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Hartwick in the Media

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May 2024

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WAMC’s “The Roundtable” featured Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder as one of the panelists for the May 20 show. Other panelists included Terry Gipson, preceptor in public speaking for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and Libby Post, political consultant and lobbyist. Elder discussed several topics, including U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik’s recent speech in Israel and Florida’s 6-week abortion ban. Elder is scheduled to be on the panel again on May 30. “The Roundtable” is an award-winning, nationally recognized weekday talk program on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.


The article, “Confusion over how pregnancy dates are measured is widespread – and makes for uninformed debate over abortion limits,” authored by Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder and colleagues, Steven Greene and Mary-Kate Lizotte, was published in The Conversation on May 14. The piece focused on findings from a research survey conducted in late September 2023. Elder and her colleagues are currently working on a book examining shifts in public opinion on abortion in the wake of the 2022 Dobbs decision, ending constitutional protections for abortion access. The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent news organization and has published the work of scholars at more than 900 U.S. colleges and universities.

The article was also picked up by The Connecticut Post, The Chronicle-Tribune of Marion, Ind. and SFGate, the digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle.


The Economist recently featured comments from Hartwick College Professor Emeritus and Curator Emeritus of Anthropology David Anthony. The May 5 article, “Archaeologists identify the birthplace of the mysterious Yamnaya,” quoted Anthony along with other researchers. The Economist is a British weekly newspaper published in printed and digital magazine format. It focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, technology, and culture.


Talking Stick magazine recently featured insight from Hartwick College’s Director of Residential Life and Housing and Community Standards Colleen Bunn. In the May 2024 article, “Taking the Lead,” six housing and residence life directors from all over the United States shared their collective wisdom, hard-learned lessons. Talking Stick is a publication of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) and is an authoritative resource for campus housing professionals.

March - April 2024

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U.S. News & World Report recently featured comments from Hartwick College’s Vice President for Enrollment Management Bryan Gross. Brian Lindeman of Macalester College, Thyra Briggs of Harvey Mudd College and Gross came up with all the questions for the April 30 article “32 Questions to Ask on a College Visit.” U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company reaching more than 40 million people.


Hartwick College was well represented at an April 29 roundtable event hosted by SUNY Oneonta and featuring Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. Thirteen Hartwick students participated in the event and shared how they have engaged with public service during their college careers–many as interns for the Institute of Public Service–but also as IRS VITA Program interns, New York State government interns and Student Government leaders.


Hartwick College was mentioned in the April issue of Money.com (formerly Money magazine) in a feature story, “The Best Places to Live in the U.S: 50 Cities and Towns that are Shaping the Future.” Oneonta was noted as “best known as the shadow of two of the best colleges in the U.S. — SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College.” Table Rock was also mentioned for drawing “hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers for stunning views of the exposed cliffs that gave the city its name..” The list was also featured in articles in The Journal News, which is circulated in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, and The Poughkeepsie Journal.


On April 9, the announcement of the historic Together, We Soar fundraising campaign was featured in The Daily Star article Hartwick College launches $50M fundraising campaign.” A follow-up retrospective piece appeared in The Daily Star on April 12 entitled, “Backtracking: The early years: Hartwick College moved forward in the spring of 1929.”


Queens News, Sports, Entertainment & Community (qns.com) recently featured comments from a Hartwick College alum. Seismic Analyst from the Bureau of Economic Geology Jessica Domino ’15 was quoted in the April 5 article, “Queens rocked by rare 4.8 earthquake from New Jersey: Social media buzzes with reactions.” Domino majored in geology at Hartwick and came back to Oyaron Hill from August 2018-May 2021 as an adjunct lecturer with expertise in introductory geology courses. Qns.com is an award-winning source of local news and events in Queens, New York.


