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The Village Voice, after months of turmoil and layoffs, has named a new chief editor. He is Erik Wemple, editor of Washington City Paper.
Wemple will be the legendary alt-weekly's fourth editor in the past year. It is now owned by New Times Media of Phoenix, which owns a chain of weeklies. Wemple has spent his entire journalistic career in Washington, so will be an outsider in New York City.
He will start his new job in July. New Times has said it is trying to get more reporting and less opinion in the weekly.
"Erik Wemple stood out in a process that went on for months as I reviewed applications and interviewed journalists from major American dailies, national magazines and alt-weeklies," said Michael Lacey, executive editor for Village Voice Media., in a Wednesday release. "Wemple's savvy and grit are reflected in the newspaper he edits. I'm looking forward to his leadership, as well as the speculation and second-guessing sure to commence with this announcement."
Reunions provided the perfect opportunity for alumni and their families family to return to campus, relive old times and create new memories. Nearly 700 alumni attended and total attendance approached 1300.
Whether you celebrated your fifth or sixtieth, we trust you enjoyed catching up with classmates, visiting old haunts, meeting professors and students, and attending Alumni Colleges.
Thanks for joining us!
Jon A. L. Hysell '72
Director of Alumni Relations
Photo Galleries from past Reunions:
Civil rights leader Bob Moses, a member of the Hamilton class of 1956, led a discussion on April 19 on social justice in American education. Moses, whose work has included the creation of The Algebra Project to improve quantitative literacy in disadvantaged schools, led students, faculty, staff, and community members in discussing educational inequality in America and how it can be addressed. The event was the first for the new Diversity and Social Justice Project at Hamilton. More ...
Noelle Short '05, an outdoor writer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, returned to Hamilton to write an article about a forum held as part of the sophomore seminar “Forever Wild: The Cultural Histories of the Adirondack Park” this month. The forum, titled “Development and Preservation in the Adirondacks: The Tupper Lake Debate,” discussed the issues surrounding the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort at the former Big Tupper Ski Area. Panelists included Jim Frenette, Sr. of Tupper Lake, who has been the Intercounty Legislative Committee chairman, Adirondack Park Agency chairman and a Franklin County legislator; Jim Ellis of Tupper Lake, a community specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and a member of the Tupper Lake Planning Board; and Peter Hornbeck, chairman of the Residents Committee for the Protection of the Adirondacks. Sarah Mortati '08 was quoted in the article. “It struck me to see that there are real emotions and real people who this project is going to affect directly,” she said. More ...