Inside the News: Ferguson and Bureaucratic Change

In a recent article on the Washington Post blog, "Monkey Cage," Zachary Oberfield '98 -- noting the disparity between the population of Ferguson, Mo., nearly two-thirds black, and the police force, over 90 percent white -- asked: "Should such statistics make us uneasy? The answer depends on two questions. Does officer representativeness affect how communities perceive police? And do minority poli...  More >>

Vasquez ’12 Forms Peace Corps Scholarship

Jade Vasquez '12 was recently featured in an article in Norwood News, a Bronx-area newspaper, for her work as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps, in rural El Salvador. Vasquez, who was one of four members of the Classes of 2012 to have been accepted to serve in the Peace Corps, has helped establish a scholarship program to help students in El Salvador go to high school or college....  More >>

Levinson ’89 on Starting a Law Firm

Kenneth Levinson '89 was recently a guest lecturer on Solo Practice University website, talking about how to leave a big or medium-sized law firm to start one of your own. "Ken discusses how to leave a law firm graciously, gratefully, and without burning bridges so that your experience is a positive one," writes the site's author Susan Cartier Liebel. Among the topics he addresses are why to leav...  More >>

Oberfield '98 on Ferguson, Policing

Zachary Oberfield '98, assistant professor of political science at Haverford College, recently published an article on the Washington Post blog, "Monkey Cage," reflecting on race, policing, and the social and bureaucratic questions that arise out of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Oberfield's article -- "Would more minority police officers have made a difference in Ferguson?" -- notes that in ...  More >>

Judge Rosen Appointed

The Hon. Larry Rosen '69 has been appointed assigned counsel administrator for Albany County, responsible for assisting with oversight for legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney. "I am pleased and honored Judge Rosen has agreed to take on this new challenge. Over the years he has shown a deep understanding of the law, compassion for his fellow citizens and a love for this community...  More >>

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Pi Sigma Alpha

Members of the Department and 2014 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.


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