The History Department has a new Chair! Effective 1 July 2013, James S. Hart, Jr., took over from Robert L. Griswold, who had held the office for a formidable 16 years. Professor Hart, a specialist in Tudor Stuart England, has been a valued member of the History Department faculty for 25 years; History Now recently profiled his career as a scholar and teacher.  Having relinquished the reins of power, Prof Griswold will spend the 2013-4 academic year teaching in Italy as part of the University‚Äôs Arezzo program.  We are confident that he will find his new digs almost as glamorous as the fourth floor of Dale Hall Tower.  Best wishes to both Profs. Griswold and Hart for the coming year!