Radio City John O. Fox, longtime tax attorney and a visiting
professor who has taught the course Taxation and the Values of Democracy
at MHC for the past fifteen years, has taken to the airwaves to talk
about his new book, If Americans Really Understood the Income Tax: Uncovering
Our Most Expensive Ignorance. Starting with an appearance on Fox News
March 23, Fox has done or is set to do nearly twenty-five radio interviews--and
counting--by mid-April on talk shows spanning the nation. Listeners
from Boston to San Francisco and in between will have the chance to
hear Fox discuss his ideas about making the federal income tax system
fairer, easier to use, and more economially sound. Fox's new book,
which comes as millions of Americans are rushing to finish their taxes,
has been hailed by tax experts from throughout government and academia.
Taking Action Against Hunger On April 7, thousands of students across the nation will join together to volunteer in the seventeenth annual Hunger Cleanup, one of the largest community action events in the country. Western Massachusetts institutions of higher learning, including the Five Colleges, are organizing huge projects in local communities. This year's area cleanup will involve more than 400 student volunteers and more than fifty local shelters and community sites and is expected to raise between $6,000 and $7,000 for local, national, and international charities. The cleanup takes place from 11 am to 4 pm (although there are specific times for each site). Local sites include the Northampton Survival Center (painting/cleaning), Grove Street Inn in Northampton (gardening), Nuestras Raices in Holyoke (gardening), and Milton Bradley Elementary School in Springfield (gardening). The Hunger Cleanup is a project of the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, a national network of college and high school students, educators, and community leaders working to fight hunger and homelessness in the United States and around the world.