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Sept. 2011:Media Professor's Research is Topic for Journalism Review

Media and Communications Studies Visiting Professor Kirstie Hettiga's research is the topic of an article in the Columbia Journalism Review. The article describes her stint as an intern for a small daily newspaper, which she used for her research on "experiencing error" and how journalists and newspapers deal with instances of factual error and the need for a correction. The resulting research was presented at The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2011 conference.

August 2011: Local Zine features President Bobby Fong

Ursinus student Hilary Anderson, who writes for the local "patch" online news digest, interviewed President Bobby Fong and reports on his views on race, his recent encounter with playwright David Henry Hwang, and his vision for Ursinus College.

August 2011: Professor's Book Review in New York Times

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano has written a  comprehensive review of the book, "Disaster was My God: A Novel of the Outlaw Life of Arthur Rimbaud," by Bruce Duffy. The review appears in the New York Times arts section Aug. 24. Romano, former book editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is the author of America the Philosophical, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

 

August 2011: Philadelphia Business Journal Reports on Forbes List

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that several Philadelphia area colleges have made Forbes Magazine's Best College list.  Of 650 colleges, Ursinus is #108. The article notes that the lists "focuses on educational outcomes, not reputations” and rates “quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.”

August 2011: Museum Exhibition Reviewed

The exhibition, "Liminality and the Ephermera: To Enter and Exit, Mark, Unmark," at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, is reviewed in the Aug. 5 Philadelphia inquirer. Art critic Victoria Donohue says the exhibition "turns the spotlight on a flexible, imaginative approach to looking at work by eight recent master of fine arts graduates from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts."

July 2011: President Fong Profiled

The Mercury (Pottstown, Pa.) published a welcome interview with Dr. Bobby Fong Sunday, July 31. This piece also ran in the Journal Register's Times-Herald in Norristown, Pa.

July 2011: Ursinus UNCF/Merck Scholarship Student Noted

The Birmingham, Ala. Times carries an article on the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarships and Fellowships In Biosciences that includes Shavonn Smith 2012, who has been a researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Bailey (Biology) and participated in an internship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. She is a biology and media and communications double major from Philadelphia.

June 2011: Philosophy Faculty Writes in Wall Street Journal, and American Scholar

Professor of Humanities and Philosophy Carlin Romano writes in the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal about the Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama, and his unusual declaration that he is a Marxist. The article generates a lively discussion in the comments section. Romano is the author of "America the Philosophical," forthcoming from Knopf.

Professor Romano also authored a philosophical essay review in the journal, American Scholar

June 2011: English Professor writes for Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor of English Jon Volkmer continues where the New York Times story left off.... The New York Times (March 20, 2011") describes a creative writing scholarship that includes J.D. Salinger's old dorm room. The writer doesn't think much of Salinger's columns in the Ursinus Weekly. Professor Volkmer points out that faculty should have patience for those students who are late bloomers.

May 22, 2011: Professor Romano's column in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano writes on author and humanist Primo Levi.

March 2011: NY Times Takes on the Ursinus Creative Writing Scholarship

Acknowledging that it is not easy when the celebrated writer J.D. Salinger has attended your college for one semester in 1938, the NY Times' Michael Winerip takes a look at what happened when Ursinus offered a scholarship in his name, and subsequently, introduces the great creative writers the scholarship brought to Ursinus.

JD Salinger Slept Here (Just Don't Tell Anyone)

March 2011: Sports Illustrated Nods to Ursinus President-elect

Thanks to Butler University's powerhouse basketball team, and PR staff, Ursinus was mentioned in the March issue of Sports Illustrated. Dr. Bobby Fong, the current Butler president and president-elect of Ursinus, was quoted as sayng he brought a "Division III mentality to a Divison I school." 

March 2011: Pacers Asst. Coach is an Ursinus Alumnus

The Philadelphia Daily News features Jay DeFruscio 1982, who is now assistant coach of teh NBA's Indiana Pacers. He was a starter on the 1982 Bears team that advanced to the final Four.

