Fall 2013 Report Shows Continued Media Recognition of SMC Faculty
Fall 2013 Media Coverage Report: Aug. 26 to Dec. 31, 2013
- The PBS NewsHour interviewed English Professor Brenda Hillman about her new book "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire."
- The Daily Beast reached out to Saint Mary's political economist Jack Rasmus for insight into the issue of economic inequality, a focus in the recent NYC mayoral race.
- CBS This Morning Interviewed Communication Professor Rev. Mike Russo about Pope Francis' Mission Statement
- A CNBC report on a planned vehicle milage tax in the state of Washington carried an interview with School of Liberal Arts Dean and Politics Professor Steve Woolpert.
- The Wall Street Journal reported on a New Writer in Residency Award for English Professor Lysley Tenorio
Also, the numbers of faculty-in-the-news media mentions are lower; 159 this year, compared to 184 last fall. The higher number was due mostly to the the press coverage English Professor Lysley Tenorio received as a result of "Monstress," his critically accalimed collection of short stories that was published last year. Even so, the College still saw robust coverage of SMC faculty, with several prestigious national media mentions for Saint Mary's professors, as indicated in the above "Highlights at a Glance" examples.
Other institutional news highlights included coverage of a new Saint Mary's academic offering. Dance Teacher Magazine reported on SMC's new MFA in dance program, which is designed with the working dance professional in mind. The graduate program offers two degrees: a master of fine arts in dance in creative practice and a master of fine arts in dance for design and production. The new program was also reported on by the Contra Costa Times. Another institutional story was about how Saint Mary's was dealing with problems arising from technical glitches with the Common Application, an online portal that hundreds of colleges use to intake applications from aspiring college students. KGO-TV interviewed SMC Senior Associate Director of Admissions Omar Zazueta about how the College addressed the Common App issue.