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Roger W. Straus Jr., Co-Founder of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Dies at 87

Roger W. Straus, who attended Hamilton before graduating from the University of Missouri in 1939, and co-founded one of the great publishing houses of the 20th century, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, died on May 25. According to an article in Newsday, Straus was known for emphasizing literary quality over commercial success. During Straus’ lifetime, Straus, Farrar & Giroux published many nobel laureates, including T.S. Eliot and Nadine Gordimer. He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Hamilton in 2003. Straus died of pneumonia Tuesday, May 25, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.  More ...

Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack '72, Profiled in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article profiling Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack '72 reports: "For months, the Iowa governor has been among the most frequently mentioned names on the short list of candidates to be Sen. John Kerry's running mate on the Democratic ticket." More ...
Congressman Mike Castle '61 Gives Commencement Address
Delaware Congressman, Alumnus Mike Castle '61 Gives Commencement Address
Delaware Congressman and Hamilton College alumnus Mike Castle '61 told Hamilton graduates that their "education prepared them for a career but it also prepares you for life," in his address at Hamilton's 192nd Commencement on Sunday, May 23.  "You are the best positioned of your generation to be the masters of your destiny – to control your future and the future of this nation. Limits exist only in your mind," he said.
Bachelor of arts degrees were awarded to 457 Hamilton graduates at the ceremony, held in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.

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Bonauto '83 Featured in New York Times Magazine

A recent New York Times Magazine article featured the work of attorney Mary Bonauto '83 to advocate same-sex marriage in Vermont and Massachusetts.In both states Bonauto filed lawsuits challenging the exclusion of same-sex couples from the civil institution of marriage, leading to landmark decisions.   More ...

Claire Ramsay '03 Awarded Fulbright Grant
Claire Ramsay, a 2003 cum laude graduate of Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Morocco. She will study the influence that francophone newspapers have on choice of language in Moroccan universities. Ramsay plans to study at the University Mohammed V and l'Institute Superieur de l'Information et de Communication in Rabat. More ...
Alumnus, Benefactor Richard Couper to Deliver Address at Class & Charter Day
Hamilton College alumnus Richard W. Couper ’44, a sixth-generation graduate of the college, will deliver the address at Hamilton’s traditional Class & Charter Day awards celebration on Friday, May 7, at 12:15 p.m. in the Chapel. Class & Charter Day is an annual convocation recognizing student and faculty excellence during the preceding academic year.    More ...
Congratulations - Alumni Welcome to the Class of 2004
Congratulations! Did you know that one of the rights and privileges conferred upon you at graduation is a life time membership in the Hamilton alumni community?  Membership is currently just over 15,000 people.

Connecting with alumni from other classes and staying connected with your classmates is about to become more complicated. The Office of Alumni Programs helps simplify this process by providing you with some tools, the most powerful tool of which is www.hamilton.edu/alumni - the Hamilton On Line Alumni Community (HOLAC).
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David Greene '85 Appointed Vice President at Brown University

David A. Greene '85 has been named vice president for campus life and student services at Brown University. Greene, who has been serving as interim vice president for the current academic year, was formerly assistant to Brown president Ruth Simmons. His appointment is effective July 1, 2004.

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Alumnus Andy Burns '78 Quoted in Wall Street Journal

Hamilton alumnus Andy Burns '78 was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal column (4/26/04), MARKET MOVERS: "Dueling Forces Jostle Stocks." Burns is president of money-management firm Strategic Investment Advisors, in Utica.   More ...

Meehan '51 Featured in Los Angeles Times
Hamilton alumnus and playwright Thomas Meehan '51 was featured in a Los Angeles Times article (4/25/04) about the new play "Bombay Dreams" which is set to open on Broadway on April 29. Meehan wrote the adaptation of the book for the musical. A Tony Award winning writer, he is also known for the musicals "Annie," "Hairspray" and "The Producers." More ...
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