March 2011: City Paper Features Robert Frank Exhibition

The Philadelphia City Paper features the exhibition at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art: Spaces, Places and Identity: Robert Frank "Portraits."

Jan.-Feb. 2011: Professor Romano Quoted and Published

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, and his recent book, Philadelphia Noir,  were one focus of a recent Philadelphia Weekly cover story on David Goodis and the tradition of crime writing in the City of Brotherly Love. Professor Romano was also quoted by the New York Times in its recent obituary of the philosopher of literature and A&L Daily  founder Denis Dutton. His own most recent published essays as Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education are "Us vs. Them: Good News From the Ancients" (1/23/11) and "The Scholar as Futurologist" (2/27/11).

February 2011: Berman Museum photography exhibitions featured

Philadelphia Inquirer primary art critic, Edward Sozanksi, featured two Berman Museum of Art photography exhibitions, featuring the works of both Robert Frank, and Donald Camp in its Feb. 20 Sunday edition. 

February 2011: New York Times Cites Ursinus Admissions Strategy

The New York Times popular blog, The Choice, on Feb. 15, took a close look at the Ursinus Office of Admission strategy to pursue more qualified and interested students, rather than set goals for record number of applications. The story also ran in the Feb. 16 print edition on the National page. Please check out the comments too.

January 2011: National Endowment for the Humanities

 The January/February Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities features The Berman Museum Outdoor Sculpture Collection with photos, in its glossy magazine. Musuem Director Lisa Hanover worked with associate editor Steve Moyer to produce a five-page spread.

January 2011: Professor Romano's blog in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Critic at Large, Carlin Romano, Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, reocmmends Ward Farnsworth's book on rhetoric  

He also comments about publishing the field of philosophy, "It's Health or Lack Thereof" 

Jan. 7, 2011: Sculptor George Anthonisen and Berman Connections FEatured

Sculptor George Anthonisen and his wife, Ellen, are featured in an article by Sally Friedman, in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Anthonisens bequeathed George's work to The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, and his sculptors are featured on the Berman foundation Sculpture Terrace over the new Henry W. '48 and June Pfeiffer Wing of the museum.

Jan. 5, 2011: Romano's Philadelphia Noir Featured in Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanitites Carlin Romano is the editor of Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Books) a collection of original stories set in Philadelphia neighborhoods, and highlighting Philadelphia's dark side. Romano is the author of one of the stories. Read about this quirky collection in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 

Dec. 2010: Rhodes Scholar Aakash Shah Topic of Several Articles

Aakash Shah 2010, currently a student at Harvard Medical School, was the topic of several articles when he becamse the first Ursinus student to become a Rhodes Scholar in December 2010, including this article from The Bergen County Record: http://www.northjersey.com/news/112446794_The_real_world_will_be_his_lab.html

and the following front page story from The Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20101123_Ursinus_College_s_latest_success__Its_first_Rhodes_scholar.html

The Ursinus Rhodes Scholar is also noted in the newsletter for The Council of Independent Colleges on page 24:

http://www.cic.org/publications/independent/online/fall2010/fall2010.pdf

 

Dec. 22, 2010: Professor Goetz has Book Reviewed in Wall Street Journal

Stewart Goetz, Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, edited a book that was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal Dec. 22, 2010. "The Soul Hypothesis," edited by Goetz and Mark C. Baker, Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rutgers University, is published by Continuum. "The philosophical essays collected in 'The Soul Hypothesis' seek, in a more up-to-date way, to reconcile the soul with the physical world. The book's contributors set out this scientific challenge fully and engagingly, but they als-o expose its fallacies," according to reviewer Andrew Stark, a professor of strategic managemetn at University of Toronto.

