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  • In an op-ed appearing in The Hill, President David Wippman and Cornell professor Glenn Altschuler discussed Oklahoma’s law targeting “critical race theory” and how it forbids teaching students about historic events including the Tulsa Massacre, one of the worst instances of racially motivated violence in U.S. history.

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  • “Too many Americans know little history and less civics, but efforts to correct those deficits have collapsed because of partisan differences over what should be taught and why,” President David Wippman and Cornell Professor of American Studies Glenn Altschuler stated in the opening of their recent op-ed titled “Getting to ‘Yes’ on civics education.”

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  • kecia hayes ’89 proves herself a champion of equity in education practices and policies. Her curriculum vitae marks an extensive and indefatigable commitment to transforming organizations to respond to the needs of youth and families in a socially conscious way.

  • Twelve Hamilton students joined Nichols in developing and delivering weekly lessons exploring age-appropriate topics in philosophy with groups of Clinton elementary and middle school students.

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  • In an email to the Hamilton community on Oct. 15, Dean of Faculty Suzanne Keen announced the passing of Esther Kanipe, Professor of History Emerita

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  • Hamilton played host to a conversation of critical importance on the nature of higher education as it relates to concepts of growing multiculturalism, inclusivity and difference, titled “Considering Global Education in an Interconnected World.” Hamilton president David Wippman was among the speakers.

  • Nancy Avery Dafoe K’74 recently published a new book in the education field, titled, The Misdirection of Education Policy: Raising Questions about School Reform. Her book, published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, is available to be ordered online through Rowman & Littlefield, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.  

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  • Say Yes to Education Inc., a national non-profit organization that helps children in urban school districts to go to and pay for college, announced that Hamilton College and 10 other private colleges and universities have joined  the organization’s higher education compact, which offers free tuition to eligible students. The announcement was made  at a media event on Capitol Hill by George Weiss, founder of Say Yes to Education, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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  • Crystal Kim ’15 grew up in America with South Korean parents, and she was often struck by the difference between her American education and her Korean upbringing. Upon realizing that education is a central part of Korean culture, she decided that she needed to gain a better understanding of Korea and of her own heritage. She is taking advantage of the summer to do just that with an Emerson Foundation grant working with Director of the Education Studies Program Susan Mason.

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  • Anna Paikert ’13 has always known that she wanted to help people, and she’s always loved working with children. When she first came to Hamilton, she thought she would follow a pre-med course and become a pediatrician. While she changed directions and became a creative writing major, she retained her central purpose of helping children. This summer she will be joining the NYC Teaching Fellows, a program that enables its fellows to teach full-time in a New York City public school while pursuing a master’s degree in education. Paikert will go into special education, building on in-depth involvement in education during her time at Hamilton.

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