A pilot party for the ABC-TV premiere of “How to Get Away With Murder” was the subject of Philadelphia news coverage. WPVI Channel 6 covered the event in Olin Auditorium that celebrated the filming of the show in that very space. Some of the stars tweeted to Ursinus, and students who were extras in the show enjoyed their own “stars.” The red carpet added to the festivities.
Ursinus Chief information Officer Gene Spencer has co-authored a white paper for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). “The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know,” explores emerging opportunities for colleges and universities, and the key role of library and information technology services (LITS) organizations in realizing that potential. Read More
Philadelphia Inquirer TV critic Dave Hiltbrand notes that the ABC Shonda Rhimes-produced show premiering Thursday night (Sept. 25), How to Get Away with Murder was filmed partly at Ursinus College last spring. Students are planning to celebrate at a pilot party, complete with red carpet and other treats. See pilot party invitation for campus community here and follow on twitter #UrsinusIsFamous and #HowToGetAwayWithMurder.
President Bobby Fong was a featured subject in the news program Asian American Life on City University of New York TV. The cable show is aired in New York City, and can be seen online during the month of September. Read More
Ursinus adjunct faculty member Victor Brown recalls an Admission event at which he represented Ursinus as his impetus for writing about what it will take to get Philadelphia city schools on track. Brown, who teaches international business, writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer that long-term needs should be considered.
An Ursinus Professor’s study promoting heart health for firefighters who carry heavy gear into fires was featured on page 3 of The Philadelphia Inquirer July 29. An earlier story in the Pottstown Mercury was picked up by Associated Press and ran in some 30 news outlets around the country, including San Francisco, Connecticut, Charlotte, N.C., Kansas City and Sacramento. Read More
Recent graduate Codey Young, a 2014 Watson Fellow, was profiled in newspapers in Pottstown, Lansdale and Norristown on his achievements and upcoming year abroad. He is one of only 43 students across the country selected to pursue a year of travel and research on his topic, which will make use of his own poetry to connect with African American artists around the world.
Jonathan Marks, Associate Professor of Politics, authored an essay in The Wall Street Journal June 23, titled, “Presbyterians Join the Anti-Israel Choir.” The site is password-protected. The op-ed is about a divestment resolution passed at a meeting of the church General Assembly, and attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.