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Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam Presents PBK Lecture

Stanford professor, sociologist Doug McAdam, presented a public lecture at 7:30 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in the Hiram College Library on "The Long-term Civic Impact of Youth Activism: The Curious Contrast between Freedom Summer and Teach for America."

During the course of his career, Professor McAdam has conducted follow-up studies of two groups of young activists: the applicants to the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project and those offered teaching positions by Teach for America during years 3-8 of the program.  His aim in both studies was to assess the enduring effect of the experience on the subsequent civic/political lives of the two groups.  In the talk Professor McAdam summarize the very different results of the two studies and speculate a bit about the factors that may account for these differences.

  • Image 1:  Professor David Anderson addresses Chapter members at the dinner for Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam. The dinner was held in the Garfield Meeting House. Alumni, George Belden '71, Alba Ortega Close '91 and Keith McMillan '95, attended the dinner.
  • Image 2:  Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam from Stanford University discusses social movements with sociology faculty members Erika Hill and Robin Shura.
  • Image 3:  Visiting Scholar Doug McAdam discusses careers in Sociology over lunch with sociology students. Prior to the lunch, Professor McAdam spoke to sociology classes about his research into the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

 

Leaders Step Down

After many years of devoted service to Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Emeritus David Anderson '64 and Professor Robert Sawyer stepped down as Secretary and Historian of the Chapter, respectively. Resolutions recognizing their many years of service on behalf of the Chapter were read at the May 15 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation.

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