Student Plays Role
in Maryland Politics
Senior leads campaign for state's youngest Republican candidate
Charting the campaign
Election Day 2014 is a big one for senior Communication major Erin Giles, campaign manager for Maryland’s youngest Republican candidate, Jake Shade, who is running on the Nov. 4 ballot for Allegany County commissioner.
The 21-year-olds have been best friends since fifth grade in Cumberland, Md., and talked a long time about where and when Shade would enter the political arena. Giles teamed with Shade to help him win the Republican nomination in the primary election and have traveled from one end of the county to the other and knocked on hundreds, maybe thousands, of doors.
Giles says the experience has taught her a lot: “I learned how to stay positive in difficult situations – (situations) like someone shutting the door in our faces.” Read the full story here.
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McDaniel Menu Goes Local & Sustainable
College commits to
20 percent by 2020
Serving students’ appetite
for healthy dining options
McDaniel is the second Maryland college to commit to purchase at least 20 percent of food from local, sustainable, humane and fair-trade sources by 2020. President Roger Casey and Beth Gerl, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, signed the Real Food Challenge pledge at a lunchtime ceremony, which featured items from local farms and suppliers within a 250-mile radius. This student-led effort, according to Gerl, “aligns perfectly with the increased food options that are available to our students, faculty and staff, such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.”
Athlete of the
Chris Jones won the 4,000-meter race and led the men's cross country team to a team title on Tuesday. The Green Terror had the first four runners cross the line to finish with 17 points, earning its third straight victory.MORE »
Theme Nights at McDaniel
FIRST JOB: Ebola Vaccine Researcher
Biology Major Works
To Help Save Lives
In the midst of history’s largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak, Rebekah James ’13 is on the frontlines of research to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., she runs flow cytometry, ELISAs, and other assays – some of which she first learned in Eaton Hall as an undergraduate – all with the goal to contribute to a vaccine for the virus. Most often, James works with non-deadly irradiated forms of the Ebola virus, although occasionally she dons protective gear to work with live viruses.
“The work we do is extremely rewarding because we are discovering new things about the virus which will eventually help save lives,” she says.
ROTC Ranger Challenge Team
Green Terror Battalion prevails in tough competition combining physical, military and critical thinking skills.