Roanoke College in the News

Roanoke College faculty, staff, students and alumni are frequently featured or quoted in the news media. Whether a story features a faculty author or expert, an outstanding student research project, the latest Maroon sports accomplishments or an interesting alumni story, this news coverage shows what’s best about Roanoke’s classic experience and how it prepares people to make an impact. Below you will find some of the latest stories featuring Roanoke College and its outstanding people. Please note that some media Web sites may require a subscription to log into their stories.

August 2016

August 24, 2016 -
Poll: Clinton opens up 16-point lead in Virginia
Hillary Clinton has blown open a 16-point lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, according to the results of the latest Roanoke College poll of likely voters in the battleground state out Tuesday. Matched against Trump and the other two major third-party candidates, Clinton earned 48 percent support to the Republican nominee's 32 percent. Another 8 percent said they would vote for Libertarian Gary J

August 23, 2016 - The Hill
Poll: Clinton up 16 on Trump in Va.
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCarville: 'Somebody is going to hell' over Clinton Foundation attacks Pro-Clinton PAC contrasts Trump quotes, Pledge of Allegiance Libertarian candidate backs carbon ?fee? MORE is 16 points ahead of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCarville: 'Somebody is going to hell' over Clinton Foundation attacks Bolton would consider serving as Trump's secretary of State Pro-Clint

August 23, 2016 - Virginia First
Roanoke College unveils Cregger Center
After two years of construction, the athletic center is finally complete.

August 23, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Cregger Center Ready To Open At Roanoke College
Roanoke College is putting the finishing touches on the Cregger Center, the school's brand new basketball arena and athletic complex. Construction for the 31-and-a-half million dollar project began back in the summer of 2014, and now two years later, the five-floor, 155-thousand square foot facility is almost fully functional. In addition to the basketball arena, the Cregger Center houses a 200-me

August 23, 2016 - WFIR
More details on the new Cregger Center at Roanoke College
Roanoke College offered a ?sneak peek? yesterday of the almost-completed Cregger Center, which features a new basketball gym, an indoor track and classrooms for the several sports science majors. WFIR?s Gene Marrano has more details:

August 23, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Maroons Unveil State of the Art Cregger Center
SALEM (WSLS-10 SPORTS) ? Roanoke College unveiled its new state of the art athletic and academic complex?the Cregger Center.?The 155-thousand square foot facility houses a total of 12 locker rooms, a new arena with a capacity of 25-hundred, along with the belk fitness center.? It also has a meter indoor track, a?health and human performance lab, thw HHP classrooms and Athletic department offices.

August 22, 2016 - BBC
US election 2016: The voters who could decide the outcome
Five hundred and thirty-seven votes in Florida. In an election with more than 100 million ballots cast, that's all it took to make George W Bush president in 2000. So while the US presidential election is often described as an exercise in appealing to as many voters as possible, candidates will never neglect a niche audience. Here are five groups - both large and small - that could tip t

August 22, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Cregger Center provides Roanoke College with top-notch athletic digs
Wow. That word was heard repeatedly Monday morning as area media members were invited to take their first tour of Roanoke's College's new $35 million Cregger Center.

August 23, 2016 - Virginia First
Cregger Center built to impress
155,000 square foot facility has many features SALEM, Va. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But no matter who is looking the brand new Cregger Center on the Roanoke College campus is a head turner. "It's certainly a wow facility. The use of glass that gives us the look we have out over the mountains and over the field is really impressive," Roanoke College Athletic Director Scott All

August 23, 2016 - WSET
Roanoke College Ready To Open New Cregger Center
ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - Roanoke College's Cregger Center is ready to its doors to the next generation of Maroon athletes. It's a facility the school hopes brings back that home court advantage." Clay Nunley "Talk about facilities at our level across the country, it's not an exaggeration to say it really is a standard bearer." The final touches are going up on the 5 level, 155-thousand squar

August 16, 2016 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Saving for college, how to prepare for tuition payments at any phase
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) ? As rising high school seniors head back to the classroom, the decision of where to apply for college and the financial aid process are just a few weeks away. Whether you?ve been saving money since your child was born or their college tuition fund is looking a little bare, experts say there are many ways for families to get that tuition money together. Experts say when it com

August 13, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal
Uneasy Is the Head With the Crown of Dollars - WSJ
Ruchir Sharma's argument that the world economy will be traumatized by an increase in the federal-funds rate (FFR) is highly questionable ("The Dollar--and the Fed--Still Rule," op-ed, July 29). Since the Fed finally increased the FFR target last December by 1/4%, the value of the dollar initially rose slightly after the December increase, but since January broad dollar indexes have given up tha

July 2016

July 27, 2016 - The Hill
So do we have a gun violence problem or not?
It took Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDems begin ?treason? talk against Trump Trump steals the spotlight at Democratic convention Trump: Clinton will set women back 'a long way' MORE?s ?gloom and doom? acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week to make President Obama realize that violence in the United States isn?t really as bad as he has been telling us. For years, the Preside

July 24, 2016 - Norfolk Virginian Pilot
Shannon Latkin Anderson: Understanding the new nationalism
WATCHING THE BREXIT returns come in during the wee hours of June 24 with a certain amount of shock, my thoughts went to something about which we Americans are not particularly articulate ??" at least not regarding ourselves: nationalism. In the days and weeks that have followed, amid coverage of the political upheaval and economic volatility, creeps fear about a rising tide of hate and violence w

July 15, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal
Fed's Easy Money Can't Control Price Level - WSJ
Martin Feldstein argues that the Fed's continued easy money policy will raise inflation to more than 3% in the "next few years" ("Where the Fed Will Be When the Next Downturn Comes," op-ed, July 6). This is highly questionable since easy money has little influence on goods prices (as opposed to services). Changes in goods prices have been dragging down overall price indexes in recent years because

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