The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Olivia B. Waxman, former member of the AHI’s undergraduate fellowship program, was recently published in TIME Techland.

The online article, “Polling and Social Media Collide with ‘Social Polling,’” about how social media affect the tracking of public opinion  ( appeared on February 20, 2012.

Ms. Waxman,  is still at student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  She wrote daily for TIME’s NewsFeed blog during the summer of 2011, where she had two columns: a daily links round-up and a weekly review of the late-night television shows.  Ms. Waxman graduated in 2011 from Hamilton College.  She majored in government and served as head of the College Democrats.

“Olivia was always thoughtful, open-minded, and intelligent – a terrifically sharp young woman, noted AHI Resident Fellow Chris Hill who taught Ms. Waxman in a course in medieval history. “She exemplifies what I like to see in the classroom and in our undergraduate fellows. We’re all very proud of what she’s been able to accomplish.”

“Smart, sunny, and dedicated, Olivia exemplifies the engagement of students with the AHI,” added AHI Senior Fellow Ted Eismeier.” As leader of the College Democrats, she was always eager to reach across the aisle to foster lively, civil discussion.”