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Tom Billet '79
Billet '79 Quoted in New York Times Article
An article recently published in The New York Times titled “Patient Money - When Choosing Healthcare Know What You Owe” included commentary from Tom Billet ’79. Billet is currently the director for health and group benefits at Towers Watson, giving him a firsthand perspective of the often perplexing health insurance world. Given his knowledge of the subject, Billet helped to simplify the discreet complexities of health insurance that can save a person thousands of dollars.  More ... More ...
Kate Arpino '10
2010 Graduates Present Posters at Dynamic Processes Conference

Andrew Beyler and Kate Arpino, both members of the class of 2010 and chemical physics majors, presented their senior thesis research at the 17th International Conference on Dynamic Processes in Excited States of Solids. It took place at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago from June 20-25 and had 130 attendees.  More ...

Jackson-Forsberg '90 Discusses the Art Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright
Eric Jackson-Forsberg ’90 provided insight into the design concepts of architect Frank Lloyd Wright during his talk on Reunions ’10 weekend. As the curator of the Martin House Complex in Buffalo, New York, Jackson-Forsberg has had the opportunity to study the numerous art glass windows or “light screens” that Wright designed specifically for this complex of Prairie structures and has interpreted them within the functional and stylistic context of the buildings. More ...
A Changing Bubble: Hamilton during the Vietnam War
The 1960s were a volatile time for the United States. Anger filled the air, directed at the government, at a racist social structure, at parents, at the forces that pushed the country into a war that killed so many young men. This pervasive anger only percolated to Hamilton in the late 60s, and the class of 1970 felt their college experience split between the “old Hamilton” and the “new Hamilton.” Stephen Rabe ’70, a professor of history and the Arts and Humanities Endowed Chair at that University of Texas in Dallas, presented a lecture about Hamilton during the Vietnam War as an Alumni College event during Reunion Weekend 2010. More ...
Lauren Duncan '10 scales the Bruce Climbing Wall.
Lauren Duncan ’10 Gives the Climbing Wall a Hand
For outdoor enthusiasts, few things are as appealing and exciting as biking, hiking and rock climbing. All three of these require physical strength and substantial amounts of movement. But on the Bruce Climbing Wall in Hamilton’s Blood Fitness Center, climbers are lent a helping hand—literally. In conjunction with Art 307, Advanced 3D and Material Studies, under Assistant Professor of Art Rebecca Murtaugh, environmental studies major Lauren Duncan ’10 created hand-shaped climbing wall holds that are not only artistic and significant, but also functional. She calls her project “LED by hand.” More ...
Fractals Publishes Article by Bedient and Two Alumni
Alumni Keith Gross ’09 and Brendan Sullivan ’07 with Yale alumna Jennifer Lanski have published an article with Professor of Mathematics Richard Bedient and Yale Professor Michael Frame in the journal Fractals. The paper, titled “Higher Block IFS: Memory Reduction and Dimension Computations,” is the result of work over a period of years by the authors as parts of various senior projects. More ...
Life in the Fast Lane: Zucker lectures on the power of a Hamilton Education
Speeding cars, dramatic crashes, and almost a hundred thousand screaming fans—not a likely setting for a Hamilton grad with a degree in Creative Writing! But this is where Gillian Zucker ’90 feels most at home. Zucker has been the president of Auto Club Speedway, the track that hosts the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, since 2005, and is the first female president of the track. During reunion weekend, she shared the keys to her success in an Alumni College event. More ...
Gillian Zucker '90
Reunions '10 Alumni Colleges Offer Plethora of Learning Possibilities

Over the course of Reunions ’10 Weekend, the speakers at the 30+ Alumni College events informed alumni on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the most pressing concerns on an international scale to the history and current debates of Hamilton itself. Nine such events, described below, focused on the current state of American healthcare, Hamilton during the Vietnam War, an alumna's rise to prominence in the world of NASCAR, writing and fine arts as career paths, political engagement in current and recent generations, investment strategies and the challenges of entrepreneurship.  More ...

Andrew Metz '91
CBS 60 Minutes Producer Metz '91 Speaks on Middle East
“I don’t feel worthy of speaking to an economics class. I was a history major,” began CBS 60 Minutes producer and Hamilton alumnus Andrew Metz ’91. Formerly a reporter with Newsday covering the Middle East, Metz shared his experiences and observations on the region in Professor of Economics Erol Balkan’s Political Economics of the Middle East class on Tuesday, May 5. More ...
Young People's Project Leaders Meet With National Organization
Leaders of The Young People’s Project at Hamilton College met with Omo Moses, co-founder of the national non-profit organization, in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 22. They gathered to discuss the success of the site at Hamilton College and develop a model that would allow the success to be repeated at other colleges and universities nationwide. More ...
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