College Bicentennial

A Look Back at Hamilton's 200th Year

Bicentennial banners line the campus roads.
Adirondack Adventure/Outreach Adventure welcomed students who arrived early for pre-orientation trips.
Orientation leaders greet arriving members of the class of 2015.
The Class of 2015 poses for its class photo.
Students packed Sage Rink to purchase items at the annual Cram & Scram sale.
First-year students met in KJ to discuss the common reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
The 4th annual Hamilton Serves saw students volunteer at area nonprofts.
Dean of Admission Monica Inzer presents the class of 2015 at convocation.
On the Hill, A Bicentennial History of Hamilton College, by Prof. Maurice Isserman, was published in August.
Students in Archaeology of Hamilton’s Founding course broke ground at a site off College Hill Road.
Sophomores work on their resumes at the Career Center's Jump Start at Hotel Utica.
A Dinner Club dance kicked off the semester's social events.
Students volunteered on HAVOC's annual Make a Difference Day on Sept. 10.
The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks was commemorated with a campus vigil.
Dartmouth College loaned Samuel Kirkland's 1791 Plan of Education documents to Hamilton.
The Marathon canoe racing team competed in the 29th Adirondack Classic.
The Washington Post’s College Inc. blog featured Hamilton’s newest admission poster, a foot-square QR (quick response) code.
A time capsule buried by Hamilton’s class of 1871 was opened at the Emerson Gallery.
Leonard Teng '12 spoke at the annual Comstock lunch.
The Levitt Center hosted a poster session of students' work.
The Edward and Virginia Taylor Science Center was dedicated.
Mallory Dawson '12 announced the Senior Gift,  a research endowment in honor of late classmate Alex Paganelli '12.
The Career Center hosted a well-attended panel with alumni.
Trumpeter Randy Sandke and clarinetist Evan Christopher perform with an all-star sextet.
Fireworks over Royce Baseball Field.
The bicentennial assembly was a highlight of  the kickoff weekend.
Prof. David Gapp led a tour of the 1812 Garden.
The Dance Team celebrates a Hamilton touchdown.
Fans packed the bleachers for the football game against Tufts, which Hamilton won 24-16.
McCullough Shriver '13 fights a tackle by Tufts' J.T. Rinciari.
The Clinton Historical Society displayed Hamilton memorabilia to commemorate the bicentennial.
Members of the Outing Club on 46 Peaks Weekend.
Ernest Williams' Environmental Studies class on their annual trip to Whiteface.
The climbing wall went Dayglo for a Late Night event.
Hamilton hosted 13th annual Gospel Choir Workshop in October.
The annual Fallfest in the village of Clinton featured entertainment by a capella groups such as Special K.
The Newman Council hosted its annual Trust Treat on Halloween for children from the Thea Bowman House in Utica.
Senior art concentrators and art faculty visited NYC artists in their studios.
The 10th annual Hogwarts at Hamilton welcomed families to the world of Harry Potter.
Prof. Ann Owen's Monetary Policy students advanced to the final round of the Fed Challenge.
The Theatre Department presented Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, directed by Professor Carole Bellini-Sharp.
The student-run Co-Op hosted 80 people for an early Thanksgiving dinner.
SA's Social Traditions Committee hosted a hockey date auction, netting $614 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Emma Leeds '12 interviews Sam Choate '12.
Prof. Paul Hagstrom's Economics of Poverty class conducted a youth poll on poverty.
Members of the Mathletics team took part in the Putnam Competition.
Students call alumni during a December phone-a-thon.
The moon over Ferguson House on a quiet January night before students return.
The 5th annual MLK Dinner-Theatre featured The Last Minstrel Show.
The inaugural Levitt Leadership Institute began in January.
HAVOC marked the 14th annual MLK Service Day.
Students in Model EU traveled to Poland for the 25th annual EuroSim Conference.
Members of a capella group Duelly Noted completed their second annual winter tour over break.
Five students took a Hamilton Outing Club trip to Kenya over winter break. Here, they are on the summit of Mt. Kenya.
The choir presented Lady in the Dark for its annual musical.
The Galaxy Dinner recreated a meal that would have been enjoyed in 1812.
Ten students participated in the Model UN in Montreal.
The Curling Team took silver in regional competition in Bowling Green.
The Visiting Artist series welcomed Marina Abramovic.
FebFest featured the annual chili cook-off. Nile Berry '14 won with his entry, "We're not cold, we're chili."
Another highlight of FebFest was crowning of Mr. Hamilton: John Whitney '12.
Feb. 24 marked Starting Today Others Pay (STOP) Day. Member of the men's lacrosse team were among students who wrote thank you notes to donors.
Boston's Citizen Schools with John Werner '92 paid their annual visit to Hamilton.
Students in the Washington, D.C., program attended the state arrival ceremony for UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Hamilton fielded a large team for the annual Heart Run & Walk.
Construction continued on the Wellin Museum in March.
Rob Morris '76 spoke to Erol Balkan's International Finance class.
Six students were awarded prizes in the annual Public Speaking Competition on March 3.
Hamilton's Muslim Prayer Room was unveiled on the third floor of the Chapel in March.
NYC program students enjoyed a performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera.
The Writing Center celebrated its 25th birthday. Here, director Sharon Williams and Prof. John O'Neill, a member of the committee that helped found the Center.
Hip Hop Shop host Touré was the Voices of Color guest lecturer.
The Mock Trial team finished third in the Opening Round Championship Series and advanced to nationals.
A hoodie walk across campus sought to bring attention to racial profiling.
Manique Talaia-Murray ’12, Andrew Seraichick ’13, Natalie Elking ’12 and Elizabeth Bucceri ’11 took part in the third cruise of the LARISSA Antartica expedition from March 7- April 15.
Talaia-Murray '12 gets some unexpected visitors as she digs a hole in the ice flow for a core.
Nearly 100 students opted for volunteer work through Alternative Spring Break. The Chatham, N.C., group helped build a home.
In what has become an annual ASB trip, another group worked on the Cumberland Trail in Tennessee.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Art Spiegelman gave the Tolles Lecture on April 23.
Orestes 2.0 was the spring theatre production. Here, Kadahj Bennett '12 as Tyndareus.
Fittingly in Hamilton's bicentennial year, a class visited the Grange, the home that Alexander Hamilton built for his family in New York City.
Holocaust survivor Helen Sperling lectured at Hamilton in April.
Colden Prime '10, Zach Reiner and Samantha Sherman '15, explore ideas for the 2nd annual Pitch Competition.
A time capsule with items relevant in 2012 was packed.
James Keefe '13, Andrew Robinson '12, Jacob Taylor '14 and Andrew Rippel '14 serenade guests during HAVOC's first Springfest.
Students listen to Dave Chanatry '80 talk about visual story telling during a student/alumni journalist workshop forum in April.
Molly Lazio '14 hugs Snickers from the Rome Humane Society during Paws to Relax on April 27.
Graduating members of HCEMS were honored at a dinner on April 27.
A student looks at artwork on display at the Senior Art Show, In Art We Trust.
Faculty line up for Class & Charter Day on May 4.
Students stand to be recognized during the Class & Charter Day convocation.
Class & Charter Day concluded with a concert by Super Mash Brothers.
The 9th annual Hamtrek triathlon also took place on Class & Charter Day.
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