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Bill Geist to Receive Marist College Lowell Thomas Award
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - Bill Geist, known for his humorous commentary and chronicling of America and Americans in his role as a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, is the recipient of the 2007 Marist College Lowell Thomas Award. Geist will be honored at a luncheon at the University Club in Manhattan on September 27.

"Lowell Thomas knew how to tell a story, whether it was about his travels with Allenby in Palestine, his visit with the then-14 year-old-Dalai Lama, or average Americans across our nation," said Marist College President Dennis J. Murray. "Today, no one in broadcast journalism is a better story teller than
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Dennis J. Murray: A lasting legacy at Marist
Poughkeepsie Journal
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Albany Times Union

Report: Salary for RPI's Jackson among highest in US colleges
Albany Times Union
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The Daily Freeman

Marist College President Dennis Murray announces retirement
The Daily Freeman
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Poughkeepsie Journal

VIDEO: College will 'always be home' to Marist grads
Poughkeepsie Journal
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Chronicle of Higher Education

New Leader Takes Over at Harvard Art Museums
Chronicle of Higher Education
During Martha Tedeschi's 33-year career at the Art Institute of Chicago, she declined opportunities at other museums and institutions. So when the chance came up to serve as director of the Harvard Art Museums, Ms. Tedeschi was "surprised to find how ...

New York Times

Pay for US College Presidents Continues to Grow
New York Times
Forty-two presidents of private colleges were paid more than a million dollars in 2011, up from 36 for the previous two years, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual analysis of the colleges' latest available tax forms. The three top ...

Poughkeepsie Journal

VIDEO: New Marist president looks to build on success
Poughkeepsie Journal
David Yellen aims to develop a new strategic plan for Marist College, as well as increase alumni involvement and advance the use of innovative technology, when he takes over as the school's next president on July 1. More than institute great change ...

Poughkeepsie Journal

New Vassar College president plans to listen to students, staff
Poughkeepsie Journal
Much like her students, Elizabeth Howe Bradley's first priority at Vassar College will be to learn. Bradley, who on Wednesday was announced as the school's choice to take over as president in July, said she aims to "truly understand what the priorities ...

The Daily Freeman

Marist College installs its new president, David Yellen
The Daily Freeman
TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE >> Marist College's new president, David Yellen, was formally installed during a ceremony Saturday in the school's McCann Arena. Yellen took the helm of the college in July, succeeding Dennis J. Murray, who stepped down as ... (blog)

Kuffner brothers garner accolades for high achievements (blog)
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