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SELECTED NEWS COVERAGE :: MAY 2006

About Students

ABC News (May 3)

Rebuilding Iraq—Book by Book
The program, “Books for Baghdad,” collects and distributes textbooks in science, mathematics and technology (some of the few subjects taught in English in the Middle East) and transports them to the University of Baghdad and its library in Iraq. “I was reading about Iraq every day in the papers, and I just felt like I needed to do something productive,” said University of Rochester sophomore Erik Tobiason, who started his school’s drive. (Also reported by 13WHAM-TV [ABC] and Bangor Daily News.)

NCAASports.com (May 11)

Day Four Recap
Stephen Goodridge, a sophomore from the University of Rochester, won the individual title at +5 for the tournament (289), just two strokes ahead of John Jennison from Rhodes College and three strokes ahead of Nick Obie from Redlands. Oglethorpe’s Danny Swanick placed fourth at +12 (296).

Yahoo! News (May 2)

22nd VSA arts International Young Soloists Concert at the Kennedy Center May 23
The VSA arts International Young Soloists Program was created 22 years ago to identify talented young musicians with disabilities and support and encourage them to turn their talent into a lifelong profession. The 2006 awardees [include] Brian Sanders . . . who will graduate this May from the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where he is a principal cellist of the Eastman Philharmonia, studying with Steven Doane.

Billboard (April 29)

One Student’s Lesson for Biz
Every month, the finalists will be given a topic and compete to get their essay published in Billboard. The theme for April: Tell us everything wrong with the way music is being marketed to you. Patrick Harris ’08, who is studying art history, media studies and music at the University of Rochester in New York, is this month’s winner.

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