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Off the Larsen Ice Shelf
Journal entry from Hamilton's Antarctica 2001 research expedition: After leaving a group of researchers on Seymour Island the Nathaniel B. Palmer carrying the expedition sailed southwest to the Larsen B ice shelf. The sea in front of Larsen B is ice free and smooth as glass.
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Town-Gown Fund Announces First Grant Recipients
Five grants totaling $10,000 were recently awarded from the Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund to educational and public safety organizations in the Town of Kirkland. Recipients of the inaugural awards included the Clinton Central School District, $1,500, and the Clinton Central School Foundation, $1,000, both to support the District's Professional Development Center; the Clinton Fire Department, $3,000 toward the purchase of an infrared imaging camera; St. Mary's School, $3,000 for computer equipment; and the Town of Kirkland Police Department, $1,500 to extend the hours for the Youth Center in Lumbard Hall. More ...
Klinkner Quoted in Hartford Courant
Associate Professor of Government Philip Klinkner, comments on the election of African American James E. Brown to East Hampton, Conn. town council. Klinkner, who has researched the impact of race on American politics, said in communities that are overwhelmingly white, voters are more apt to put aside race to elect a minority whom they like and deem qualified...The reason is that in places such as East Hampton with such a small minority presence, he said, "there's no sense among residents that they are vying for control of the town." More ...
Scott McCallum, Kate McMullen '02, Diana Duran '03 and Neil Basu
Into the Drake Passage
The Hamilton expedition aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer is heading into the Drake passage. This is one of the legs of their trip to Antarctica. More ...
Navigation screen showing course past King George Island.
Leaving the Drake
"Cloudy, windy and snow squalls with building seas" is the forecast for the Hamilton group as they head out of the Drake passage and make their way south toward Antarctica. More ...
Sunset at midnight over the Trinity Peninsula, as viewed from the Antarctic Sound.
Land Ho!
" ...when I came on duty at midnight we were passing through the Antarctic Sound at the tip of the Palmer Peninsula. A beautiful sunset occurred at midnight..." Read Dave Tewksbury's daily journal entries from Hamilton's Antarctica 2001 expedition. More ...
Adler Conference Takes Place on Jan. 25
The Adler Conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 12-4:30 p.m. The conference is an annual student-run event devoted to the discussion of issues of importance to the Hamilton Community at large. The 2001-2002 theme for Adler is: "Evolving The Hamilton Experience." More ...
2002 Golf Calendars
2002 discount Golf Calendars are available for sale to Hamilton employees. The cost is $20.50 including tax. Great Christmas gifts. Call Gina Hibbard at ext. 4104, or e-mail ghibbard. More ...
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 ...
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