Oct. 22, 2010: Ursinus Professor of Politics' letter in The New York Times

Ursinus Professor of Politics Gerard Fitzpatrick has letter published in The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/30/opinion/lweb30chamber.html?_r=1&src=twr&scp=1&sq=Ursinus&st=cse

Oct. 14, 2010: Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities published

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano conducted a public conversation at the Free Library of Philadelphia, with the Swiss Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, who is the H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Contyemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford, and author of What I Believe (Oxford University Press), a compact statement of his views. 

Professor Romano also published this essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Cosmology-Cambridge-Style-/124568/  on Sept. 26, 2010, titled, "Cosmology, Cambridge Style: Wittgenstein, Toulmin, and Hawking."

Sept. 19, 2010: Philadelphia Inquirer on the Berman Museum's new Pfeiffer wing

Philadelphia Inquirer Art editor Edward Sozanksi writes about the Berman Museum's new Pfeiffer wing: http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100919_Art__Bringing_treasures_out_of_hiding.html

Sept. 26, 2010: Ursinus President's Memorial Service

A Memorial Service was held for President Emeritus John Strassburger on Sept. 26.  See news coverage of Memorial Service.

Sept. 10, 2010: Newspapers feature Berman Museum's exhibits

The Norristown Times Herald features the Berman Museum of Art exhibition, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Legacies of Baseball from the Alan Novak Collection.  On the same date, The Philadelphia inquirer features a review of "All My Places: Landscapes, Portraits & Whimsy: The Art of Karl J. Kuerner."

Sept. 1, 2010: The City Paper reviews Ursinus' "The Tell-Tale Heart"

A good review in The City Paper of "The Tell-Tale Heart," directed by Ursinus Associate Professor of Theater, Domenick Scudera, also positive reviews of his Fringe Festival shows in Philadelphia newspapers.  http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/09/02/philly-fringe-the-tell-tale-heart-mutter-museum

Aug. 29, 2010: Ursinus History Professor quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Assistant Professor of History Walter Greason is quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the 50th anniversary of the  book, "To Kill a Mockingbird." http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100829_Annette_John-Hall___Mockingbird__still_sings.html

Sept. 1, 2010: Professor Carlin Romano's column in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano asks in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Will the Book Survive Generation Text?"

http://chronicle.com/article/Will-the-Book-Survive-Gener/124115/

August 22, 2010: KYW Newsradio features Ursinus wrestler

Hear about Ursinus wrestler Connor McNamara's trip to Siberia on KYW Newsradio: http://kyw.cbslocal.com/2010/08/22/sports-local-wrestler-travels-to-siberia/#more-14174

August 18, 2010: The Philadelphia Inquirer comments on Ursinus's ranking

The Philadelphia Inquirer notes Ursinus's status as Up and Coming in the US News rankings, and one of the "Schools with a Commitment to Teaching." http://www.philly.com/philly/education/100960479.html

August 16, 2010: The Christian Science Monitor comments on Ursinus' CIE

The Christian Science Monitor describes the Common Intellectual Experience, quoting Professor of Politics Paul Stern, using the CIE as an example of a college core curriculum. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2010/0816/Yale-gets-an-F-New-assessment-of-colleges-required-education

August 10, 2010: The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Ursinus History Professor

Assistant Professor Walter Greason, in the History Department, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer, in a column on family reunions by Annette John-Hall. Greason is the author of a new book, " The Path to Freedom," which traces black migration to New Jersey. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20100810_Annette_John-Hall__Still_family_celebrates_141st_reunion_in_Lawnside.html

August 9, 2010: ABC News features Ursinus commencement

An Ursinus commencement was featured on ABC News as a backdrop for a national education story. Watch here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/america-falls-education-11361930

August 9, 2010: USA Today blog quotes Ursinus President

President Emeritus Strassburger is quoted in a USA Today blog by higher education reporter Mary Beth Marklein, who asks, "Does Technology Change What We Value in Higher Education?" http://content.usatoday.com/community/profile.htm?plckPersonaPage=PersonaBlog&plckUserId=ca617b94859be53c&UID=ca617b94859be53c

