Faculty News

Judith Enck Enck Speaks to CBS About EPA Official's Abrupt Leave

Visiting faculty member and former EPA regional administrator Judith Enck weighed in on CBS News about the sudden leave of EPA children's health official Dr. Ruth Etzel.

The Diplomat Afghanistan Elections Crucial for Political Future

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for October 20, 2018 after a long delay, will give a sense of how far diplomatic and military efforts in the country may—or may not—go in the future, writes faculty member Noah Coburn in The Diplomat.

Under Contract cover Coburn's Book Shines Light on Defense Contracting Industry

In September, Noah Coburn published his fourth book, Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War.

Part memoir, part travelogue, and part retelling of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of workers, Under Contract unspools a complex global web of how modern wars are fought and supported, narrating war stories unlike any other. 

Vapor IO Vapor IO Announces Series C Funding

Vapor IO, an early stage micro data center business focused on mobile edge computing (MEC) co-founded by Andrew Cencini, announced its Series C funding round led by private equity firm Berkshire Partners, with participation from current investor Crown Castle.

PEI NSF Grant Awarded to Bring Computer Science to Formerly Incarcerated

A new initiative to bring cutting-edge computer science training to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in New York and Vermont has been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant.

Review Cover The Abode of the Self

Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz's translation of Luisa Valenzuela's hybrid text, "If Language Is the Abode of the Self," is featured in the "Nuevísimos" issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Vol. 51, No. 1, published in June 2018.

NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan Coburn Decries Private Contracting in Afghanistan

In an editorial for The Diplomat, faculty member Noah Coburn opposed the Trump administration's consideration of an Afghanistan strategy that places greater dependence on private security contractors. 

2018 Lily Fellows Scenters-Zapico Awarded Poetry Foundation Fellowship

Faculty member Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a recipient of The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine's 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship.

Susan Sgorbati Turning Passions Into Action

Susan Sgorbati, director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), sat down with Nam Phuong Thi Doan '18 for a Q & A interview about her work.

PFOA Survey Distribution Community Health Questionnaire Investigates PFOA Repercussions

The survey, which was distributed by the College and completed by 443 people in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, NY, and Bennington VT, investigated cases of cancer and other illness tied to the presence of PFOA in drinking water.