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Ronald Ferguson
Harvard Scholar Discusses Educational Achievement Gap

Ronald Ferguson, one of the foremost scholars on the racial achievement gap, spoke to the Hamilton community as part of the Levitt Center Program on Inequality and Equity. The senior lecturer for the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Kennedy School discussed “Educational Excellence with Equity: a Social Movement for the 21st Century.”  More ...

Valerie Bunce
Levitt Speaker Gives Insight Into U.S. Involvement in Post-Soviet Countries

The U. S. has been involved in many debates about the merits and detriments of its involvement in overseas democracies. Currently, this subject is coming to a head with regard to Libya. On Sept. 27, Cornell University Professor Valerie Bunce  gave a lecture titled “When U.S. Democracy Assistance Works,” which provided insight into the complex world of U.S. involvement in the color revolutions in post-Soviet countries.  More ...

Colgate Professor Bruce Selleck and former DEC deputy commissioner Stuart Gruskin spoke in the Chapel on hydrofracking. Hamilton Professor Eugene Domack moderated.
Panel Explains Hydrofracking in New York State

When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” New York State has taken a “think first, drill later” approach. To engage the Hamilton community in the thinking and learning phase of this process, two panelists explained the basics of hydrofracking in New York at a discussion sponsored by the Levitt Public Affairs Center on Sept. 23.  More ...

Attica Symposium Revisits 1971 Uprising

“It is the one of the toughest and, at times, most brutal prisons in America,” said Doran Larson, professor of English, in introducing the Attica symposium on Sept. 16.  The symposium detailed the uprising of 1971 that left 39 dead and led to major prison reform.  More ...

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