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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 ...
Recent Graduates Receive Political Science Association Awards
The New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) awards committee selected papers written by two recent Hamilton graduates for the 2009 Best Student Papers honors. Blake Hulnick ’09 wrote “The Politics of State-Based Electoral College Reform” and Deanna Edwards ’09 wrote “Outsourcing the Military: Blackwater, Halliburton-KBR, and a New Military-Industrial Complex.” More ...
Haley Reimbold '06
Two Op-eds Affirm Hamilton's Community Commitment
An opinion piece titled “Students take part in community-based learning courses” and written by Levitt Center Associate Director of Community Research Judith Owens-Manley appeared in the Utica Observer-Dispatch on Sunday, Sept. 5. In a follow-up opinion piece titled “College students prove tremendous asset to area” that appeared in the Observer-Dispatch, a former Utica-based Americorps VISTA worker wrote about Hamilton alumna volunteer Haley Reimbold '06. More ...
Ashley Merriman '98
Ashley Merriman ’98 Sharpens Knives for Bravo’s Top Chef: Las Vegas
Bravo TV recently announced the names of seventeen gourmets who will vie for the title of “Top Chef” on Top Chef: Las Vegas, the sixth and yet most sinful season of the cable network’s popular culinary reality show. Among the contestants is Ashley Merriman ’98, who brings years of restaurant experience in New York City and Seattle, Wash., to the chopping block. More ...
Jenna Fain '09
Young Hamilton Alumni Serve Up Fresh Lifestyle Tips at The Supermelon
Eco-friendly bangles, enterprising it-girls, chaussuriers-on-the-make, and gourmet cupcakes on wheels. Jenna Fain '09 has covered it all, with flair. She is assistant editor of The Supermelon, an online publication that compiles the latest trends in international fashion, art, music and travel. More ...
John Murad '80
John Murad '80 Appointed to SUNY Board of Trustees
John L. Murad Jr. '80, a partner with the Syracuse law firm Hancock & Estabrook LLP, has been appointed to the State University of New York Board of Trustees. SUNY is the nation's largest public university system. Murad was nominated for the position by Gov. David Paterson, and his nomination was confirmed by the New York State Senate June 3. More ...
Maurice Michaane '03 greets Gov. David A. Paterson at N.Y.C. Pride, June 28
Maurice Michaane '03 Oversees N.Y.C. LGBT Pride March in Milestone Year
"I was 21 when I moved to New York City in 2003, and I just wanted to get involved in the community," said Maurice Michaane '03, "so I called Heritage of Pride and volunteered for that year's march." That was then. This year, as director of N.Y.C. Pride March, Michaane orchestrated myriad logistics, coordinated a brigade of police officers and a volunteer force in excess of 300, and accommodated the busy schedules of an extraordinary fleet of Grand Marshals, including Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, AIDS activist Cleve Jones, LGBT rights advocate Anne Kronenberg, and New York State Governor David A. Paterson. N.Y.C. Pride 2009 honored the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. More ...
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