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The George Polk Awards dominated news coverage for Long Island University in late February, with reports about the University’s prestigious journalism honors published in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, Boston Globe and many more media. (See story, p. 3.)

United Nations Graduate Certificate Program adjunct professors were widely quoted as war loomed with Iraq. Yasmine Sherif spoke on AP Radio about how the United States may have backed itself into a corner on the war question; James Sutterlin discussed prospects for Iraq’s disarmament and the role of the United Nations in interviews with The New York Times, USA Today, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, AP, CBS and CNN Radio networks, and Reuters; he was a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered, CNBC, and Channel 5’s Good Day New York.

[editor’s note: Sutterlin was interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor by a freelancer who also is a Brooklyn Campus adjunct, Michael Jordon. Alumnus Conway Gittens interviewed Sutterlin for Reuters Television.]

Dennis Broe (media arts) discussed Oscar dilemmas facing the Academy (the other academy, that is) in interviews about director Roman Polanski and other topics with 1010 WINS radio and Reuters, all receiving national and international distribution.

Jordan Kaplan (business) described retailers’ and workers’ woes in interviews that included one for a widely published AP report, “Big Test for Kmart Will be Customer Reaction.” In addition, he was heard on CNN Radio discussing interest rates.

TimeOut New York magazine featured the Brooklyn Campus’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, with Warren LaLiberte, who volunteers his time to care for the historic instrument and its 2,000 pipes.

A full-page New York Daily News article profiled 25-year-old journalism alumnus Curtis Stephen, who won a Soros Foundation grant to write about the criminal justice system and the wrongfully convicted.

Luis Riquelme (communication sciences and disorders) was featured in a Tiempos Del Mundo article about his work with communicatively impaired children.

Fred Stiner (business) was quoted in news articles including: “Press Pension Fund Shortfalls Put Recovery at Risk” (AP) and “Bush Plan May Further Boost Dividend Revival” (Newsday). He also discussed the topic of dividend exclusion in USA Today and Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine.

Dean Kathy Waldron (business) appeared on several CNBC programs to discuss the historic settlement paid by Wall Street investment firms facing conflict of interest charges with their advising businesses; AP also interviewed her about corporate board demands for tougher accountability by CEOs.

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