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News items from mid-October to mid-November


Ronan Farrow
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The New York Post announced that Ronan Farrow ’99, was among 32 US recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship.   Farrow will study for a doctorate in international development at Oxford University.


On WAMC's Academic Minute, Professor Chris Coggins explained how thousands of southern Chinese villages use feng shui to manage forests for protection against wind and rain.

The Jewish Voice and Herald

Junior Hillary Weinberg’s article “Spending Time Near the Gaza Border” was published in the Sept 30 issue of The Jewish Voice and Herald.

Wax Bodies

A new book by Professor Tanya Marcuse, Wax Bodies, is part of a lavish limited-edition collector's series called Six by Six. The book has already been collected by major institutions such as the Getty and the George Eastman House.


Professor Bernie Rogers’ new book, Critical Insights John Updike, which hit book stores September 2011, discusses the social and historical context of Updike's work

Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty ‘86 has been busy touring since he released two albums this year “Dubious Luxury” and “Yes and Also Yes.”

ASU’s State Press

ASU's State Press newsletter spoke with Christa Brelsford ‘01, about Christa’s Angels, the relief organization she started to aid the Haitians who helped save her life. Now an ASU graduate student, Christa’s story inspired a special topics class last year.

Leon Botstein

If you are in the Berkshires this weekend, don’t miss these exciting concerts: Saturday, December 3, the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra concert with music director Leon Botstein, and Sunday, December 4, South Berkshire Concerts: Schubert's song-cycle "Die Winterreise" (Winter's Journey), with John Cheek, bass-baritone, and Larry Wallach, piano.


WHY ADAMA, a documentary by Director David Sutcliff ’98 and Executive Producer former Resident Director Hugo Perez, follows a Muslim-American family as it awaits the outcome of its asylum petition.

New England Masters Swim Committee

Director of Aquatics Bill Meier was recently elected to the position of Chairman of the Board for the New England Masters Swim Committee.