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 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.

July 26, 2014 -
Mark Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate
Sen. Mark Warner leads by double digits in every public poll of the Virginia Senate race, but the Democrat didnt debate Saturday with the confidence of someone cruising to reelection. Virginia voters werent actually watching his first debate with Republican Ed Gillespie. Fewer than 800 people were tuned into PBSs livestream, and the debate, which was actually held across the border in West Virgin

July 26, 2014 - Roanoke Times
Our view: What the first poll tells us
The first of anything is usually noteworthy. The first robin of spring. The first lightning bug of summer. Or, in this case, the first public poll of the campaign season. A few words of warning before we begin: Polls are not elections. Polls are polls. Snapshot in time, margin of error, all the rest. Still, let??(tm)s take a look at what this first public poll (the campaigns have surely done t

July 25, 2014 - Bristol Herald Courier
Most in poll don't want governor to act unilaterally on Medicaid expansion
While Virginians remain divided over the fate of Medicaid expansion in the state, a Roanoke College poll shows that more than 60 percent of registered voters do not want Gov. Terry McAuliffe to take action on his own. The poll, released Thursday, interviewed more than 500 registered voters earlier in July about several of the issues dominating headlines out of Richmond. Those voters are still dea

July 25, 2014 - Hampton Pilot Online
Va. poll: 54% say ex-Gov. McDonnell acted wrongly
RICHMOND Days before former Gov. Bob McDonnell goes on trial over his dealings with a wealthy benefactor, a majority of Virginians questioned in a new poll say he acted wrongly. Of those polled, 54 percent said they think McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with businessman Jonnie Williams while 20 percent said he did nothing wrong and 22 percent were unsure. McDonnell, a Repub

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