July 9, 2010: Princeton University scholar blogs about July 4 podcast

Princeton University scholar Stan Katz blogs about the July 4 podcast (directly below) with President Emeritus Strassburger: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Ursinusthe-Promise-of-/25414/

July 4, 2010: Audio interview of Ursinus President's retirement

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Listen to the audio interview of President Emeritus John Strassburger just before he retired June 30. http://chronicle.com/article/Audio-Ursinuss-Departing-/66116/

June 15, 2010: The Pottstown Mercury features Ursinus's Move-Out Recycling program

The Pottstown Mercury features the Ursinus Environmental Studies Department's Move-Out Recycling program - http://www.pottsmerc.com/articles/2010/06/15/news/green/doc4c169c3fcf5c9123677645.txt

June 12, 2010: Ursinus's involved in the Science in Motion program

Ursinus's involvement in the Science in Motion program is outlined in The Philadelphia Inquirer -http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/96201494.html

June 6, 2010: Kiplinger's Personal Finance story appears in Washington Post.

The Kiplinger's Personal Finance story about financial aid appears in The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/05/AR2010060500718.html

June 4, 2010: Live Arts blog features Berman Museum's digital media exhibit

Live Arts blog features Professor Greg Scranton's digital media exhibit at the Berman Museum of Art, http://www.livearts-fringe.org/blog/index.cfm/2010/6/4/The-Weekender-What-Youre-Doing-And-Why and Montgomery Newspapers' Ticket offers a review -
http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2010/06/09/entertainment/doc4c0e9c061ba94725438796.txt

May 3, 2010: The Washington Post's "What Makes a Top College?"

The Washington Post's The Answer Sheet asks "What Makes a Top College?" http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/college-admissions/what-makes-a-top-college-nobel.html

May 2010: Kiplinger's Personal Finance features Ursinus

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine features Ursinus in a consumer-driven story on financial aid.  

April 30, 2010: Newspapers feature Ursinus' interim president

Area newspapers such as The Pottstown Mercury mark John E. F. Corson's appointment as Ursinus interim president -.http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2010/04/30/life/doc4bdb630769a41956871981.txt

April 14, 2010: The Philadelphia Inquirer features Ursinus senior

Ursinus senior Laurel Salvo is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Style and Soul front page, as a former intern for musician Joan Jett in New York City. Read "Laurel Salvo Loves Rock-and-Roll:" http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/90813509.html 

March 2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education on the Ursinus SAT policy

The process of deciding to change the Ursinus SAT policy to a test-optional one, is recounted in the March 22 The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

March 2010: The Philadelphia Inquirer critiques “Edward Burtynksy: Minding the Landscape”

The Philadelphia Inquirer lead art critic Edward Sozanksi reviews the Berman Museum of Art exhibit, “Edward Burtynksy: Minding the Landscape,” saying that “Burtynsky proves himself a master not only of scale and detail but of the ethical ambiguity inherent in modern industrial processes,” in the March 14 newspaper.

March 5, 2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education features Ursinus President's article

The Chronicle of Higher Education features President Strassburger's article, "For the Liberal Arts, Rhetoric is Not Enough."

Feb. 12, 2010: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Ursinus President's resignation

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on President Strassburger's announcement that he is stepping down June 30.http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/84207222.html

Feb. 10, 2010: Philadelphia Inquirer's snow actvities at Philadelphia colleges

Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Susan Snyder reports on snow activities at Philadelphia area colleges. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/84063852.html

Feb. 5, 2010: Philadelphia Inquirer critiques "Min(d)ing the Landscape."

Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohoe reviews the exhibition at the Berman Museum of Art, "Min(d)ing the Landscape." http://www.philly.com/inquirer/weekend/83572002.html

Jan. 27, 2010: Ursinus alum author's passing

Upon the death of author J.D. Salinger, who attended Ursinus in 1938 and wrote for the student newspaper, many media outlets noted his Ursinus connection - Business Week, Yahoo News, the New York Times, and newspapers around the world.

