Kops-Bedel elected Hanover College Board of Trustees chair

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Elaine Kops-Bedel ’74 has been elected chair of the Hanover College Board of Trustees. She will succeed retired Cummins Inc. executive Mark Levett ’71, who is set to retire June 30 after 40 years of board service, including the past eight years as chair. Kops-Bedel was appointed the first secretary and chief executive officer of

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In recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hanover College’s Haq Center for Cross-Cultural Education will present a special conversation with Professor Anthony Miller at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19. Miller, assistant professor of history, will examine his recently published article, “Pioneers, Sunday Schoolers and Laundrymen: Chinese Immigrants in Iowa in the Chinese Exclusion

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Historian and Purdue University doctoral candidate Molly Mersmann ‘15 will return to campus Wednesday, March 16, to deliver Hanover College’s annual Cornelius and Anna Cook O’Brien Lecture. Mersmann specializes in 19th-Century U.S. history, U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction and the history of women and gender. She is particularly focused on how Southern communities – both

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Etched into boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s gravestone are the still-impactful words from his 1978 quote, “Service to others was the rent I paid for my room in heaven.” While his devastating reach in the ring was 78 inches, the reach of his legacy as a champion for social justice and civil rights continues to be

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Hanover, Ind. is a long way from Lusaka, Zambia, but that did not stop Anne-Marie Sichinga ‘21 from making our community her second home. Sichinga chose to attend Hanover because: “I thought the campus was beautiful and I felt the smaller campus size would be easier to transition to coming from another country.” As an

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On June 19, 1865, federal orders were read in Galveston, Texas, that stated the Civil War had ended and all previously enslaved peoples were declared free. More than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation – slavery was completely abolished in the United States. Now known as Freedom Day, Black Independence Day and

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Members of the Hanover Community, Today, the American flag near my home flies at half-staff in response to the tragic and senseless murder of eight women in the Atlanta area, as directed by President Biden. Details are still emerging, but we know that six of these women were of Asian descent, adding to the rapidly

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Hanover College’s Duggan Library has received a grant from Indiana Humanities to build a circulating collection of materials focusing on racial equity and related issues. The Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grant provides funding for Hanover’s campus library to purchase print and electronic books, as well as DVDs, to explore racial equity and social justice

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Many are aware of the recent announced changes to the Student Exchange Visitor Program by the U.S. government regarding the status of nonimmigrant students this Fall. In summary, the new rule – which is being challenged in court – states that nonimmigrant students attending colleges that are fully online in the Fall may not enter or stay

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A STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FROM PRESIDENT LAKE LAMBERT The events and images of recent weeks have shed a piercing light on our nation’s centuries-long legacy of racial injustice. Racial and social injustice is not a catchphrase or even a cause. It has been a defining characteristic of America’s past and present – one that seeped

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