Columbia Political Science Professor Anthony Marx Named President of by arv17047


									 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
                                           “[Amherst] 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.  
                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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