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Rear Adm. Richard Wallace assumed command of the Naval Reserve Air Systems Program
Richard J. Wallace '75 Assumes Command of Naval Reserve Air Systems Program
Rear Admiral Richard J. Wallace, a 1975 graduate of Hamilton, has assumed command of the Naval Reserve Air Systems Program. As director of the reserve component of the Naval Air Systems Command, Wallace also serves as the deputy assistant commander, Naval Air Systems Command. He served as Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Full Spectrum Dominance, and is presently chief scientist for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, S.C.
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Alumni Theatre Troupe to Perform in August
Pig Brooch, Inc. is an emergent New York City theatre company composed entirely of former Hamilton College students (Aurelia Fisher '03, Aaron Wilton '03, and Justin Tyler '01). Their first show, Happy Mundanes, will be part of the New York International Fringe Festival this year, August 13-29.  The inspiration for Happy Mundanes came from a year of travel and study on a Bristol Fellowship from Hamilton College. More ...
Susan Frisch '98 Receives Outstanding Thesis Award at Cal State Fullerton

Susan Frisch, a 1998 Hamilton College graduate, has been selected to receive Cal State Fullerton University’s 2004 Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award. Her master’s thesis was on the potential introduction of “killer algae” into Southern California waters has been used to inform and influence public policy. A biology major at Hamilton, Frisch earned her master’s degree in biology in 2003. The award is named for an emeritus professor of history and carries a $1,000 cash prize.

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Christopher Whitcomb '81
Christopher Whitcomb '81 Publishes New Book, Black
Hamilton alumnus and former FBI agent Christopher Whitcomb '81 is the author of a new novel, Black (2004, Little Brown & Company). Publishers Weekly says: "Whitcomb (Cold Zer Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team) parlays the experiences and expertise of a 15-year career with the FBI into a cutting-edge counterterrorism thriller. Imaginative plotting, rock-solid prose, fascinating technology and blasts of furious action will hold readers hostage until the last surprising pages...This is a stellar thriller from an exciting new voice."   More ...
John Emerson '75 Mentioned in Bill Clinton's Book
John Emerson '75 is among Californians mentioned in former president Bill Clinton's book My Life. Emerson, chief deputy to James Hahn when Hahn was city attorney of L.A., became Clinton's point person ensuring his economic development initiatives and other programs succeeded in California. Clinton wrote of Emerson: "He was so unrelenting in doing so that he became known around the White House as the Secretary of California." Emerson is president, personal investment management, at Capital Group Companies in Los Angeles. More ...
Andrew Conway '04 Presents Paper at Computational Science Conference
Andrew Conway '04 presented a paper at the North American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) Conference, held June 27-29 in Pittsburgh. Conway, the only undergraduate invited to present at the conference, gave a paper titled "Collapsing the al-Qaeda Network." It was based upon his senior honors thesis for government, an interdisciplinary approach to assessing terrorist networks and creating policies to combat them. Conway's idea was to view terrorist networks like computer networks and attack terrorists in equivalent ways. More ...
Mason Ashe '85 Named to Sports Illustrated's Most Influential Minorities in Sports
Mason Ashe, a 1985 graduate of Hamilton, is included in the Sports Illustrated "101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports" (6/28/04). Besides representing entertainers and athletes, Ashe is the executive producer and marketing agent for "Soul Spectacular on Ice," the first touring ice show featuring African-American figure skaters. More ...
Couper Scholars Program to Fund Scholars' Visits

A $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation has been awarded to the Couper Scholars program, named in honor of Hamilton alumnus and trustee Richard Couper ’44. Couper was formerly president of the Public Library of New York City and a past president of the Phi Beta Kappa Fellows.  More ...

Charles Lafayette "Lafe" Todd
NPR Soundprint Airs "Voices of the Dust Bowl"
The National Public Radio program Soundprint aired "Voices of the Dust Bowl"  about migrant farm workers from the '30s and '40s. The segment includes the work of Charles "Lafe" Todd '33, professor of speech, emeritus, who recorded "dance tunes, cowboy songs, traditional ballads, square dance and play party calls, camp council meetings, camp court proceedings, conversations, storytelling sessions and personal-experience narratives of the Dust Bowl refugees who inhabited the camps." More ...
An Early American Love Story
As Americans remember Alexander Hamilton on the anniversary of his death, John Romano '49 contributed an article about the romance between Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton. In "An Early American Love Story," Romano points out that Alexander loved Elizabeth dearly, calling her "best of wives and best of women" and proclaiming, "the real goodness of your heart place you in my estimation far above all your sex."
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