May 24, 2011


CENTER VALLEY, Pa.— Through an initiative from the presidents of the eight Patriot League institutions, the Patriot League Academic Network was launched earlier this year to showcase some of the nation's premier academic institutions and provide individuals the opportunity to learn about the excellent academic programs and outstanding communities at each of the League schools through various multimedia formats. || Patriot League Academic Network

The Academic Network will profile a series of features that will highlight the involvement of Patriot League institutions in various timely academic initiatives. The first collaborative effort details the impact that several schools had on assisting with the recovery in Haiti following last year's earthquake. The site can be viewed at www.patriotleagueacademicnetwork.org, and is accessible through the front page at www.patriotleague.org.

The Haiti series features a video interview at Bucknell University with Edwidge Danticat. The renowned Haitian-American author recently published "Create Dangerously," in which she draws on her own background to detail experiences as an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. In addition, the Haiti series contains links to articles from multiple Patriot League institutions on the ongoing crisis that has followed the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

On the Patriot League Academic Network, institutions feature videos about campus life, notably their academic offerings and the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff. The fall focus will be "Ethics Across the Curriculum" to correspond with November's Patriot League academic conference.

Patriot League institutions recruit and attract a diverse student populations with representation from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The alumni from Patriot League institutions continue to play a leadership role in the shaping of our country. Numerous Patriot League graduates have become Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars and Marshall Scholars, as well as earning other post-graduate scholarship opportunities and prestigious academic honors.

Contact: Division of Communications

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