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Los Angeles Review of Books Praises Fourth City

The Los Angeles Review of Books described Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America as “an important work” in an Oct. 8 review titled “Locked Up in America: The Essay in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” Edited by Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences Doran Larson, Fourth City is a collection of 71 essays by current and former prisoners on a wide range of topics about prison life, solicited over approximately five years.  More ...

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Larson Delivers Paper About Prison Writing in Poland

Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences Doran Larson delivered a paper titled "Prisoners Write the Rights-Bearing Person: Extrapolations from the American Archive," at the 2015 meeting of the Critical Legal Studies Conference in Wroclaw, Poland.  More ...

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Chronicle of Higher Ed Quotes Larson on Prison Reform

“Private institutions have been at the forefront of the cause since Pell funding was stripped in 1994,” Doran Larson, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Ethics and Christian Evidences, said in a Chronicle of Higher Education article on reaction to President Obama’s pilot program to make some prisoners eligible for Pell Grants.    More ...

Professors Naomi Guttman, Doran Larson, Tom Jones and Lisa Trivedi.
Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Presented to Five at Class & Charter Day

Five Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 11. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

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Larson Featured on Public Radio International Show

Professor of English Doran Larson recently discussed the importance and value of prisoner education on  To the Point, a Public Radio International-hosted and KCRW-produced program, in a segment titled “Should we let more prisoners take college classes?” The April 24 show featured both Larson and one of his students, Attica inmate John J. Lennon whose op-ed in support of education for prisoners recently appeared in The New York Times.  More ...

First Online Courses Debut via edX

A few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hamilton and Colgate jointly announcing their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX,  two free online interactive courses led by Hamilton professors will be launched.  More ...

Students in Larson's Prison Writing Class Collect Books for Incarcerated

Three students in Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson’s “Booked: Prison Writing” course this fall held a campus book drive to benefit prisoners at a New York State correctional facility.  More ...

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Larson Discusses Prison Writing at ASC Meeting

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson presented a paper at the 70th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) held Nov. 19-22 in San Francisco. The theme of the convention was “Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression.”  More ...

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Larson a Respondent at M/MLA Conference

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson was invited to serve as respondent on a panel dedicated to Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America at the Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) Conference held Nov. 13-16 in Detroit.  More ...

A class at the Mohawk Correctional Facility.
College in Prison Program Honored By Continuing Education Association of NY

A College in Prison program at the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., initiated by Hamilton College Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson, and sponsored by Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), has been honored with the James C. Hall Exemplary Credit Program Award by the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY).  More ...

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