When Nikki Kersbergen, an English teacher with Geneva High School, found out she and colleagues could create new electives for students who pass the English Regents, she saw it as an "awesome opportunity," but quickly realized there was a significant obstacle. The school did not have enough money to purchase materials to support the electives. Kersbergen turned to DonorsChoose.org to request fund... More >>
Professor of Political Science David Ost, the Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science, recently gave two talks connected with the 25th anniversary of the Round Table talks in Poland, which brought a negotiated end to the communist system. On February 22, at St. Antony's College at Oxford University, England, Ost presented a paper titled "1989: Turning Point for the Old Opposition" at an int... More >>
Former U.S. Ambassador Eric Benjaminson will visit HWS and attend classes in history, political science and French and Francophone studies during the week of March 3 to 7, as a Melvin Hill Visiting Professor in the Humanities. Prior to his retirement last summer, Benjaminson was U.S. Ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe in Africa. On Monday, March 3, Benjaminson will introduce and discus... More >>
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 >>
Brian Allen '90 and Cynthia "Cricket" Fairbanks Allen '92 were recently featured in an article in U.S. 1 newspaper for having launched their second business venture together. The two first formed Bot Beverages, which manufactured and marketed flavored water for children, but had to reposition it as an adult beverage following the recession of 2008. They eventually closed Bot, moving on to start P... More >>
Members of the Department and 2013 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.