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VOL. 23, NO. 20APRIL 10, 1998

Roger Lehecka Takes on New Role at the College
Roger Lehecka, CC’67, before a statue of Alexander Hamilton, Columbia College Class of 1788.—See FULL STORY.

The 1998 Bancroft Prize Recognizes Work of Three Leading Historians

Three historians have won the 1998 Bancroft Prize for studies of the Bible Belt, U.S.–Japanese relations and the urban crisis in Detroit. The prizes in American history, biography or diplomacy are awarded annually by Columbia and were to be presented Wednesday in formal ceremonies in Low Rotunda.

  The recipients are Christine Leigh Heyrman, professor of history at the University of Delaware, for Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt, published by Alfred A. Knopf; Walter LaFeber, the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History at Cornell, for The Clash: U.S.–Japanese Relations Throughout History, published by W.W. Norton, and Thomas J. Sugrue, associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, for The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit, published by Princeton University Press. Each receives $4,000.—See FULL STORY.