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Fall 2005 • Volume 11, Issue 4

Bradley offers news feeds

Bradley has a new way to keep parents, alumni, and friends informed of the latest Bradley University news. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a way of publishing headlines, links, and article summaries from a Web site. By using a newsreader, you can subscribe to “feeds” of particular interest and be notified when new content becomes available. You can read short article teasers or summaries before clicking through to a Web page that features the full story.

The RSS newsreaders also alert you when content has been added to the feeds that you have subscribed to, similar to how e-mail programs alert you when a new message has arrived.

To learn more about RSS and how to subscribe to Bradley’s free RSS feeds, visit

Everybody loves Emmys

Lisa Helfrich Jackson ’86 and Jonathan Buss ’94 were recently honored for their production of a special program for the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. Jackson and Buss’s show was nominated for a Prime-Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. Both Jackson and Buss are prior recipients of the Emmy award. Buss has received an Emmy Award for Best Comedy for a short film; Jackson, as a part of the Everybody Loves Raymond production team, has won 14 Emmys.


Porritt named Delay’s press secretary

Ben Porritt ’02 was recently selected as the press secretary to the office of the majority leader, Tom Delay. Porritt, who graduated from Bradley with a bachelor’s degree in political science, has worked in numerous prominent posts since his departure from BU. Some of the most prestigious include spokesman for the Department of Justice in the Office of Public Affairs and deputy press secretary for the 55th

Presidential Inaugural Committee. During the Bush-Cheney ’04 presidential campaign, he also served as the Western states’ spokesman and media coordinator.


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Bradley’s Web cam broadcasts live from the top floor of the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts and focuses on Bradley Hall and the Founder’s Circle. It updates every minute at