The Pulse: 22 Sept. 2009

Two College alumni fared well at Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Glenn Close ’74 won a second consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Patty Hewes on “Damages,” and Jon Stewart ’84, along with his Comedy Central program “The Daily Show,” garnered two Emmys, for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series — bringing that show’s total Emmy wins to 13.

Swem Library has cut ten percent of its serials budget. Some of the 326 periodicals that didn’t survive: the American Journal of Ancient History, Asian Folklore Studies, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Irish Geography, the Journal of Australian Ceramics, the Journal of Psychohistory, the Journal of Third World Studies, Liquid Crystals, Organophosphorus Chemistry and Theoreti¬cal Linguistics. Total savings: $179,396.69.

Oh, and cancelling the College’s subscription to USA Today saved $247.44.

Settler’s Market, the retail area on Monticello Avenue between New Town and Route 199, home to Trader Joe’s and Baker’s Crust, is up for sale. Want to participate in the Oct. 5 auction? You have to show up with $100,000 cash or check.

More bad news from Colonial Williamsburg. CW President Colin Campbell says ticket sales are lagging behind last year — already a low for the living museum. Official numbers will be released in the spring.


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