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By Daniel DeVries on August 13, 2013
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During the Year of ’13 Colgate has been covered by the global media more than ever. From picturesque Hamilton, N.Y., to Perth, Australia, students, faculty, and staff have been featured by major media outlets for their expertise and compelling stories.

This month’s Year of ’13 list focuses on a some of the fantastic media coverage, presented in no particular order.

1. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Douglas Hicks was interviewed for this New York Times article. Hicks is the author of “Religion and the Workplace” and is frequently called upon for his expertise on society and religion.

2. The exchange program between Colgate and Xiamen University, organized through the efforts of professor Cheryl Long, was featured in the USA Today.

3. While in Australia, professor Ellen Kraly was interviewed for a piece in the Australian that tells the story of the “Lost Generation.” Kraly was also interviewed on Australian Radio about music, life, and Colgate’s gift of 119 pieces of Noongar art to the John Curtin Gallery at Curtin University

4. Colgate listed as a collaborative campus by University Business. Ray Nardelli, director of academic computing, tells the magazine how instructor-inspired mobile apps are promoting interactive learning.

5. Colgate Reads, a new community project of the Living Writers series hosted by Jennifer Brice and Jane Pinchin, received coverage in the Syracuse Post Standard.

6. Bruce Rutherford was called upon for his expertise on Egypt in the article “If Egypt’s Political Crisis Looks Bad, Check Out The Economy.” According to Rutherford: “They need to create 600,000 new jobs each year just to absorb the new entrants to the labor market, and they don’t have the economy to generate that many jobs.”

7. In May, professor Jacob Mundy was tapped by the International Women’s Media Foundation for his expertise on Western Sahara. His briefing resulted in this article in the Seattle Times and this video from the Washington Post.

8. President Jeffrey Herbst co-authored an OpEd in the New York Times called “The World Bank’s Diminishing Role in Africa.” He also co-authored an article about Africa called “Keeping a treasured wreck.”

9. Professor Mary Simonson was interviewed for a CNN story on the Great Gatsby. “They’re not going to care too much about whether this is a well-done adaptation,” she said about movie-goers. “They’re going to care about whether it’s a Hollywood blockbuster.”

10. The Syracuse Post Standard reported on the Hamilton International Film Festival, happening at Colgate from August 1-4.

11. In a My Story essay in the New York Times, Colgate parent Steve Reddicliffe wrote about the Joy of Triplets graduating from three different schools in the same year. His daughter, Anna Reddicliffe ’13, graduated from Colgate.

12. Professor Dan Epstein joined New England Cable News  to discuss the link between the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and Chechen extremists. “There are all kinds of groups running around there and it’s very difficult to know who is who and what connections there could possibly be,” said Epstein.

13. The Christian Science Monitor featured the biblical expertise of Lesleigh Cushing, associate professor of religion & Jewish studies; director of Jewish studies for an article titled “Why History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ draws boffo ratings despite reviews.

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