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Meaghan LaVangie '09 Heads to the Border to Research Immigration NGOs
"I've always found immigration really intriguing," says Meaghan LaVangie, a rising senior from South Portland, Maine. "Maybe because it's so controversial, that's why I'm drawn to it." LaVangie will spend this summer working on a project funded by an Emerson Foundation grant, in collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Shelley McConnell. LaVangie will investigate the relationship between civil society and democracy by studying Border Angels and No More Deaths, two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that give humanitarian aid to illegal immigrants on the Mexican border.
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Elizabeth Kessler '10 is Intern at Non-Profit Family Partnership Center
Elizabeth Kessler '10 finds that helping people can be a full-time job. For her internship this summer, Kessler is working at the Family Partnership Center (FPC) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She helps the president of the center to coordinate initiatives and facilitate collaboration between the 23 organizations in the building, in order enrich relationships within the center and improve its services. "If these organizations do not reach out to each other, the FPC becomes just one more regular old office building," she says.
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Emily Chamberlain Taking on the Courts in Internship with U.S. District Judge
Emily Chamberlain '10 feels she's been thrown into the real world with a vengeance. The rising junior is interning for the Honorable William K. Sessions III, a U.S. district judge for the District of Vermont and vice-chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
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Murtaugh Exhibiting Artwork at Schweinfurth Art Center
Assistant Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh is currently showing her work titled "To Mark a Significant Space in the Living Room" in the exhibition "Made in New York 2008" at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, N.Y. The show opened on June 21 and runs until August 23. Murtaugh will give a public talk on August 3 at 2 p.m. in the gallery. For more information please visit www.schweinfurthartcenter.org. More ...
A. Barrett Seaman '67 Receives Research Society of America Journalism Award
A. Barrett Seaman '67 was presented with the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) 2008 Journalism Award on July 2, for his contribution to the field of alcohol research through his book Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess (John Wiley & sons, 2005)
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Casey Gibson '09 and Filligar in the Running to Open for Coldplay
The band Filligar, which includes Hamilton student Casey Gibson '09, has been chosen as a finalist in the competition to open for Coldplay in their upcoming concert in Boston. Currently fourth in the pool of 15 finalists, Filligar needs to be one of the top three vote-winners in order to have the chance to be chosen by Coldplay as the opener.
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U.S. Olympic Medalist Guest Clinician at Hamilton Swim Camp

Former U.S. Olympic swim team member and medalist Maritza Correia was a guest clinician at Hamilton College's Competitive Swim Camp on July 16.  More ...

Evan Smith Named President and Editor-in-Chief of Texas Monthly
Evan Smith was appointed president and editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly on July 16, 2008. In accepting these positions, Smith succeeds the founder and publisher of the periodical, Michael Levy. Evan Smith plans to assume these new duties on September 1, after Levy retires on August 31. More ...
TLOHC Reviews Writing Contest, Enter to Win Cool Cashes & Gems!
PKVE is holding a The Legacy of Holy Castle Review Writing Contest for all TLOHC Fans. The review can be for a specific part of the game or about TLOHC in general. The contest will only run for a month so submit your entries as soon as possible! Original work only. Win real cash & Gems prizes! Read the guidelines below for information on how to enter the contest. Review Writing Contest rules are as follows: • Hurry! Contest runs from August 1, 2008 to August, 2008 only. • Participants of all ages and from all countries may enter the contest, except those staff members of PKVE. • Your review can be about any topic within HLOHC, it can be specific in nature or general. • 180 words or longer • Review must be written in the English language. Spelling, grammar and punctuation are taken into account. • Original work only. You may not submit someone else's guide as yours, this is illegal and will have serious consequences. • Reviews will be judged based on content, quality and overall usefulness. • The nicer, the better. The more presentable a review is, the more points it will merit. We urge contestants to include pictures with their reviews, but it is not a requirement. In the end the most important judging factor is well written content and not the looks, but it helps. • Judging of entries will be done by the PKVE Team. Winners will be notified by e-mail and their names posted on officail forum of TLOHC. • Cash prizes will be paid through PayPal. If the winners do not have access to PayPal, then an alternate method of payment will be arranged. The Cash Prizes are as follows: • First Place - USD $100 • Second Place - USD $70 • Third Place - USD $50 Gems Prizes: All eligible reviews will get 100 in-game Gems as rewards. If you post your review in gamesites or blogs such as gamefaqs.com and bloggers.com(post review in forums is ineligible for prizes). 20 additional Gems will be awarded for per site. You are also allowed to add the TLOHC referral url in the review, thus if the visitor join this game, and his/her castle reach 50, you can get another 300 Gems! Please send your posting link sto cooperation [at]pkve.com. We will check it and send the gems to you when the contest ended To enter this contest, please visit: http://forum.pkve.com/viewthread.php?tid=692&extra=page%3D1 More ...
Hamilton Campus Run/Walk Scheduled on Aug. 24
In support of the final day of Run for the Fallen, members of the Hamilton College and Mohawk Valley communities are invited to participate in a one-mile walk/run beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, on the Hamilton campus. Run for the Fallen is a cross-country relay organized by Hamilton alumnus Jon Bellona '03 and several other Hamiltonians to remember their  classmate Michael Cleary '03 and all other service men and women who have died in Iraq. More ...
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