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Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert quoted on NBC News Site

Both the NBC News site and the The Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert on issues related to the release by the U.S. Census Bureau of the nation’s real median household income. The NBC article appeared in dozens of additional publications across the country.  More ...

Hillary Kolodner '14 with a Senegalese child at the community center.
Hillary Kolodner ’14 Interning at Senegal Community Center

After studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia, Hillary Kolodner ’14 knew she wanted to spend more time outside the United States.  She chose to work for Taxawu Suñuy Xales, a community center in Yoff, Senegal.  Started by the Belgian non-governmental organization (NGO) Afractie, the center opened in 2002.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses Poverty in Kennedy Library Forum

Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Maurice Isserman joined author Peter Edelman on June 4 for “Poverty in America,” a discussion of the politics and persistence of poverty in the United States, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.  More ...

Isserman to Address Boston Forum on Poverty

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, is the keynote speaker at “What’s become of ‘The Other America’ - The War on Poverty Then and Now,” a forum examining poverty now and half a century ago. The afternoon program is hosted by Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) on Thursday, May 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Interviewed on Carnegie Mellon-based Radio

Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, was interviewed by WRCT’s History for the Future, about the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Other America: Poverty in the United States by Michael Harrington. Isserman, Harrington’s biographer, wrote a new introduction for the 50th anniversary edition of the book. The interview, airing in Pittsburgh (88.3 fm) on Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2,  is also available through the show's website and at the iTunes podcast page.  More ...

Maurice Isserman
The Nation Publishes Isserman Essay

“What Would Michael Harrington Say?,” an article by Maurice Isserman, Harrington’s biographer and the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, appeared in The Nation on April 25. In the article, Isserman described Harrington as “the pre-eminent figure of American socialism” and noted that he was often referred to as the “man who discovered poverty.”  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 ...

National Youth Poverty Poll Ranks Lack of Jobs as #1 Cause of Poverty

American young people say that the top two causes of poverty are a lack of jobs (82.8 percent) followed by a lack of health insurance (69.4 percent) according to a new national survey of young Americans’ attitudes on poverty, conducted by Hamilton. The full results of this survey will be available online and presented by webcast on Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. EST at www.hamilton.edu/poverty. Questions during the presentation can be posed via Twitter using #povertypoll.  More ...

Vivyan Adair
Adair Participates in Poverty Symposium

Vivyan Adair, the Elihu Root Peace Fund Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, participated in the recent 5th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security sponsored by the New York State Community Action Association in Albany.  More ...

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