2013 Media Coverage


 

WTOP: Travel and Leisure magazine ranks Annapolis as one of the top 20 college towns in the U.S. 
WTOP, December 6, 2013
 

AUDIO: “South Africans Mourn Mandela's Death, Celebrate His Life”
New York Times Johannesburg Bureau Chief Lydia Polgreen (A97) speaks with NPR about the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
NPR, December 6, 2013
 

BLOG: “The Miracle of Imagination”
Annapolis President Nelson writes about rediscovery of wonder in a holiday post on his Huffington Post blog.
Huffington Post, December 2, 2013
 

Alumnus Warren Winiarski's Wine Among Smithsonian's “101 Objects that Made America”
Warren Winiarski (Class of 1953) is founder of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and maker of the 1973 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that bested France’s wines in the historic 1976 Paris Tasting, the "Judgment of Paris." A bottle of Winiarski’s 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Smithsonian Magazine, November, 2013
 

BLOG: “Investing in a Liberal Education?”
President Nelson blogs about Warren Buffett's investment advice and the value of higher education.
Huffington Post, October 3, 2013
 

"At St. John's College, students, guests and faculty take a look at obscenity" 
St. John’s tutor and former trial lawyer William Braithwaite gives a lecture titled “Is Obscenity Obsolete?”
The Baltimore Sun, September 12, 2013
 

Alumnus Owen Kelley (A93) gives lecture at Library of Congress
Owen Kelley (A93), research scientist with George Mason University at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, gives a lecture titled "Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes" at the Library of Congress on September 10, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. The lecture will be free and open to the public.
Library of Congress, September 10, 2013
 

St. John’s College tutor gives talk on “Artistic Expression in Animals”
Santa Fe tutor Linda Wiener talks about her Friday night lecture at the Annapolis campus. 
The Capital, September 1, 2013
 

BLOG: “Flawed From the Start: The President's New Plan for Higher Education?”
President Nelson blogs about the dangers of evaluating higher education solely on numerical outcomes.
Huffington Post, August 30, 2013
 

BLOG: “The World's Longest Running Seminar on Free Government”
President Nelson blogs about the St. John's seminar.
Huffington Post, August 6, 2013
 

“Liberal Arts Value Goes Beyond Dollars”
Santa Fe President Mike Peters extols the virtues of higher education.
Huffington Post Blog, August 6, 2013
 

“St. John's rehabs 291-year-old building, constructs a new one”
On the Annapolis campus, a ribbon cutting for the new Hodson House; Admissions moves back into the renovated, historic Carroll-Barrister House. 
The Capital, June 18, 2013
 

BLOG: “Is it worth it?”
President Nelson considers a question many ask during the graduation season. 
Huffington Post, May 22, 2013
 

St. John’s graduates carry on solemn tradition with a smirk 
On a Saturday evening in early February, seniors at St. John’s College lined up in the foyer of school President Michael Peters’ home in a sprawling adobe compound.
Santa Fe New Mexican, May 16, 2013
 

“A life surrounded by beauty”
President Chris Nelson at home with his art collection.
Annapolis Lifestyle, April 25, 2013
 

“Navy triumphs over St. John's in 31st annual Croquet rivalry”
Bucking a trend, the U.S. Navy triumphed over the favored St. John's College in a traditional match of croquet on Saturday.
Patch.com, April 22, 2013
 

“Navy topples St. John's in croquet match”
For only the sixth time in the 31-year croquet rivalry between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy, the Midshipmen emerged victorious.
The Capital, April 21, 2013
 

“St. John's College students in Annapolis spread spirit spot video before croquet challenge”
“Dancing to last summer's hit song "Call Me Maybe," Johnnies created a "Spirit Spot" for the 31st annual croquet challenge against the Midshipmen.”
The Capital, April 19, 2013
 

AUDIO: WRNR interviews the St. John's Imperial Wicket
St. John's – U.S. Naval Academy croquet match interview with Imperial Wicket Drew Menzer (A13)
WRNR, April 18, 2013
 

“Top Billing: St. John's battles Naval Academy in croquet”
The Capital spotlights the annual St. John's – U.S. Naval Academy croquet match.
The Capital, April 18, 2013
 

“St. John's, Navy prepare for croquet showdown”
The croquet rivals prepare for their annual competition.
Patch.com, April 17, 2013
 

“A liberal, and liberating, education”
President Chris Nelson speaks about the value of a liberal arts education. 
The Hechinger Report, April 15, 2013
 

“Mids, Johnnies battle again for croquet's Annapolis Cup”
The Capital reports on predicting the outcomes of the 31st annual croquet match.
The Capital, April 11, 2013
 

St. John’s mentors aim to help elementary kids succeed
Students take part in a pilot mentoring program
Santa Fe New Mexican, April 8, 2013
 

“The fearless, risk-loving winemaker”
Former St. John's College tutor-turned-winemaker, Abe Schoener, is profiled in the New York Times.
The New York Times, April 7, 2013
 

“A tale of two colleges”
Students at St. John's and the U.S. Naval Academy are united in their common desire to defeat one another in their annual croquet match.
Annapolis.com, April, 2013
 

BLOG: “Lincoln and liberal education” 
President Chris Nelson discusses the scene in the film Lincoln in which the president draws upon Euclid's Elements, one of the foundation texts of the St. John's curriculum, to make some of the most important decisions in the U.S. Civil War. 
The Huffington Post, March 28, 2013
 

Onstage: Three for four: Atrium String Quartet
Formed in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2000, the Atrium String Quartet went on to secure important international performance awards and a busy schedule of international concert bookings. St. John’s College presents the ensemble in the Great Hall in its Peterson Student Center (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, 984-6000) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. 
Pasatiempo, February 22, 2013
 

Onstage: Whatever Lori/Lola wants: singer Lori Carsillo
The dynamic San Francisco singer Lori Carsillo is out front with John Trentacosta’s Straight Up combo at St. John’s College (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. 
Pasatiempo, February 15, 2013
 

“Five colleges misreported data to U.S. News, raising concerns about rankings, reputation” 
Many highly regarded schools acknowledged that they had submitted incorrect test scores or overstated the high school rankings of their incoming freshmen. Christopher Nelson, president, St. John’s College, Annapolis, a champion of  liberal arts education, is among those who share insights. 
The Washington Post, February 6, 2013
 

“Classical curriculum: Steeped in tradition” 
St. John's is among those colleges who remain committed to a traditional liberal arts curriculum and continue to find success. 
University Business Magazine, February 2013
 

“Glen Burnie man mimes for God”
Gospel mine Jeremy Gainous performs in Annapolis for the first time as part of the sixth annual “Lift Every Voice” concert at St. John’s College. 
The Capital, January 15, 2013
 

“St. John's discussions honor King's legacy”
Panel discussion and community seminars explore protecting children in schools, and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Where Do We Go from Here?” speech. 
The Capital, January 15, 2013
 

Alumnus at Honda speaks about fuel economy 
"We are going to redefine what a conventional vehicle is," says St. John’s alumnus (SF80) Robert Bienenfeld, senior  manager, environment and energy strategy, American Honda Motor Co., at a recent symposium on fuel-economy. 
Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2013
 

“Veterans Tell Elite Colleges: ‘We belong’” 
Many veterans who enroll in elite institutions are finding that they belong. Liberal arts colleges, such as St. John's, are among  those noted for their partnerships with neighboring military institutions. 
The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 7, 2013