Poetry as an Expression of our World

In Poems for Our Times (Austin Macauley 2021), Joyce BUKARESKY Block ’57 expresses the endurance of youthful to mature love as well as the poignancy of loss. Through her writings, Block shares her passion for social justice movements, and illustrates lessons for love of country and for all people in

Capturing the Voices of Dissenters

Tracing the history of the dedicated men and women in military service, journalist and author Chris Lombardi ’80 has presented an account of those in the armed forces who have exercised the power of dissent. In I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (The New Press

Assessing Military Responsiveness

Adaptation Under FIre

In a book assessing the long-range tactics of the U.S. military, Nora Bensahel ’89, Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, casts a critical lens towards its future. In Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change During Wartime (Oxford University Press 2020), she argues

Uncovering the World of Her Father

Deborah Tannen ’62, Ph.D., University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of numerous books and articles about the ways in which the language of everyday conversation affects relationships, now turns to memoir. In Finding my Father – His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw

A New Perspective on World War II POW Camps

Sarah Kovner ’91, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar in the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University, recently published Prisoners of the Empire: Inside Japanese POW Camps (Harvard University Press 2020). Her book provides new perspective about World War II POW camps, countering the long-held

Writing of Women and the Constitution

2020 marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. However, the amendment did not guarantee their wider equal rights with men. Over the decades that followed, many women activists coalesced in order to create an Equal Rights Amendment.

In We the Women: The Unstoppable

A Perspective on the Arts

Michelle MARDER Kamhi ’54 embraces a perspective about art that runs contrary to the practice of many contemporary artists and the scholarly works of art historians. She posits that traditional, figurative art should be upheld for its aesthetic creation, and that many modern, abstract works are, as she terms it,

Advocating for African Americans in College

Seven Sisters and a Brother

Co-authored by Jannette Domingo ’66, Ph.D., Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s (Books & Books Press 2019) presents the experience of students who engaged in an eight day sit in to protest decreased enrollment of African Americans at

A Young Entrepreneur Creates Success

Why Wait?

Robert Berk ’16, author of Why Wait?: How I Jump-Started My Entrepreneurial Journey Before Graduating Into a Covid-19 World – And How You Can, Too! (Independently Published 2020), is on an accelerated path to success. As a student at Hamilton College, he accepted a position as executive assistant to

Prepare Yourself for the Next Crisis

How to Drag a Body

The coronavirus pandemic has caught us completely unaware and, after several months of living in lockdown, there are not many positive outcomes in sight. Amid the rising rate of infections and deaths, we are making our way in the middle of an unforeseen crisis.

Judith Matloff ’76 has authored a