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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 ...

HOC Skiers Tackle Adirondack High Peaks Trail

A group of Hamilton students took advantage of beautiful weather and stellar snow conditions to tackle the 12-mile long Avalanche Pass Backcountry Ski Trail in the Adirondack High Peaks with the Hamilton Outing Club on Feb. 28. Complete with stunning backcountry views and exhilarating descents, the trail is an East Coast gem that holds a place on many skiers’ to-do lists.  More ...

Snowy Mountain Lives Up to Its Name for HOC Snowshoers

A group of Hamilton students took advantage of clear blue skies and bright sunshine to snowshoe up Snowy Mountain in the Central Adirondacks on a trip run by the Hamilton Outing Club on  Jan 31.  More ...

Climate Was Right for HOC Winter Camping Seminar

A group of Hamilton students spent the last week of winter break in the Adirondack High Peaks taking part in the Hamilton Outing Club’s annual Winter Camping Seminar. Participants enjoyed camping, hiking and learning the fundamentals of living outdoors in subzero temperatures.  More ...

Janelle Schwartz '97
Schwartz ’97 Publishes Column in Adirondack Almanack

The first installment of a bimonthly column by Janelle Schwartz ’97, visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing and general director of the Academic Program in the Adirondacks, was published on Nov. 16 in The Adirondack Almanack.  More ...

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