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Eric Boole ’13, Amy Soenksen ’13, Amy Marchesi ’13, Ellie Fausold ’13, Nick Solano ’14, Cam Waugh ’13, and Kevin Prior ’13 stand by the grave of Pierre L’Enfant overlooking Washington, D.C.
Washington Students Visit Arlington National Cemetery

On a spectacular Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, students on the Program in Washington visited Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for 14,000 veterans.  The highlight of the visit was witnessing the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns by soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment.  More ...

Hamilton's students in Washington, D.C., with Mike McCurry P'13.
D.C. Students Meet with Co-Chair of Commission on Presidential Debates

On Feb. 15, students in the Program in Washington met with Michael McCurry P ’13, co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates. CPD was established in 1987 to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates.  More ...

Hamilton's Model UN delegates in Montreal.
10 Students Participate in Annual Model UN Assembly

Ten Hamilton students traveled to Montreal to participate in the McGill University Model United Nations Assembly (McMUN), which convened January 26-29.  The conference drew more than 1,300 delegates to fill 25 different committees that focused on international relations in the Information Age.  More ...

Washington Program students with Steven Hayward, center, at the American Enterprise Institute.
Washington Program Students Visit American Enterprise Institute

Students in Hamilton’s Program in Washington, D.C., visited the American Enterprise Institute this week and met with Steven Hayward, the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow.  Hayward writes on a wide range of public policy issues and is the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends, and many books on environmental topics.  More ...

David Paris '71
Paris '71 Essay on Washington Post Blog

A guest post titled “Higher education’s $64,000 question” by Professor of Government David Paris ’71 appeared on The Washington Post College Inc. blog on Feb. 2. Paris, who is currently serving as executive director of the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability, expressed his support for establishing evidence-based improvement of student learning as a central focus of higher education.  More ...

Peter Maher '13
Peter Maher '13 Publishes Op-ed in Asheville, N.C., Newspaper

An op-ed written by Peter Maher ’13 was published on Jan. 22 by The Tribune Papers of Asheville, N.C. The piece, titled “The Lone Wolf: Why singular terrorists pose the greatest threat,” was written as an assignment in a fall semester Government class, Global Challenges, taught by Ambassador Edward “Ned”  Walker Jr. ’62. Maher then submitted it to the paper for consideration.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
New Deal 2.0 Features Klinkner Entry

The homepage of New Deal 2.0, a project of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, featured “FDR Wants You to Combat Misinformation About Progressive Policies,” a blog post by James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner, on Jan. 12. In his essay, Klinkner recounted FDR’s efforts to inform and engage the public to fight back against anti-New Deal attacks and compared these efforts to the strategies that will be essential to President Obama’s reelection campaign.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Dissent Magazine Publishes Isserman Article

Dissent Magazine published an article titled 50 Years Later: Poverty and The Other America by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of History Maurice Isserman in its winter 2012 issue. The article is an adaptation of the prologue of The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, the biography Isserman wrote in 2000. The article included updated statistics and observations.  More ...

P. Gary Wyckoff
New York Times Publishes Wyckoff Letter

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Professor of Government P. Gary Wyckoff as the leadoff response to “Class Matters. Why Won’t We Admit It?” in its Dec. 22 editorial section titled “Reducing Inequality in Our Schools.” He compared our current educational policies as being “like a requirement that all children clear the same height in the high jump, regardless of their stature.”  More ...

As members of the Senate, students vote on a bill during Prof. Andy Milstein's Senate simulation.
Students Re-Create Senate for Micro-Scale Simulation

Students enrolled in government 219 and 221, both taught by Visiting Instructor of Government Andy Milstein, got a feel for such slow-moving and hard-earned developments  in Congress during a weeks-long simulation of the legislative process. The experiment ended on Nov. 29 with a meeting to present and vote on the bills that the students designed.  More ...

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