Dec. 10, 2009: Ursinus featured in SmartMoney

Ursinus is noted in SmartMoney in an article guiding students and their families seeking financial aid for college. http://www.smartmoney.com/personal-finance/college-planning/The-Financial-Aid-Squeeze-Is-Getting-Worse/

December 2009: University Business Magazine features Berman Museum of Art expansion

University Business Magazine notes the Berman Museum of Art expansion in its article, "35 Smart Building Ideas: Moving forward with campus construction projects despite a challenging economy," by Melissa Ezarik and Ann McClure. http://www.universitybusiness.com/

Dec. 1, 2009: U.S. News quotes Ursinus President about scholarships

President Strassburger is quoted in U.S. News in an article concerning how the economy affects scholarships for college applicants. http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/paying-for-college/2009/12/01/why-the-rebound-in-the-economy-is-bad-for-scholarship-applicants.html

Nov. 18, 2009: Inside the NFL features Ursinus Professor

Inside the NFL on Showtime featured the work of Business and Economics Professor Jennifer Van Gilder and her students, related to compensation for NFL quarterbacks. (Check back for video when available).

Nov. 17, 2009: Ursinus Professor featured on NBC 10

Professor of Biology Rebecca Roberts was featured on NBC 10 evening news with a primer on which water bottles contain the chemical bisphenol-A. (Check back for video when available).

Nov 13, 2009: Ursinus President interviewed for Executive Leaders Radio

President John Strassburger was interviewed for Executive Leaders Radio, which aired on WWDB in Philadelphia The syndicated show features executive leaders of regional organizations. Listen here: http://www.executiveleadersradio.com/strassburger-phd-dr-john-1432.aspx

Nov. 9, 2009: Berman Museum's plans in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education notes the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Expansion plans. View article 

Oct. 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer's article about mental health of students

An article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about colleges addressing mental heatlh concerns of students also ran in The Santa Barbara News. The information was picked up by The Chronicle of Higher Education as well.

Oct. 13, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer quotes Ursinus' Artist-in-Residence

Don Camp, Artist-in-Residence, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article honoring Philadelphia photographer Jack T. Franklin.

Oct., 2009: Newspapers interviews Ursinus Professor on the movie "Twilight"

Lynne Edwards, Professor of Media and Communication, is quoted on the cultural meaning of the movie "Twilight," in a syndicated article which appeared in The Denver Post, Providence Journal, The Detroit News, and other newspapers.

Sept. 20, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer's critique on "Muriel's Moores" exhibit

"The superb exhibit "Muriel's Moores: Works on Paper by Henry Moore" at Ursinus College is a milestone in more ways than one." Read the rest of art crtitic Victoria Donohoe's review in The Philadelphia Inquirer. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/weekend/59649852.html

Sept. 19, 2009: The Pottstown Mercury features new Ursinus emissary

The Pottstown Mercury features new Ursinus emissary Brian Thomas with State Sen. John Rafferty at an Ursinus event.

Sept. 13, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer includes Ursinus as school which did not suffer summer melt

The Philadelphia Inquirer includes Ursinus as a school which did not suffer a "summer melt" in retaining freshman to begin the fall semester.

August 28, 2009: Ursinus graduate featured in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal weekend edition features Assistant Professor Jennifer Van Gilder for her work with recent graduate Lisle O'Neill, on facial symmetry among NFL quarterbacks and correlation to perceived attractiveness. They conducted the study in conjunction with Southern Utah University economist David Berri. The article quotes Professor Van Gilder. Subsequently, the Associated Press, USA Today, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ESPN and other national media picked it up.

