By John M. Hunt, Jr.
At the Annual Luncheon Governor Mimi Barclay Johnson introduced Dr. Nancy W. Bauer, Lecturer in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania, as the recipient of "The Katharine F. Little Award for Distinguished Mayflower Scholarship" for 2005. "Dr Bauer is," she said, "the most published author of American Studies and Social Science textbooks for schools in our country. Particularly interested in the early settlers of America, Dr. Bauer has researched the evolving two-party system in our country and highlights the difference between the Declaration of Independence, which encompasses philosophical goals, and the Constitution, which embodies our winner-take-all system, and will today talk on how she believes America's currently divided two-party political system started on the Mayflower. Dr. Bauer has an honors degree from Smith College in history, an MA from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. with honors from Michigan State University. Dr Bauer has told me that she is delighted to use our award to spark Girls Matter Clubs to research and write about Majority Rule in Our Democracy—the Complicated Gift of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact.