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James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner
Klinkner Kicks Off Faculty Lecture Series
James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner gave a lecture titled "Is the Old Racism Really Dead" as the first guest in Hamilton's Faculty Lecture Series. He presented data he had collected concerning racial attitudes in Alabama and South Carolina based on a referenda in the two states that would remove a long dead law prohibiting blacks and whites to marry. Edgar B. Graves Professor of History Alfred Kelly asked Klinkner about what had drawn voters to the polls in each instance and if the draw had skewed his data. Klinkner admitted the electorate tends to skew more strongly toward the educated, but that both ballot items were included in high turn out elections, leaving the data relatively unskewed in that way. The next lecturer in the Faculty Lecture Series is scheduled for October 25. More ...
William Julius Wilson with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Todd Franklin
William Julius Wilson Speaks on Racism in Chicago Neighborhoods
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, spoke Monday evening to a packed Hamilton Chapel. His lecture was titled "Roots of Racial Tensions: Immigration and the Realities of Today's Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods." Wilson concluded, “If you want to change things, don’t try to get people to change their attitude, create situations which minimize racial tension- the best way to fight racism in American is to achieve low unemployment.” He is the second speaker in the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center’s year-long series on Immigration and Global Citizenship. More ...
Stacey Boyd '91, Founder of Project Achieve, in Washington Post
Stacey M. Boyd, a 1991 graduate of Hamilton College, is featured in a Washington Post article (Oct. 8, 2002) about young entrepreneurs. While in business school she founded a successful charter school and created a computerized way of aligning each student's lessons with state standards. She now has her own company in San Francisco, Project Achieve, which is involved in a $3.5 million, federally funded effort to place her lesson-tracking system throughout the country. More ...
Darlene Clark Hine
Author, Historian Darlene Clark Hine to Lecture at Hamilton
Darlene Clark Hine, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of History at Michigan State University and a noted author, will give a lecture, “Black Professionals and Race Consciousness: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement 1890-1950," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m, in the Chapel at Hamilton College. This is the first lecture in the Christine Johnson Voices of Color Lecture Series, with sponsorship from the Africana Studies department and the President's Office. It is free and open to the public. More ...
Cheng Li Quoted in Reuters
China expert and professor of government Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters article about China’s Fourth generation. This generation of China’s political leaders was among tens of millions of China’s “sent-down” youths and banished cadres of the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution who met grim rural realities, a violent ideological climate and bitter disillusionment. “This event was a catastrophe for the nation but could be an asset for an individual’s growth,” said Li. He defines the forth generation as those party officials born between 1941 and 1956. Many analysts say the leaders will stay on the road toward collective leadership paved by their immediate predecessors and tackle social threats to stability like unemployment, welfare and peasant tax burden. More ...
BYU NewsNet Interviews Shauna Sweet
Shauna Sweet '03 spent a week at Brigham Young University studying returned missionaries as part of her yearlong senior fellowship. She is looking at the social organization of life transitions. Sweet is studying the returning missionaries and missionaries in the field because "it's very difficult to be reflective and critical of an experience you are in the middle of," said Sweet, adding, "there are a lot that missionaries go through that we don't know and we don't see, especially when it comes to how missionaries interact with each other." Sweet is also studying the Appalachian Trail "thru-hikers" and amateur jazz musicians. More ...
Wu and Bradfield in Journal News Article
Stephen Wu, assistant professor of economics, and James Bradfield, professor of economics, are quoted in a Journal News (North edition) article about the stock market and consumer confidence. "A lot of this is all about expectations and psychology and not much more than that," Wu said about the interrelationship between low consumer confidence and the Dow Jones industrial average closing lows and vice versa. "Publicly traded companies often raise money to invest in their operations by selling new issues of their own shares. But when the market is as poor as it is now, that becomes a less attractive option," said Bradfield. This causes 401(k)s and pension plans to erode, nevertheless, many people have taken advantage of the slump to borrow money for cars and houses or to refinance homes with the currently low interest rates. More ...
Doug Massey
Levitt Lecture to Address Mexican Immigration
Douglas Massey, outgoing president of the American Sociological Association, will present “Mexican Immigration: Consequences of Failed U.S. Policies” on Monday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton Chapel. Massey will examine how the social and economic fabric of Mexico and the U.S. has been affected by U.S.immigration policies. This lecture is part of a series on "immigration and global citizenship" sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. More ...
Ferriss Will Give Fiction Reading
Former faculty member Lucy Ferriss will read from her recent fiction work on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Fillius Events barn. The reading is free, open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department as a part of its Fall 2002 Reading Series. Ferriss is a former Hamilton faculty member and the author of six volumes of fiction, most recently the novel, Nerves of the Heart, available now from the University of Tennessee Press. Ferriss is currently writer-in-residence at Trinity College. More ...
Robert Moses '56
Robert Moses '56 Gives Keynote at Social Justice Conference
Robert P. Moses '56, H'91, author, mathematician and civil rights activist, gave the keynote address at the "Making Change - Working for Social Justice Conference" organized by the Kirkland Project. His talk was on "The Presumption of Innocence, Sharecropper Education and America's Ideals." More ...
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