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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

This Month in the Library - November 2017

Thanksgiving Break Hours
     Tuesday November 21, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
     Wednesday November 22 - Saturday November 25, Closed
     Sunday November 26, 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Library Events

Day of the Dea Celebration
     November 1, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Circulation Area
Library Anniversary Celebration
     November 6, 1:00 p.m., Circulation Area
FaculTea - Susan Perabo: Being a Teacher Ruined My Writing Career
     November 8, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Biblio Café 

Exhibits and Book Displays

Day of the Dead Ofrenda
     Circulation Area
Artic and Alpine Climate Change Student Research Photo Exhibit
     Spahr - Main Level
Library Anniversary Photo Exhibits
     Spaces throughout the Library
History Comes Out: Selections from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project
     Main Level, Reference Area
Magic and Witchcraft
     Archives Hallway, Lower Level
Through the Looking Glass: The Transformation of Environmentalism at Dickinson College
     Display Case, Upper Level
Notable Dickinsonians:  Selections from Alumni/ae Papers
      Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level
Clarke Forum Book Display
      Reference Area, Main Level
Voter Information Book Display
      Reference Area, Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

Kathleen Marchetti

Assistant Professor of Political Science (2015)

In Distinguishing Occasional Abstention From Routine Indifference in Models of Vote Choice, Kathleen Marchetti argues that people who abstain from voting can be divided into two separate categories. One category consists of people who are “occasional voters” who abstained from voting in a given election due to temporary factors, including disliking all candidates running, bad weather, or other temporary circumstances. The second category consists of those who are unlikely to vote regardless of the political climate at the time of an election. These people are “routine nonvoters.” Including both types of nonvoters in multinomial logit (MNL) models to explain vote choice can lead to faulty conclusions. Marchetti offers a solution for this problem: a baseline-inflated MNL estimator that models heterogeneous populations of nonvoters probabilistically, thereby accounting for the presence of “routine nonvoters” in models of vote choice. 

Recommended Citation:

Bagozzi, Benjamin E. and Marchetti, Kathleen, "Distinguishing Occasional Abstention From Routine Indifference in Models of Vote Choice" (2017). Dickinson College Faculty Publications.Paper 681.

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