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Philip Parkes '17
Would You Like a Biopsy with That?

About one in every seven American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime1. Combatting cancer is difficult, but one crucial step is early detection, which is made possible through screening examinations such as the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. Philip Parkes ’17 is working with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman on a project titled “The Origins of Over-Testing: Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test” that is sponsored by a Levitt Summer Research Grant.  More ...

John McEnroe
Excavating an Ancient Town

John McEnroe, the John and Anne Fischer Professor in Fine Arts, has returned to Crete for fifth season of the Gournia Excavation Project. As the excavation architect, he is working with Bridget Maguire '16 and Ianna Recco '16 to map the site in order to understand the history and social organization of this major town that flourished from 1900 BCE - 1450 BCE.  More ...

Jonah Feitelson '15
Feitelson ’15 Interns at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative

Jonah Feitelson ’15, with funding from the Summer Internship Support Fund established in 2005 by John G. Rice ’78, is interning this summer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) in New York City. NESRI is a non-profit organization that promotes movements for what it deems essential social and economic rights, including education, healthcare and housing.  More ...

Opportunity Programs Welcome Class of '18

President Joan Hinde Stewart welcomed members of the newest Opportunity Programs class of 2018 as they began their summer program. President Stewart joined the students for casual conversation and lunch in Commons and shared her personal experience as a first-generation college student and her journey to becoming president of Hamilton College.

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Brian Sobotko ’16
Finding a Solution to Failing Public Schools

While the U.S. is a global leader in many fields, such is not the case with our public education system, which lags behind 13 other countries.1 Brian Sobotko ’16, a public policy major and education studies minor, thinks that the solution for failing public schools may be more obvious than we imagine. As a Levitt Summer Research Fellow, he is working on an independent examination of  “Transformational Leadership in American Public Schools.”  More ...

Maggie Joyce '16
Maggie Joyce ’16 Interns at D.C’s Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Although the term “America” is often used to mean “the United States of America,” there is much more to America than our 50 states. Maggie Joyce ’16, a world politics major with a concentration on Latin America, is interning at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) in Washington, D.C., to promote precisely that idea.  More ...

Music professor Lydia Hamessley teaches an online music class to alumni in 2013.
Hamilton Awarded $250K Mellon Grant to Help Develop edX Offerings

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hamilton College $250,000 to support the development and production of online offerings through edX, a non-profit, research-drive organization founded by MIT and Harvard and focused on online learning.  More ...

Adam Pfander '16
Pfander ’16 Researches the Effects of the “Great Recession”

For his 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Adam Pfander ’16 is working with Professor of Economics Paul Hagstrom to examine the employment opportunities of immigrants during the “Great Recession” of 2007-08.  Pfander laid out three main goals for his project titled “Foreign-Born Labor Markets in Recession.”  More ...

Cowles '09 captures three national rowing titles

Hamilton College men's crew alum Willy Cowles '09 (Farmington, Conn.) collected national titles in all three races he competed in at the 2014 USRowing National Championships in West Windsor, N.J., on June 27.  More ...

James Helmer
Helmer Participates in Science Communication Institute

Oral Communication Center Director Jim Helmer participated in the Summer Institute of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science June 10-13 at Stony Brook University.  More ...

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