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2001 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded
When U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations received the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10th in Oslo, Hamilton recalled one of its own. Elihu Root, a member of the Class of 1864, received the prestigious honor in 1912. Root served his country as Secretary of War, Secretary of State and U.S. Senator and was for decades a leading figure in American public life. His family was long associated with the College, for both his father, Oren "Cube" Root, and his older brother, Oren "Square" Root, had taught mathematics at Hamilton during the 19th century. Elihu was born on the Hamilton campus in Buttrick Hall, which now houses the President’s Office, and he grew up in the family homestead (now the Anderson-Connell Alumni Center). In later life, he spent considerable time at his summer home, which now houses the Admission Office and is on the National Register of Historic Places. As chair of the Hamilton Board of Trustees for several decades until his death in 1937 at age 92, he looked after the welfare of the College with singular devotion. More ...
Russ Bantham Jr. '63 Named Volunteer of the Year
Russel Bantham Jr., a 1963 graduate of Hamilton, was recognized as the College's Volunteer of the Year at an alumni event in New York City on December 7. More ...
Seymour Island
Seymour Island
The research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer arrived off the coast of Seymour Island early on Dec. 9 but a large amount of pack ice that had been blown into the bay is presenting problems for the researchers. More ...
LANDSAT satellite view of Seymour Island
Establishing Camp on Seymour Island
Journal entry from Hamilton's Antarctica 2001 research expedition: Ice in the bay prevented going ashore on the north side of Seymour Island, and, after a long night of waiting to see if conditions would improve, the field group decided to establish camp on the south side of the island. More ...
Ambrose Writes for Georgetown Law Journal
Douglas Ambrose, associate professor of history, wrote an article for the Georgetown Law Journal titled "Sowing Sentiment: Shaping the Southern Presbyterian Household, 1750 - 1800." More ...
Katheryn Doran Presents Paper at Auburn University
Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran gave an invited paper at Auburn University on December 7, 2001 called "The Consequences of Contingency." More ...
Kodat Presents Paper in New Orleans
In December Associate Professor of English Catherine Kodat presented a paper titled, "'From viewers like you': Arts Patronage and the State of/in Ken Burns's Jazz" at the annual Modern Language Association conference in New Orleans. More ...
Kinkel '79 Plays in Buffalo
Hamilton alumnus Robert Kinkel '79 and his band, The Trans- Siberian Orchestra, played Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Kinkel describes the band's style as "symphonic rock," and goes on to comment, "We mix rock n' roll, classical and orchestra music, musical theater, R&B." The performance of Christmas Eve and Other Stories was the group's first appearance in Buffalo, but many hope, not their last. More ...
Hillel to Celebrate Hanukkah
Come join Hillel as we celebrate Hanukkah on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in Azel Backus House. Potato Pancakes, Lighting the menorah, playing with dreidels and more... More ...
Poster for America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk
Get Ready for the Heart Run
America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk will be held on Saturday,Feb. 23, and the Hamilton College community is gearing up already. Co-chairs Gina Hibbard and Marylyn Nassimos are urging runners and walkers to start collecting pledges now. Their goal is for the Hamilton team to beat the 2001 record of 76 participants and $6238 collected. More ...
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