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.

July 2015

July 14, 2015 - Christian Science Monitor
In Uganda, Museveni finds biggest election obstacle in former friends
Ugandans are still reeling from the arrest and release of two prominent politicians last week, a move that foreshadows a potentially explosive election next ?year. Last Friday, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Kizza Besigye, a former presidential candidate, were placed under "preventive arrest" after announcing their intentions to challenge President Yoweri Musevenis three decades in power

July 13, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College professor has a new book about gun control
Gun control remains a potent issue in many states, but not necessarily on the national level

July 12, 2015 - Newport News Daily Press
Politicians' support in McDonnell appeal shows disconnection on ethics, political scientists say
The politicians piled in by the dozens to say it would create chaos to let stand a Virginia jury's finding that former Gov. Bob McDonnell was corrupt a stance that shows they may be out of touch with voters' views on ethics, political scientists say. The jury's finding would wreak havoc on the public life of Virginia unless overturned, six former Virginia attorneys general from both parties, fou

July 11, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Elmore: Broken wide open
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July 10, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Fundraising battle begins in key General Assembly race
ROANOKE, Va. - A General Assembly election in southwestern Virginia will have statewide implications.? And the fundraising battle has already begun.

July 7, 2015 - Christian Science Monitor
Jeb Bush, fellow GOP candidates rush to distance themselves from Donald Trump (+video)
The crowded and ideologically diverse field of Republican presidential candidates has found one thing they mostly agree on: Donald Trump does not speak for the majority of Republicans. Candidate after candidate used appearances on Sunday talk shows to denounce Mr. Trump and distance themselves from him after the billionaire real estate mogul criticized Mexicans and immigrants who come to the US i

July 4, 2015 - Hampton Roads Daily Press
Donations to Speaker's PAC could deepen voter cynicism
A pattern of big donations by legislators to House Speaker William J. Howell's political action committee followed by plum committee assignments raises questions about another potential loophole in Virginia ethics law, some political scientists say. And it's the kind of pattern that's likely to contribute to Virginians' growing cynicism about politics. A Daily Press review last week of Howell's

May 2015

May 23, 2015 - Charleston Gazette
Class Notes: May 23, 2015
Charleston resident gets Truman Scholarship The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has named Zahava Urecki a 2015 Truman Scholar, making her the first Roanoke College student ever to receive the prestigious award. A junior, she is a political science major from Charleston, and is the only state resident to receive the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The Truman Foundation awards the scholars

May 13, 2015 - Inside Higher Education
Frye Revived
If you spend much time in libraries, the late Northrop Frye wrote at the start of an essay from 1959, you will probably have seen long rows of dark green books with gold lettering, published by Macmillan and bearing the name of Frazer. These were the collected works of the Victorian classicist and anthropologist Sir James Frazer, author of The Golden Bough (15 volumes) and a great deal else beside

May 26, 2015 - Psychology Today
How Can You Tell if Your Loved One Is Jealous?
Roanoke's Dr. Denise Friedman authors a piece about Roanoke research for Psychology Today. In a study published earlier this year by researchers at Roanoke College, recent graduate, Michael Hudson and colleagues reported that men and women differ in Facebook jealousy responses. Women were found to be more jealous overall which may make sense as they are the heaviest users of the website and h

May 7, 2015 - Fox News
The 21st century case for Christian Zionism
It's time for a new form of Christian Zionism based not on hypothetical End Times scenarios but firmly rooted in the best intellectual traditions of ecumenical Christianity. Why now? As Iran's apocalyptic regime of mullahs strives for nuclear weapons, as the Middle East is engulfed in strife, and as Christians in the region are killed and expelled by ISIS among other enemies, democratic Israel

April 2015

April 27, 2015 - Huffington Post
Colleges and Universities Answer the Call on Climate Change | Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.
This spring is anything but silent on university campuses when it comes to the issue of climate change. Many colleges and universities have been making powerful efforts to speak about the climate problem. On March 26, Clark University in Massachusetts -- a private institution with approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students -- held a campus-wide teach-in on the topic of climate change

April 24, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Invention by Roanoke native is helping solve criminal cases
The Roanoke-native and Roanoke College graduate is now known around the world for his invention. This machine is taking technology to a whole new level.

April 20, 2015 - Roanoke Times
Bill Pilat gets 300th coaching win for Roanoke College lacrosse team
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April 17, 2015 - WDBJ 7 Roanoke
Roanoke College has first Truman Scholar
ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke College now has its first ever Truman Scholar. Zahava Urecki is a Junior Political Science major.

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