Logan Adsit '11

Logan Adsit ‘11 To Present Hardy Chair Lecture at Hartwick

April 2, 2013

Recent Hartwick College graduate Logan Adsit '11 will present the 2013 H. Claude Hardy Chair in Sociology Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus. Adsit, who graduated from Hartwick College with a bachelor's degree in sociology, will offer a lecture titled "The Impact of Gas Hydrofracking: Voices from the Southern Tier." The event is free and the public is invited to attend. 

A fifth generation New Yorker, Adsit was born and raised in the Southern Tier of New York State. She is a co-founder of "Save the Southern Tier Network" - a coalition of 12 grassroots groups united to work strategically toward a ban on gas hydrofracking. The network involves people from many towns including Windsor, Vestal, Chenango, and Oxford, and residents from Broome and Chenango counties.

Adsit has organized rallies, letter writing campaigns, petition drives, and public education events. As a young mother, she is eager to protect her son's future on this earth.

"I speak as a young woman and as a mother," shared Adsit. "We can't just throw our hands up in the air or ignore the evidence here. We cannot remain indifferent ... We must continue fighting for a safer future." 

H. Claude Hardy, the first chair of Hartwick College's combined Anthropology and Sociology Department, generously endowed Hartwick College with a fund to establish a lecture series in his memory. He left instructions that the speakers must be able to connect their studies of academic matters with information of interest to the contemporary community. This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Hardy Chair Fund.

For additional information on the Save the Southern Tier Network, visit or view Adsit's recent speech via YouTube. For more information on the lecture, contact Professor of Sociology Katherine O'Donnell at 607-431-4894 or

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