The Dante Effect

September 22, 2006

Dante Scala, associate professor of politics, has been in big demand in recent weeks. Before, during and after New Hampshire’s Sept. 12 primary, Scala’s comments could be seen, heard and read widely.

On Aug. 30, he talked to the Boston Globe about how a critical story in Harper’s magazine might affect congressman Jeb Bradley’s electoral chances. “‘I didn’t see any kind of smoking gun, so to speak.’” Scala said. On primary night itself, he offered analysis on WMUR and the next morning he appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Exchange. On Sept.17, he commented on poll results for Democratic congressional candidate Paul Hodes, saying “‘that’s pretty grim’” to the Concord Monitor. And he also discussed voter turn out and candidates’ prospects with the Portsmouth Herald. Scala’s political wisdom has also been carried by CQPolitics.com and The Telegraph

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September 18, 2006

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Teresa Mendez-Faith Shares Compelling Story of Family and a Dictatorship with The Boston Globe

September 1, 2006

The Mendez Family in 1955The Boston Globe interviewed Teresa Mendez-Faith, professor of Modern Languages and Literature, upon the death of General Alfredo Stroessner, the brutal former dictator of Paraguay who forced her father and family into a lifetime of exile.

The story ran Aug. 31 and can be found on the Web site, along with a photo gallery. You can hear Mendez-Faith discuss her father, Epifanio Mendez Fleitas — a dissident considered enemy numero uno of Stroessner — and listen to music composed by him. She also discussed the topic during an interview on New England Cable News.

Professor Mendez-Faith was also featured in the spring 2005 issue of Portraits, the college’s alumni magazine, in an article titled “Keeping the Faith: Professor’s Work Inspired by Father.”