Students in the Fed Challenge have a mere 20 minutes to present a well-researched summary of the current economic situation. They also propose actions that the Federal Reserve Bank should take to help improve the economy.
Dr. Alice Kassens received the Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship to help fund her ongoing research this summer and next spring on the effect of clinical depression in the labor market.
Roanoke College students hope the results of a green roofs study would reduce rainwater runoff at some of downtown Roanoke's buildings and save energy costs for the city.
On March 12th and 13th, Roanoke College seniors Samantha Sterba ‘09 and Virginia Hopkins ‘09 accompanied Dr. Alice L. Kassens to the 2009 Virginia Association of Economists (VAE) 36th Annual Meeting. This trip really began, however, during the fall semester of 2008.
"He's an excellent student... I'd call him brilliant. He is fluent in five languages. He's fit in here in an incredible way, and the students like him."
Robinson has had a lot of callings. The Eagle Scout and economics major served in the U.S. Army and the administrations of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. As special advisor to Secretary of State George Schultz, he was named “Ambassador” in 1983. Now he is launching a new career, planning a book, and heading up a national organization.
“The happiest I’ve ever been was the first time I broke three hours for a marathon.” says Kassens.