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Ice Age Extinctions
On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8, Dr. Donald K. Grayson gave a talk in the Kirner-Johnson Red Pit on "Ice Age Extinctions." Grayson is an archaeologist who has written extensively about the extinction of large mammals like mammoths, giant ground sloths and sabertooth cats in North America during the Pleistocene. Grayson has been at the University of Washington since the mid-1970s, but he began his teaching career on the Hill, when the Anthropology Department was part of Kirkland College. More ...
Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state.
Madeleine Albright Great Names Speaker
Madeleine Albright, secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton, gave a free public lecture at Hamilton College on Wednesday, March 6th in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Her visit was part of the Sacerdote Series Great Names at Hamilton, named in recognition of a significant gift from the family of Alex Sacerdote, a 1994 Hamilton graduate. More ...
Mark Hertsgaard
Journalist, Author Mark Hertsgaard Will Speak at Hamilton
Mark Hertsgaard, journalist, author, broadcaster and activist, will visit Hamilton College for a lecture on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Red Pit in the Kirner-Johnson building. The lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Raybeck Comments: America's Loss of Innocence
In an Orlando Sentinel article about the accidental jet crash in Queens, Hamilton Professor Douglas Raybeck discusses the real toll of September 11. Tragically, the deadly jet crash was somewhat of a relief to many Americans who feared another act of terrorism could have been involved. While America fears further attacks, Raybeck suggests, "No matter what happens, from here on out, nothing will exceed what we went through on September 11." He explains, "Before, we had innocence. That has been replaced with anxiety and suspicion and foreboding and other not-so-nice words." More ...
Maggie Hanson '02 Wins Championship
Hamilton College's Maggie Hanson '02 won the NCAA Division III Athletic Regional women's cross country championship, reports the Portland Press Herald. Hanson ran the 3.1 mile course in 18 minutes, 11 seconds, beating her nearest competitor by 18 seconds. The Hamilton Women's Cross Country Team finished second overall. Additionally, Hanson was named Outstanding Performer of the Year by the New England Small College Athletic Conference after winning the NESCAC championships with a time of 17 minutes, 25 seconds. More ...
Klinkner Interviewed by The New York Times
"The findings about black voters is really strong," said Philip Klinkner, associate professor of government in an interview by The New York Times. In his own analysis of the data and in a review of The New York Times findings, Klinkner found that ballot design and race were the crucial factors in accounting for spoiled ballots in Florida in the 2000 election. More ...
Klinkner Quoted on Election 2000
Hamilton Government Professor Philip Klinkner, after studying the Florida vote and reviewing the New York Times study commented, "the finding about black voters is really strong." Klinkner went on to say that the study "raises the issue about whether there's some way that the voting system is set up that discriminates against blacks." More ...
Big Sports Weekend
Hamilton, behind the running of Chris Weeden '02, won its final football game of the season, 22-13, over Bates. In women's cross country, Maggie Hanson '02 won the NCAA regional qualifier and Jen Cammarano '03 finished third, leading Hamilton to a second place finish in the regional meet and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday in Illinois. Visit http://www.eliteracingsystems.com/ncaa_xc/2001_ncaa.html for complete results. More ...
Klinkner Asks the Tough Questions
In a Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine article which investigates the sacrifices Americans have really had to make since the September 11 attacks, Hamilton Professor Philip Klinkner has asked the tough question. "The real question," asks Klinkner, "is if this got to a point where it entailed real sacrifice, how would Americans respond?" While currently Americans sacrifice a few extra hours at the airport, the hidden costs have already taken a toll. The article goes on to discuss how Americans have lost their feeling of safety, how insurance costs are climbing and relates the rising number of military reenlistments. More ...
Brown Bag on Nov. 15
Carole Bellini-Sharp, professor of theatre, and Deborah Pokinski, associate professor of art, will discuss "Body Sites: The Body in the Arts," on Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon in the KJ Aud. for the Kirkland Project Brown Bag series. They will address "the body" in art by presenting some of the ways in which the body has served and continues to serve as subject, site, and/or instrument in art. Deborah will cover the "still" and Carole the "moving." Brown Bag gatherings are informal. Please bring your lunch and join us for discussion. For more information, please call the Kirkland Project office at x-4288. More ...
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