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Students Visit Christie's Auction House

Ten Hamilton students interested in the art market visited Christie’s fine arts auction house in New York City on March 28. A massive, vibrant Sol LeWitt mural greeted attendees at Christie’s headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza and foreshadowed an exciting day. Mary Evans, director of Hamilton’s Career Center, remarked, “This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the art auction business in an internationally pre-eminent setting.”  More ...

Panelists at Career Explo:Publishing.
Students Explore Careers in Publishing in NYC Workshop

Some people know, from the first time they see their name in print, that they want to write. Others learn over time that they excel in editing. And still others don’t realize until their senior spring that they possess the interpersonal and persuasive skills that make successful publicists. On March 29, Hamilton students and alumni convened at the Brooklyn Public Library to discuss the publishing industry and the myriad roles one might play within it. The event, called CareerExplo: Publishing, was sponsored by the Maurice Horowitch Career Center.  More ...

Our Backyard Classroom

Through Hamilton’s off-campus study programs students can witness the inner workings of government in Washington, D.C., or experience the heart of the U.S. financial and publishing industries in New York. Now they’ll have yet another option for off campus study, a bit closer to campus and in a far less urban setting. Hamilton’s faculty recently approved the creation of a pilot off-campus semester-long Program in the Adirondacks. The proposed start date is fall 2015.  More ...

Richard Nelson '72 met with students prior to giving the Tolles lecture on March 11.
Nelson '72 Describes the Peculiarity of Theater in Tolles Lecture

“This room holds many ghosts,” Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson ’72 said as he began his talk in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11. “Ghosts in every corner.” Nelson delivered the Tolles lecture titled “The Peculiarity of Theater.”  More ...

Plate Publishes A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects

On the eve of its release, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, was given a starred review by the Library Journal. The publication described Plate’s work as “an elegant and sensitive book … highly recommended to general readers open to a different perspective on religious practice.”  More ...

From left Catherine Cooper, William Schoder, Madison Kircher, Porshai Rivera, Hady Hewidy.
Six Prizes Awarded in Public Speaking Competition

Six prizes were awarded in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 8, in the Chapel. The finalists were chosen after an open preliminary round held in February. Speakers’ presentations were either persuasive or informative in nature, and in one category students were asked to address an assigned topic.  More ...

Doug Lemov '90
Doug Lemov '90 Returns to Hill to Talk Education Reform

Doug Lemov ’90 returned to the Hill on March 6 to initiate a policy conversation on public education reform.  While encouraging dialogue and discussion throughout his lecture, Lemov expressed his own ideas of how the current educational system can progress in the midst of poverty. In his presentation, titled “Which Reforms Will Save American Education – and Which Will Kill It?” Lemov addressed the different ways in which the nation must improve “the most important sector in a functioning democracy.”  More ...

Hamilton and Colgate Announce Membership in edX

Hamilton College and Colgate University jointly announced today their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX. Founded by Harvard University and MIT, edX currently offers more than 150 courses in many areas of study, including the arts and humanities, public health, law, math and computer science. Its focus is to create access to the world’s best education globally, improve on-campus education and conduct research to enhance teaching and learning.  More ...

Making Fashion Out of Trash

Ten Hamilton students designed outfits to compete in the second annual Trashion Show, organized by the Recycling Task Force, on March 2.  They pieced together garbage and recyclable items for their models to sport on the runway in front of the judges, four members of the Task Force.  More ...

Hamilton Students STOP to Thank Donors on Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 26, was no ordinary day.  Hamilton celebrated STOP Day  — Starting Today Others Pay — the day when the cost of operating the College for the remainder of the academic year is paid not by tuition and fees, but by income from gifts provided by alumni, parents and friends.  More ...

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