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News and Events

Lake Forest College In the News

  • August 14 Rebecca Graff 
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about her archaeological work contributing to the discovery of the Mecca Flats, a residential building that formerly stood at 34th and State streets in Chicago.
  • August 1 Susie An of National Public Radio interviews Jennifer Cabrera '18 during the Archaeological Field School Media day on July... 
    Urban archaeologist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff led students on an urban dig at a home in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood searching for evidence of Underground Railroad activity.
  • July 16      
    The Archaeological Field School dig is already attracting media attention given the intriguing story about the Underground Railroad connection, and has been featured recently on WTTW’s nightly newsmagazine, Chicago Tonight.
  • June 6 John Wasik at WGN-Radio show, Download, with host Justin Kaufmann. 
    Award-winning journalist and author John F. Wasik gave a shout-out to Lake Forest College during a recent interview on WGN-Radio during a discussion on innovation in Illinois.
  • May 15 President Schutt 
    President Stephen Schutt went on the air live to discuss the virtues of a small college campus during WBBM-Radio’s annual Education Week spotlight. 
  • April 25 KJZZ's The Show 
    Associate Professor of Religion Ben Zeller was interviewed by KJZZ’s “The Show” about the importance of faith, religion, and cults in American pop culture.
  • April 24 Colorado Springs Independent 
    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Todd Beer lends his expertise to a Colorado Springs Independent story about the relationship of police with communities of color.
  • April 4 Matthew Roszak '95 
    Matthew Roszak ’95 participated in the first initial coin offerings beginning in 2013, before the term even existed. The crypto entrepreneur gave Richard Branson and Bill Clinton their first Bitcoins.
  • March 28 Chicago Tribune 

    The Lake Forest College Theater Department’s resident costume designer, Nathan Rohrer, was recently mentioned for his work with Giordano Dance Chicago in the Chicago Tribune’s rave review of the dance company. 

  • March 26 Rebecca Graff 
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the placement of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park—the same site where the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was held.
  • March 19 Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Kent Grote 
    Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Kent Grote was tapped as an expert in a recent article on New Mexico’s broken lottery system in The New Mexican.
  • February 23 Rob Baade attends conference in South Korea. 
    While the U.S. Olympic team left PyeongChang with 23 new medals, Ernest A. Johnston Professor of Economics Robert Baade added several new media mentions to a growing list of news stories in which he is quoted on the economic impact of hosting the Olympics.
  • February 20 Ahmad Sadri 
    Professor of Sociology and Islamic World Studies Ahmad Sadri was recently interviewed on WBEZ’s Worldview about The Secret Fatwa, a new film about the Iranian prison where Sadri was held for two months.
  • February 15 Davis Schneiderman 
    Professor of English Davis Schneiderman was invited to write an essay for a memorial to the recently deceased writer Ursula K. Leguin at Another Chicago Magazine.
  • February 13 Ahmad Sadri 
    Professor of Sociology and Islamic World Studies Ahmad Sadri was interviewed by CBC and BBC News about prominent Iranian environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami, who recently died in prison after being arrested on spying charges.