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Students in ES 220 along with professors Kinnel, Dash and Rayne visited Camp Wenonah in the Adirondacks. Their hosts were Jim ’68 and Anne Schoff.
ES 220 Class Barnstorms the Adirondacks

Members of Robin Kinnel’s Environmental Studies 220 class, “The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondacks,” took a whirlwind tour of the area they are studying when they visited the Adirondacks the weekend of Sept. 26-27.  More ...

Kelt Wilska '17 on the Santononi Range
Hamilton Outing Club Triumphs Over 46 Peaks for Second Consecutive Year

For the past two decades, the Hamilton Outing Club has designated one fall weekend as 46 Peaks Weekend. The goal:  to put at least one Hamilton student on the summit of each and every one of the 46 mountains in the Adirondacks that are above 4,000 feet in elevation. This past weekend (Sept. 25-27) HOC succeeded in accomplishing this goal for the second time ever -- marking two years in a row that this achievement has been made.  More ...

Three Hamilton boats at the start of a C-4 race.
Hamilton Teams Compete in 90-Miler

Each September hundreds of paddlers take to the Adirondacks to paddle in the Adirondack Canoe Classic, also known as “The 90-Miler” or just “The 90.” For the past five years a dedicated group of Hamilton students have joined them and this year saw the College well represented with seven boats of Hamilton students entering into the race. Jillian Donze '17 and Maggie Smith '17 came in third in the women's C2 Stock Class.  More ...

Julia Ferguson '16, covers the sights and sounds of the Gouverneur-St. Lawrence County Fair for North Country Public Radio.
North County Public Radio Internship Sounds Good to Julia Ferguson ’16

Julia Ferguson ’16 is spending her summer learning the ins-and-outs of the broadcasting world in an internship that will continue into the fall at North Country Public Radio. Ferguson, a comparative literature major, is undertaking this internship through Hamilton’s Academic Semester in the Adirondacks, launching this academic year under General Director Janelle Schwartz.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie, Carol McCord, Jim McCord, Janelle Schwartz '97.
An Adirondack Library Finds a Home at Hamilton

In the age of eReaders and online libraries, the story of books gets lost. Not the story within the book, which is arguably more permanent, but rather the story contained on its faded pages, in its stretched spine, on its battered covers.

Hamilton’s Burke Library has an impressive selection of rare books and other special collections; of particular note are the Ezra Pound Archive and the abundance of Adirondack-related acquisitions. Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, is currently cataloguing a recently procured collection: The John Quinn and Jeanne Robert Foster Library, a generous gift from Jim and Carol McCord.  More ...

Purujith Gautam '16 takes in the sunrise from Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks.
HOC Takes Sunrise Hike of Cascade Mountain

A group of Hamilton Outing Club members led by Emma Reynolds and Madison Atterbury, both ’17, took to the Adirondacks for a sunrise hike of Cascade Mountain on May 1 and 2.  More ...

Andrew Jillings and Janelle Schwartz '97 at Adirondack Day.
Schwartz ’97 and Jillings Promote Adirondack Programs

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Janelle Schwartz ’97 and Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings were invited to attend Adirondack Day on April 27 at the New York State Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y.  More ...

The Smoky Mountains backpacking group.
HOC Trailblazers Explore the Wild During Spring Break

Although campus was empty, the Hamilton Outing Club was very active during Spring Break. Over the course of two weeks HOC trips visited far-flung places from Mt. Katahdin in Maine to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  More ...

The view from the deck of The Main House at the program site, overlooking the High Peaks.
Academic Program in Adirondack Park Gets Green Light for Fall

Hamilton College is launching a new domestic off-campus study program this fall with 10 students, a professor-in-residence, 50 local partners and a six-million-acre classroom.  More ...

Mark and Kristin Kimball, owners and operators of Essex Farm and the Essex Farm Institute
Author of The Dirty Life to Discuss Food Ethics

Mark and Kristin Kimball, owners and operators of Essex Farm in the Adirondacks, will present a lecture titled “Food Ethics: A Farmer’s Perspective” on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The Kimballs’ lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

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