Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Adam Bellow's New Gig: Conservative Books at HarperCollins

Starting in January, Adam Bellow will be in charge of the new imprint Broadside Books at publisher HarperCollins. The line will focus on "culture wars, books of ideas, books of revisionist history, biographies, anthologies, polemical paperbacks and pop-culture books from a conservative point of view," according to a September 27 article in the New York Times. The article quotes Adam,

“What I intend to do is uphold a standard of intellectual seriousness on the right,” Mr. Bellow said. “They should be written in a way that they are serious, soberly argued, well researched, and make a respectable case — agree or disagree.”

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Steve Poskanzer Named President of Carleton College

Steve Poskanzer took over as President of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., on August 2, following nine years of services as the President of the State University of New York at New Paltz. According to a Carleton statement,

“Steven Poskanzer is a rare individual, who combines intellect, wit, and a passion for the liberal arts with an innate ability to win over almost everyone he meets,” Carleton Board of Trustees chair and presidential search committee co-chair Jack Eugster said. “His successes as president at SUNY–New Paltz and as a teacher-scholar are just the type of experiences the search committee and the Board of Trustees sought for Carleton’s next president. I’m excited that Steve is joining Carleton. He, no doubt, will brilliantly lead Carleton in the fine traditions of the ten presidents who have preceded him.”

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ted Fishman Published Article in New York Times Magazine

Ted Fishman published an article entitled "As Populations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations" in the October 14 NY Times Magazine. The article notes,

The high costs of keeping our aging population healthy and out of poverty has caused the United States and other rich democracies to lose their economic and political footing. Countries on the rise amass wealth and geopolitical clout by refusing to bear those costs. Older countries lose work to younger countries.

The article was adapted from Ted's upcoming book, “Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World’s Population and How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival and Nation Against Nation."