Associate Professor of Business Administration and Department Chair Aaron Stephens co-presented at the 50th Academy of International Business UK and Ireland Chapter Conference from April 3-6 at Aston University in Birmingham, England. Stephens was proud to present two papers with Jin-Woong Yoo, a former student of his when he taught at Dongguk University in South Korea. Yoo currently works at the University of Hertfordshire in the Hertfordshire Business School. The two papers competitively accepted for presentation by conference organizers are: Russian Export Specialization Amid Increasing Sanctions: Evidence with an analysis of RCA, RSCA, and TBI. The other paper is titled, An examination of hybrid work leadership self-efficacy including evidence from Australian and US managers. This paper was also in collaboration with Hartwick College’s Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems Weian Wang.


Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Laurel Bongiorno and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Officer Alicia Richardson co-wrote a guest column that appeared in University Business on March 28. The column, titled 5 tips for college and university presidents to support diversity, equity and inclusion, is an insightful piece on how they can best remain committed to supporting DEI on their campuses. University Business is a highly-respected publication covering all aspects of college and university management and reaches, by request, more than 45,000 print subscribers and 41,000 digital subscribers.


Amelia Williams ’26 was quoted in a Mar. 19 The Daily Star article, “Local young voters share thoughts on 2024 election.” Williams, a psychology major with a double minor in political science and women’s and gender studies, shared a thoughtful opinion on the upcoming election.


WAMC’s “The Roundtable” featured Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder as one of the panelists for the Mar. 20 show. Other panelists included Vera Eccarius-Kelly, professor of comparative politics at Siena College; Jim Hendler, the Tetherless World Chair of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences, and founding director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI; and Frederic Hof, Diplomat in Residence at Bard College. Elder spoke on several topics, including Hartwick’s Institute of Public Service. “The Roundtable” is an award-winning, nationally recognized weekday talk program on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.


Hartwick College had a strong showing at the Eastern Economic Association Conference held in Boston from Feb. 29 to Mar. 4. Four students presented their research during the “Issues in Political Economy Undergraduate Sessions.”
Jim Mahony ’24 presented “Service Sectors Effect on CO2 Correcting for Energy Types.”
Ethan Kaiser ’24 presented “Unequal School Spending and Income Inequality in the United States.”
Victoria Balfe ’24 presented “The Effect of Male Dominated Occupations on Female Employment.”
Sarah Nasaka ’24 presented “Impact of Non-Compete Agreements on Wages and Hiring.”

Four Faculty members also presented their papers at this 49th Annual Conference.
Professor of Economics Kristin Jones presented “Engaging Alumni in the Economics Classroom.”
Professor of Economics and Department Chair Karl Seeley presented “Global Warming and Structural Change: Leaning into Agriculture Instead of Away?”
Assistant Professor of Economics Lawrence Ogbeifun presented “Two Illustrations of the Quantity Theory of Money: A Restatement.”
Professor of Economics Carlena Cochi Ficano and recent alum John “Jack” Mahn ’23 presented “Minimum Wage as a Poverty-Alleviation Tool in the Face of Powerful Employers.”


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Cheryl Johnson has been named a 2024 recipient of the ACJS/Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. The award recognizes new teaching professionals in the criminal justice and criminology disciplines. Each winner received a travel stipend funded by an annual donation from Sage to attend the ACJS/Sage Professional Development Teaching Workshop at the ACJS Annual Meeting. The 61st Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual meeting in Chicago began Tuesday and goes until Saturday.

January - February 2024

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Joseph Von Stengel, professor of art & Art Department co-chair, was featured in the Feb. 29 issue of the Freeman’s Journal/allotsego.com. The article covered Von Stengel’s efforts to push the boundaries of electronics and computer graphics with his pursuit and promotion of augmented reality. Read the article, “Hartwick Prof Strives To Make Art More Inclusive through AR,” to learn more about the art Von Stengel has created.


Catch the new podcast series by Bryan Gross, vice president for enrollment management and athletics. Titled “Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook,” the series is dedicated to the strategic minds leading today’s higher education institutions. Each episode features the unique perspectives of college presidents, chancellors and other high-level academic leaders, and dives into the complexities and nuances of running a modern educational institution. For more information, visit the website.


