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Panelists Edward Walker Jr. '62, Shoshana Keller and Mireille Koukjian.
Syria: Is it Our Responsibility?

On September 10, Hamilton College, the United States of America, and the world turned their eyes toward Syria. While President Obama addressed the topic on national TV, Hamilton History Professor Shoshana Keller, Visiting Instructor of Critical Languages Mireille Koukjian, and former U.S. Ambassador Edward Walker, Jr. ’62 hosted a panel discussion: What’s Going on in Syria.  More ...

Bicentennial Initiatives Campaign Surpasses All Goals

In the final chapter of its 200th anniversary observance, Hamilton concluded its Bicentennial Initiatives campaign on June 30, 2013, with gifts and pledges of $139.8 million.  Bicentennial Initiatives was centered on the College’s three most pressing priorities: student financial aid, arts facilities and growing unrestricted support through the Annual Fund.  More ...

Members of the Class of 2017 play games with children at the Neighborhood Center in Utica as part of Hamilton Serves.
6th Annual Hamilton Serves Joins Students With Community

The sixth annual Hamilton Serves took place on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with all 492 members of the Class of 2017 and new transfer students going out to volunteer at 57 community organizations. Hamilton Serves began as an Orientation activity in 2008 with the class of 2012.  More ...

Tim Elgren
New York Times Features Elgren Letter

Professor of Chemistry Tim Elgren’s response to a New York Times article appeared as the lead letter in the paper’s Aug. 27 Science Times section. Writing in response to “Is There Danger Lurking in Your Lipstick?,” Elgren pointed out that “We are exposed to harmful chemicals every day, often unnecessarily so. The 1976 Toxic Substance Control Act grandfathered in more than 60,000 chemicals and does little to protect public health or the environment.”  More ...

Jazz Archive Keeps Murray H'97 and McPartland H'97 Voices Alive

Noted jazz pianist Marian McPartland and essayist and critic Albert Murray, two cultural icons of the second half of the 20th century, died the week of Aug. 19. Both were recognized by the college with honorary degrees in 1997, and at that time, sat down with Monk Rowe, Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive, for interviews about their lives and careers.  Those interviews and transcripts may be accessed in the archive online.  More ...

Hamilton Performing Arts Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

Hamilton College Performing Arts announces an exciting season of music, theater and dance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wellin Hall and Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.  Famed pianist André Watts will perform in  a special anniversary concert on Oct. 12.  All concerts will take place in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.  More ...

Philip Klinkner
USA Today Publishes Klinkner Oped

In an opinion piece on the USA Today website, Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government , explained that although Americans have come to see the March on Washington as a turning point in our history, most white Americans saw it as a profoundly unsettling, even dangerous event, coming in the summer of 1963 in the midst of an unprecedented level of racial conflict.  He pointed out that an August 1963 Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans disapproved of the march.  More ...

New Faculty Appointed for 2013-14

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2013-14 academic year, including five tenure-track appointments, 21 visiting professors and instructors, and six teaching fellows. New tenure-track appointments are Courtney Gibbons, Alexandra List, Max Majireck, Seth Schermerhorn and Xavier Tubau.  More ...

Rosmery Rodriguez '15 works with a child at her internship at The New England Center for Children.
Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 is Intern at New England Center for Children

The New England Center for Children (NECC), a school for children diagnosed with autism, has a long-standing close relationship with Hamilton College.  NECC was founded by Hamilton alumnus, Vincent Strully Jr. ’69, who serves as chief executive officer. Each semester, students interested in education and psychology work and take courses there as part of Hamilton’s cooperative education program, managed by James L. Ferguson Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan.  Rosmery Rodriguez ’15 is interning as a full-time teacher with the Center’s students this summer.  More ...

Dan Chambliss
InsideHigherEd Features Chambliss & Takacs '05 Research

An InsideHigherEd article titled “Majoring in a Professor,” focused on a paper, “Faculty Gatekeepers and Academic Taste in Undergraduate Students’ Choice of Major,”  co-authored by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology,  and his former student Christopher G. Takacs, a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago.  Takacs presented the paper on Aug. 10 at the American Sociology Association meeting in New York City.  More ...

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