6 C o l u m b i a U n i v e r s i t y RECORD April 11, 2003 Columbia Political Science Professor Anthony Marx Named President of Amherst College recruitment and training partner- BY KATIE MOORE ship, and co-director, with his wife, Karen Barkey (a Columbia On Friday, April 4, the Amherst professor of history and sociolo- College Board of Trustees named gy), of Columbia’s Center for Anthony W. Marx president of Historical Social Sciences. Marx Amherst College, effective July has been awarded fellowships 1, 2003. Marx, currently serving from the prestigious United as a Columbia professor of politi- States Institute of Peace, Nation- cal science and director of under- al Humanities Center, Howard graduate programs for the depart- Foundation, and the Harry Frank ment, has been a member of the Guggenheim Foundation. He faculty since 1990. also was the youngest member “What a bold and brilliant of the Columbia political science choice Amherst College has made faculty to be honored with a in selecting Tony Marx as its next John Simon Guggenheim Fel- president,” said Provost Jonathan lowship (1997). R. Cole. “At once a scholar of the “As a teacher, scholar and first rank, a thoroughly engaging administrator, Tony Marx has teacher of undergraduate students worked hard to realize his tena- and a personable and engaging cious vision of the promise of person, Tony will bring the char- education in a turbulent world,” acteristics of intellectual rigor and said Chair of Amherst’s Board of Trustees, Amos B. Hostetter, in announcing the appointment. “We are delighted that he now has this opportunity to continue his career as an educational innovator in the context of Amherst’s longstanding commit- ment to excellence in the liberal arts.” “[Amherst]...is an extraordi- nary institution, with a tradition of intellectual rigor and energetic debate,” said Marx. “But we undertake this new beginning in troubled global times. We must be mindful of our responsibili- ties to understand the world we inherit, to send out the best edu- RECORD PHOTO BY JASON HOLLANDER Anthony W. Marx cated young men and women we can so that they can lead and Anthony W. Marx, far right, will become president of Amherst College, effective July 1, 2003. leadership to Amherst that is so engage in helping to solve our much a part of its great tradition.” problems here at home and alism (to be published later this dents for university, while living ciation and the 2000 Barrington In addition to his position at beyond.” month from Oxford University in South Africa, 1984-1989. Marx Moore Prize from the American Columbia, Marx is also director Marx is the author of a dozen Press). He has traveled and served as a consultant to the Unit- Sociological Association. of the Gates Foundation-funded substantive articles and three worked extensively overseas, ed Nations Development Program “Amherst’s gain is surely Early College/High School Initia- books, Lessons of Struggle: South helping to establish Khanya Col- (UNDP). He received the 1999 Columbia’s loss,” added Cole. tive at the Woodrow Wilson African Internal Opposition: lege, a South African secondary Ralph Bunche Award from the “We will miss Tony on Morning- National Fellowship Foundation, 1960-1990 (Oxford University school that prepares black stu- American Political Science Asso- side Heights.” which establishes model public Press, 1992), Making Race and high schools as partnerships Nation: A Comparison of the between school systems and uni- United States, South Africa and FROM the SENATE versities. He is founder of the Brazil (Cambridge University High and Low Columbia Urban Educators Pro- gram, a public school teacher Press, 1998) and Faith in Nation: Exclusionary Origins of Nation- Senate Approves Renaming Art Debated In ness: 3 tenured, 1 nontenured, 1 stu- Legislative Update BY THOMAS MATHEWSON dent; Columbia College: 3 students; Continuing Education and Special Miller Theatre At the University Senate meeting Programs: 1 student; Dental and BY COLIN MORRIS House and Senate Pass Resolutions on March 28, the only action item was a resolution to rename an acade- Oral Surgery: 1 tenured; Engineer- ing and Applied Sciences: 1 tenured, The time in which we live has tor Information System mic department in the Engineering 1 student; General Studies: 1 stu- BY ELLEN S. SMITH seen unprecedented cultural (SEVIS). Last week the School. Without dissent the body dent; Health Sciences: 8 tenured, 1 exchange—especially in the House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution to rename the nontenured, 1 student; International artistic world—the rate of which Both the House of Represen- also held a hearing to discuss Department of Mining, Mineral and and Public Affairs: 1 nontenured; drastically increases with the con- tatives and the Senate have problems with the implemen- Metallurgical Engineering as the Law: 2 tenured; Nursing: 1 tenured, stant advance of information passed non-binding budget tation of the SEVIS system. Department of Earth and Environ- 1 nontenured; Officers of Research: technology. The ramifications of Resolutions for fiscal year ACE testified at the hearing mental Engineering. 