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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Great Names Ticket Information Available For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ticket information for Great Names speaker American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is available now on the Great Names website. Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, will appear as the first scientist in the Hamilton College Sacerdote Great Names Series on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. He will give an interactive presentation which will followed by a question and answer period. The event will be free and open to the public.  More ...

Bryan Jaroch '97 spoke to students in Sadove on Jan. 27
ESPN Producer Bryan Jaroch ’97 Describes Career Path in CLOC Talk

Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer Bryan Jaroch ’97 stopped by his alma mater on his way to up to Syracuse to cover the Jan. 28 Syracuse University vs. Notre Dame basketball game. In a talk hosted by the Career and Life Outcomes Center and Hamilton’s New York Film & Television Student Alliance, Jaroch described his journey from the Hill to ESPN studios, and gave advice to students interested in pursuing similar careers.  More ...

Jessica Tang '16 speaks with Vice President of Library and Information Technology Services Dave Smallen.
Employers Provide Advice at 6th Annual Interview Mojo

In a competitive job market, interviewing is arguably the most determinative aspect of the hiring process. On Jan. 24, a group of students attended the Career and Life Outcomes Center’s Sixth Annual Interview Mojo, an “intensive event designed to provide a meaningful chance to learn about and practice the lifelong skill of interviewing.”  More ...

Leigh Gialanella '15 at the Oneida Community Mansion House.
Hamilton Debuts Oneida Community Digital Library

Initiated following her junior year, Leigh Gialanella’s Emerson Grant-funded summer project resulted in more than the usual final paper and presentation. Under the continuing guidance of Special Collections and Archives Director and Curator Christian Goodwillie, Gialanella ’15 has created an interactive website featuring the Oneida Community’s library, received the Communal Studies Association's Starting Scholar Award for her senior thesis, and begun a master’s degree at the University of Michigan in a tailored track that will lead to a career in digital libraries, digital archives, and/or digital asset management.  More ...

Cameron Feist '04
New York Times Features Hamilton's Admission Office

A New York Times article about a service called College Abacus that provides financial aid information for college-bound students featured Hamilton as a college willing to work with that service to ensure that accurate data would be available.  The Jan. 16 article titled “Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education” included photos of campus as well as of Director of Financial Aid Cameron Feist.  More ...

Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, performs during Fallcoming Weekend.
Rowe Offers edX Course on Jazz

On the heels of two successful edX online course offerings in 2015, Hamilton will debut a third course, Jazz: the Music, the Stories, the Players, presented by Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music Performance Monk Rowe beginning on Feb. 2. The free six-week program is designed to appeal equally to the casual listener, the avid fan and the proficient jazz player, according to Rowe.  More ...

Duelly Noted performed at Hamilton during Family Weekend in October.
Duelly Noted to Begin Three State Winter Tour

Co-ed a cappella group Duelly Noted is preparing for its sixth annual concert tour during Hamilton’s winter break. The four-day tour will include performances in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.  More ...

National Media Focused on College's Expanded Access in 2015

This year the national media highlighted the college’s focus on expanding access and equalizing experiences on campus in several major articles. Outlets featuring these Hamilton policies and programs included The Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and the Hechinger Report. The college also received broad national media attention most recently with the announcement of its incoming president, David Wippman, via an Associated Press news story.  More ...

Jon Leanos '12, Julia Beaty '13 and Emily Leinbach '13 discuss their careers at Wayfair.com with Hamilton students.
Hamilton Alumni Share Career Advice With Current Students

All semester long, the Hamilton College Career and Life Outcomes Center has brought back alumni to meet with students and discuss their careers and opportunities in their fields.  From Jake Taylor ’14 discussing AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) to Richard Previdi ’77 sharing details of his career in real estate, alumni were eager to provide advice and answer students’ questions.  More ...

