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Domack and Drewal '64 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded fellowships to Hamilton College Professor of Geology Eugene Domack and to Hamilton alumnus Henry Drewal '64. Domack will be working on a project, "Testing the Snowball Earth Hypothesis by Comparison to Antarctica Marine Deposystems."  Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will study, "The Senses in Understandings of African art."  More ...

Michael Granof '63 Contributes Op-ed To New York Times
Michael H. Granof, a 1963 graduate of Hamilton College and a professor of accounting at the University of Texas, contributed an op-ed to The New York Times (4/5/04) on how to salvage the damaged reputation of college sports. He proposes that "One way to reform the system is to apply the lessons of Enron and Arthur Andersen to collegiate athletics. When a university's athletic program is engulfed in scandal... more than the coaches and players should be held responsible. So should the university's president."  Granof serves on the University of Texas 
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Study by Klinkner and Skinner '92 is Subject of Editorial in New Orleans Times-Picayune

An editorial in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (4/6/04) highlights the work of Government Professor Phil Klinkner and Visiting Instructor of Government Richard Skinner '92. Their study, "Black, White, Brown and Cajun: The Racial Dynamics of the 2003 Louisiana Gubernatorial Election," suggested bias, unexpected support from the so-called "David Duke vote" was decisive in Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco's victory over Bobby Jindal. The Times-Picayune editorial says the study "makes a depressingly strong case that Jindal, who had led comfortably in pre-election polls, lost because of his Indian ancestry. Blanco is white."   More ...

Chuck Miller '85 Wins Three Awards from Truck Writers of America

Chuck Miller '85 was the recipient of three writing awards from the Truck Writers of North America. He received their inaugural awards in three categories: Gold Award for Magazine / Entertainment article; Best of Magazine award; and Best of 2003 article. Miller's award-winning article is "Convoy Rides Again," published in RoadKing Magazine about songwriter C.W. McCall, who wrote "Convoy."
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Reunions 2004 Are Here!

Reunions 2004 will reverberate with echoes of the past, celebrate the present and provide a vision of what the future holds for the people who comprise Hamilton College.   Alumni in class years celebrating Reunion (1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 1999) have received their registration materials. All other class years are invited , and all can register through May 25 online in the Reunion web site. This year you can also see who has registered to attend from you class in the “Who’s Attending” section of the web site.   More ...

Dobkin '69 Featured in Newsweek Article on Stroke Treatment

Bruce Dobkin '69 was featured in an article about stroke treatment in the March 8 issue of Newsweek magazine, titled "How A Brain Heals" (pg 49). Dobkin, a neurologist at UCLA, is exploring new methods of rehabilitation for stroke patients, based on the idea that the brain actually can recover function after a stroke by recruiting nearby neurons to work in the injured park of the brain.  More ...

On-Campus Summer Alumni Colleges
The 8th annual Summer Alumni College, offers alumni, parents and friends two on-campus choices:

· Philip A. Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Associate Professor of Government, will facilitate "The 2004 Election," Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18.

· Douglas Ambrose, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of History, will facilitate "Life, Love, and Letters: Exploring the Written Worlds of John Adams, Abigail Adams and Thomas Jefferson," Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25.

Most activities for each session will take place in the beautiful Rogers Estate at the edge of the Hamilton campus. More ...
Richard Bernstein '80 Interviewed in New York Times
Richard Bernstein, a 1980 graduate of Hamilton and chief U.S. strategist at Merrill Lynch, was interviewed for a New York Times article about the Bull market in stocks.  Bernstein was quoted as saying: "'People are plowing money into emerging-market debt and equity funds, and ignoring the fact that they could get 4 percent dividends on a U.S. food company,' Mr. Bernstein said. Investors often place too much emphasis on capital appreciation, he said, and too little on income." More ...
Annual Choir Tour Will Begin on March 13 in Rochester
A Hamilton tradition will be renewed when the College Choir hits the road during spring break, performing in Rochester, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and Buffalo.  Under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981, the 68-member choir will present a number of sacred and secular favorites, including Bruckner's "Ave Maria," Cole Porter's "Night and Day," Brahms' "Neckereien" and Folstrum's "The Water Is Wide."

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Alumni Trustee Steve Sadove '73 Named Chief Operating Officer at Saks
Steve Sadove '73, vice chairman of Saks Incorporated, and an alumni trustee at Hamilton, has been appointed to the additional post of chief operating officer. In making the announcement, Brad Martin, chairman and ceo of the company said "Steve Sadove has made an outstanding contribution in the two years since he joined the leadership team of Saks Incorporated. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the ability to innovate and to identify and maximize strategic business opportunities while generating best-of-class operating performance." More ...
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