, WPTF Radio and WUNC Radio’s The State of Things.
Below are 42 highlights of print, broadcast and online coverage of Meredith College from May 2011 through October 5, 2011. Stories are the result of work by the Meredith College Department of Marketing, including generating news releases and story pitches, responding to events in the news, such as Peace College’s decision to go co-ed, and coordinating the College’s partnership with its national media consultant.
- “What the Situation Room Reveals About Us,” CNN.com, May 5, 2011.
Associate Professor of Sociology Lori Brown was featured as an expert source in an analysis of the White House Situation Room during the operation to capture Osama bin Laden.
- “Officer Offers Lessons from Life and Seuss,” The News & Observer, May 9, 2011. Commencement 2011 coverage featured Meredith along with UNC-CH.
- “Graduation Traditions are Special,” The News & Observer, May 8, 2011.
Midtown and North Raleigh News column on graduation traditions featured Meredith’s Class Day.
- “Stylin’ Column,” The News & Observer, May 19, 2011. Included item on a charity fashion show sponsored by the Meredith Fashion Association and its donation to InterAct.
- “She Led a Food Fight With A Purpose,” The News & Observer, May 26, 2011. Tar Heel of the Week profile on Meredith alumna Sue Anne Lewis, ’03, who led a world-record food drive at NC School of Science & Mathematics.
- “Less is More: Kitchen Tips,” Rodale Press for panerabread.com, May 2011. Blog post featuring expertise from Meredith Associate Professor of Foods & Nutrition Susan Fisher on kitchen organization.
- “Find an Everyday Oasis,” Rodale Press for panerabread.com, May 2011. Blog post featuring expertise from Meredith Professor of Psychology Cindy Edwards on the benefits of quiet relaxation time.
- “Meredith College Picks Top Scholars,” The News & Observer, May 31, 2011. Article on Triangle-area recipients of the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship.
- “Getting Out of the Cattle Call,” College Planning and Management, June 2011. Opinion piece by Associate Vice President of Enrollment Danny Green on individualizing the admissions process and avoiding the wait list.
- “UNC and Duke Will Read Together,” The News & Observer, July 5, 2011. Article on Triangle colleges’ summer reading choices includes Meredith College’s selection, “Enrique’s Journey.”
- “Career Moves,” The News & Observer, July 7, 2011 and “People,” Triangle Business Journal, July 22, 2011. Announcement of Jen Miller-Hogg being named Meredith’s director of admissions.
- “Same Location, Different Vocation for Meredith Grad,” The NCAA Champion Magazine, Summer 2011. Profile of Meredith President Jo Allen.
- “School Smarts,” Wake Living Magazine, Fall 2011. Meredith College was the subject of the magazine’s Wake County Treasure regular feature.
- “Under New Name, Peace College will Admit Men as Students,” WRAL-TV, July 21, 2011. Story on Peace College’s decision to admit men included Meredith College response.
- “Peace College to Accept Men, Change Name to William Peace University,” WNCN-TV, July 21, 2011. Story on Peace College’s decision to admit men included Meredith College response.
- “Move to Make Peace Co-Ed Outrages Students,” The News & Observer, July 22, 2011. Front page article on Peace College’s decision to admit men included Meredith College response under subhead “Meredith Won’t Follow.”
- “Reaction Mixed to Peace College Accepting Males,” News 14, July 22, 2011. Story on local reaction to Peace College’s decision to admit men included interviews with Meredith President Jo Allen and a Meredith student.
- “Sex Ed: Why Single-Sex Education Deserves a Second Chance,” The Herald-Sun, July 31, 2011. Op-Ed by Meredith alumna on important role of women’s colleges.
- “Men at Peace,” WUNC Radio’s The State of Things, August 2, 2011. Meredith President Jo Allen was part of a roundtable discussion of women’s colleges, including Peace College’s decision to go co-ed in 2012.
- “Colleges Working to Ease the Stress of Move-In Day,” USAToday.com College Blog, August 8, 2011. Director of Residence Life Heidi LeCount was quoted in a story on efforts made by colleges to reduce move-in stress for students and their families.
