December’s news highlights include an essay co-authored by President David Wippman on whether college is too hard and a New York Times essay featuring the use of oral exams at Hamilton. 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.
- “If It Was Good Enough for Socrates, It’s Good Enough for Sophomores” – The New York Times, Dec. 2
This op-ed on the value of oral exams opened with Chidera Onyeoziri ’18 discussing what she gained from the experience.
- “Why we will never stop watching Christmas films — even as adults” – Harper’s Bazaar, Dec. 9
Professor of Religious Studies S.B. Rodriguez-Plate commented.
- “Brian Benjamin case shows corruption is harder to prove” – Newsday, Dec. 11
Professor of Government Frank Anechiarico commented.
- “Is College Too Hard?” – Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 14
President David Wippman co-authored this op-ed.
- “The Fed wants to bring inflation down to 2%. But why not 3%? Or 5%?” – Marketplace, American Public Media, Dec. 15
Professor of Economics Ann Owen responded.
- “Got college? Can a National Marketing Campaign Change the Souring Conversation About College?” – The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 16
Vice President of Communications and Marketing Melissa Richards answered.
- “Special Interview: War in Ukraine Update” – Morning Wave in Busan (Korea), Busan English Broadcasting, Dec. 19
Professor of Government Alan Cafruny spoke about the war on this major Korean radio program.
- “In the Public Square” – New Hampshire Public Radio, Dec. 22
Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule spoke on the myth of the Lost Cause.
- “Are the ‘dark ages’ inevitable?” – History Today, December
Digital Scholarship Librarian Sara Mohr responded.