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Tsion Tesfaye '16 at the Clinton Global Initiative University in March.
Tsion Tesfaye ’16 Seeks to Continue Youth for Ethiopia Project

Hamilton’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center is committed to addressing “persistent social problems in innovative, effective and ethical ways.” Tsion Tesfaye ’16 has taken that mission to heart and significantly engaged with the Center. Last summer she was chosen to participate in the Levitt Social Innovation Fellows program, through which she received funding for her pilot project, Youth for Ethiopia. That project led to her selection to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in March.  Now she’s seeking help to keep the program going.  More ...

Jose Vazquez '15
Vazquez Will Google It

Multibillion dollar companies often receive bad publicity for exploiting workers, polluting the environment, and intentionally misleading the public; as such, corporate social responsibility has been called into question. To be certain, not all such companies are guilty of this, and perhaps there is no better example of a company that “embodies social responsibility” as much as Google, at least according to Jose Vazquez ’15.  More ...

Women's rowing finishes fourth in first trip to NCAAs

The Hamilton College women’s rowing team completed competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday with a fourth-place team finish. The Continentals were making their first appearance at the NCAA Division III Women’s Rowing Championships.  More ...

Sean Henry-Smith '15
Sean Henry-Smith '15 Focusing on Career in Photography

One of the chief benefits of a liberal arts education, and of Hamilton’s open curriculum in particular, is the opportunity that it affords students to experiment academically and to discover their passions. So it was with Sean Henry-Smith ’15, a student who until the second semester of his first year at Hamilton had never picked up a camera, and who now just graduated from Hamilton with a paid internship at the Light Work center in Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
The Atlantic Quotes Klinkner on Voter Turnout

In a lengthy article titled “Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way - A short history of how America’s urban voters stopped showing up at the polls” in The Atlantic’s CityLab, Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, was quoted extensively.   More ...

Wall Street Journal Features Zeller '04 and "No One Left Behind"

In The Wall Street Journal’s The Weekend Interview, alumnus Matt Zeller ’04 discussed the plight of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who helped Americans during our nation’s engagement in those countries and who now find themselves in great danger in their own countries. The article detailed the non-profit organization Zeller created, No One Left Behind, to get these individuals and their families moved and settled safely in this country.  More ...

Chronicle of Higher Ed Article Features College

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in an article titled “At Hamilton College, Top Administrators Were Themselves First-Generation Students,” (article pasted below) highlighted the college’s focus on expanding access and equalizing experiences on campus.  The May 18 story reported on the challenges first-generation students face and how Hamilton’s programs, including First-Year-Forward, SEAS and the universal orientation program (beginning this August), address them.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie, Carol McCord, Jim McCord, Janelle Schwartz '97.
An Adirondack Library Finds a Home at Hamilton

In the age of eReaders and online libraries, the story of books gets lost. Not the story within the book, which is arguably more permanent, but rather the story contained on its faded pages, in its stretched spine, on its battered covers.

Hamilton’s Burke Library has an impressive selection of rare books and other special collections; of particular note are the Ezra Pound Archive and the abundance of Adirondack-related acquisitions. Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, is currently cataloguing a recently procured collection: The John Quinn and Jeanne Robert Foster Library, a generous gift from Jim and Carol McCord.  More ...

Dave Smallen with consortium agreement signers from Davidson, Colgate and Wellesley
Hamilton Joins Consortium Focused on Online Pedagogy

Hamilton College, Colgate University, Davidson College and Wellesley College have formed  a new consortium focused on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts. The four liberal arts colleges entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 11, and the consortium was announced on The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 12.  More ...

Fillius/Drown scholarship recipient Abigail Homer '16
Students Awarded Prizes, Scholarships at Class & Charter Day

Academic achievement prizes, prize scholarships and other recognition of student accomplishments were awarded at Hamilton’s 65th annual Class & Charter Day convocation on Monday, May 11, in the Wellin Hall. Among the top prizes Abigail Homer ’16 was awarded the Milton F. Fillius Jr. /Joseph Drown Prize Scholarship, and Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 was named the recipient of the James Soper Merrill Prize. John Hadity ’83, a film financing expert and executive vice president for EP Financial Solutions, gave the address titled “The Underrated Element of Surprise.”  More ...

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