3 professional research officers; 1 this world blend in aesthetics has 2004 (10/01/03-9/30/04). The and noted that the SEVIS sys- Sen. Paul Duby, chairing the staff research officer; Public Health: very much promoted dialogue in resolutions set forth the broad tem was implemented before it meeting in place of President Lee 2 tenured, 1 nontenured, 1 student; regards to new arts’ impact upon outlines of Congressional fund- was fully operational produc- Bollinger, who was out of town, Social Work: 1 tenured, 1 student; various standardized cultural per- ing for the fiscal year. At this ing problems for many inter- reminded senators that the agenda Teachers College: 2 faculty. ceptions, and what some societies stage members of the House national students and scholars. for the next and last Senate meeting, Senate representation for officers perceive as high or low art. and Senate Budget Committees The House may complete on April 25, will be particularly of research has recently been expand- With themes of both high and will meet in conference to work action on an Energy Autho- heavy, including a presentation ed from two to six seats, and elections low art featuring in Salman out their differences and devel- rization bill this week. The bill from the new campus planning are due for the newly added seats. Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, op a final agreed upon bill. is likely to include $31.7 bil- team of consultants from the Renzo Also new this year is a student seat for scholars and critics came together Budget Resolutions require lion fir energy research. The Piano Building Workshop and the new School of Continuing Educa- in Miller Theatre to discuss the no Presidential signature. Once Senate is addressing their bill Skidmore Owens and Merrill that tion and Special Programs. For a list subject. James Shapiro, professor the resolutions are final (and in committee now. will focus on possible sites for of divisional elections commission- of English and comparative liter- sometimes even when they are New York State’s fiscal year development, including the area of ers, contact the Senate office at 854- ature, Jeremy Dauber, professor not), the appropriations or 2004 began on April 1, but as Manhattanville north of 125th 6825 or via email at universitysenate of Yiddish language and litera- annual funding Committees has been common in past years Street and west of Broadway. @columbia.edu ture, along with Pulitzer Prize receive their instructions, as do no final budget has been University Senate Elections Senators elected this spring will winning critic Margo Jefferson, the tax committees and those passed. Reports indicate that Senate elections are now under serve for two years, until Com- and veteran critic and cultural that authorize legislation. the Assembly Speaker Silver way in the following constituencies: mencement 2005. The Senate holds commentator John Rockwell dis- The House and Senate also and Majority Leader Bruno are Alumni: 2 seats; Architecture, Plan- eight plenary meetings during the cussed these themes and relation- approve a bill funding the costs close to agreement on the ning and Preservation: 1 student; academic year, and senators serve ships during a seminar for the of the war. The House bill also amount of funding available Arts & Sciences Humanities 3 on at least one of the Senate’s dozen Midnight’s Children Humanities includes $10 million for and ways to deal with the tenured faculty, 1 nontenured facul- standing committees, which cover Festival at Columbia. improved implementation of deficit. No final deal is ty, 1 student; Natural Sciences 3 most aspects of university life. More the Student and Exchange Visi- expected in the near future. tenured; Social Sciences 2 tenured; information is available on the web, (Continued on Page 7) Barnard: 1 faculty, 1 student; Busi- at www. columbia.edu/cu/senate.
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