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Marietta College

Marietta College’s Ben Reese ’13 (Marietta) won the second-place award in the Microeconomics Division at Bowling Green State University’s Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Contest and Conference on Saturday, April 6.

Reese, who is majoring in both Economics and Political Science, won the award for his paper entitled “An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Healthcare Expenditures in Developed Nations. He also received a second award for his presentation.

His paper looks at the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the continuing debate over how to combat rising health care expenditures in the United States. Findings suggest health care spending is price inelastic but elastic with respect to income. This implies that governments should seek to manage demand while not adversely affecting overall health.

Marietta College

Marietta College’s Jiaxin Quan ’13 (Beijing, China) won won the first-place award in the Macroeconomics Division at Bowling Green State University’s Undergraduate Economics Student Paper Contest and Conference on Saturday, April 6.

Quan, who is majoring in both Economics and Advertising & Public Relations, won for her paper entitled “Determinants of Income Inequality: A Panel Data Analysis.”

Her paper looks at how income inequality has become a source of concern in the U.S. as well as in many countries around the world in recent years. Her study found no significant correlation between income inequality and inflation or the secondary school enrollment rates.

Muskingum University

NEW CONCORD – James Martin, of Lowell, has been cast in Muskingum University’s spring Lyric Theatre Workshop production, to be held April 19 and 20 on the campus in New Concord.

Admission is free, and a reception will follow each night’s performance.

Directed by Artist-in-Residence Carol Wilcox-Jones, the production will feature fully staged and costumed scenes, including a duet from Wicked, the energetic Sing, Sing, Sing dance from Swing, multiple scenes from The Music Man and the beautiful Lehar operetta, The Merry Widow (featuring the famous Can-Can), as well as Ragtime, Fiorello, a tap number from 42nd Street, and the finale from Children of Eden.

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Binghamton University

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Bethany L Seckman, of Williamstown, received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the university’s dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester.

Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Stephanie Williams, of Marietta, earned academic honors at Purdue University for the fall 2012 semester.

To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a four-point scale.

University of Mount Union

ALLIANCE – Tyler Harris, of New Matamoras, recently graduated from the University of Mount Union with a bachelor of arts degree in applied criminal justice.

The University of Findlay

FINDLAY – Kelsey Rich, of Marietta, has been named to the dean’s list at The University of Findlay for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Rich is majoring in art/art management.

University of Northwestern Ohio

The University of Northwestern Ohio has named Seth R. Wilson, of Lowell, to its dean’s list for the February 2013 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list.