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Chris Bousquet ’16 at DC Inno
The Write Stuff

Chris Bousquet ’16 is entering the world of journalism this summer as an editorial intern for DC Inno, the Washington, D.C. branch of Streetwise Media. Streetwise Media was co-founded by Hamilton alumni Chase Garbarino ‘07 and Kevin McCarthy ‘07, and since its inception has expanded to own and operate digital news branches in Boston, D.C., Chicago and Austin. Bousquet’s internship at DC Inno is funded through Hamilton’s Joseph F. Anderson ’44 Internship Fund.  More ...

Paul Greengard '48 is Honored as a Nonagenarian Scientist

Paul Greengard ’48 was featured in Chemical & Engineering News’ article titled Sustained by Science, a tribute to all scientists who are still progressing in their field, even past the age of 90. Greengard was included for his research on the biochemistry of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.  More ...

Bob Hacker '73 Publishes Second Book

Bob Hacker ’73 published his second book, Scaling Social Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned from One Laptop per Child. The book is a practical guide to how to scale a social entrepreneurship venture based on 3+ years as CFO of One Laptop and five years teaching social entrepreneurship at Florida International University and MIT Sloan.  More ...

Onwaniqua Heard '15
Onwaniqua Heard ’15 Heads Back to the Classroom

Onwaniqua Heard ’15 is going to find herself back in the classroom more quickly than most recent graduates: this time, however, she’ll be the teacher, not the student. Heard will be entering the Greenwich Country Day School’s Co-Teacher Program this fall, a program that “gives co-teachers a chance to work with children of different ages and to broaden their professional experience.”  More ...

Marcus and McNerney ’13 Highlighted in The Hedgehog Review

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus and alumnus Sam McNerney ’13 were included in a recent article in The Hedgehog Review that lauded the kind of intellectual inquiry frequently pursued on a liberal arts campus while questioning the viability of those very institutions.  More ...

Hamilton Alumni Attend HAMILTON on Broadway

On July 15, 150 Hamiltonians enjoyed Lin Manuel-Miranda’s new musical HAMILTON, which was inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of the show’s namesake. Connie Wilkin P’14, ’16 arranged a talkback following the performance with the show’s producer Jeffrey Seller and assistant company manager Kaitlin Fine. The cast members who spoke to the group included King George (Jonathan Groff), George Washington (Christopher Jackson), Angelica Schuyler (Renee Elise Goldsberry), Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), James Madison (Okieriete Onaodowan) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda).  More ...

Jensen '15 signs professional baseball contract

Former Hamilton College baseball player Joe Jensen ’15 has begun his professional career after signing with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. Jensen made his debut with the Miners earlier this week.  More ...

Peter Mastracco '92 to Be Inducted into Rome Sports Hall of Fame

On Sunday, Peter Mastracco ‘92 will be inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame. “I’m very overwhelmed,” admitted Mastracco to Sentinel Sports about the nomination. “I’ve had time to think about it, I just can’t get the right words out.” Mastracco also noted how it’s nice to see such a diverse group of athletes being honored in this year’s class.  More ...

Ned Walker '62
Two Alumni Diplomats Praise Obama's Iran Deal

As reported in The New York Times on July 16, “More than 100 former American ambassadors wrote to President Obama on Thursday praising the nuclear deal reached with Iran this week as a ‘landmark agreement’ that could be effective in halting Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapon, and urging Congress to support it.” Two Hamilton alumni, Edward S. Walker ’62, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory,  and William Luers ’51, signed the letter.   More ...

Eren Shultz '15
Shultz Cultivates Career With TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture Investment Team

Although globally humans rely mostly on agriculture as a source of sustenance, farmers around the world are not on equal footing. Eren Shultz ’15 is particularly aware of this disparity “having both grown up in rural Wisconsin and spent significant amounts of time traveling and living abroad in small agrarian villages in Eastern Africa.” Shultz said he was both “fascinated and concerned” with “the differences in mechanization and lifestyles” between those communities.  More ...

