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Cheng Li in Reuters Article on Jiang Zemin
Government Professor Cheng Li comments on rumors that Jiang Zemin wants to stay on as the Communist party chief. The rumors are based on the state media campaign commending his plan to modernize the party as well as reports of private letters and circulars sent to Central Committee members commending his leadership. Li says, “many Central Committee members are not from Jiang’s support base of Shanghai and are unlikely to vote for him at the Congress.” He adds, “Jiang does not have the power to do what he wants. There are limits on his power. I think most people want him to go.” China’s leaders have an unwritten rule that they will not seek office after 70. Jiang is 75. More ...
Dick Couper '44 Recognized in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Editorial
Hamilton alumnus, Binghamton native and board of trustee member Dick Couper '44 was the subject of an editorial in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (July 14, 2002). The editorial, "Couper deserves honor," cited Couper's recent recognition by the Oneida County Historical Society as a "Living Legend." The editorial notes, "This isn't just a case of local boy makes good. It's local boy makes good over and over and over." More ...
Ravven Publishes Journal Article
Religious Studies Professor Heidi Ravven is the author of an article, "Further Thoughts on Hegel and Feminism," that was published in a special volume (volume 33, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2002) of the Owl of Minerva: Journal of the Hegel Society of America devoted to "Feminism and Hegel's Antigone Revisited." More ...
Ravven Gives Invited Paper
Religious Studies Professor Heidi Ravven delivered a paper at the Platonism, Neoplatonism, and Literature conference at the University of Maine, in June. Her paper was titled Stoic and Neo/Platonic Resonances in Spinoza's Preliminary Formulation of Ethics. The conference was sponsored by the International Society for Neoplatonic studies and the National Poetry Foundation. More ...
Chan '05, DiGiovanni '05, Ransom '04, Booth '04
Four Work with Garrett on Science Research
Four Hamilton College students are spending the summer in Professor of Biology Ginnie Garrett's laboratory. Joan Booth ’04, Elizabeth Ransom ’04, Heng Ming Chan ’05, and Ernest DiGiovanni ’05 are doing summer science research with Garrett. Booth is working with Garrett on a survey of ethics in undergraduate science curriculum, while Ransom, Chan and DiGiovanni are studying cloning genes and growing them in media of varying nitrogen levels. More ...
Hamilton '06 Science Fellows with Elgren, Kinnel, Shields and Rosenstein
Members of Incoming Class of 2006 Get Head Start
The nine members of the class of 2006 applied to the program after receiving a newsletter from the college. Applicants submitted recommendations and a letter explaining why the experience would benefit them and how they were qualified for the opportunity. The summer science research program runs 10 weeks and will conclude in the final week of July. More ...
Stephen Orvis
Orvis Publishes Article in African Issues
Associate Professor of Government Stephen Orvis published "Moral Ethnicity and Political Tribalism in Kenya's 'Virtual Democracy'" in African Issues.

In his article, Orvis focuses on the close relationship between politics and ethnicity that is so prevalent in Kenya.  As he follows the political history of the nation, Orvis discovers the ways in which the Kenyan political scene is changing.    When the one-party system was abolished in the early nineties it created a “double-edged sword,” where political tribalism was able to flourish, and where public debates and democratic principles began to take root.  Orvis demonstrates that while it is easy to see the negativity and violence associated with tribalism, we must look more closely in order to uncover the beginnings of a more accountable, democratic Kenyan government.    More ...

New Super-Computer at Hamilton
Hamilton College is housing a new research consortium for undergraduate chemistry students, reports MSNBC.com. Led by Hamilton Professor of Chemistry George Shields, the Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate Conceptual Chemistry, or MERCURY, program enables undergraduates from Hamilton and six other liberal arts institutions access to a SGI Origin 300 for chemistry research. More ...
Cheng Li in Reuters article on Jiang Zemin's Legacy
Professor of Government and China expert Cheng Li comments on how Jiang Zemin will be remembered. Zemin will retire from politics later this year and hopes to leave his mark on history. Li said, “Mao was a God, Deng Xiaoping was a strong man, Jiang Zemin is a person who’s good at consensus building.” More ...
Cheng Li Comments on China's Future Leaders
Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Hamilton Government Professor Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters article discussing the anticipated change in China's leadership. It is expected that Communist party chief Jiang Zemin and several other leaders will retire from their party jobs in September or October and from their government jobs at a party meeting next year. Li commented, "It seems highly likely that post-Jiang leaders, because of institutional restraints and their own limitations, will rely on power sharing negotiations and consultation more than their predecessors." More ...
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