Fellows In The News

Read about the work of Switzer Fellows making change and making headlines!

Hanson named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

Monday, April 14 2014

Thor Hanson (1998) has been named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow for Science Writing. His most recent book, Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, won the 2013 John Burroughs Medal.

Rogers launches campaign to alleviate poverty to conserve rainforests

Thursday, April 10 2014

Amy Rogers (2005) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support Forest for a Living, a collaborative effort brought to fruition by a suite of forward-thinking institutions, including Switzer, each dedicated to the development of concrete solutions that address the reality of current conservation challenges.

Quist now with European Environment Agency

Wednesday, April 9 2014

David Quist (2003) is now with the European Environment Agency, an agency of the European Union, working on natural resource use and emerging technologies for the EU's transition to a greener economy.

Wisland asks which electricity source will best weather the drought in California?

Wednesday, April 9 2014

Laura Wisland (2007) asked which electricity source will best weather the drought in California on the Union of Concerned Scientists' blog.

Uhl leads campaign against methane leaks that leads to White House action

Wednesday, April 9 2014

Sarah Uhl (2011) led a campaign for the Clean Air Task Force against methane leaks that helped spur White House action, and the Switzer Foundation helped fund her work!

Hansen says US Senate committee bill to protect drinking water could be stronger

Saturday, April 5 2014

Evan Hansen (1996) said on West Virginia public radio that US Senator Manchin's Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act bill could be stronger, but is a start.

Hansen in New Yorker cites steady effort to undermine environmental laws by West Virginia's politicians

Saturday, April 5 2014

Evan Hansen (1996) was quoted in a New Yorker article about West Virginia's politicians' "steady effort to undermine implementation of environmental laws."

Glasser's Western Michigan University finalist for 2014 Climate Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 2 2014

Harold Glasser (1990) is the executive director for campus sustainability at Western Michigan University, which is a finalist to win a 2014 Climate Leadership Award as part of an annual competition among the U.S. colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.