Best of 2011 Web Stories: News
December 29, 2011 By Elizabeth Trollinger and Cindy Long
As 2011 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year, based on analytics taken from the Centre homepage. Here are the top five overall:
1. Centre College named host of 2012 Vice Presidential Debate
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Oct. 31 that Centre College has been selected to host the Vice Presidential debate on Oct. 11, 2012. President John A. Roush said that the College is deeply honored to host a general election debate once again. “Selecting the President and Vice President of the United States is, arguably, the most important political exercise in the world,” Roush says. “We are grateful for this opportunity to serve our nation.”
2. U.S. News names Centre one of its “Top 10 Most Loved Schools”
U.S. News & World Report listed Centre among the 10 colleges alumni love most. “Alumni of Centre College are very generous to their alma mater,” the article read. Among other institutions on the list are Princeton University, Middlebury College, Amherst College, Williams College and Davidson College.
3. 2011 Commencement ceremony to stream live from Centre website
For the first time ever, this year’s Centre College commencement ceremony was streamed live from the College’s website on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. Jami Powell, interim director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and coordinator of academic technologies and media resources, and CTL event coordinator and technician Patrick Lowe worked to enable the streaming.
4. Getting to know Associate Professor of History Amos Tubb
Professor Tubb's 20 Questions may have debuted on Centre's website in May of 2010, but its popularity has kept it in the top five most popular stories over a year and a half later.
5. Centre College ranked #34 in the nation by Forbes
Centre has once again been hailed by Forbes as one of the nation’s best in its most recent “Top 50 Colleges” list. Among the nearly 3,500 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Centre is ranked #34. Centre is also ranked #5 in the South, #20 among liberal arts colleges and #31 among the nation’s private colleges and universities.
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Centre College, founded in 1819 and chosen to host its second Vice Presidential Debate in 2012, is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges, at 42nd in the nation, and ranks 27th for best value among national liberal arts colleges. Forbes magazine ranks Centre 34th among all the nation’s colleges and universities and has named Centre in the top five among all institutions of higher education in the South for three years in a row. Centre is also ranked #4 in the nation by U.S. News for its study abroad program. For more, click here.