- “New President Believes in Strong Role for Women’s College,” Associated Baptist Press, August 10, 2011. Profile on Meredith President Jo Allen.
- “Some Small Colleges Deal with Variety of Issues for Start of New Year,” News 14, August 13, 2011. Story on challenges faced by Peace College and Shaw University included Meredith College as an example of a small college that is thriving. In addition to this story, Meredith’s Move-In Day was covered by WRAL, WTVD and WNCN.
- “Moving Day,” The News & Observer, August 14, 2011. Article covering move in day at Triangle colleges and universities featured interviews with Meredith students and photos of Meredith’s Move-In Day.
- “Women’s College’s Don’t Doubt Their Role in the 21st Century,” The News & Observer, August 21, 2011. Front page feature on relevance of women’s colleges included interviews with Meredith President Jo Allen and Meredith students, illustrated with photos of Meredith College.
- “So Your Child Didn’t Get the Teacher You Thought They Deserved—Five Ways to Cope,” FoxNews.com, August 22, 2011. Associate Professor of Education Mary Kay Delaney’s opinion piece on how parents should handle their child not getting the teacher of his or her choice.
- “Meredith Builds on Strengths,” The News & Observer, August 23, 2011. Letter to the editor by President Jo Allen in response to women’s college story.
- “Keep Your Food Safe, Be Savvy to Keep Contaminants at Bay,” Kentucky Courier-Journal, August 31, 2011. Article on food safety tips featured Meredith Associate Professor of Foods & Nutrition Susan Fisher. Story was released on Gannett Newspapers Wire Service and reprinted in publications including USA Today.
- “The 12 Quickest Ways to Get Fired,” FoxBusiness.com, September 1, 2011. Meredith Instructor of Human Resources Kristy Dixon was quoted in a FoxBusiness.com story called “The 12 Quickest Ways to Get Fired.” Dixon was one of the human resources experts interviewed about what employees should not do at work.
- “Setting Terms with the Bank of Mom and Dad,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 7, 2011. Meredith Associate Professor of Sociology Lori Brown was quoted in an article called which discussed loans between family members and other economic challenges.
- Interview, The Frank Roche Show, WRDU-FM, September 11, 2011. Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero was interviewed for a segment on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Spero spoke about covering the 1993 World Trade Center attack, when a truck bomb exploded in a garage below the towers.
- “On Display at Raucous Republican Debate Monday Night was the Tea Party Itself,” Christian Science Monitor, September 13, 2011. Meredith Professor of Political Science Clyde Frazier was quoted in this analysis of a Republican presidential debate.
- “Cookies with a Purpose for Kids,” The News & Observer, September 14, 2011. Feature on Meredith alumna Gretchen Holt Witt, ’89, founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
- Interview, WPTF Radio, September 23, 2011. Assistant Professor of Communication Michiko Yamada was interviewed about a concert fundraiser she organized at Meredith. The event supported Japanese children orphaned by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
- “Andy Rooney to Sign Off ’60 Minutes’ After 33 Years,” Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2011. Meredith Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero commented on Andy Rooney’s place in American journalism in this article about his retirement from CBS News.
- “College Admissions and Credit Scores,” WNCN-TV, September 29, 2011. Meredith Director of Admissions Jen Miller-Hogg was interviewed for this story about whether family finances affect students’ chances of getting accepted in college. Miller-Hogg discussed Meredith’s need-blind admissions process.
- “Meredith Vs. Peace,” The News & Observer, October 2, 2011. Midtown Raleigh News column on the Meredith/Peace volleyball game and the rivalry between the two schools. Meredith Sports Information Director Greg Jarvis and student athletes were quoted.
- “Common Application Goes Mobile With New Site,” USNews.com, October 3, 2011. Meredith Associate Director of Admissions Megan Greer was quoted in this story on the pros and cons of applying for college via smart phone.
- “How to Save Time on Your College Applications,” USNews.com, October 5, 2011. Meredith Associate Director of Admissions Megan Greer was quoted in this story on the benefits of using the Common Application during the college search.
Compiled by News Director Melyssa Allen