John Daly ’07 has a knack for pushing limits.
As a teenage bicycle motocross rider, he broke both wrists in a training crash. As a budding film director, he sometimes skirts the edge of good taste in a series of cringe-comedy videos on YouTube. And as an athlete in skeleton, the Olympic sliding event where competitors rocket headfirst down an icy, twisty course at 70 mph, pushing limits is just part of the job.
It’s a job Daly wouldn’t trade for anything right now. He is among the best in the world, and his gaze is fixed on a second straight appearance in the Winter Olympics — despite the inevitable frustrations on the road to February’s Sochi Games. Read more.
We asked members of our English department to recommend the best books they read last year. Read more.
Holly Jensen felt uncertain as she stepped through the doors of the Butcher Block restaurant for a gathering hosted by Dr. Mohamed Gaber.
The junior accounting major didn’t know what to expect from dinner with Gaber, other students and some alumnus she’d never met. Privately, she had also been questioning whether her efforts in school would eventually land her a job — whether she could do it. Read more.
For SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Physics Professor Ken Podolak, frigid temperatures are but an opportunity to create tasty treats.
After all, why venture out to a gas station to get a slushy from a machine when the frozen novelty can easily be conjured up in a soda bottle? Read more.