Cornell faculty and PhD students have recently been given a large amount of press for their opinions on different topics within the virtual currency world. The full articles with a brief description can be found here:

CoinDesk - A yearly retrospective article titled "2015: Year of the Blockchain" (Emin Gün Sirer)
MIT Technology Review - Bitcoin, blockchains, and alternative cryptocurrencies (Emin Gün Sirer)
MIT Techolology Review - Stellar, a new cryptocurrency proposal from Stanford University (Emin Gün Sirer)
CoinJournal - Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer discuss Selfish Mining results
Reuters - The collapse of the virtual currency exchange Mt. Gox (Emin Gün Sirer)
CryptoCoinNews - Cornell-led team (Kyle Croman, Christian Decker, Ittay Eyal, Adem Efe Gencer, Ari Juels, Ahmed Kosba, Andrew Miller, Prateek Saxena, Elaine Shi, Emin Gün Sirer, Dawn Song, and Roger Wattenhofer) guide discussions on how to evolve Bitcoin
Bitcoin Magazine - Bank of England's new experiment with a custom cryptocurrency (Emin Gün Sirer)
Fox News - Response to DARPA's recent foray into using blockchain technology to build a secure messaging application (Emin Gün Sirer)
Reuters - Issues related to the governance of decentralized currency Bitcoin (Emin Gün Sirer)

Emin Gün Sirer quoted in response to Satoshi sighting:
Wall Street Journal
USA Today
MIT Technology Review
The Verge