Posts Tagged 'Matt Ewalt'

Babcock talks Chautauqua’s ‘lasting educational impact’ at porch discussion

Babcock talks Chautauqua’s ‘lasting educational impact’ at porch discussion

When Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874, it became enshrined in principles of education and self-improvement. Its founders were nine years out of the Civil War and immersed in the turbulence of Reconstruction, abolition and political unrest — but instead of using their leisure time to relax, the forefathers of Chautauqua decided to form a vacation community that nurtured intellectual stimulation.

NOW Generation kicks off summer events

NOW Generation kicks off summer events

Last Wednesday, the NOW Generation hosted a reception at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The event served as a platform for Chautauqua leaders, members of the NOW Gen Advisory Council and other NOW Gen members to gather and discuss upcoming events and efforts made on behalf of the group

A history of The Chautauquan Daily through a peek inside the newsroom

A history of The Chautauquan Daily through a peek inside the newsroom

In his book Chautauqua: A Center for Education, Religion and Arts in America, author Theodore Morrison presents a photo of the original 1876 staff of the Chautauqua Assembly Daily Herald. Among those seated in front of a building marked “Editorial Rooms – Assembly Herald” is the publication’s founder and editor, Theodore Flood.

The caption reads, “Anyone consulting the bound volumes of the Assembly Herald may well wonder how so much thoroughness and order emerged from these editorial quarters.”

Much has changed about Chautauqua’s newspaper in the 136 years it has been published — name, office, staff size and average age, tone, content and technology — but its mission has remained the same.

In Chautauqua, pair of rising stars find a place to find themselves

In Chautauqua, pair of rising stars find a place to find themselves

“There is just something about Chautauqua at 6 a.m. that cannot be described,” said Mac McShane, 16-year-old circulation manager of The Chautauquan Daily. “My route is my way to relax. It’s just me, the cool morning air, and a list of houses.”

The kid everyone calls Mac spends his summers working at the Daily, along with waiting tables at Intermezzo at Chautauqua.

En route, he delivers the paper on his scooter to people all throughout the grounds, including to Institution President Tom Becker.