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September 2014

Jonathan VaughanHamilton Mourns Professor Vaughan

A respected scientist and mentor to countless Hamilton students, Jonathan Vaughan, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology, died on Sept. 14 from complications of pneumonia. More ...

A Genius in our Ranks

Mary Bonauto '83, H'05, an attorney with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in Boston, was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" for her work in winning approval for same-sex marriage. More ...


Kennedy Center's Main Theatre to be Named for Romano

In recognition of F. Eugene Romano’s ’49 lifetime support to Hamilton, the main performance space in the new Kennedy Center will be named in his honor.  More ...


Life Trustee, Arts Benefactor Keith Wellin ’50, GP’11,’14 Dies at 88

A leading and long-time patron of the arts in his community and especially at Hamilton, Wellin died in Charleston, S.C., after a lengthy illness. More ...


Colgate and Hamilton Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant

The new contributing members of edX received $91,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further their exploration of online learning technologies. More ...


A Faculty First

Associate Professor of Chemistry Myriam Cotten was awarded a Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar grant. She was one of seven national awardees and the first Hamilton professor to receive the honor. More ...


Three Days, 20 Students, One Jillings, 90 Miles

Hamilton was well-represented in the 31st annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, where Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings took first in the men’s master’s class and 20 students competed in six boats. More ...


Hamilton Among Top Teach For America Members

Eleven Hamilton graduates joined Teach For America this year, placing the College on the list of schools contributing the greatest number of alumni. More ...


Former Dean of Faculty Bobby Fong Dies at 64

Bobby Fong, who served as Hamilton’s Dean of Faculty from 1995 to 2000, died suddenly of a heart attack on Sept. 8. More ...
 


Senior Thesis Captures Communal Studies Award

What began as Caroline Clarke's '14 senior thesis on the Millerite sect evolved into a paper that won the Communal Studies’ Donald Durnbaugh Starting Scholar Award. More ...


Matias Wins Race at World Rowing Championships

Angolan Andre Matias ’12 helped his nation secure first place in the lightweight men’s double sculls E Final at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. More ...

Register Now for Fallcoming & Family Weekend

Join us on Oct. 9-12 for the opening of The Kevin and Karen Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts, open classes, tours, lectures, career events, networking opportunities and the NESCAC Athletics Festival. More ...

Sociologist and author Dan Chambliss penned an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed about the importance of learning students' names, as well as an opinion piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “The Power of the Personal.” How College Works, the book he co-authored with Chris Takacs ’05, was selected as the featured volume for the Chronicle’s Bookclub in September.

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