and Place Lowell Gudmundson, professor of Latin American
studies and history, will present a paper, “What
Difference Did Color Make? Blacks in the ‘White Towns’ of
Western Nicaragua in the 1880s,” at a conference
at Tulane University November 12–13. The conference,
titled “Between Race and Place: Blacks and Blackness
in Central America and the Mainland Caribbean,” is
sponsored by Tulane and Mount Holyoke.
And the Award Goes To… Mary Jo Maydew, vice president
for finance and administration, has recently received the Distinguished
Service Award from the Eastern Association of College and University
Business Officers (EACUBO) for her dedicated service.
In addition to her valuable work at MHC since she joined the
as treasurer in 1987, Maydew has served on the EACUBO board of
directors, as EACUBO president and secretary, and on various
In the Hot Seat Richard Moran, professor of sociology, is being
honored with the Hugo A. Bedau Award for Significant Contribution
to the Field of Death Penalty Scholarship for his book Executioner’s
Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention
of the Electric Chair. The award, made by Massachusetts Citizens
Against the Death Penalty, the oldest active anti-death penalty
organization in the U.S., will be presented December 6 in Boston.