Earlham College News The latest news from Earlham College in Richmond, IN Copyright 2014, Earlham College http://www.earlham.edu/news/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Professor says contemporary leaders lack clout to end escalating violence seen in Ferguson Most contemporary leaders in the United States lack the moral or political clout needed to end the escalating violence seen in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of an unarmed Black teenager by a White police officer, says Associate Professor and Director of African American Studies James Logan. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=24570&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=24570&r=14619 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Border Studies Program offers glimpse into latest immigration crisis Earlham's Border Studies Program is offering students a front-row seat of the changing face of immigration. With reports of 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the U.S./Mexico border in the last year, students can gain perspective on the unfolding humanitarian debate as thousands of children are either detained or allowed to enter U.S. public schools this fall. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=23564&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=23564&r=14619 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham Listed Among Top 100 Colleges in Forbes' 2014 Ranking of 'America's Best Colleges' National recognition of Earlham as a liberal arts college that successfully prepares students for the future continues to grow. In Forbes’ newest ranking of “America’s Best Colleges,” Earlham moved into the top 100 colleges and universities in the country. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22365&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22365&r=14619 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earlham recognized for value in list of top midwestern colleges Great Value Colleges, a resource website for students pursuing higher education, named Earlham College one of 50 “Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.” http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22105&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=22105&r=14619 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Professor’s study on ‘insect version of sharks’ offers new understanding on the division of labor in ants When Assistant Professor of Biology Chris Smith studies the behavior of ants, some species track his every move, too. In a recent research expedition, Smith scoured the Argentinian rainforest for Dinoponera australis, one of the largest species of ant in the world. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21794&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21794&r=14619 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Students linked to exclusive research, valuable career preparation as part of new internship program Nearly 30 Earlham students were selected for competitive, high-impact paid internships this summer as part of the new Indiana Pathways program, which is supported by a five-year, $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. “Pathways” is the latest program to increase the number of internships the College already supports nationally and internationally. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21732&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21732&r=14619 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Best Choice Schools ranks Earlham 13th for percentage of students studying abroad Best Choice Schools, a resource website for students beginning their college career, ranked Earlham 13th nationally in 2014 for the percentage of students who study abroad. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21169&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21169&r=14619 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alumni Council announces 2014 Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Service awards The Earlham College Alumni Council has announced the following people as recipients of either the College's 2014 Outstanding Alumni or Distinguished Service awards. The awards will be given on Oct. 24, 2014 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21109&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=21109&r=14619 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT EC professor brings 'Messiah' with an Arabian flair to Jordanian audiences Earlham College Assistant Professor of Music Bill Culverhouse recently brought an Arabian flair to “Messiah,” the classic oratorio written by George Frederic Handel in 1741. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20800&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20800&r=14619 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Art professor writes forward for “The Richmond Group Artists” A new book, "The Richmond Group Artists," highlights 19th century Richmond as a center for art with a focus on the role of Quakerism and Earlham College in the local art movement. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20786&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20786&r=14619 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Update: Statement regarding campus discussion of labor unions and Sodexo at Earlham College Earlham has now negotiated and signed a contract addendum with Sodexo effective June 5, 2014 to provide food service on the Earlham campus. This new contract requires Sodexo to classify their full-time and part-time employees in a manner consistent with Earlham's employment practices. Those persons who work 30 hours or more per week during the academic year will be considered full-time employees for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment benefits. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20275&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20275&r=14619 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT ‘Messiah’ to be performed in Jordan under direction of EC’s Choral Director Earlham College Assistant Professor of Music Bill Culverhouse is conducting an adaptation of “Messiah” with an Arab flair. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20692&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20692&r=14619 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Politics professor talks Benin ‘Poison Plot’ with Radio France International Leading English media covering the “poison plot” of Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi recently turned to Earlham Associate Professor of Politics Jennifer Seely for her perspective on the ongoing scandal. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20626&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20626&r=14619 Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT EC professor providing expert testimony in landmark Canadian court case http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20494&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20494&r=14619 Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inspiring young faculty: EC's Maggie Thomas named to NerdScholar's '40 Under 40' list An entertaining and student-centric approach to teaching the more complex aspects of human behavior has landed Assistant Professor of Psychology Maggie Thomas on a national list of inspiring young professors. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20481&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20481&r=14619 Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Acclaimed international filmmaker helps students explore identity in film Nhi Dinh’s ’15 passion for filmmaking got a boost this spring when she made her own documentary that explores issues of identity with one-on-one mentorship from an acclaimed German filmmaker. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20425&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20425&r=14619 Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT 'Art comes from art' With the idea that art comes from art, Associate Professor of Art Nancy Taylor started an advanced weaving assignment last spring that inspired works of great variety, and an article Taylor wrote about the project and corresponding photos appeared in the March/April edition of Handwoven magazine. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20311&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20311&r=14619 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Penn assistant named head coach of EC men’s basketball team Jason Polykoff has been named the next head coach of the Earlham College men’s basketball team. Polykoff was most recently an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 2012-14. The previous five years he spent as head coach of Friends Central School (FCS), a secondary school near Philadelphia. At FCS, he accumulated a 113-28 record, winning four consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Championships (2009-12). http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20288&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20288&r=14619 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Field work at community organizations add depth to psychology course Experience, discernment, knowledge, community outreach and education are all part of a rigorous, four-credit psychology course that requires students to do semester-long field placements in Richmond. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20263&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20263&r=14619 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT EC students, recent grads earn 6 Fulbright grants to fund research, teaching experiences Four students and one recent graduate from Earlham College have earned prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The grants will fund ambitious research or teaching experiences in locations spanning the globe. http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20239&r=14619 http://www.earlham.edu/news/news/?id=20239&r=14619 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT