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A farewell and thanks to library assistant Jared Crocker of Franklin College

All: As you can see from the announcement below, Franklin College’s young and capable Jared Crocker is leaving for new adventures elsewhere.  I need to make a public thank you to Jared for his many hours helping me with requests for my research and books.  Jared: SALUD and Safe adventures, Colleague Jared.

–Hank Nuwer

Dear Franklin College Community–
I am sorry to inform you that Jared Crocker will shortly be leaving us for a new adventure. Jared has worked with the library since 2017 and has been an invaluable member of the library team. As Archives Assistant, his contributions to the library include the creation of an Archives resource guide, many exhibits featuring hidden gems of our special collections, responding to numerous email and phone enquiries, and support of events during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. Many of you, of course, have depended heavily on Jared, in his role as Interlibrary Loan Assistant, to obtain the general and esoteric material that you needed. Jared was also the creator of the Coronavirus resource guide that kept many people up to date and informed during the pandemic. We will miss Jared’s quiet competence and his collaborative spirit.
–from Denise Shorey on behalf of B.F. Hamilton Library.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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