Due to this year's extended break between the fall and spring semesters, Hamilton College's Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center offered students the opportunity to spend the time conducting research.
Peter Case, of Darien, was among the more than 80 students who participated in the program. Case's project was titled "To Preserve or to Eat: an Enviroeconomic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation's Effects on Indigenous Communities." Case, a senior majoring in world politics, is a graduate of Darien High School.
Established in 1980 and named in honor of long-time New York State public servant Arthur Levitt, the Levitt Center supports initiatives and provides resources that enable students and faculty to engage in public service and public policy through research, service-learning, lectures, discussion, and practice. Levitt Center programming is open to students and faculty across all disciplines and departments and is organized around programs that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion, as well as innovative and positive social change.