Huffington Post Highlights Hamilton's Need-Blind Policy

Hamilton’s need-blind admission policy is the focus of a Dec. 18 feature story published by Huffington Post titled “How One Top College Ended a Policy that Weeded Out Poor Students.” The article detailed how Hamilton made the decision to eliminate merit scholarships and later to adopt the need-blind policy that eliminates applicants' financial need from consideration in admission decisions.  More ...

Hamilton New York City Program students and program director Professor Chris Georges at Facebook with Fabio Freyre '83.
NYC Program Students Visit Fabio Freyre ’83 at Facebook

Students participating in Hamilton’s Program  in New York City recently had the opportunity to visit Facebook. Fabio Freyre ’83 (VP of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook), gave the students a tour of the New York office and shared his insights about the company. According to Freyre, Facebook’s goal is to connect the world through its family of apps: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp.  More ...

Hamilton College Names 20th President

The Hamilton College Board of Trustees has elected unanimously David Wippman, the William S. Pattee Professor of Law and dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, to be the College’s 20th president. The appointment is effective July 1, 2016.  More ...

Athletic Director Jon Hind '80 receives lacrosse award

Hamilton College's Director of Athletics Jon Hind '80 was presented with the 2015 Extra Man Award by the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association in Baltimore, Md., on Friday afternoon.  More ...

Hamilton's 20th President to be Announced Today

Hamilton Board of Trustees Chair Steve Sadove '73, P'07,'10,'13 and Bob Delaney ’79 , co-chairs of the Presidential Search committee, announced in an email to the Hamilton community that the College’s 20th president will be introduced today. The announcement will be live-streamed at 4 p.m.  More ...

Biology major Tshering Sherpa, pictured here with Wei-Jen Chang, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring, is among recipients of the Class of 1979 Travel Award.
Eight Students Receive Class of 1979 Travel Awards

Eight Hamilton students have been selected to receive the Class of 1979 Student Travel Award. The award, established by the alumni of Hamilton’s Class of 1979, offers financial assistance to Hamilton students who wish to pursue extensive research projects in different parts of the world.  More ...

Hockey team members laugh as teammate Bennett Hambrook '17 is roasted.
Men's Hockey Date Auction Raises $700+ for Kelberman Center

The annual Men's Hockey Date auction on Dec. 2, sponsored by Student Assembly’s Social Traditions committee, was a huge success, raising $708 for the Kelberman Center.  The Center, founded by cardiologist Dr. Michael Kelberman ’80, is a regional center for excellence for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The organization provides services to more than 1000 children and adults throughout Central New York and employs more than 175 full and part-time staff.  More ...

Psi U Career Weekend Supports Career Center Goals

Dozens of Psi Upsilon alumni returned to campus on Friday, Nov. 13, to spend that night and all day Saturday working with 30-40 current Hamilton undergraduate members to help prepare them in their pursuit of internships and full time jobs. Indicative of the five-year-old program’s success, 40 out of 44 undergraduate members had jobs or internships before commencement last year. Eight of this year's 11 seniors have already secured jobs after graduation.  More ...

Phyllis Breland '80
Breland ’80 Interviewed by Insight Into Diversity

Phyllis Breland ’80, director of Opportunity Programs and interim director of Diversity and Inclusion at Hamilton College, was featured in “Avoiding Burnout: How 10 CDOs Balance Work with Life” in Insight Into Diversity magazine. Breland is an Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) graduate of Hamilton.  More ...

Program in Washington, D.C. Group Meets With Mike Castle ’61

Hamilton’s Program in Washington, D.C. recently met former six-term Delaware Congressman Mike Castle ’61 at his DC office of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries. Castle also served as Delaware’s governor for two terms.  More ...

John L. Murad, Jr. '80, P'19 Selected for Super Lawyers

John L. Murad, Jr. ’80, P’19 has been selected for Upstate New York’s Super Lawyers in 2015 for the seventh time since 2007. This service names lawyers in the top 5% of the field who are chosen by a process of peer nominations and evaluations in addition to independent research.  More ...

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