August 3, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer on Ursinus' Fundraising

Ursinus is noted in The Philadelphia Inquirer as a college in the Philadelphia region where fundraising bucked a national trend, and incoming contributions increased. http://www.philly.com/philly/education/52334812.html

July 27, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer's article on Ursinus' priority towards family financials

Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio explained to The Philadelphia Inquirer how an Ursinus priority was trying to meet the needs of families who have seen changes in financial circumstances. http://www.philly.com/philly/education/51764712.html

July 15, 2009: The New York Times article features Ursinus Professor of Politics

Professor of Politics and International Relations Gerard Fitzpatrick commented on how law and politics are linked, especially in the Supreme Court, in a letter published in The New York Times.

July 14, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer showcases Ursinus Summer Fellows

The Philadelphia Inquirer showcases Ursinus Summer Fellows in feature article titled, "Not the beach, but research lures students for summer." http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/20090714_Undergraduate_research_growing_in_popularity.html

July 7, 2009: Inside Higher Ed quotes Ursinus President about NCAA regulations

Inside Higher Ed, the online higher education newsletter, quoted President john Strassburger in its coverage of the Centennial Conference's attempts to keep costs down in light of NCAA regulations. The article is called, "Nickel and Diming Athletics."

June 26, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer critiques Berman Museum of Art exhibit

The Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohue wrote about the Berman Museum of Art exhibit, "Folk Art from the Dr. David Bronstein Collection," calling it "stimulating" and "with lots of appeal."

May 13, 2009: CBS Channel 3's "Brotherly Love"

CBS Channel 3 in Philadelphia features the student-initiated program to exchange cultures with the custodial staff and teach English, in its weekly segment, "Brotherly Love." http://cbs3.com/brotherlylove/Brotherly.Love.Dave.2.1014468.html

May 11, 2009: Inside Higher Ed features Ursinus Vice President

Insidehighered.com, an online higher education magazine, features Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio, in a discussion of enrollment, financial aid, and students committing to attending in the fall.

May 9, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer includes Ursinus in fall enrollment picture

The Philadelphia Inquirer includes Ursinus in an article about the fall enrollment picture.

April 3, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer features Ursinus students' ESL program

The Philadelphia Inquirer features Ursinus students' program to teach English as a Second Language to its custodial workers in the story by reporter Kristin Holmes. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/42375217.html

March-April 2009: Kiplinger's Personal Finance quotes Ursinus Vice President

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine quoted Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio in its April issue. The article, on tuition and financial aid, explains how to cover tuition and what colleges like Ursinus are doing to help families in need.

March 2009: Ursinus Dance Department's selection for American Masterpieces College Grant

The Ursinus Dance Department's selection for a competitive American Masterpieces College Grant to reconstruct and perform a designated American dance masterpiece is noted in the national Dance Magazine. Ursinus was awarded $10,000 from the American Masterpieces: Dance-College Component, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with Dance/USA, for the restaging of Swing Concerto by premier concert jazz dance choreographer Danny Buraczeski.

Feb. 26, 2009: The Philadelphia Inquirer's proposal to accelerate college degrees

The Philadelphia Inquirer explores a proposal to accelerate college degrees. Ursinus Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio comments in the article: "There's not such a fine line between offering no-frills discounted programs and eating into the very heart of what a residential liberal-arts institution like Ursinus is fundamentally trying to accomplish," he said. "Spending time with classmates and faculty, sharing what has been learned, is as important as studying the great texts," he added.

Jan. 16, 2009: Ursinus President's op-ed published in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

President John Strassburger's op-ed was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Restore high ideals to learning; College students should study real estate less and our founding principles more." Read full text here: http://www.ursinus.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1929

January 2009: Ursinus Associate Professor of Biology quoted in Parents.com

Associate Professor of Biology Rebecca Roberts is quoted in Parents.com, in "Top Parenting Trends of 2009."

January 2009: Ursinus Vice President quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Vice President for Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer series on admissions, by reporter Susan Snyder.

