Around the Hill began in September 1984 as a publication of the “Personnel” (now Human Resources) office. It was printed on paper from its inception until 2001 when it transitioned to an electronic publication. Printed copies were still produced for physical plant employees and mailed to retirees.
According to the first issue, Around the Hill was created to keep Hamilton’s faculty and staff “informed about College policies, benefits and other items which affect you, as well as, to share news about those you work with.” The Communications and Development office took over creation of the publication for a couple of years and kept the publication alive until November of 2005.
The original publication included a variety of items: bios of new employees, a listing of college events, job opportunities on campus, training and development programs available to employees, personal items of interest, and a trading block.
Around the Hill will be published quarterly and will reside on the Hamilton College webpage, accessible through log-in. Printed copies will be posted at the Physical Plant. We will solicit online submissions from the Hamilton community and will feature articles on a predetermined theme, photos, general-interest articles, employee information and an archive of previous issues. The goal of our publication is to foster a better sense of community...Around the Hill.