International and National Media Highlights
American Mathematical Society | 2016
Ben Lehrman ’17 and Dr. Jack Mealy, mathematics faculty, presented their summer 2016 math research work at the 1122nd meeting of the American Mathematical in Denver, Colorado, titled, “Equidistant Curves in Staircase Metric Geometries” (link unavailable).
American Academy of Sciences | 2016
Dilan Shah ’17 received a Grant-in-Aid-of-Research (GIAR) from Sigma Xi and the American Academy of Sciences for his Senior Honors Thesis work on anti-cancer drugs entitled, “Platinum coordinated compounds bind DNA and alter cellular viability presenting the potential for use as novel anticancer therapeutics.”
The Commercial Appeal | December 13, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, answers questions about her upcoming role as the president of Rhodes College.
The Commercial Appeal |December 14, 2016
President of Rhodes College, Dr. William E. Troutt, recommends Dr. Marjorie Hass for the next president of Rhodes College, who will be succeeding him in July following his retirement.
Dallas Morning News | December 26, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, will be the first woman president of Rhodes College, effective July 2017.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | December 12, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, will become the next (and first female) president of Rhodes College in July 2017.
Kirkus Review | December 2016
The Unspeakable, a novel by Dr. Peter Anderson, English faculty at Austin College, was selected as one of the best indie books of 2016 by the Kirkus Review.
Paulick Report | December 21, 2016
Clifford J. Grum ’56, thoroughbred owner, prominent businessman, and former publisher of Fortune magazine and executive vice president of its parent company, Time, Inc., has died at the age of 82. (Grum served many years on the Austin College Board of Trustees)
Dallas and Regional News
Daily News Memphis | December 12, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, has been selected as the next president of Rhodes College in Memphis.
Dallas Business Journal | December 2, 2016
Dr. Don Read ’64, comments on the financial connection between pharmaceutical companies and medical doctors.
El Paso Times | December 29, 2016
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora ’85 and and Stanford coach David Shaw met with the media to discuss the Sun Bowl, where their teams faced off on New Years Eve.
WBRC FOX 6 Birmingham| December 12, 2016
Rhodes College in Memphis has named Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, as their first female president, effective July 2017.
University of North Texas | December 21, 2016
Dr. Betty H. Stewart, former chair of the Austin College Chemistry Department, will become the executive vice president at the University of North Texas in February 2017.
Local Media Highlights
Herald Democrat | November 8, 2016
Beloved political science faculty, Dr. Don Rodgers, is remembered for his passion for teaching and involvement in connecting local nonprofits with Austin College.
Herald Democrat | December 8, 2016
With finals finishing, Austin College student Braylen Gage ’20 explained how to properly deal with the stress of school and testing in particular.
Herald Democrat | December 25, 2016
Colleges in Grayson County, and around the nation, are struggling to maintain their enrollment numbers from previous years.
KXII | December 6, 2016
Katherine Tuttle ’19 and Colton Baker ’20 have been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s and Men’s Divers of the Week, respectively, and Tyler Brown ’19 has been named the SCAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week.
KXII | December 12, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, has been named the future president of Rhodes College, following her last semester at Austin College ending on June 30th.
Blogs and Online Media
Austin College | December 2016
Austin College, a tier-one national liberal arts college, will seek nominations and applications for its 16th president beginning January 2017.
StudyBreaks | December 2016
Riley Heruska ’17, insightfully points out that college students are foregoing preemptive doctor visits in favor of urgent care and ER visits at the last minute if symptoms get out of hand, due to the high cost of medicine and the time required to schedule a visit.
News ‘Roos Can Use
Links to articles about current issues in higher education and topics that are relevant to the #Roonation.
Washington Post | December 22, 2016
Student debt in America has become more than $1.3 trillion dollars, spread out over 44.2 million borrowers.