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.

September 2014

September 5, 2014 - Mental Floss
40 Tremendous College Traditions
Video: In this week's episode of The List Show, John Green discusses college traditions around the country. What do people do in the name of tradition at your school?

September 4, 2014 - Houston Chronicle (Sports)
US announces women's roster for road worlds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Evie Stevens and Shelley Olds will lead a powerful U.S. team into the women's road race at the cycling world championships this month in Ponferrada, Spain.Stevens, who finished fifth a year ago, and Olds, one of the world's top sprinters, were joined by Megan Guarnier and Alison Powers in earning automatic berths on the seven-member team.They'll be joined by discretio

September 4, 2014 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Not your typical cargo- A house on the move | Local News - Central and Southwest VA
Salem, Va. - How do you move the entire frame of a house? The answer: very carefully. That was the job Wednesday.

September 2, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke College, Habitat for Humanity team up again to build home
For the ninth year in a row, Roanoke College and Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley have teamed up with Roanoke College??(tm)s incoming freshmen and transfer students to build a house for a family in need as part of the 2014 new student orientation. From Sunday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, the ???R House??? was partially constructed on campus behind Olin Hall on a raised platform. R

August 2014

August 29, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake
PEMBROKE ? At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it?s a story of ups and downs. After last year?s $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound. But after a promising start at refilling, the water level of the namesake lake the owners tried to fix last year dropped in July. Lodge General Manager Heidi Stone said th

September 2014

September 1, 2014 - WVTF Public Radio
That Same Old Question
It's back-to-school time and one Roanoke College professor is going to cut right to the chase. There's a question Paul Hanstedt knows he's going to hear ... and he offers an answer for all.

August 2014

August 25, 2014 - Roanoke Times
View of economy improving in Virginia, Roanoke College poll finds
An opinion poll conducted this month by an institute at Roanoke College found that ???Virginians are considerably more optimistic about the future of the economy than the nation as a whole.??? The phone poll, conducted Aug. 11 to 15 by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, also found that residents of Southwest Virginia were feeling better about their finances and business conditions tha

August 22, 2014 - Our Valley Org
New Salem librarian embraces change, technology
In this age of instant information and on-demand news and entertainment via the Internet, the fate of the public library could be in question – but not so, according to the new director of the Salem Library. Unlike some organizations that have chosen to shy away from the many changes made to everyday life by the Internet, libraries have “embraced technology,” says Annie Tripp,

August 22, 2014 -
Women in Politics: College Edition. Roanoke College
Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on over the course of the year. Evelyn Clark has been nominated by Roanoke College as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the gender gap in politics. As part of a new se

August 11, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Thomas Rambo named director of Campus Safety at Roanoke College
Thomas Rambo, who has more than 27 years of experience in police work and higher education, is Roanoke College's new director of Campus Safety. Rambo most recently was assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Public Safety at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He also was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna, where he taught a first-year student course and directed a stu

August 8, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Roanoke named one of the best colleges in the U.S. by The Princeton Review
For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Roanoke College one of the best colleges in the United States. Roanoke is one of 379 colleges and universities listed in the 2015 edition of "The Best 379 Colleges." The annual publication is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of schools, with enrollment and admission statistics, rankings of

August 4, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Blog: Roanoke hires women's coach
Roanoke College has hired Carla Flaherty, who has spent the past four seasons as the women's basketball coach at Lasell College in Newton, Mass., as its new women's basketball coach. She replaces Susan Dunagan, who steered the Maroons for 33 years. Flaherty is a 2003 graduate of Bates College, where she played and then was an assistant for six years. She is from Gorham, Maine. At Lasell, she wa

July 2014

July 27, 2014 -
Senate candidates from Virginia spar, politely, in first debate
Washington (CNN) ??" They came ready, aimed and fired ??" calmly. On Saturday, the first U.S. Senate debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie was marked by zings - but also political politesse. During civil exchanges across 90-minutes stood two Virginians pushing different ideas but also outsize caricatures of the other. On one side: Gillespie'

July 27, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Broderick: Dont tie federal college rating system to finances
RECENTLY, I joined 50 colleagues from nearly all of Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education in expressing our collective concerns about the federal rating system proposed for colleges and universities. We did this in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, with copies going to the entire Virginia congressional delegation and Gov. Terry McAuliffe. While Rick

July 27, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Dixie Caverns still a hidden treasure
Temple Fennell had two basic reactions after visiting Dixie Caverns. First: ???It was awesome,??? she said, after she toured the Roanoke County attraction with her two kids, a nephew and a family friend earlier this week. Followed by: ???I can??(tm)t believe I practically grew up down the street in Salem and had never been here until today.??? Connie Browning is used to hearing that from folks.

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