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Year of the Party Crashers: Election 2016

Regardless of who wins the presidency in November 2016, the result will mark the culmination of a number of surprising and confusing issues. On Sept. 22 an expert panel engaged in a discussion of   issues ranging from the composition of the Supreme Court to the political parties’ power in selecting future presidential candidates.  More ...

Scott Lemieux
Changing Perceptions of the Supreme Court

Hamilton hosted Scott Lemieux on Sept. 14 for a lecture on the changing scholarly perceptions of the role of the Supreme Court with regard to the future of voting rights in the U.S. Lemieux is a professor of political science at the College of Saint Rose, where he specializes in the Supreme Court and constitutional law more broadly. His lecture was in early celebration of Constitution Day, marked annually on September 17.  More ...

Scott Lemieux
Lecture to Commemorate Constitution Day

Scott Lemieux, assistant professor of political science at the College of St. Rose, will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Offices of the President, Dean of Faculty and the Government Department.  More ...

Charles Dunst '18
The Hill Published Third Op-Ed by Dunst '18

Founding Fathers spirit found in Kaepernick protest,” an opinion piece published by The Hill on Sept. 1, argued that the San Francisco quarterback’s decision to remain seated during the national anthem was an expression of his right to freedom of speech. This is the third opinion piece written by Charles Dunst '18 that The Hill has published in the last two months.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2016-17

Margaret Gentry, interim vice president, academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2016-17 academic year, including nine tenure-track appointments, 17 visiting professors and instructors, five lecturers and two teaching fellows.  More ...

Thomas Mariani ’79 with his fellow Justice Department lawyers, Steven O'Rouke and Sarah D. Himmelhoch
Thomas Mariani ’79 Finalist for Service to America Medal

Thomas Mariani ’79, chief of the environmental enforcement section of the U.S. Department of Justice, is a finalist for a homeland security and law enforcement medal. Medals are given as a part of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program, run by a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, Partnership for Public Service, to honor America’s dedicated federal workforce.  More ...

Alan Cafruny
Cafruny’s Comments Featured in Norwegian Newspaper

Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed for an article on international trade policy and the presidential election that appeared in the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen on Aug. 4.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016
Washington Post Publishes Rivera's Analysis of Russian Poll

Titled “Russian elites are more expansionist, militaristic, and anti-American than at any point since 1993,” an analysis published in the Washington Post’s blog, The Monkey Cage, by Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera affirms the article’s title.  The July 22 piece was written by Rivera with students in her Levitt Research Group – James Bryan ’16, Emma Raynor ’18, and Hunter Sobczak ’17.  More ...

Senior class president Silvia Radulescu ’17 is an intern at the New York City Campaign Finance Board.
Political Proving Ground

What better internship could there be for Hamilton’s former Student Assembly president than working at the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB)? Silvia Radulescu ’17 is spending her summer at the non-partisan, independent city agency whose mission is to improve campaigns and elections in the city by reducing the potential for corruption.  Radulescu’s internship is supported by the Levitt Center.  More ...

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