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George Mack '92, at Barclays with Hamilton New York Program students and director Professor Erol Balkan.
George Mack ’92 Hosts NYC Program Group at Barclays

George Mack ’92, managing director at Barclays Global Restructuring and Finance Group, hosted the Program in New York City students and shared his experiences in finance, his views on the market, and provided insight as to how he got where he is today.  More ...

From left, President Joan Hinde Stewart, Professor Sam Pellman, Eugene & Loretta Romano, Linda Johnson, Kevin & Karen Kennedy, Claudia and Jeff Little, and Steve Sadove cut the ribbon of the new Kennedy Center.
What a Weekend!

With the gleaming new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts as its centerpiece, the combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend celebrated the arts over three days of glorious Central New York autumn weather.  More ...

Alex meeting and greeting on Martin's Way
Alex Makes His Debut

Meeting all passerbys on Martin's Way, Alex made his formal debut Friday morning of Fallcoming/Family Weekend. The college's new mascot stepped to the music of a bagpiper and drummer as he made his entrance onto the Sadove Student Center patio.  More ...

Patiently waiting for the other Alex
Hamilton Introduces a New Mascot

Hamilton's new mascot, Alex, will be introduced to the campus community this Friday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the college’s Fallcoming and Family Weekend. He will emerge from the Sadove Student Center to the music of a bagpiper and drummer.  In an act of self-promotion, Alex will hand out Alexander Hamilton decals, and he also plans to attend other events throughout the weekend as well as throughout the year.  More ...

A view of the front of the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts
Kennedy Center Dedication is Among Fallcoming, Family Weekend Highlights

Hamilton’s combined Fallcoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 9-12, will celebrate the arts with a number of exciting events including the dedication of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, the opening of the new Alyson Shotz exhibit in the Wellin Museum, and addresses by national leaders in the arts world.  More ...

Robert Storr
Yale Art School Dean Robert Storr to Lecture at Kennedy Arts Center Opening

Robert Storr, professor of painting/printmaking and dean of the Yale School of Art, will give the Celebration of the Arts opening address at the dedication of  The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts at Hamilton College, on Thursday , Oct. 9, at 7  p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The talk is free and open to the public.  More ...

Home on the Range

Hamilton’s Academic Program in the Adirondacks, set to begin in fall 2015, has a home.  The program will be based at The Mountain House in Keene, N.Y., in the heart of the High Peaks, near a popular trailhead for Hurricane Mountain, as well as Big Crow and Little Crow.  More ...

How College Works
Chronicle of Higher Education Features Chambliss Video

How College Works, a book co-authored by Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss and his former student Chris Takacs ’05, has been featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its book club selections for the last six weeks. In closing the book discussion on the Chronicle site and in social media via #ChronBooks, the publication is featuring a video of Chambliss.  More ...

Rob Kantrowitz '82
Kantrowitz ’82 Presents at Middlebury

Robert Kantrowitz ’82, professor and chair of mathematics, presented “Archimedes meets geometric series” in the mathematics seminar series on Sept. 23 at Middlebury College.  More ...

HOC members at the summit of Cascade.
46 Peaks? Mission Accomplished!

Every fall for the past 19 years, Hamilton students have flocked to the Adirondacks for 46 Peaks Weekend. Their goal – to have a Hamilton student summit every peak above 4,000 feet in the Adirondacks in the span of a weekend. From September 26-28, beautiful weather aligned with a talented group of leaders and scores of strong participants and for the first time ever, they succeeded – a Hamilton student stood atop every one of the 46 over the course of the weekend.  More ...

Rich Bernstein '80  with Hamilton Program in New York students and Professor Erol Balkan.
Rich Bernstein '80 Hosts New York Program Students

Hamilton students in the Program in New York opened their semester with a visit to Richard Bernstein Advisors, an investment advisory organization led by alumnus Rich Bernstein '80. The group traveled to Times Square, where they were met by program participant Katherine Gross '16, who is interning with Bernstein this semester. This semester's Hamilton program is being led by Professor of Economics Erol Balkan and the topic is Global Financial Networks.  More ...

Haim Goren
Israeli Professor Haim Goren Presents Annual Couper Library Lecture

Haim Goren, associate professor at Tel-Hai College in Israel’s Upper Galilee, presented the Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at Hamilton on Sept. 24. Established in 2005 to honor Richard “Dick” Couper ’44 and his wife Patsy, this annual lecture series features eminent speakers who present on topics pertaining to the Burke Library’s special collections.  More ...

Mary Bonauto '83 H'05
Civil Rights Attorney Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05 Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Mary L. Bonauto ’83 H’05, a leader of the campaign for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, is among 21 recipients of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is an attorney with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in Boston. Bonauto received an honorary degree from Hamilton in 2005.  More ...

Gene '49 and Loretta Romano
Kennedy Center’s Main Theatre to Be Named in Honor of Romano ’49

Hamilton will name its 175-seat theatre in the new Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts for F. Eugene Romano ’49 in recognition of his lifetime giving which includes a $2.5 million donation for the center’s theatre. Romano and his wife, Loretta, together with their family, have dedicated much of their lives to improving the Mohawk Valley through their Utica-based businesses and their philanthropy to numerous local non-profit organizations.  More ...

Jonathan Vaughan
Hamilton Mourns the Death of Professor Jonathan Vaughan

In an email to the Hamilton community on Sept. 15, President Joan Stewart announced the death of James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan. He died on Sunday, Sept. 14, from complications of pneumonia.  More ...

Hamilton Well-Represented in Teach For America

Teach For America released its seventh annual list of the schools contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2014 teaching corps and Hamilton College is among the top 20 small colleges and universities. This is the second year Hamilton has been named to the list.  More ...

Wendy and Keith Wellin
Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP ’11, ’14 Dies at 88

Hamilton College President Joan Hinde Stewart announced the death of Life Trustee Keith Wellin ’50, GP’11, ’14 in an email to the Hamilton community. Wellin died in Charleston, S.C., on Sept. 14, at the age of 88.  More ...

Caroline Clarke '14
Caroline Clarke ’14 Captures Communal Studies Award

When Caroline Clarke ’14 was choosing a topic for her senior thesis, she intended to write about the Millerites. She never expected that she would research the Shakers as well.  However, with the help of Christian Goodwillie, Hamilton’s director of Special Collections and Archives, Clarke fused the two research topics into one paper, titled “The Advent of the Disappointed: Why the Millerites joined the Shakers and why they quickly left.” Clarke’s research paid off when she won the Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award from the Communal Studies Association.  More ...

Caitlin Jacobs '07 Recognized by L.A. Times

Caitlin Jacobs ’07 has been recognized by the L.A. Times for her extensive work researching large cats on various Florida cattle ranches.  While on the ranches, Jacobs spent her time investigating type of predator was causing the cattle to die and how she could reduce the number of cattle deaths.  More ...

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