PsyPost recently featured quotes from Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder in a Feb. 15 article, “Study sheds light on the truth behind the “deceptive stability” of abortion attitudes.” The article took a look at the findings in the study, “Deceptively Stable? How the Stability of Aggregate Abortion Attitudes Conceals Partisan Induced Shifts,“ authored by Laurel Elder and colleagues, Melissa Deckman, Steven Greene and Mary-Kate Lizotte, and published in Political Research Quarterly.


James Seward ’73, H’99 recently received the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health Hero Award. A Jan. 25 Daily Star article described the former state senator as “tirelessly advocating for New York State agriculture and the health and safety of those working in it.” Seward served in the state Senate from 1987 to 2020.


Associate Professor of Biology Eric Cooper is part of a team that will be recognized by the Genetics Society of America at The Allied Genetics Conference 2024 from March 6-10, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Cooper’s team will receive the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education, for the project “Build-a-Genome,” led by Jef Boeke, professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, at New York University. Read more about this project on the GSA website Genes to Genomes: A Blog From The Genetics Society of America.


An article co-written by Stepanie Rozene, professor of art, and Tamie Cook, private chef and cooking instructor, was published in The Studio Potter Journal. Check out the article, A Receipt* for Cooking and Clay: A Delicious Collaboration of Taste and Place by Stephanie A. Rozene and Tamie Cook.


Zachary McKenney, assistant professor of sociology and co-director of the Institute for Public Service, was quoted in the Jan. 16 issue of The Daily Star in an article highlighting the winners of the institute’s first-ever essay competition. The event featured Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, who also participated in the Institute of Public Service event. Take a look at The Daily Star coverage.


Members of the Hartwick community, including Alicia Richarson, diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging officer, Kyle Burke, assistant professor of history, and Zachary McKenney, assistant professor of sociology, were featured in the Jan. 12 issue of The Daily Star. Each reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how the “man was more than often gets remembered.” The article also referenced how programming like the upcoming MLK Jr. event on Jan. 29, which Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta will co-host, offers a deeper understanding of King. Read the article here.


Li Luo, assistant professor of accounting and coordinator of the Hartwick IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Tax Assistance program, was featured in the Jan. 11 issue of The Daily Star in an article focusing on regional tax assistance resources.


An opinion piece by Larry Malone, professor emeritus of economics, ran in the January issue of The Freeman’s Journal. The piece entitled, “Spending, Deficit Kerfuffle Examined,” appeared as part of his “The Myth Busting Economist” series and offered a clarification of the relationship between federal spending and budget deficits, and showed where the deficits came from.


Cyrus Mehri ’83 H’21 was quoted in a Jan. 9 New York Times article entitled “In the N.F.L. and at Big Companies, Diversity Playbooks Face Hurdles.” The article focussed on how the league’s successes and struggles are playing out in hundreds of companies that have emulated its Rooney Rule in trying to hire more people from underrepresented groups. Mehri was quoted regarding his efforts to ensure the league enacted the rule – which only came after he and Johnnie Cochran Jr. threatened to sue the N.F.L. for discriminating against Black coaches. Read the article


Interim President Jim Mullen was quoted in the Jan. 2 Globe and Mail in an article about the challenges presidents of colleges and universities face in the 21st century. Mullen noted that college presidents are often caught up in enormously significant issues that don’t have apparent answers. He also indicated that issues today are more complicated than they were only 15 years ago when he served as president at Allegheny College.


Bryan Gross, vice president of enrollment management, was featured in a Dec. 22 episode of the PLEXXUS Higher Education Leadership Podcast series. Hosted by Brad Johnson, PLEXUSS’ vice president of business development, the series offers enrollment managers and leaders across the United States the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and insights. Gross discussed his enrollment journey, including how and why he joined the Hartwick College community. He also talked about student success and outcomes. Listen to the episode


USA Today recently featured quotes from Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Laurel Elder in the Dec. 20 article, “Nikki Haley Struggles to Win Republican Women as they Stick with Donald Trump.” Elder, also co-director of The Hartwick College Institute of Public Service, was sought out for this article because of her expertise in gender politics. The article is just the latest example, as Elder has been in the national media spotlight several times for her research. Read the USA Today article