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Don't "DIS" the "ABILITY"
Comedian, actor and activist Henry Holden will offer a free public lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Hamilton College Chapel. Holden, who contracted polio at age four and walks with the aid of crutches, will discuss "The Misconceptions Continue: How the Media Represent People with Disabilities." More ...
Bush Heading to China

Hamilton Professor of Government Cheng Li is one of this nation’s foremost experts on China, especially Chinese leadership. The author of China’s Leaders: The New Generation, Li is frequently called on by U.S. government officials and media representatives to offer an informed perspective on who will succeed Jiang Zemin later this year at the 16th Communist Party Congress. When he gets to China, President Bush is expected to meet with Hu Jintao, the person Professor Li says is the frontrunner to succeed Jiang.  More ...

Men's Hockey Earns Third Seed in NESCAC Tournament
The Hamilton College (14-9-1, 13-5-1) men's hockey team will host Colby College (14-6-3, 11-5-3) in the quarterfinal round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The game will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. in Russell Sage Rink. More ...
Cheng Li's Commentary on Chinese President
Cheng Li, Hamilton College professor of government, was quoted in a TIME Asia article that discusses President Bush's visit to China. The piece suggests that the current period of unity is important both to Bush, who continues to build a coalition against international terrorism, and to President Jiang Zemin, who is struggling to secure his legacy prior to his year-end retirement. Li commented, "If Jiang can show that relations with the US are in good shape, it will enable him to appoint more of his own men to the top positions." More ...
NY Times Profiles New Law Schools
The New York Times, in its Feb. 15 edition, featured two new Florida law schools set to open this fall. Both schools, according to the Times article, were established "at universities with high minority enrollments, in an effort to bring more blacks and Hispanics into legal careers without using affirmative action." More ...
Hamilton Alumnus, Jazz Enthusiast Dies at 79
Milton F. Fillius, Jr., Hamilton alumnus and an avid jazz fan died at 79, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Fillius, a major contributer to the Hamilton College Jazz Archive, established both the Drown Prize Scholarship and the Drown Loan Fund, which provide financial help for about 100 Hamilton students a year. Dean Abelon, Hamilton's alumni secretary compliments, "The jazz archive has turned into a marvelous resource, in great measure to his vision and financial assistance." More ...
Diasporic Film Series Continues
The Africana Studies Program continues its Diasporic Film Series in celebration of Black History Month. The 2002 theme is "The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?" On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the series will feature "Daughters of the Dust," directed by Julie Dash, at 7 p.m. in the Red Pit, KJ. Classics Professor Shelley Haley will offer introductory remarks. All events are free and open to the public. More ...
Peter Cameron '82
Author Peter Cameron '82 Reading Tonight
Peter Cameron, a 1982 graduate of Hamilton College and author of three novels, will visit the campus as writer-in-residence from Feb. 18-22, and do a public reading of his works on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Beinecke Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. More ...
Rick Werner
Werner Lectures on "Noncombatant Immunity Thesis"
Richard Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, deliver a lecture,"Noncombatant Immunity Thesis," on February 19. The lecture was sponsored by the office of the president. More ...
Milton F. Fillius, Jr.
Hamilton Community Mourns Milt Fillius '44
Milton F. Fillius, Jr., a member of Hamilton's class of 1944 and a trustee who was instrumental in founding Hamilton's Jazz Archive, died on February 12 following a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old. More ...
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