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Our picks for top stories of 2011

January 03, 2012

It was a great year on the Hill – and the News@McDaniel staff had a really tough time narrowing down our list of dozens of top stories. But here are our picks for 2011 for those of you who missed the holiday week’s worth of tweets and Facebook posts.

McDaniel is among the 40 “Colleges that Change Lives,” and on the A Lists of rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Washington Monthly, and Parade Magazine. Read more.

All of America now knows what the McDaniel community has known for almost a century. Green Terror tailgating is among the best in the nation. More than 100 million viewers watch as The Weather Channel rates McDaniel #6 – ranking the college’s tradition on top with Division I powerhouses Ole Miss (#1), West Point (#5), and the universities of Washington (#7), Tennessee (#2), Michigan (#3), and South Carolina (#4). Read more.

Among McDaniel’s stand-out students are Brittany Nicholls ’13, who earns national honors in computing research; Hayoung Kim, who is studying in China on two prestigious scholarships; and Brock Glotfelty ’11, a Scholar All American with a wrestling program record of 122 wins.

President Dr. Roger N. Casey takes McSwagger on the road, sharing his mission and vision for McDaniel in 23 cities in 8 states over 13 weeks. Read more.

Michelle Shearer and David Martin, 1996 graduates of McDaniel’s master’s in Deaf Education program, receive top teacher honors. Shearer is named National Teacher of the Year and Martin is honored by the American Sign Language Teacher’s Association as top teacher.

The Green Terror golf team wins its sixth Centennial Conference men’s golf championship and competes in the NCAA tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Read more.

Students cheer the award-winning renovation of Englar Dining Hall and addition of Caseys’ Corner coffee shop, highlights of the college’s 2011 campus improvements.

McDaniel College hosts and sponsors “Kings of the Pages: Comic Strips and Culture,” a unique exhibition, designed by graduate students at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., and featuring such classics as Krazy Kat, Blondie, Pogo and Peanuts. The exhibition was inspired by Associate Professor of Communication Robert Lemieux’s quest to educate the public about the cultural and historical relevance of the Sunday funnies and also featured “The Serious Side of Comics” speaker series. Read more.

 
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