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Professor of Theatre Carole Bellini-Sharp will receive with the Hamilton Alumni Council’s Distinguished Service Award during Volunteer Weekend and the Spring 2004 meetings of the Alumni Council. Melissa Joyce-Rosen '86, as president of the Hamilton College Alumni Association, will make the presentation at a dinner on Friday, April 23. The Nominations Committee of the Alumni Council invites members of the on-campus community, alumni and others to provide recommendations for next year's honor. The deadline for recommendations for the next award is September 8, 2004.
Professor Simon will raise the following questions of controversy: Is it unethical for athletes to use performance enhancing drugs? Is breaking the rules of the game to gain an advantage really permissible? What is sportsmanship? What are the moral obligations of participants in competitive athletics to their opponents? While some writers argue that whatever values are found in sport only reflect the values found throughout the broader culture, application of theories found in jurisprudence and philosophy of law suggest that there are defensible values internal to sport which can help resolve ethical controversies that arise in the world of sport. Professor Simon will develop this thesis and defend it against both those who argue that there is no universal understanding of “sport” and that values only reflect the conventions of particular communities or cultural perspectives. Register HERE
Robert O'Leary, a 1992 graduate of Hamilton, is among Boston's first recipients of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. According to an article in the Boston Globe, "He began volunteering a year ago with Boston Cares, a Boston nonprofit group that organizes teams of volunteers in and around the city.
'I didn't want to do just one project or focus in on only one area to volunteer in. I wanted to do a lot of projects,' said O'Leary, who tackles four or five volunteer projects every month." According to the Globe article, "Among the criteria for nomination for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards are creativity and initiative, generosity of time, energy, and resources, and working to build strong partnerships within the volunteer communities." O'Leary received the award on February 9.
Curtis L. Decker '66 has been named chairman of the board of The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) for a term beginning in January 2004. The CCD is a coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.