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Political science professor awarded grant to research race issues

The National Science Fondation awarded Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of at North Central College, and his partner a grant for a study on race.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science at North Central College, and Charlton McIlwain of New York University have been awarded a $21,000 grant by Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and funded by National Science Foundation for their project, “The Effects of Racial and Racist Appeals on White Voters.”

"Cosmic tenor" Herman White gives talk on origins of universe

"Cosmic tenor" Herman White gives talk on origins of universe

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Herman White, North Central Trustee and senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will give a presentation on how the universe came to be on Jan. 15 at the St. Louis Science Center. He and two other African-American physicists, the "Three Cosmic Tenors," who also love opera, will talk on what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 81st birthday.

A Worship Leader Becomes a Political Leader

Leading up to the College’s 150th celebration in 2011-2012, the Archives is collecting oral histories of trustees, faculty and alumni, like the Reverend Nicholas Hood ’46. This story reflects the memories he recently shared.

Satyan Devadoss '93 Receives Alumnus Recognition Award


Satyan Devadoss ’93, a nationally recognized educator and mathematician, received the Alumnus Recognition Award for 2008. Visiting campus in October, he spoke to mathematics students about robot motion planning, derived from his extensive research in studying shapes and particle collisions.

Extraordinary Teaching Distinguishes Ruge Fellows

A former student who recently visited David Fisher, professor of philosophy, told him that his Philosophy of Law course was among the most memorable of her years at North Central College. “She remembered being engaged, her brain was alive,” he says. For Fisher, those conversations are welcome reassurances that his teaching methods reach his students. “I know that I’ve succeeded,” he says.

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