Archive for December 10th, 2010

Former Grossmont student has a Strange encounter in Georgia

 KENNESAW, Georgia (Press Release)–Former Grossmont College student Breanne Ahearn, who was one of the mainstays of Griffin Radio while attending the California school, has been appointed as soundscape engineer for the serialized Harry Strange radio drama.

Produced on the campus of Kennesaw State University, where Ahearn currently is a senior, the Harry Strange series, in the style of 1940 radio dramas, follows the adventures of a private investigator who has supernatural encounters.  The series will begin next month on Kennesaw’s “Owl Radio” and will be podcast elsewhere.

“I’m already hooked on the story,” Ahearn said after editing the first episode.  “This is a fun and exciting project to be involved with.”

Tony Sarracchia, creator of the show, described Ahearn as a great addition to the production team, noting that “she brings strong audio mixing and award winning production skills.”

While at Grossmont, Ahearn won awards for Best Station Promo and was a Division Honoree within the Communications and Fine Arts Department two years in a row.  She won the notice of CNN in Atlanta, where she accepted an internship.  Since then she has won the 2010 Broadcast Educatikon Association (BEA) for a short audio documentary on the shootings in 2001 on the Santana High School campus in Santee.

Preceding based on material provided by the Harry Strange radio program

DOE says Virginia Tech officials notified the campus too slowly in 2007 shooting spree

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USANN4) — A final ruling has been issued in the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.   The U.S. Department of Education said the school violated campus crime-reporting law in its response to the shootings.   A gunman killed a total of 32 students and professors, before turning the gun on himself.

The report said Virginia Tech failed to issue a “timely warning” as required under the crime reporting Clery Act.   The university’s campuswide e-mail was both too late and too vague.   It mentioned a “shooting incident” but not any fatalities.   Virginia Tech officials criticized the findings.

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