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Election Results
Massey Elected ASA President; Alba is VP

Douglas S. Massey, University of Pennsylvania, has been elected the 92nd President of the ASA, and Richard D. Alba, State University of New York - Albany, has been elected Vice President.

Massey and Alba will assume office in August of 2000, following a year of service as President -- Elect and Vice President -- Elect. Massey and the 2001 Program Committee are responsible for shaping the ASA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, August 18-22, 2001.

The four newly elected Council Members-at-Large are: Diane R. Brown, Wayne State University; Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University; Nancy Denton, State University of New York -- Albany; and Ross L. Matsueda, University of Washingtonn. Also, as listed below, two persons were elected to the Committee on Publications, and three to the Committee on Nominations.

Annual Meeting
  Battling Uneven Development in Chicago

Like many cities, Chicago is a city of contrasts -- between rich and poor, black and white, Latino and Anglo, immigrant an dnon-immigrant. But, uneven development has been apparent in Chicago for many years. Through the early 1980s, Harvey Zorbaugh's 1928 classic, The Gold Coast and the Slum, could have been used as a walking tour guide. The contrast between the Gold Coast mansions just north of the Magnificent Mile (along North Michigan Avenue) and the low-income neighborhood just six blocks to the west was still present. In 1980, nine of hte 15 poorest neighborhoods in the U.S. were in Chigago.

  Major ASA Award Winners Announced for 1999

ASA announces its 1999 Award winners. These outstanding scholars will be recognized at the Annual Meeting's 1999 Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 7 at 4:30pm Chair of the Committee on Awards, Douglas S. Massey, University of Pennsylvania, will preside over this special event.

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