Adelphi U. of Garden City, N.Y., hired Mezzina Brown & Partners of 401 Park Ave. South to do recruitment and other communications programs.
Chips off the old ... ? Nick Verbitsky of United Stations Radio Networks sends along a tearsheet from a Connecticut newspaper about his two sons, Nick and Paul, who operate Blue Chip Films of Norwalk, Conn. Their three-year-old company wrapped a wacky promotional spot for a Nabisco Chips Ahoy! sponsorship of the 'N Sync tour. (Kraft Foods now owns Nabisco.) The lads shot at the campus of SUNY-Purchase and bused in 130 girls from three local high schools who, following script, instead of mobbing the group, attack a truckload of cookies.
What a kiss-up cover story in The New York Times Magazine on that engaging rascal Roger Ailes of Fox News. Roger must still be taking bows. But how could they identify The Daily Telegraph of London as a Murdoch paper? Rupert owns The Times of London. Where are the fact-checkers, the copy desk?
SoapNet, the soap opera channel (I'm a huge fan, you understand) named Deborah Blackwell its GM.
Colleen Wyse is the new publisher of Women's Wear Daily. A vigorous huzzah from a former holder of the job (1964-'71)!
New House Beautiful deputy editor is Kendell Cronstrom, who moves from Elle Decor.
Ran into Col Allan, new editor of the New York Post, at Elaine's. Col (pronounced with a short vowel) said he'd been recently to 21 with Post columnist Victoria Gotti (yes, that Gotti!) and others, and where he was continually addressed by the staff as "Colonel." He assured them he "and the regiment" would be dropping in again.
Architectural Digest promoted Publisher Amy Churgin to VP. And Randi MacColl was named associate publisher-marketing.
Gannett Co.'s Chuck Cornelius won a Newspaper Assn. of America award for his contributions to newspaper classified advertising.
Dope of the month: Mt. Holyoke College prexy Joanne V. Creighton who questioned just why a newspaper (The Boston Globe) would run a story that the school's Pulitzer-winning history prof was a faker.