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Baseball Course Featured

Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Hatch and Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman took students in their "Baseball and American Culture" course to Frontier Field in Rochester last week to talk baseball with New York Times columnist Dan Barry. Barry is the author of "The Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game," played between Triple A teams the Rochester Red Win...  More >>


Luna '14 Named 2014 Rangel Fellow

Following a highly competitive nationwide contest, David Luna '14 has been awarded a prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for his dedication and determination to foster political and global awareness among fellow students, and desire to pursue a career in public service. He is the first HWS student to receive the honor. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Departmen...  More >>


A Novelist's Sacred Trails

Susan Power will visit campus to give a talk titled "A Novelist's Sacred Trails" on Thursday, April 3. Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan, who has authored three books and numerous short stories and essays. Her talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Albright Auditorium. "I will discuss how I came to embrace this new process which required such a ...  More >>


del Fabro '67 Memorial a “Must-See”

Artist and sculptor Pietro del Fabro '67 constructed the American Civil War Memorial in the Village of Waterloo in 2008 to commemorate the lives lost in the Civil War. CBS Pittsburgh has since included the memorial among the "Top 5 Must-See Civil War Era Sites." The news station noted, "The Memorial honors the sacrifice of soldiers serving for both North and South and was built in part by residen...  More >>


Baseball and American Culture

In the interdisciplinary course, "Baseball and American Culture," students encounter the perhaps unlikely amalgam of politics, theatre, baseball and the cultural landscape of the United States -- but then again, says Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman, "Baseball is drama, politics is drama -- it's all American culture at large. Baseball, and what it has come to symbolize, is pretty darn...  More >>


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