December 2008: Ursinus - Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges for Best Degree Value

Ursinus - One of Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges for Best Degree Value: Ursinus College is a great long-term value, says Smart Money, The Wall Street Journal Magazine in its January issue. The article, “Why the Ivies aren’t Worth it” assesses the long term value of a college education by ranking schools by taking into account tuition, and alumni salaries. Ursinus is in the top 10 liberal arts school list, with Amherst, Bowdoin, Colgate, and Lafayette, and is #38 on a list of 50 colleges, right under Brown and Bowdoin, and above Swarthmore and Williams and Vassar.

Nov. 30, 2008: The Ursinus College Choir performance of Handel's Messiah

The Ursinus College Choir performance of  Handel’s Messiah is recommended in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Seven Days,  a compilation of recommended regional arts and entertainment events.

November, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews Ursinus President

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Fain interviews Ursinus President John Strassburger and three other college presidents about how their institutions are reacting to the current state of the economy.  
Click here to view the online video.

Oct. 8, 2008:Commonweal publishes piece by Columbia University Professor

Commonweal publishes piece by Andrew Delbanco, Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He cites Ursinus as one of the colleges which convinces him that humanistic education is “alive and well in many places around the nation.”

Oct. 7, 2008: The City Paper crtique on Ursinus artist's gallery of portraits

The City Paper (Bare Essentials, by Robin Rice) calls a gallery of portraits by Ursinus Artist-in-Residence Don Camp, a “standout.” The Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohoe (‘Head Shots’ Made with an Artist’s Eye, Sept. 26) writes that the 12 New Orleans portraits “ touch the spirit and leave us respectful of Camp's will, energy and passion to know some of the uncelebrated individuals who make up a very diverse and richly storied community.” The exhibit, Donald E. Camp, Dust Shaped Hearts – New Orleans, is at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, through Jan. 2009.&nbsp

Oct. 6, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education's article on Ursinus' investments security

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in the article, “As Credit Woes Mount, Colleges See Hope in Bailout Bill,” John Strassburger was quoted on how Ursinus has made its investments more secure.

September 29, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer's Why Presidents Still Teach

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted John Strassburger in an article about why presidents still teach, concluding few do. President Strassburger noted he stays in touch with students in other ways.

September 2008: Money Magazine article about Ursinus and tuition

Money Magazine engaged in a kind of dialogue with Ursinus about tuition affordability. A 2001 tuition increase was noted in the September issue article, “Is College Worth the Price?” In the October issue, John Strassburger replied that indeed Ursinus is enhancing students’ experiences.

August 25, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer's story about Ursinus' BikeShare

The Philadelphia Inquirer included Ursinus’ UC BikeShare program in an article about colleges “going green” and quoted student Laura Ng.

August 22, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer report on U.S. News College rankings

The Philadelphia Inquirer, in reporting on the newest U.S. News college rankings, quoted John Strassburger, who said Ursinus’ designation as the second up and coming liberal arts colleges likely reflected the school's record year for inquiries and applications.

August 22, 2008: Inside Higher Ed article about Ursinus' 2nd place in "Schools to Watch"

"insidehighered.com,” a popular online higher education magazine, asked the meaning of Ursinus’ second place in a first-time listing of “Schools to Watch,” in the U.S. News Best Colleges issue. John Strassburger said that he is pleased that parents and prospective students are looking at real accomplishments, not rankings. “I think when parents look at Ursinus they see our first year program; they see it widely praised, they see one of the biggest and most successful Undergraduate Summer Fellows programs around, and they note we are one of 50 schools whose students win Watson Fellowships. So I do not plan to change our pledge regarding U.S. News, even while I am happy to think in this case that they got it right.”( The article noted that Ursinus had joined 65 college presidents who did not vote in the U.S. News peer review survey.) Full Story

August 1, 2008: USA Today's "One approach can't fit all"

USA Today asked John Strassburger to pen a counterpoint op-ed on “One approach can’t fit all,” outlining problems with the Spellings Report from the US department of Education.

