Despite the early hour, several hundred students were on hand to show their school spirit Oct. 24 as Boston TV station Fox 25 aired its “College Tour” from the Goodell lawn.
The four-hour live broadcast as part of the “Fox 25 Morning News” was hosted by Elizabeth Hopkins, who interviewed Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and chatted up students from nearly 20 groups and organizations.
“Thanks to the enthusiasm and participation by our students, the broadcast was a great success,” said Ed Blaguszewski, executive director of News and Media Relations. “The Fox 25 appearance generated some excellent publicity for our campus in the Boston area.”
Others featured during the broadcast were Vice Chancellor for University Relations John Kennedy; sustainability manager Ezra Small and sustainability coordinator Rachel Dutton; Minuteman Marching Band director Timothy Anderson; Geckskin researchers Alfred Crosby, polymer science, and Duncan Irschick, biology; chef Anthony Jung of Dining Services; and student Leo Sheehan, president of Theta Chi. Performances included the Marching Band, student a capella group Vocal Suspects and dance team Dhadak Fusion.
Participating student groups included women’s crew, men’s rugby, football, cheerleaders, women’s and men’s cross country and track and field, the Hip Hop Club, Alive with Dance, Student Government Association, Webster House Council, Residence Hall Association, tour guides, fraternities and sororities, Air Force and Army ROTC, the Soccerfest sport management class. Student Valley Productions and UVC-19 displayed their signs during the broadcast.