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Dick Bedient
NY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts

Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”  More ...

Chronicle of Higher Education Publishes Carter and Merrill Essay

An essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “What Black Campus Activists Can Learn From the Freedom Summer of 1964” by Professors of Africana Studies and Heather Merrill and Donald Carter  compared transformational strategies employed by students in 1964 with those pursued by students today. In the Feb. 1 commentary, the authors noted that the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee that led the Mississippi Summer Project was built through patience and compassion.  More ...

Leigh Gialanella '15 at the Oneida Community Mansion House.
Hamilton Debuts Oneida Community Digital Library

Initiated following her junior year, Leigh Gialanella’s Emerson Grant-funded summer project resulted in more than the usual final paper and presentation. Under the continuing guidance of Special Collections and Archives Director and Curator Christian Goodwillie, Gialanella ’15 has created an interactive website featuring the Oneida Community’s library, received the Communal Studies Association's Starting Scholar Award for her senior thesis, and begun a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in a tailored track that will lead to a career in digital libraries, digital archives, and/or digital asset management.  More ...

Yun-Fei Ji. "The Loggers," 2015. Ink and watercolor on Xuan paper mounted on silk, 42  5/8 x 30 11/16 in. (108.2 x 78 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Galler
Wellin Museum Presents Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe on Feb. 6

Two exhibitions, Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe and Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné, open at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a free, public reception from 4 – 6 p.m. Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe, curated by Wellin Museum Director Tracy Adler, will be open through July 2. Pure Pulp will be open until April 20. Both shows will travel to other venues.  More ...

Janack Gives Papers at American Philosophical Association Meetings

Marianne Janack, professor of philosophy, presented papers at two different sessions at the recent American Philosophical Association meetings. She presented a paper titled “Rorty’s Sellars” about Richard Rorty’s uses of the figure of American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars, and she gave a talk titled “Richard Rorty, Rocks, and Realism,” in which she discussed Rorty's criticism of physicist Steve Weinberg.  More ...

Classics, Comp. Literature Depts. Receive Classical Studies Meeting Award

Hamilton's Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature were awarded the Professional Equity Award by the Women’s Classical Caucus of the Society for Classical Studies at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco on Jan. 6.  More ...

National Media Focused on College's Expanded Access in 2015

This year the national media highlighted the college’s focus on expanding access and equalizing experiences on campus in several major articles. Outlets featuring these Hamilton policies and programs included The Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and the Hechinger Report. The college also received broad national media attention most recently with the announcement of its incoming president, David Wippman, via an Associated Press news story.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
New Yorker and Chicago Tribune Quote Klinkner

Among the many national news outlets that have reported on Republican domination of significant races in this month’s general election,  several have quoted  James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner. In a Nov. 5 New Yorker column titled “Obama and the G.O.P.’s Red Sea,” columnist John Cassidy referenced  Klinkner’s Oct. 26 essay, “The Democrats’ woes are overstated,” published by Vox.   More ...

Hamilton 2015-16 Senior Fellow John Rufo.
Senior Fellow John Rufo Engages with Contemporary Poets

It was a twist for John Rufo ’16 to find himself giving an interview rather than conducting one. The Senior Fellow is spending the year interviewing contemporary political poets through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality and disability. With a focus on younger poets, he hopes to open up a space for them to talk about their practice. Rufo, a creative writing major, took his project as an opportunity to merge his concentration with race and gender studies, sociology and history.  More ...

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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