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.
February’s news highlights ranged from features on career connections and peer-counseling to immersive education and academic freedom. 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.

 "Florida is trying to roll back a century of gains for academic freedom" – The Washington Post, Feb. 6
President David Wippman co-authored this essay.

Hamilton College awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute Funding”  –  Central New York Business Journal, Feb. 1

After 30 years, Buddhist-inspired message of ‘Groundhog Day’ still holds spiritual power” – Religion News Service, Feb. 2
Professor of Religious Studies by Special Appointment Brent Rodriguez-Plate commented.

How the ‘boneless wing’ became a tasty culinary lie” – Associated Press, Feb. 11
Associate Professor of Philosophy Alex Plakias commented on deception and manipulation in the food industry. The story appeared in dozens of outlets across the country.

Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Students” – The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 10
The College was among the top producers celebrated here.

"With therapists in short supply, college students counsel each other,"  The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 12 The Counseling Center's peer counselors were featured in this article that also appeared in a Kaiser Health News newsletter.

An Existential Threat to Academic Freedom” – The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13
President Wippman co-authored this letter to the editor.

City of Utica completes study to find potential solutions to homelessness in the area” – WKTV (NBC affiliate, Utica, NY), Feb. 16
The Levitt Center presented its Justice Lab study on homelessness to the Utica mayor.

"Teaching in an age of 'militant apathy’” – The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 16
Professor of Government Frank Anechiarico and Elian Sorensen '23 spoke about the Justice Lab program, featured in this article.

Humankind: The Lost Cause” – Broadcast on many public radio stations throughout February including WNPRFM Hartford & New Haven, Conn.; WMFE Orlando, Fla.; KPBSFM - San Diego, Calif.; WESA Pittsburgh, Pa.; KUAZ-FM Tucson, Ariz.; WCPN Cleveland, Ohio
Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule spoke on a panel about the Lost Cause.

Student Industry Coordinators Serve as Alumni Network Bridge” – Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 22
The Career Center’s Connect program served as a model for engaging both alumni and students in a special way.

A former general's mission to rename military bases” – NPR's Here & Now, Feb. 28
 This segment reported on Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule's vice chairmanship of the nation's Naming Commission charged with renaming military assets honoring the Confederacy.


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