Taking Slides: Our Olympian on ‘Going for Broke’

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.

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • California Networking Receptions
    March 16
    Los Angeles
    March 18
    San Francisco
  • Distinguished Visiting Alumna
    Cheryl McIntire ’83 Speaks
    March 25
    Krinovitz, Hawkins Hall
  • D. C. Networking Reception
    March 28
    Evening Star Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Georgia Networking Reception
    April 3
    Home of Norman Radow ’78, Atlanta
  • Dr. Richard Semmler ’68 Service Day
    April 26
    Boston, NYC and Virginia

  • July 10-13, 2014

What They Read in 2013:
English Department Recommendations

We asked members of our English department to recommend the best books they read last year. Read more.

Visiting Alumni Impart Experience, Confidence

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.


Physics Prof, Students Make Instant Slushies

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.


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Aubrey Bresett '01
Director of Advancement Communications
Phone: (518) 564-3095

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