July 29, 2008: CBS Early Show interviewed editor of The Princeton Review

CBS Early Show interviewed Rob Franek, editor of The Princeton Review, surrounded by a few college pennants. An Ursinus pennant dominated the background wall.

July 21, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer included Ursinus athletic facilities

The Philadelphia Inquirer included Ursinus in a story about Centennial Conference athletic facilities. John Strassburger pointed out that the Floy Lewis Bakes Center is well-used.

July 13, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education commentary admires Centennial League

The Chronicle of Higher Education Review section commentary by Dr. Stanley Katz calls the Centennial League “11 high-quality liberal arts colleges, including Ursinus, Gettysburg, and Franklin & Marshall,” and notes, “These are places that take liberal undergraduate education really seriously, and I admire their academic programs — Ursinus is one of the most creative colleges I know.”

July 11, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Ursinus in a story about the athletic facilities

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Ursinus in a story about the Centennial Conference athletic facilities, and included a photograph of the Floy Lewis Bakes athletic complex.

June 27, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education published a commentary by VP of Enrollment

The Chronicle of Higher Education Review section published a commentary by Ursinus Vice President of Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio, “America's Damaging Lack of Investment in Higher Education,” in which he outlined recent efforts to deal with college affordability, and the questions the efforts raise.

May 2008: University Business quoted Berman Museum of Art Director Lisa Hanover

University Business quoted Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art Director Lisa Hanover in University Business, in a cover story on deaccessing art.

April 28, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a full page article on Prof. Rebecca Roberts

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured a full page article on Associate Professor of Biology Rebecca Roberts, and her work researching properties of the chemical compound biphenol-A, used in plastics, and also featured her work with Ursinus students in her lab.

April 21, 2008: The Washington Post quotes Dean of Admissions on recruiting techniques

The Washington Post reporter Valerie Strauss quotes Dean of Admissions Robert McCullough on student recruiting techniques.

March 28, 2008: The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted John Strassburger

The Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Brad Wolverton quoted John Strassburger in an article, “Economy's Troubles Could Hit Colleges Unusually Hard - Prolonged recession might force some private institutions out of business, experts say.” President Strassburger, who notes that Ursinus continues to commit money for student access, was one of three current college presidents quoted.

March 2, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed student-curated art show

The Philadelphia Inquirer art critic Victoria Donohoe reviewed Robert Ellison’s student-curated art show, and said, “By all means, see this show.”

February 2008: University Business column by John Strassburger

University Business published a column by John Strassburger based on his address to United Arab Emirates educators when he gave a keynote address at the 20th anniversary conference of the Higher Colleges of Technology. The UB article was called, “Teaching and Guiding Today’s Scientists: The crucial role of liberal arts colleges in educating the next generation of scientists.”

February 22, 2008: Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings, U.S. News

Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings, a blog by U.S. News editor Bob Morse, notes in the entry, “Do Top Colleges Enroll Enough Pell Grant Students?" that Ursinus is second in a list of the top 10 liberal arts colleges with the largest percentage increase of Pell Grant recipients. His information is based on an article in Postsecondary Education Opportunity, by Thomas Mortenson.

January 20, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that Ursinus is among several private colleges considering how to react to Harvard’s increase in financial aid offers. Vice President of Enrollment Richard DiFeliciantonio put it in perspective.

January 18, 2008: Reuters

Reuters carried a wire story on the Ursinus mega-environmental teach-in, Focus the Nation. Also noting Focus the Nation were stories in The Philadelphia Inquirer, emagazine.com,. local media outlets, various blogs and newsletters and a Pennfuture podcast.

Dec. 29, 2007: New York Times

New York Times questioned how Harvard’s decision to offer more aid to wealthier students would impact students from lower income families. John Strassburger pointed out that Harvard’s practice might encourage price negotiating on the part of parents.