Awards Feed Action
Four student volunteer projects won funding through Griswold-Zepp awards, including one to grow fresh produce that will be distributed to the community’s needy.
Spirit of Service
Better Food for a Better Future, created by students in the Honors Leadership class, will use its award of $525 to tend a plot in a community garden; all of the food produced will be distributed to local soup kitchens.
The Palabras to Words Expansion Project will receive $450 to expand upon the English tutoring services the club currently offers to Spanish speakers in the community. Fitness Buddies will receive $1,500 to establish a series of fitness- and nutrition-related programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. Compassionate Care Communities will receive $600 to fund a student’s two-month stay at a Farm Sanctuary in New York, where she will learn about compassionate-care communities and share what she learned.
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A New View of Saudi Arabia
Selected for a prestigious Saudi Arabia Exchange Fellowship study visit, junior Cody Knipfer learned about the monarchy’s efforts to redefine itself and become more progressive.
A Taste for Foreign Service
During his 10-day study tour, the Political Science and International Studies major was surprised to discover that life in the capital city of Riyadh is a lot like urban life in America. He says Americans have a skewed image of the kingdom based on the fact that it is Osama bin Laden’s homeland and oil rich.
“Change is coming,” Knipfer says. “Saudi Arabia is in conflict with itself, torn between the global culture and Islamic tradition.”
The cultural education confirmed his future career interest: “Traveling was an amazing experience for me, and I would like to work in embassies in the Middle East,” says the versatile Knipfer, whose extensive resume includes member of Model Arab League, Model United Nations and Model European Union teams.
Athlete of the
Sam Barbeito led the women's lacrosse team to 16-8 victory over Frostburg on Saturday starting with a hat trick in just 1 minute, 46 seconds as part of a 6-0 start in the game's first 4:16. MORE
Show & Tell
Students share inspired works at Honors Art Exhibit March 13-April 4. MORE
College chefs host delicious showdown in the dining hall. Watch
Our Pulitzer Pride and Joy
Exposing Corruption in Philly’s Police Department
“Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” by Pulitzer Prize-winners Wendy Ruderman ’91 and her reporting partner Barbara Laker, hits bookstores March 11. The gripping narrative, published by HarperCollins, expands on the Philadelphia Daily News series of stories that exposed widespread corruption in the city’s narcotics division and earned the two investigative reporters journalism’s top prize. It's already attracting positive buzz, with raves from USA Today and authors including Mark Bowden of “Black Hawk Down” and crime novelist Edna Buchanan.
Divonna Stebick, who earned an M.S. in Reading at McDaniel, is honored with the Joseph R. Bailer Award for her contribution to the field of Education.