Who's News: Nov. 3-4, 2018


Hartwick College Assistant Professor of History Kyle Burke explores paramilitary efforts to combat communism during the Cold War in his first book, “Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War.” According to a media release, using previously untapped sources from four continents, the book chronicles the rise and fall of an international network of right-wing organizations that supported anticommunist guerrillas in the global south from the 1950s through the 1980s. It was published by University of North Carolina Press.

An award-winning teacher, Burke’s coursework focuses on modern U.S. and global history, war and society, radicalism and political violence.

His research examines the tangled histories of war, political violence and radicalism in the United States and the wider world and was supported with fellowships from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

Burke’s articles, essays and reviews have appeared in Jacobin, Diplomatic History and the H-War and H-Diplo networks. He is working on a new book tentatively titled “White Power Worldwide,” which explores the creation and mobilization of a trans-Atlantic white supremacist movement since the 1970s.

Burke has master’s and doctorate degrees in history from Northwestern University.

The Town of Maryland sponsored a pumpkin-carving contest for community children on Oct. 28. Winners in the 3 to 5 age group were, in first place, Liam and Lucas Didonna, ages 3 and 5 respectively; second place, Adam Bostwick, 5; and third place, Stella Fuller and Brighton Terrano, ages 3 and 5 respectively. Winners in the older-age category were in first place, Mason Ide, 7, and second place, Julian Fuller, 9. Judges were retired teacher Mary Mulberry, town board member Renee Gaston and Otsego County Representative Peter Oberacker.

Maeve Uhalde of Gilboa has been elected secretary of the Hudson Valley Community College Student Senate. According to a media release, Senate members work with administration and faculty guidance to promote and coordinate student affairs. As the student body’s elected officials, they authorize the establishment of new clubs and activities, promote student welfare and assist with an $800,000 annual budget that supports the extracurricular program of all student activities, clubs and organizations. Uhalde is studying in the human services academic program.