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Year in Review: Top Stories of 2010

I was reminded that it is time to take a look back when Marietta College posted their own Top 10 Stories list, so here they are…the 10 stories that received the most traffic on Writing on the Mall in 2010.

10 – Looking Back At Campus Flooding

This was the only story submitted by Tom Perry’s writing classes to make it to the Top 10.  Stacy Frederick did a great retrospective piece on the 2004 and 2005 floods.  The Ohio River went over its banks twice that year, flooding Marietta and the College in the process.  Frederick’s article had some great interviews with alumni and College officials, and shows the improvements made to the College’s flooding preparedness plans.

You can read that article here.

9 – Student Speak Out Coverage

Our Student Speak Out coverage was so popular this Fall that it actually crashed the site, which I was impressed by.  If you want to take a look back, here is the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 live blog pages.  We will actually have our Top Questions from the Fall Student Speak Out here this week.

8 – Student Senate Posters Get Defaced

Maybe when I originally ran this story, it was a bit “Fox News”-ish.  But apparently readers wanted to hear about Student Senate candidate posters getting defaced.  The original story ran here.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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PROFILE: Dr. Dailey's Katrina Kitty Kat

He was born one week before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, and found one week after Hurricane Rita hit, by APAWS, Animal Protection and Welfare Society, of Baton Rouge, La. He was then taken to a pet store in Baton Rouge, where he anxiously awaited for someone to adopt him. This mystery animal is none other than Dr. Jane Dailey’s cat, Dante.

That is one interesting piece of information that someone would probably hear if they sat down and had a conversation to get to know Dailey. Dailey, who was raised in Gallipolis, Ohio, graduated from the University of Rio Grande with a degree in Communications. Although she graduated with a degree in communications, it was not what she originally had in mind as a freshman in college.

“I started out thinking that I would get a degree in science. Then I thought I would go for education, and that changed into nursing. Finally my parents told me I needed to figure out what I really wanted to do, so I chose communications,” Dailey said.

After graduating from Rio Grande, Dailey went straight to Ohio University and received a Master of Science in Journalism. Dailey then started her career in public relations at the Ohio EPA and worked there for three years. After working for the Ohio EPA, she went on to work for an environmental engineering firm for 13 years, where she helped build their government relations program from the ground up. From there, she went on the journey to teach.

“After working at the engineering firm for those years, I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to. And I always knew I wanted to teach. So I decided to go back to school,” Dailey said.

And that is what she did. Dailey went to Louisiana State University and graduated in 2008 with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Public Policy. She started teaching at Marietta College in 2007, the same year her mother retired from the University of Rio Grande as a communications professor. Dailey teaches a variety of classes at Marietta, including Introduction to Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, and Crisis Communications.

When Dailey is not in the classroom, she likes to spend her time in the outdoors, especially hiking and camping. Dailey also enjoys listening to folk music, especially Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, and Carol King. Occasionally, when in the mood, she’ll crank up Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee”. She also enjoys traveling, spontaneous travel, among all.

“I really enjoy simple travel- just going to a random small town for a weekend suits me. At one time I traveled to Johnstown, Pa., and toured the Johnstown Flood Museum,” Dailey said.

And of course there is Dante. Dailey adopted Dante as a kitten while she was attending LSU. Weighing in at around 12 pounds, that cat is the man of the house. He has his own little quirks too, like sitting and watching Animal Planet, and DVDs made just for cats.

Down the road ahead, when retirement comes along, Dailey would like to own a small business, preferably a pub.

And if there is something Dailey would want people to know about her, it would be the fact that she likes to get to know people that are not like her.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This article is by Stacy Frederick, a Media Writing Two student at Marietta College.  If you are interested in writing for Writing on the Mall, send an e-mail to

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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