April 30, 2010
S. Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, was interviewed for the article “Censorship of 'South Park' triggers debate
” in the Columbus Dispatch
(4/29/10). The article describes how the creators of the cartoon "South Park" had recently received threats after depicting the Prophet Muhammed in a mascot-like bear costume and as Santa Claus. More ...
“Concerning Value: A Small College Liberal Arts Education”
March 22, 2010
An opinion piece titled “Concerning Value: A Small College Liberal Arts Education,”
written by Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo, appears in the March issue of University Business
magazine. “Because a liberal arts education cannot be monetized and exchanged, the question of its dollar value is the wrong question to ask,” wrote Urgo. “The appropriate question is: what is the value of the setting in which the liberal arts education is pursued, and are there students and families who find that setting worth the monetary sacrifice? How much training, support, social opportunity, and community experience do we think it appropriate to provide those who will be leading our society in the future?” More ...
Quoted in U.S. News & World Report
March 21, 2010
Dean of Admission Monica Inzer was joined by Audrey Smith, dean of enrollment at Smith College, and Kathleen Kingsbury, education correspondent for The Daily Beast
, for a discussion of admission and financial aid issues
on public radio station WNYC on March 22. Inzer was questioned about Hamilton’s decision to go need-blind and how the move would expand access to Hamilton. More ...
March 18, 2010
Hamilton’s campus is cited as one of the “Most (Overlooked) Beautiful Campuses
” in an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education
’s Web site, Chronicle.com (3/15/10). The Chronicle
list was in response to a Forbes
magazine article, “The World’s Most Beautiful College Campuses.” More ...
Jobless Recovery Addressed
March 18, 2010
Professor of Economics Ann Owen, along with a senior fellow from the Brookings Institution and the chief economist at FTN Financial, was interviewed by American Public Media’s Marketplace program
on the nation’s current jobless recovery. The March 17 syndicated broadcast, heard across the nation on public radio stations, referenced Brookings research that determined, “this recovery has been more jobless at the two-year mark than the recoveries from any of the last three recessions.” More ...
March 17, 2010
Visiting Professor of Film History Scott MacDonald's interview with Indonesian/Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich appears in the current issue of Film Quarterly
, and his essay on Russian montage filmmaker Artavazd Peleshian appeared in the February issue of Artforum
. More ...
March 11, 2010
Hedge fund manager and Hamilton alumnus Jack Selby ’96 is featured in a Forbes.com article “Crowdsourcing movies” (3/9/10) that notes his Hamilton College affiliation. More ...
March 10, 2010
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was quoted throughout an article titled “Oscar Prophecy: Bet on God. You Can't Lose”
that appeared on March 6 in PoliticsDaily.com, an online newspaper with about 9 million monthly visitors. The author of Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World
, Plate discussed the reporter’s basic premise, that “religion is everywhere in the movies, and more than ever and in more forms than ever.” More ...
“And the Oscar for Best Image of God in a motion picture goes to . . .”
March 7, 2010
The Washington Post
’s “On Faith” blog published “And the Oscar for Best Image of God in a motion picture goes to . . .”
on March 4. Written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religion S. Brent Plate, the article will appear in The Washington Post
’s print edition shortly. Plate reviewed the films of 2009 and the manner in which they explored the image of the human and the image of God. More ...