Hot off the press: the third edition of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Public Affairs Journal (PAJ) was released Wednesday, April 23. Copies are now available throughout campus — in the library, the Office of Residential Education, admissions, the President’s office, Gulick and Trinity halls. Readers are also encouraged to visit the PAJ Web site, where the Journal can be read in electronic form. There is also a forum in which to comment on articles of particular interest or on the Journal as a whole. With an introduction by Adam Nagourney, accomplished reporter for the New York Times and writer of the Times’ political blog, “The Caucus,” and articles by students from Columbia University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Pennsylvania and, of course, HWS, this edition is a stellar example of the “high quality pieces that pertain to a wide variety of issues” that the Journal has been able to attract, says Ross Green ’09, chief editor. The Journal is a production of The Hobart and William Smith Public Affairs Project, a student-run organization advised and assisted by faculty, staff and alumni/ae. In addition to the PAJ, the Project oversees the management and development of The Hobart and William Smith online journal of public affairs. Both the undergraduate journal and the online journal work to spread an educated, diverse and insightful discourse in the various realms of public affairs. They offer students opportunities to bring their own work in these fields to levels beyond that of the classroom, with the help of a variety of talented faculty, students and alumni/ae. “The Public Affairs Journal represents the best of Hobart and William Smith — engaged students productively working together to foster lively discourse and thereby enhance the civic engagement on our campus and beyond,” said President Mark D. Gearan. “At a time when far too many citizens are not engaged in public issues, The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Public Affairs Journal is an antidote for this prevailing cynicism. The editors and contributing student scholars have embraced the charge the founding students set for themselves: ignite interest in issues, challenge assumptions, and shape a meaningful discourse.” Articles are currently being accepted for the fourth edition (which will be released in the fall). Pieces should be between 10 and 12 pages and should be submitted to email@example.com on or before June 1.