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Hamilton in the News - Third Quarter 2021


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. Below are highlights of the third quarter’s news coverage in 2021. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content. Contact Vige Barrie at vbarrie@hamilton.edu if you cannot open a link or do not have a subscription.

July

As Americans Hit the Road Again, It's Time to Revisit the Ideals of Liberty History News Network, July 18
Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven wrote this essay.

Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education, Dies at 86 – The New York Times, July 25
This obituary and many others appearing in outlets such as The Washington Post, Diverse Education, and the Associated Press included Moses’ Hamilton degree and experiences on campus.

Home schooling exploded among Black, Asian and Latino students. But it wasn’t just the pandemic. –  The Washington Post, July 27
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Mahala Stewart was quoted about her research.

Vaccine access is principal fault line in global economic recovery – Marketplace, July 28
Professor of Economics Ann Owen commented.

The Lost Cause’ Is Back – The New York Times, July 29
Times columnist Charles Blow quoted from Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule’s book, Robert E. Lee and Me.

 August

Charlottesville's Lee Statue Belongs in a Museum – History News Network, Aug. 1
John Troast ’23 wrote this essay about the recently removed statue of Robert E. Lee.

It's time we recognize our mutual vulnerability – The Hill, Aug. 3
Professor of Government Peter Cannavo wrote about the need for collective action to address climate change.

How to Write a College Essay – U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 3
Associate Dean of Admission Niki Barron ’02 contributed to this article.

Tracking circadian rhythms from your smartwatch – Science Daily, Aug. 3
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Clark Bowman’s research was featured.

Opinion: The losers of Jan. 6 are trying to sanitize their sedition – The Washington Post, Aug. 6
Post columnist Dana Milbank featured Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule prominently in his essay.

Attacked from Both Sides – Inside Higher Ed Aug. 10
President David Wippman co-wrote this essay about free speech, warning that erosion of free inquiry and expression poses grave risks.

Crisis in the Kremlin: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov – WNYC Public Radio’s Aria Code, Aug. 11
Professor of History Shoshana Keller spoke at length about this Russian figure featured prominently in an opera.

Do corporate pledges to fight climate change go far enough? – Marketplace, Aug. 13
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong commented on this question.

Déjà Vu All Over Again? – Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 19
President David Wippman co-authored this essay about the challenges to strike the right balance between offering safety and a normal college experience in light of COVID.

Give Her 50 Minutes. She’ll Play 18 Holes Under Par. – The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 20
Golf Coach Lauren Cupp ’07 was featured by this paper and later in the week on Bloomberg TV.

Sarah Oppenheimer: Sensitive Machine – Air Mail, Aug. 24
This article described the Wellin’s next exhibition.

Is Your College Communications Strategy Ready for Gen Z 2.0? – Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 31
Vice President of Communications and Marketing Melissa Richards wrote about communication strategies.

September

Trump praise for Robert E. Lee's statue in Virginia shows how far this 'hero' has fallen – NBCnews.com, Sept 9
Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History Ty Seidule wrote this essay.

A Complete Guide to the College Application Process – U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 13
Associate Dean of Admission Niki Barron ’02 commented on the process.

George Wein, whose Newport Jazz Festival inspired modern music festivals, dies at 95 – CNN, Sept. 14
This article included quotes from Hamilton Fillius Jazz Archive interviews.

Inside the World of Speed Golf  – NBC’s The Today Show, Sept. 17
Golf Coach Lauren Cupp ’07 was featured as holding the world record for women’s speed golf.

When books are banned, ‘education is impoverished, and everyone loses’ – The Hechinger Report, Sept. 28 
President David Wippman co-authored this op-ed. 

 

 

 

 

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