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Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
Wu and Weir '12 NFL Study Highlighted in NY Times and AJC

Manning or Leaf? A Lesson in Intangibles,” a New York Times article that addressed the decision-making processes used in selecting players for professional teams, referenced a study of performance versus pay in the NFL draft conducted by Professor of Economics Stephen Wu and his student Kendall Weir. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured an interview with Wu focused on the same study in its Sunday, May 4, edition.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
New York Times Publishes Plate's Letter

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on May 2 under the title “Why Religious Literacy is Important in Our Culture.” Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, was responding to an opinion piece by Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.  More ...

How College Works
Chambliss Interviewed on NYU Radio Station

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed on WNYU, New York University ‘s radio station, about his and his former student Chris Takacs'  new book, How College Works. The April 28 interview addressed how students can get the most out of college. Chambliss also described the ten-year study of nearly 100 students from their high school years to five years after college graduation that he and Takacs conducted.  More ...

Discovery Quotes Isserman on Everest Tragedy

In an online Discovery News article titled “Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?,” Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, commented on the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest. A second article on the Discovery News site titled "Do We Need Police on Everest," appearing on April 24, also included comments from Isserman.  More ...

Mary Evans
Wall St. Journal Quotes Evans

A Wall Street Journal article that addressed changes in corporate internship programs included comments by Career Center Assistant Vice President Mary Evans as well as references to Hamilton’s Career Center. Published on April 23, “Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies” reported that the career center “won't post openings for unpaid positions from companies that they know also offer paid internships.”  More ...

Patrick D. Reynolds
Huffington Post Publishes Oped Co-authored by Reynolds on edX

The Huffington Post published an opinion piece co-authored by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds titled “The Liberal Arts Contribution to edX.”  The piece explored the fact that “the residential liberal arts model that our institutions and many other liberal arts colleges have embodied for two centuries has something to contribute to the open online platform: promoting a wide exploration of knowledge and the reciprocal illumination of seemingly disparate disciplines through critical thinking, discourse and writing.”  More ...

How College Works
New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

Ann Owen
APM's Marketplace Features Owen

In an American Public Media Marketplace broadcast titled “Why the Federal Reserve is vague about interest rates,” Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, explained the value of being able to predict the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decisions. Her comments were included in the March 19 Marketplace Morning Report in advance of the  conclusion of the Fed's Open Market Committee two-day policy meeting Wednesday afternoon.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
WAMC's Academic Minute Features Plate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Monday, March 17, as part of the station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s piece is titled “An object lesson in religious history” and relates to the topics explored in his new book, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects. In a related essay, "A History of Religion in 11 Objects," Plate offered 11 images with his text to illustrate his Huffington Post piece.  More ...

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