Bill Harley '77 to Speak at Smithsonian

Bill Harley ’77, Grammy-winning singer-storyteller, will be reflecting upon the enduring relevance of The Phantom Tollbooth, which inspired one of his works, “Milo’s Tune.” Harley will be joined by author Norton Juster for a celebrating of the beloved children’s book on Sunday, July 12th at 3 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Harley was awarded an honorary degree from Hamilton during the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on May 24.  More ...

Eil Shakun '16 at Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group.
Eli Shakun ’16 Practices "Professional Fundraising" in WCPG Internship

Though common perception may hold that charity and for-profit business stand opposed to one another, Eli Shakun ’16 is spending his summer in an internship at the Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG) in New York City, a firm whose business model challenges that perception.  More ...

From left, Kurt Minges, Samantha Sherman, Alicia Rost and Taylor Brandin.
Four Recent Grads Joining Towers Watson

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, health care has remained in the minds of many Americans and news outlets, who wonder and speculate about its future. Yet, the conversation is often centered around legislation and healthcare providers, leaving much important work unnoticed. This summer, four Hamilton graduates, Sam Sherman ’15, Taylor Brandin ’15, Alicia Rost ’15 and Kurt Minges ’15, will be joining Towers Watson, an “American global professional services firm,” as Health and Group benefits analysts.  More ...

Dr. Hugh Sampson '71 is Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies

Dr. Hugh Sampson ’71 has been named the Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies, the French biotec company developing the Viaskin peanut allergy treatment patch. Sampson’s term will begin on November 1, 2015.  More ...

Mary L. Bonauto '83 Helps Win Major Same-Sex Marriage Case

A historic U.S. Supreme Court opinion today legalizes same-sex marriage across the country. Civil rights lawyer and Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83 was one of the attorneys who argued against same-sex marriage bans before the court, and she won earlier legal victories that helped lay the groundwork for today’s decision.

We asked several Hamiltonians to share their thoughts about the court’s opinion, and this is what they had to say. (You can share your thoughts in the comments section of the story, on Hamilton’s Facebook page or on Twitter @hamiltoncollege.)  More ...

Gordon Kaye '74 is President of Alumni Association

Gordon Kaye '74, editor and publisher of Graphic Design USA, has been selected by the Alumni Council as the new president of the Alumni Association, succeeding John Hadity ’83. His term began July, 2015.  More ...

Sam Welch '86 is Executive Director of Career and Life Outcomes Center

Sam Welch, Class of 1986, has been named as Hamilton’s new Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of the Maurice Horowitch Career and Life Outcomes Center. According to Dick Tantillo’s announcement, Welch will “provide strategic leadership for a comprehensive career center focused on serving students throughout their undergraduate years and beyond.”  More ...

Cassie Dennison '16
Cassidy Dennison ’16 Explores Lobbying Career Through D.C. Internship

Cassidy (Cassie) Dennison ’16 is spending her summer interning as a legislative analyst at Williams & Jensen, LLC, in Washington D.C, a litigation and lobbying firm.  Dennison, a government major, discovered the internship through a connection at the Hamilton College Career Center, which put her in contact with Hamilton alumnus George Baker ’74, a partner at Williams & Jensen. The firm is home to a number of other Hamilton alumni, including Baker’s fellow partner Frank Vlossak ’89, Marc Pitarresi ’10 and Kevin Prior ’13.  More ...

Max Lopez '15
Max Lopez '15 Headed to Cambridge University For Masters in Archaeology

Although archaeology is often associated with dinosaur fossils and sarcophagi, museums only hold a small portion of the artifacts unearthed over the past few centuries. For Max Lopez ’15, who’s currently working as a teaching assistant at a summer field school in British Columbia, “it’s the day-to-day kind of stuff that really gets [him] going, the smaller stuff that tells a story everyone can relate to.” It is these types of discoveries he hopes to make, leading him to pursue a Masters of Archaeology at Cambridge University beginning in the fall.  More ...

Sindy Subance von Ziegesar '01 Launches Coco Bebe

Sindy Subance von Ziegesar '01 recently launched Coco Bebe, an all-natural, organic coconut oil moisturizer that’s great for baby and mom. Sindy describes this product as, "a daily and bedtime massage moisturizer, to treat baby eczema and cradle cap, stretch marks and so much more!"  More ...

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