Dean’s Scholar program expands
Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.
Meet Your 2014 Dean for a Day
Tiffany Johnson, a political science and communication major, will trade places with Dean Jeff Braden on February 12. Johnson will serve as Dean for a Day, while Braden takes classes ranging from "Administration of Justice" and "Supreme Court and Public Policy" to "Intro to Film" and "Communication and Technology." Will he make good grades? Will she change the course of the college? Stay tuned!
Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students.
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: What the Public Thinks
Researchers from NC State University have conducted the first nationally representative survey in the United States to gauge public opinion on the use of genetic manipulations to drive down mosquito populations and related diseases. While public support varies, depending on how the mosquitoes are characterized, a plurality opposes the effort when potential risks are explained.
As NY Giants Assistant Coach, CHASS Alum Helps Win Super Bowl
CHASS alum David Merritt (Poli Sci '94), was a linebacker at NC State. As an assistant coach for the New York Giants, he played a critical role in helping his team win in the last few minutes of the Super Bowl. Merritt recently took time to chat with an NC State writer about the Super Bowl and his career in coaching.
Graduating Prepared to Succeed
Morgan Donnelly (Communication and Political Science '10) says the willingness of NC State professors to mentor students helps strengthen character traits that job recruiters find attractive. Her experience confirms a 2010 Wall Street Journal survey that rated NC State among the top spots for job recruiters looking to hire the best trained and prepared graduates entering the job market.