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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 >>

Rimmerman on Lesbian and Gay Movements

Westview Press recently published the second edition of Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Craig Rimmerman's book, "The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?" an exploration of the dilemmas that gay and lesbian movements have faced in a historical and contemporary context. The new edition features updates throughout the entire book and covers issues that span the le...  More >>

Semester Explores Ancient Rome

Kevin Teel '17, who has taken Italian language courses since he was in seventh grade, is excited to have the opportunity to use his language skills on a daily basis while spending the fall semester in Rome. He is one of 15 students participating in the Rome Global Education program led by Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer. "This is one of the best groups of students I've ever worked with," say...  More >>

TurboVote Tracks, Boost Campus Voting

Through TurboVote, HWS has been helping students register to vote and engage consistently with the democratic process. In 2012, HWS Votes began working with TurboVote, a project of the nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit Democracy Works, to provide students with registration information and opportunities, including absentee ballots, and "make it easy for students and younger people to exercise civic ...  More >>

Reform and Compromise in Partisan Politics

In her President's Forum Series talk, "Dysfunction in Washington and Bi-Partisan Politics," Victoria Reggie Kennedy urged the audience, regardless of personal political beliefs, to be open to other perspectives and to participate in the democratic process. "What does a government of the people require?" she asked. "People. The involvement of the people, the knowledge of the people, the participat...  More >>

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