College Earns Headlines in National Media
Centre College media advisory - Nov. 14, 2000
Christian Science Monitor: "Best in which show? A new survey challenges how the heavy hitters in college rankings decide which schools are on top"
Repoter Mark Clayton, in the Nov. 14 edition of the Christian Science Montor, singles out Centre College for praise in an article describing a new survey of quality in higher education. Clayton was reporting on the release of the first National Survey of Student Engagement, a comprehensive national study of student engagement in learning. Funded by a foundation grant, the survey collected information from 63,000 students at 276 colleges and universities. Student questions and answers focused on evidence of active learning and transformation of students from the freshman to the senior year. Centre was one of four colleges to rank near the top of five crucial learning benchmarks established by NSSE.
USA Today: "1980 star returns to Centre line"
A 24-inch story by Tom Gantert in the Nov. 14 edition of USA Today profiled David Cress, a 40 year-old who opted to return to class and to the gridiron at Centre after a 20-year absence. Cress originally enrolled at Centre 1978-80, earning All-Conference honors in football before leaving the college at the end of his sophomore year. The USA Today story details his saga of returning to Centre to pursue an academic dream and opting to also play football after a chance meeting with football coach Andy Frye.
Business Week: "Time for the Stadium Boom to Go Bust?"
Centre economics professor Bruce Johnson is cited in the Nov. 20 issue of Business Week magazine for his research evaluating public subsidies for professional sports teams. Those who support using tax dollars to
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Public information coordinator: Patsi Barnes Trollinger