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National and regional news organizations regularly interview Hamilton faculty, staff, and students for their expertise and perspectives on current events, and to feature programs and activities on campus.

November’s news coverage highlights include a profile of alumnus and folk musician Jake Blount ’17, announcement of Hamilton’s new dean of admission, and an interview with the Wellin Museum’s director discussing its 10th anniversary. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content. Please contact Vige Barrie if you cannot open a link or do not have a subscription.

US job openings increased in September” – Marketplace, Nov. 1
Professor of Economics Ann Owen contributed to this discussion.

Artists for Ukraine: Transforming Ammo Box into Icons opens at Museum of Russian Icons” – AirfixDaily, Nov. 3
This article profiled Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature Emeritus Frank Sciacca as the curator of this exhibition.

The Wellin Museum celebrates 10 years with exhibition ‘Dialogues Across Disciplines’” – WAMC (Albany public radio) The Roundtable, Nov. 4
Wellin Museum Director Tracy Adler spoke about the 10th anniversary exhibition.

Penn director of admissions to leave University at end of year” – The Daily Pennsylvanian, Nov. 8   
In announcing Penn Vice Dean of Admissions John McLaughlin’s move to Hamilton as dean of admission, the University of Pennsylvania newspaper profiled him.  The Chronicle of Higher Education and several local news outlets also announced his new position at Hamilton.

Jake Blount unearths Black history through folk music, using its sounds as a bridge to the future” – Los Angeles Times, Nov. 17
In detailing alumnus Jake Blount’s development as an artist, this article referenced Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley’s work with Blount.

Elon Musk and the Turmoil at Twitter” – The New York Times, Nov. 22
Professor of Economics Ann Owen wrote a letter to the editor about her research on the effect of former President Trump’s tweets on the outcome of the 2016 election.

Woodbridge native, math professor brings passion for policy to US Congress” – New Haven Register, Nov. 24
This article featured Associate Professor of Math Courtney Gibbons and her year-long position as a fellow in Congress assigned to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The article also appeared in the Connecticut Post.

About Hamilton and Hockey Masks” – The Hockey News, Nov. 25
Hockey expert Stan Fischler noted the passing of Coach Gene Long and suggested that his mask innovation qualified him for the USA Hockey Hall of Fame.

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