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Senior gives paper at national conference, heads to graduate school

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Sidra Hamidi ’10 presented a paper titled “Tracking Trends in Minority Representation: Early Findings from the Congressional Candidate Database Project” at the Midwest Political Science Association’s 68th national conference in Chicago on April 25. Hamidi will begin graduate work in the fall at the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago. Her paper, co-authored with Stephen Maynard Caliendo, associate professor of political science, and Charlton McIlwain (New York University), co-directors of The Project on Race in Political Communication, features a preview of a new database that is expected to be made available to researchers and the public next year. This project received funding from the Faculty Professional Development Committee at North Central College. Photo taken during the 2010 spring break Sankofa trip to Texas