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Program in Washington students at the Supreme Court.
Program in Washington Students Meet with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
One of the goals of Hamilton's Program in Washington is to connect classroom learning with the direct experience of politics and decision-making in the nation's capital. On February 25, participants in the program had an extraordinary opportunity to do just that at the Supreme Court of the United States. More ...
Washington Program students visit the Pentagon.
Students in Washington, D.C. Program Tour Pentagon
On February 18, students in the Program in Washington, D.C., visited the Pentagon to meet with Fred Shear '03, a writer on the staff of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Students toured the massive facility, whose 6.5 million square feet and 17 miles of corridors are home to 23,000 military and civilian employees who plan and execute the nation's defense. Students also visited the Pentagon's 9/11 Memorial. More ...
Michael London, Sanjana Nafday, Colleen Callaghan and Charlie Ruff at Tomb of Unknown Memorial.
Washington Program Students Visit Arlington National Cemetery

Students in the Program in Washington, D.C., visited Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 11. After observing the solemn ceremony of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown, students visited other significant sites, including the home of Robert E. Lee, the USS Maine memorial, and the gravesites of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.  More ...

Kenya Lee '10 checks out an exhibit at the Newseum.
Semester in Washington Students Tour Newseum
On February 4, students in the Semester in Washington Program visited the Newseum, a 250,000 square foot interactive museum of news. Students in Washington this semester are juniors Mia Cakebread, Katie Donlevie, Kenya Lee, Brandon Leibsohn, Wenxi Li, Kye Lippold, Michael London, Sanjana Nafday, Eric Nehs, Stephen Okin, Charlotte Olcay, Chris Risi, Charles Ruff and Charles Warzel, and sophomores Colleen Callaghan and Emily Gerston. More ...
Photo taken by Kye Lippold '10 on the National Mall
Thoughts on President Barack Obama's Inauguration from a D.C. Program Student
At first, the streets of Washington were not particularly crowded. When I stepped outside into the brisk, gray dawn at 7 a.m., there were only a few bikers and small clumps of people hurrying to Metro stations. My roommate and I had decided to rise early to try and beat the crowd to the National Mall. The night before, there were rumors of vast throngs and endless waiting, despite the predicted snow. We shared gloves, socks and directions in what we expected to be an adventure. More ...
Photo taken by Will Leubsdorf '10 of the Obama Motorcade on the Inaugural Parade Route
Leubsdorf '10 Reflects on His Experience at the Presidential Inauguration
The build-up to this inauguration is like nothing I've seen as a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C. Security had been steadily ratcheting up since New Years, as 42,000 cops prepared to hit the streets to control the crowds. The traffic around Friday last week became unbearable, as millions of people swarmed into the city. Traveling anywhere in the city became more difficult then wading through a crowd at a Jonas Brothers' concert. In the week leading up to the big event, there was a huge run on stores selling warm clothes and hand warmers. Yuppies were waiting in lines at Hudson Trail Outfitters for long johns like they were trying to buy a Nintendo Wii. More ...
Program in Washington, D.C. Students Visit Mount Vernon
Hamilton students in the Washington, D.C. Program this semester visited Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, on Nov. 8. Students in Washington this semester are juniors Jenn Anderson, Megan Bumb, Caroline Canning, Max Currier, Emily Davaney-Graham, Tim Eismeier, David Foster, Mario Magana, Josh Meah, Helen Quigley, Ezra Rosenberg, Andy Sigler, Emrhan Slaton, and senior Andrew Watson. Robert Martin, associate professor of government, is director of the Program in Washington this semester. More ...
Students in D.C. Program Make Strides for Breast Cancer in Washington Walk
Five students in the Hamilton Program in Washington participated in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer five- mile walk around the mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 19, Team Hamilton members were Caroline Canning, Helen Quigley, Megan Bumb, Emrhan Slaton and Jenn Anderson, all juniors at Hamilton. Abbey Canning, visiting her sister for the weekend, also participated. The students raised $750 for the American Cancer Society, More ...
Washington D.C. Program Students Tour State Department
Students participating in the Program in Washington toured the U.S. Department of State on April 30. While the group was able to catch a glimpse of State Department officials at work while passing through the first floor, the tour focused mainly on the eighth floor Diplomatic Reception Rooms. The Secretary of State meets with hundreds of dignitaries, both foreign and domestic, in these rooms each year. More ...
Students From Hamilton Program in Washington Meet with U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri
U.S. Representative Michael A. Arcuri (D-Utica), who represents the 24th District of New York that includes Hamilton College, hosted a visit on Oct. 16 from students in Hamilton's Program in Washington. More ...
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