Spring 2006

2006 Headlines:

• West Virginia Blast Kills 12 Miners (January 2, 2006)
• Lobbyist Abramoff Pleads Guilty To Congress Corruption Scheme; Pledges Cooperation in Probe of Lawmakers (January 3, 2006)
• Israeli Prime Minister Sharon Suffers Major Stroke; Deputy PM Olmert Assumes Powers (January 4, 2006)
• Insurgent Attacks Intensify in Iraq (January 4-5, 2006)
• Iran Restarts Contested Nuclear Activity; EU, U.S. Condemn Move (January 10, 2006)
• New Orleans Rebuilding Plan Draws Anger (January 11, 2006)
• Iraq’s Official Election Results Announced (January 20, 2006)
• Canadian Conservatives End 12 Years of Liberal Rule; Party Will Lead Minority Government (January 23, 2006)
• Hamas Gains Majority in Palestinian Parliamentary Elections; Surprise Win Casts Doubt on Peace Process (January 25, 2006)
• Bush Delivers State of the Union Address; Warns Against Isolationism, Oil ‘Addiction’ (January 31, 2006)
• Supreme Court Nominee Alito Confirmed by Senate; Replaces Retiring Justice O’Connor (January 31, 2006)


Keeping a promise to a newspaper is what landed this Spring 2006 alum a place in the Chips Quinn Scholars program.

Spring class of 2006

1. Jeremiah Armenta, Arizona State University The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
2. Vanessa Casavant, City University of New York-Hunter College, Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Wash.)
3. Adam Causey, Louisiana State University, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
4. Rick Coca, California State University-Northridge, Daily News (Los Angeles)
5. Gina Ferrer, University of California-Santa Cruz, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
6. David Lipscomb, University of Maryland, Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.)
7. Aman Mehrzai, Ohlone College, The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune
8. Yvonne Pingue, San Jose State University, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
9. Benny Polacca, Arizona State University, The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.)
10. Ana Ramirez, St. Mary’s University, The San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times
11. Kimberlina Rocha, California State University-Fresno, The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.)
12. Natalie Schrik, San Francisco State University, The Greenville (S.C.) News
13. Susanica Tam, University of Southern California, The Santa Fe New Mexican
14. Andrew Tran, University of Texas, The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun
15. Isadora Vail-Castro, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Antonio Express-News
16. Giselle Velazquez, San Francisco State University, Ventura County (Calif.) Star

Recap of Orientation:
Meet the Spring 2006 class.
• Scholars share their orientation experiences in a blog.
• A look at Spring 2006 Scholars in an orientation photo story.


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