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Bill Harley '77 Wins Grammy in "Best Spoken Word Album for Children" Category
Bill Harley '77 won a Grammy on February 11 in the "Best Spoken Word Album For Children" category. The category is defined as being "For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song." Harley won for his album "Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs." He has been nominated for a Grammy twice before and is the author of a book Dear Santa. Harley returned to campus in 2002 to perform at Reunion Weekend. More ...
Harry Hutson '69 Co-Authors Book Named to Harvard Business Review "Breakthrough Ideas" List
Harry Hutson '69 is co-author of a book with Barbara Perry, Putting Hope to Work, that has been named one of 20 "Breakthrough Ideas for 2007" by Harvard Business Review (HBR). The annual HBR list is a survey of emerging ideas that the editors "believe will shape and reshape business in the months and years to come." Hutson and Perry's goal in writing Putting Hope to Work: Five Principles to Activate Your Organization’s Most Powerful Resource (Praeger, 2006) was to raise awareness and appreciation of the largely unexamined aspect of leadership by making it visible, discussable and actionable in organizational terms.  More ...
Dan Nye '88 Named Chief Executive of LinkedIn Corp.
On Monday, Feb. 5, LinkedIn appointed Hamilton alumnus and former Advent Software Inc. executive Dan Nye '88 to the position of chief executive officer. Nye will succeed LinkedIn’s founder and CEO Reid Hoffman, who will remain chairman and president of products. Hoffman is confident that Nye is among “the best organizational builders and leaders there is” and is very “excited to work with Dan, both because he is an amazing executive and because (they) share the vision that LinkedIn will be essential for every professional in the world.” Under Nye’s leadership, LinkedIn intends to double its staff by December. More ...
Jonathan Overpeck '79 is Among Authors of U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
Jonathan Overpeck '79 is one of the international body of climate scientists who authored the landmark U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, issued on Feb. 2 in Paris. The group for the first time asserts with 90 percent confidence that human activity has caused global warming. The report comes after six years of work and is built on a previous dozen years of study by hundreds of researchers from more than 100 nations. Overpeck, a scientist at the University of Arizona, was keynote speaker at Hamilton's Antarctic Peninsula Conference held on campus in April, 2002. In that lecture, Overpeck predicted major climate changes and warned of global warming consequences.
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Tom Vilsack '72 Will Teach at Drake University's School of Law
Former governor of Iowa, presidential hopeful and Hamilton alumnus Tom Vilsack ‘72 has recently signed on to teach at Drake University’s School of Law. The university announced that in May, Vilsack will teach an interim course on legal issues relating to renewable energy and rural development.
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Peer Survey Reveals Hamilton College Alumni Have Broad Representation
Two groups of highly selective, small liberal arts colleges and universities have developed a series of measurements to gauge the effectiveness of their alumni relations efforts. The metrics examined a wide range of alumni engagement activities and include alumni council representation. Of the twenty-five schools who responded to the survey, Hamilton’s 246-member Alumni Council is, by a wide margin, the most inclusive. More ...
Hamilton College & Donors Benefit From IRS Ruling
The Internal Revenue Service has issued to Hamilton College a special ruling that allows the college to invest charitable remainder trusts with its endowment. These charitable gift vehicles will benefit from increased diversification and growth potential.  More ...
Chinese-American Artist Mei-ling Hom to Speak
Artist and Kirkland College alumna Mei-ling Hom '73 will return to the Hamilton College campus to give a lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 31.  She will speak at 4:15 p.m. in the Red Pit of the Kirner-Johnson Building. Her lecture is free and open to the public. More ...
Kara Novak '08
Hamilton Names Kara Novak '08 as Second GOLD Scholar
Hamilton College is pleased to name Kara Novak, a junior from Carthage, N.Y., as its second GOLD Scholar.  Novak is a double major in math and music - a path that she feels Hamilton offers with particular skill. As a prospective student, Kara had considered other colleges with similar courses of study but discovered that the more arts-oriented schools would not offer her a full complement of math courses and technically oriented schools would not allow her to pursue music as fully as she wished. Enjoying music, math and the qualities that they share, Novak hopes to incorporate mathematics principles into her senior-year music thesis. More ...
Election of Alumni Trustees
  Each year, three candidates are nominated by the Alumni Council for four-year terms as Alumni Trustees. In addition, alumni may become petition candidates by obtaining signatures from approximately 0.1% or 25 of our more than 18,000 alumni. If no nominations by petition are received, a mail ballot election is not required. This year, there are five candidates for three Alumni Trustee terms beginning on July 1 – three candidates nominated by the Alumni Council and two candidates nominated by petition.   Nominated by the Alumni Council: George D. Baker, Jr. ‘74 Nancy Roob ‘87 Torrence D. Moore ‘92   Nominated by Petition: Peter D. Brown ‘73 Ben S. Wu ‘73   Ballots will be mailed in February to Kirkland alumnae and Hamilton alumni. The mailing will include biographical information and personal statements from each candidate. The three candidates with the highest number of votes will be elected to fill the three vacancies for Alumni Trustee.     Candidates may use the HOLAC message board to discuss their candidacies. Election procedures developed by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council may be found at the link at the end of this article.   The Alumni Association sincerely thanks the three alumni trustees who will retire on June 30. They are Stuart J. Hamilton ’73, Mathew M. McKenna ’72, and Julie A. North ’84. Their four years of volunteer service will be recognized by the Association at the Annual Meeting held on Saturday, June 2 at Reunions ’07.   I urge you to participate in the election. Please cast your ballot when the time comes.   Sincerely, Jon Hysell ‘72 Secretary to the Alumni Association Director of Alumni Relations       More ...
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