Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Beth Quill Goes to England

Elizabeth Quill ’06 (editor in chief 2005-06) began an internship at Science magazine in this month after completing her master’s degree in science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will be writing daily news stories for Science’s Web site and also contributing front matter to the weekly magazine. (Here’s the address for the dailies in case you want to indulge in your geekier side ( Aside from a summer internship at The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C., Quill moves from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Cambridge, England for this six-month gig. Perks of living and working abroad include exploring lovely Cambridge, taking occasional business trips to London, and having the freedom to rattle on about everything from cell biology to particle physics without puzzling her colleagues. Though she still gets funny looks for other reasons.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Keeping Busy, As Usual

Three years after graduating from Ithaca College, Michelle Cuthrell (December ’04) spends her days with her Army husband in the rainy suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where she works as a personal chef, chauffer, nurse, nanny, maid, tutor, playmate, teacher and professional motivator — and that's just for her 18-month-old son, Connor. Outside of life as a mother and military wife, Michelle works from her home office as the editor in chief of Good Catch Publishing, a Portland-based Christian publishing company, and volunteers her services at Fort Lewis Army post and Capital Christian Center. Between toddler gym classes and military functions, Michelle has also completed her first book, a memoir about dealing on the home front with the unprecedented 16-month-long deployment of her husband to Iraq.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Schultz Becomes a Navy Lawyer

Matt Schultz ’00 (assistant sports editor, Spring 1998) is a United States Navy Officer in the JAG Corps. He is currently at Naval Justice School in Newport, R.I. and will graduate in mid-December. Following graduation he will head west to Naval Legal Service Office Northwest in Bremerton, Wash. After graduating from IC, Matt lived in London and traveled through Southeast Africa before returning to Minnesota and going to law school at the University of St. Thomas. He practiced law for two years before joining the Navy, focusing mostly on large civil litigation and anti-trust issues.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Helping Children in Need

Ellen (Stapleton) Hale ’03 (editor in chief 2002-03) started work in August as the communications assistant for Sunrise Children’s Services, a faith-based nonprofit in Louisville, Ky. Sunrise provides care for hurting children and families across Kentucky through seven residential treatment programs for teenagers in state custody, foster care services, adoption services and outpatient counseling centers.
Ellen’s duties on the three-person communications team vary from writing and sending news releases to preparing for special events to monitoring news clippings. She also is the go-to proofreader for agency publications and finds topics for the president’s blog.
In addition, Ellen was hired as a freelance writer for Good Catch Publishing, where her former Ithacan opinion editor Michelle Cuthrell ’05 is editor in chief. Ellen can be reached at