College Letter 12/2014
In his new book, Jason Sokol explores the Northeast’s warring heart on race issues, a struggle still playing out today.
In the Northeast, white people tend to think of themselves as progressive in terms of race relations, suggests historian Jason Sokol. After all, the North was on the side of abolition in the 1800s, civil rights in the 1900s, and the first African-American president in the current century. Despite historical facts—the rise of ghettos and school segregation among them—the belief for many is that the Northeast is a model for race relations in America, a mantle Sokol calls the “northern mystique.” In his new book, "All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn," Sokol shows us that the reality is more complicated. [Read more]
An international student from Hong Kong arrives in Durham and departs 3 years later with top honors.
When Mondi Lam arrived in Durham in 2011 from the teeming streets of Hong Kong, she looked at the rolling farmland and quiet roads and wondered “what can I possibly do here?” Now only weeks away from December graduation and on track for summa cum laude, she reflects on how she found the answer. Her UNH success story charts a path not only for other international students but for any student who wants to maximize her or his education. [Read more]
A year-end round-up of selected scholarly and creative works by College faculty.
College faculty had an extraordinary year of publication, with over 30 books and recordings released. [Read more]