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.

January 2015

January 28, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll shows Virginians' concern for commonwealth's political culture
WASHINGTON In the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnells corruption conviction, nearly two-thirds of Virginians in a recent poll say the states political culture is only somewhat ethical or not very honest. The Christopher Newport University poll, which examined the long-praised Virginia Way, also revealed a potential puff of hope for supporters of medical marijuana or pot decriminalization. Nort

January 27, 2015 - Danville GoDanRiver.Com
Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke office tower, relocate 500 jobs
Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern Corp. will close its Roanoke office building and move the jobs of all 500 employees who work there to Atlanta or Norfolk, the company announced Tuesday. Norfolk Southern Corp. dropped a bombshell Tuesday on 500 of its Roanoke employees, announcing that their jobs are moving to Norfolk or Atlanta

January 27, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 9th Annual Roanoke College ???R House???
ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A thankful Roanoke family will soon move in to their new home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and students from Roanoke College.  For the 9th year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley teamed up with Roanoke College's incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation

January 25, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College wins against Bridgewater
Roanoke takes down Bridgewater, 88-71.

January 24, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Out & About: Kandinsky Trio offers 'The Russian Experience'
Salem??(tm)s ever-versatile Kandinsky Trio offers to provide ???The Russian Experience??? this evening, with a performance of 20th century composer Dmitri Shostakovich??(tm)s Piano Quartet in G Minor. Guest violist Esme Allen-Creighton (winner of Canada??(tm)s Flora Matheson Goulden String Prize) and guest violinist Hal Grossman (a multiple award-winning artist who once played before the late Pri

January 22, 2015 - Fauquier Times-Democrat
Poll: McDonnell good as governor but should serve time
A majority of Virginians (57 percent) think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but also agree (57 percent) with the judge's sentence of prison time for his convictions on corruption charges, according to The Roanoke College Poll released today. Residents of the commonwealth tend to agree (49 percent) with the decision in Ferguson, Mo. not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, but

January 22, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Poll: Majority think Bob McDonnell was good governor
A new survey from Roanoke College tonight shows a majority of Virginians think Bob McDonnell was a good Governor, but they also believe he should spend time in prison for his conviction on federal corruption charges.

January 21, 2015 - Tampa Bay Online
ARRINGTON, LARRY WESLEY, 73, passed away in Plant City, FL on December 29, 2014. Son of the late Charles Acre and Lydia Teal Arrington, he was born in Roanoke,VA on Apr. 25, 1941. Larry graduated from William Fleming High School in Roanoke, VA in 1959. He attended Roanoke College excelling in track and field and graduated in 1963. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of N

January 21, 2015 - Time Magazine
Why 3 Supreme Court Justices Didn't Attend the State of the Union
Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy listen to President Barack Obama deliver the 2014 State of the Union address. The wording in the Constitution is simple and straightforward: the President shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union. Theres nothing in there about the Supreme Court justices and, accordingly, theres noth

January 21, 2015 - U.S. News & World Report
Liberal Arts Colleges Where the Most Accepted Students Enroll
Students may spend weeks,months or years stressing over which college to attend. Many colleges stress over the same thing, working to maximize the percentage ???of accepted students who decide to enroll. [Discover 10 colleges where applicants are least likely to get in.] This figure is called yield, and a higher percentagecanindicate a more desirable school for admitted stude

January 21, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College beats Hollins 62-50
The Hollins women's basketball team visited Roanoke College Wednesday night. Hollins was looking for their first conference win, and got things going with a lay-up from Auburn Smith. But right after, the Maroons did one better, as Markia Beckwith drained the 3. She finished with 11 as Roanoke jumped out front. More from Smith, who then made the shot from the outside. She made the long 2 on her

January 21, 2015 - WTOP 103.5 FM (DC)
Poll finds Virginians optimistic about commonwealth's future
WASHINGTON Looking ahead after the State of the Union address, Virginians may be more optimistic about the future of the commonwealth than the future of the nation. A Roanoke College poll suggests 53 percent of Virginians think the commonwealth?is going in the right direction, but a similar percentage think the country is on the wrong track. Both are improvements from the same poll a year ago

January 20, 2015 - Roanoke Star
Roanoke College Poll Reveals Latest on Where Virginians Stand
Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; favor protecting gun ownership but support expanded background checks Virginians strongly support ethics reforms for legislators, but remain divided on Medicaid expansion, according to The Roanoke College Poll. Residents of the Commonwealth also favor requiring higher education institutions to report all sexual assault cases, reform o

January 20, 2015 - WSLS NBC 10 Roanoke
Roanoke College sports cast of local athletes
ROANOKE (WSLS) The Roanoke College Men's Basketball team has a bit of local flare this year. Four players from the Roanoke area are on the roster. Those four players are Lord Botetourt's Dustin Hassell, Hidden Valleys Carter Wright, Roanokes Bryce Woodliff, who played his high school ball At Greenbrier East, and Allegeny's Seth Bradley. Couple that with a former Maroon as an assistant coach

January 19, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College events to commemorate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Roanoke College will host several events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the national holiday in his memory. The following events are free and open to the public: The Inner Life of MLK based on ???Dangerous Friendship??? Monday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom Rabbi Ben Kamin, a scholar and educator on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak about his book ???Dange

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