SELECTED NEWS COVERAGE :: MAY 2006
ABC News (May 3)
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
NCAASports.com (May 11)
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
Yahoo! News (May 2)
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)
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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