Feb. 18-24 , 2000
IN THIS ISSUE
What's the University for? Series of speakers will address the role of higher education in a changing world
Holt book honored
University to begin drug testing for safety-sensitive positions

New book of personal essays reveals what teachers hope will last a lifetime

Q&A: Karen Van Lengen's challenge as dean
Bush stumps for involvement in politics
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
From the Desk of ... Jill Hartz, Bayly Art Museum director
Hot Links - theangle.com
In Memoriam - Dr. Wayne Stephen Cail
Gates' film gives new view of African history
TOP NEWS

Holt book honored

History department chair Michael F. Holt, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History, earned a second-prize award of $10,000 in the prestigious Lincoln Prize competition for his book, The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War (Oxford University Press). A comprehensive history of the party, which was formed in the early 1800s in opposition to the Democratic Party, Holt's work is also a political history of the U.S. during the tumultuous Antebellum period.

Lincoln Prize awards will be formally presented at an April 18 dinner in New York City. The Lincoln Prize was created by Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman, who have long-standing interests in Lincoln and the Civil War, and professor Gabor Boritt, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. A panel of historians has selected the prize recipients each year since its inception in 1991.


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