News Archive 07/27/11 - Summer Stories

Students explore delicate balance of wine chemistry

Three Chemistry students are learning that there’s more to producing fine wine than stomping grapes and corking bottles. Full Story


Postage stamp for the famous mail-bag pup in professor’s children’s book | UPDATED

Owney, the stray pup who garnered global attention for riding the rails with the mail in the 1890s, finally has a postage stamp of his own. And McDaniel professor and award-winning children’s author Mona Kerby couldn’t be happier.Kerby,… Full Story


Alumna Shearer, nation’s top teacher addresses future educators of the deaf

Since her naming in May as the 2011 National Teacher of the Year, Michelle Meredith Shearer, M.S. ’96, is using her voice to advocate for the teaching profession and public education. Her itinerary finds her traveling from Baltimore’s… Full Story


Student-professor team researches college’s ancient treasures

A McDaniel senior and her History professor are collaborating on research this summer to catalog the college’s collection of 119 Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts.Although previously studied by McDaniel professors, the gift, willed to… Full Story


Student awarded prestigious Gilman scholarship to study abroad

Junior Hayoung Kim, who is in China this summer teaching English and International Politics, has been awarded a prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Bejing in the fall semester.The $3,000 Gilman award is the second grant Kim, a… Full Story


Parent Preview gives families an edge on McDaniel college life

McDaniel put a new twist on orientation for first-year students by holding two overnight Parent Previews this summer, and nearly 200 parents and guardians from more than 14 states headed to campus to experience life on the Hill firsthand.In… Full Story


McDaniel named one of ‘America’s Best College Secrets’

A new guidebook by an expert in college admissions lists McDaniel College among 70 colleges and universities that are “America’s Best Kept College Secrets.”Institutions included in the guidebook share four important characteristics: a… Full Story


McDaniel awarded Mellon Grant to support presidential initiatives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded McDaniel College a $100,000 new president’s discretionary grant. President Roger Casey intends to use these funds to support presidential initiatives outlined in his inaugural speech in… Full Story


Camp for CSI enthusiasts

High school students attending Forensics Camp at McDaniel College this summer had to be prepared to give their body over to science. Hair, fingerprints, even blood was required during the weeklong session.The nearly 40 ninth- through… Full Story


Summer program gives D.C. high-schoolers hope for college

Some 232 rising high school seniors from disadvantaged D.C. neighborhoods took a bold leap beyond their limiting circumstances on July 22 when they successfully completed the College Success Foundation’s Summer Academic Enrichment Program… Full Story


Autumn at McDaniel packed with events and activities

From foreign films and visiting scholars to a cultural look at the comics, from Smart Talk with alumna and the nation’s top teacher to the dedication of a 50-year-old pipe organ, McDaniel’s hilltop campus will be bustling with these… Full Story


Alumni couple makes top 48 on ‘America’s Got Talent’ | UPDATED

McDaniel 1995 alumni Scott Grocki and Jenny Brown – the husband and wife team in the Scott Alexander Magic act – made it into the top 48 on this season’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC but did not move on to the finals. The act was not among… Full Story