Read Full Story The 2012 Lowell Lecture features Andrew Delbanco, recent winner of the National Humanities Medal. The lecture takes place Wednesday, April 4, in Sever Hall, room 113, at 8 p.mOnce named by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Social Critic,” Delbanco offers a trenchant defense of a college education, and warns that it is becoming a privilege reserved for the relatively rich. In arguing for what a true college education should be, he demonstrates why making it available to as many young people as possible remains central to America’s democratic promise.Delbanco is Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, and is the author of numerous books including the award-winning Melville: His World and Work (2005). His essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and other journals, writing on topics ranging from American literary and religious history to contemporary issues in higher education.A book signing will follow the lecture, with copies of Delbanco’s newly published, College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, available for purchase.This event is free and open to the public.
A total of 145,340 votes were cast. The 28 drivers elected, in balloting conducted through the IMCA Facebook page, represent 13 states. Elected to career sixth All-Star starts were Richie Gustin of Gilman, top vote getter Ricky Thornton Jr. of Adel and A.J. Ward of Ionia, Mich. One hundred and forty-two drivers from 26 states and two Canadian provinces have now been All-Stars. The twenty-eight drivers elected on Super Tuesday to start the Sept. 6 Invitational, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, includes first timers Collen Winebarger of Corbett – also the first driver from Oregon elected to an All-Star race – Braxton Yeager of Green River, Wy., Jeffrey Abbey of Comanche, Texas, Larry Adams of Van Alstyne, Texas, Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Tom Berry Jr. of Newburg, N.D., Tanner Black of Otis, Kan., Brad Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Collin Thirlby of Traverse City, Mich. BOONE, Iowa – Nine IMCA Modified drivers make career-first starts while three former race winners look for new success in the 16th annual Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Defending race winner Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Mo., Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., Kelly Shryock of Fertile and Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D., will all start their fifth All-Star races. Drew Armstrong of Benton, Ark., Steven Bowers Jr. of Topeka, Kan, and Malvern’s Jesse Sobbing each were elected for the third time while Kyle Brown of Madrid and Zane DeVilbiss of Farmington, N.M., both were elected for the fourth. Second-time All-Stars are Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa, Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., and Joel Rust of Grundy Center. 2015 and 2016 race winner Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown and William Gould of Calera, Okla., each make their seventh All-Star starts while Tim Ward of Harcourt and 2011 winner Chris Abelson of Sioux City were both elected for the ninth time. Completing the starting field of 30 for the $1,000 to win, minimum $200 to start feature will be drivers with the top national point total and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 29 competing at Super Nationals.
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