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.

June 2016

June 14, 2016 - Martinsville Bulletin
Is this the time we do something?
On April 16, 2007, I was at Mac and Bob's Restaurant in Salem. I was a senior at Roanoke College at the time and one of my classes - a novel writing class with just two students - met there twice a week to discuss the finer points of crafting literature. On a good day, it was sort of like the Algonquin Round Table, except with more cheese fries and off-color jokes.

June 2, 2016 -
2016 by the numbers: Obama's rising ratings a boon for Hillary Clinton?
But a Roanoke College poll from last week found the race in Virginia tied, with both candidates at 38 percent.

June 2, 2016 - Richmond Times Dispatch
Anderson: The Immigration Question Remains: Unison or Harmony?
In November 2015, the mayor of my small Southern city favorably compared his decision to ?pause? accepting Syrian refugees into our community to FDR?s decision to send Japanese-Americans to internment camps. Roanoke, Virginia, made national and international news; many were not so proud, while others cheered.

May 2016

May 28, 2016 - Salem Times Register
Kuchar receives second Fulbright Scholar award
– Dr. Martha Kuchar will be traveling to Moldova in the fall to teach business and writing courses. Submitted photo.When Dr. Martha Kuchar visits Eastern Europe in the fall, in some ways, she said it will feel like she is returning home. In other ways, she said she expects it to feel very different. Kuchar, chair of the Roanoke College English department, will spend the fall semester in M

May 28, 2016 - Virginia Business Journal
Punching above its weight class
Salem-based Roanoke College is a small school with a big impact on its hometown and its region. Robert Stauffer, a now-retired Roanoke College economics professor, completed a study in 2008 that gauged the school's local economic impact at more than $100 million. That figure included $21.5 million in gross wages paid to employees, $18.5 million in local college spending and $756,000 spe

May 27, 2016 - Roanoke Times
In the region: Toney advances in NCAA track
WAVERLY, Iowa ??" Patrick Henry High School graduate Harrison Toney of Roanoke College finished sixth overall in the prelims of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships Thursday, earning a berth in Saturday??(tm)s final. Toney finished in a time of 9 minutes, 12.85 seconds to advance to the 14-man final. kAm~? E96 H@&

May 27, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Local re-enactor, battlefield protector Chris Caveness dies from cancer
While Roanoke County resident Chris Caveness was once an extra in a Hollywood movie about the early years of the Civil War, the history buff was a star in the eyes of his family. The longtime insurance agent and Civil War re-enactor died Tuesday at age 57 after being diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in November. kAmr2G6?6DD 4C62E65 2 ?@?AC@7:E @C82?:K2E:@? E@ AC@E64E

May 26, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal
Debating the Federal Reserve's Inflation Target - WSJ
I agree with Martin Feldstein that the Fed should eliminate its explicit inflation target policy, but not for the reasons he emphasizes (Ending the Feds Inflation Fixation, op-ed, May 18). The problem isnt so much the accuracy of inflation measures, but rather the basic underlying theory whereby 2% inflation is defined as the ideal rate for a healthy economy. A major justification for the 2% targ

May 26, 2016 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Spanish-Speaking Salem Red Sox Learning English
SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Like many other minor league ball clubs, the Salem Red Sox field several players from Latin countries. While these athletes are extremely well-versed in turning double plays and driving in runs, they have a much tougher time simply communicating with their English-speaking teammates. "It's very, very difficult," said Pitcher, Germ

May 23, 2016 - The Hill
Poll: Clinton, Trump tied in Virginia
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCorker meets Trump, downplays possibility he'll be VP More than 400 businesses urge Congress to support Pacific deal The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSanders will get one-third of the seats on platform committee: report More than 400 businesses urge Congress

May 23, 2016 - Washington Times
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump tied in Virginia battleground: poll
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in the electoral battleground Virginia, according to a new poll Monday of a theoretical matchup for the 2016 presidential race. Mrs. Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, and Mr. Trump, her GOP rival, both captured 38 percent of likely voters in Virginia, according to a Roanoke College poll. About 11 percent of Old Dominion voters said they are undecid

May 22, 2016 - Our Valley Org
Roanoke College grad to go from Salem to Japan
Sarah Morris during Saturday??(tm)s commencement day. Submitted photo.Sarah Morris said she feels lucky to land a job right after college. Like many recent graduates, she will be embarking on a new adventure away from home. However, hers will take her further than most, nearly 7,000 miles away, to Japan. Morris, who studied international relations, walked across the stage at the Roanoke College

May 22, 2016 - Roanoke Times
Harrison Toney to end Roanoke College track career at NCAAs
Harrison Toney will get to conclude his Roanoke College track career at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships. ???The ideal ending,??? the Maroons senior said. kAm%96 !2EC:4< w6?CJ w:89 $49@@= 8C25F2E6 92D BF2=:7:65 :? E96 b[___\>6E6C DE66A=6492D6 7@C E96 }rpp >66E[ H9:49 H:== 36 96=5 |2J ae\ag :? (2G6C=J[ x@H2]k^Am

May 19, 2016 - USA Today
Class of 2016, where will you lead us?: Gradline
Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in February 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of Hamilton, University of Pennsylvania: ???In a year when politicians traffic in anti-immigrant rhetoric, there is also a Broadway musical reminding us that a broke, orphan immigrant from the West Indies built our financial system. A story that reminds us that since the beginnin

May 20, 2016 -
Athlete of the Week: N. Wilkes' Allison Livengood
Video: In this week's Athlete of the Week, WXII's Sports Reporter Chris Lea has the story of North Wilkes' Allison Livengood. She will play basketball for Roanoke College in the fall.

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