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TVP Communications’ Favorite Media Clips of 2021 

We’ve almost made it through another difficult year, and here at TVP Communications we are thankful for our continued campus partnerships and the stories we get to share with journalists. Here are some of our favorites from 2021. 

In a piece for Inside Higher Ed, Goucher College’s Mileah Kromer encouraged faculty to tell the higher education story. “Purposeful engagement at the local and regional level will pay off—for the faculty who elevate their status as experts, for boosting individual institutional reputation, and for the greater good of higher education,” she wrote.  

The University of Montana’s Jenny Petty pulled leadership lessons from the hit television show Ted Lasso for PR Daily.

While our students may not have been returning from abroad this past fall, wrote Goucher College’s Luchen Li for Inside Higher Ed, they were coming back to an unfamiliar place: their own campus.

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc talked to WGBH about reassigning part of its endowment to address structural racism by investing in venture funds and start-ups founded and managed by Black and brown executives. Martha Hirst at Fordham University also discussed increasing the diversity of its asset managers.

Raynard Kington, head of school for Phillip’s Academy, shared his thoughts on the legacy of George Washington during a time of national racial reckoning with Newsweek.

Margaret McGehee at Oxford College of Emory University wrote about Georgia becoming a new film destination because of large tax incentives and how her small town of Covington offers the industry a familiar, clichéd backdrop for representing a white South on screen, in a piece for Salon.  

“There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that youth mental health is impacted by kids’ ability to engage with music and the arts,” Josh DeSantis at York College of Pennsylvania explained to Fortune.

In a piece for the Washington Post, David Resha at Oxford College of Emory University discussed why women dominate the “documentary feature” category at the Academy Awards. 

After the high-profile death of Gabby Petito, Grinnell College’s Brigittine French penned a piece for Ms. Magazine about understanding femicide vs. homicide. “Even when their stories are told, Americans almost exclusively refer to such crimes as homicides. This language misses critical context and the bigger story—one that links both high-profile and ignored cases of murdered women,” she wrote. 

In a piece for Wired, the University of Montana’s Justin Angle spoke about the rebrand of Facebook to Meta.

Tamara Schwartz at York College of Pennsylvania talked to USA Today about the Facebook outage. “Would they even admit to being attacked, given the current environment they’re in?” she said. “Because many people don’t already trust them due to the recent whistleblower’s accusations about their unethical choices and Congress accusing them of being irresponsible to its users.”

Zach Binney at Oxford College of Emory University penned a piece for STAT about the ways in which the NFL should discourage Super Bowl parties because of COVID-19.  

Grinnell College’s Karla Erickson talked to the Associated Press about families being nervous about non-vaccinated relatives at Thanksgiving dinner. The piece ran in nearly 200 media outlets across the country including Yahoo! NewsABC News, and the Seattle Times. She also wrote a piece from Salon about how the pandemic changed Thanksgiving permanently.  

Lars Schmidt from Scripps College discovered through fossil reconstruction that some dinosaurs hunted in the dark. The news was covered by National GeographicUSA TodayCNNLive Science and The Conversation amongst other publications.  

In a piece for The Conversation, Grinnell College’s Leo and ShanShan Rodriguez wrote about how a human could enter a black hole to study it. The article received more than 250,000 views and ran in media outlets across the country including SalonPopular Mechanics, and Astronomy Magazine. The Rodriguezes were interviewed for a piece in CNN Arabic and The Conversation translated their piece into French for its vertical in France.  

We wish you all a happy holiday season and we are looking forward to telling many more stories in the new year.  

Photo by Roman Kraft.