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From left, Kurt Minges, Samantha Sherman, Alicia Rost and Taylor Brandin.
Four Recent Grads Joining Towers Watson

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, health care has remained in the minds of many Americans and news outlets, who wonder and speculate about its future. Yet, the conversation is often centered around legislation and healthcare providers, leaving much important work unnoticed. This summer, four Hamilton graduates, Sam Sherman ’15, Taylor Brandin ’15, Alicia Rost ’15 and Kurt Minges ’15, will be joining Towers Watson, an “American global professional services firm,” as Health and Group benefits analysts.  More ...

Candice McCardle '15
Candice McCardle '15 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Malaysia

Candice McCardle ’15 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. A public policy major she studied abroad in Vietnam, South Africa, and Brazil through the School for International Training’s Honors Program in spring 2014.  More ...

The Hamilton College Orchestra, conducted by Heather Buchman, practices in Wellin Hall.
Hamilton Orchestra Performs Final Concert of the Season on May 1

The Hamilton College Orchestra, conducted by Heather Buchman, will perform its final concert of the season on Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., at Wellin Hall in the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.  More ...

Adriana Kugler
The Benefits and Cost of Trade Openness for Latin America

As the world’s economies become increasingly globalized and free, developing markets have much to gain -- and lose. Latin America is of particular interest to scholars like Adriana Kugler, professor and vice-provost for faculty at the McCourt School of Public Policy Georgetown University, who served as chief economist in the U.S. Department of Labor from 2011 to 2013, and is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).  More ...

Adriana Kugler
Former U.S. Dept of Labor Chief Economist to Lecture

Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and vice-provost for faculty at Georgetown University, will deliver a lecture titled “The Benefits and Cost of Trade Openness for Latin America” on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The talk is free and open to the public.  More ...

Brendan Cunningham '15 with Rep. Steve Israel.
Elections Loom

This summer Brendan Cunningham ’15 is interning with the re-election campaign for Rep. Steve Israel of New York’s 3rd Congressional District on Long Island. Israel has served in the House of Representatives since 2001 and currently chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  More ...

Brian Sobotko ’16
Finding a Solution to Failing Public Schools

While the U.S. is a global leader in many fields, such is not the case with our public education system, which lags behind 13 other countries.1 Brian Sobotko ’16, a public policy major and education studies minor, thinks that the solution for failing public schools may be more obvious than we imagine. As a Levitt Summer Research Fellow, he is working on an independent examination of  “Transformational Leadership in American Public Schools.”  More ...

Jen Kleindienst ’09
Jen Kleindienst ’09 to Lecture About Campus Sustainabililty

Jen Kleindienst ’09, sustainability coordinator at Wesleyan University, will present a lecture titled “Challenges and Successes of Promoting Campus Sustainability,” on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ.  Her lecture, part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Fall 2013 speaker series, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Meghan O'Sullivan '15, center, works with refugees Hnin Ko, from Thailand, left, and Pawser Soe, from Burma, in Kirner-Johnson.
Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 Helps Give Voice to Refugee Women

For Meghan O’Sullivan ’15, immigration is not just an abstract policy issue. This summer, as part of the Kirkland Summer Associates Program, she is pursuing a research project, “Oral Expression of Refugee Women.” Her goal is to create a podcast that gives some insight into the first-hand experience of the refugee women who have come to Utica, N.Y.  More ...

Eleanor Fausold '13
New York Times Publishes Fausold '13 Letter

Eleanor Fausold ’13 penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times in response to an op-ed titled “Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?” Referencing her senior thesis research on the costs and benefits of charging a fee for both paper and plastic bags in New York City, Fausold answered the article’s title question with, “The answer is overwhelmingly yes!” The letter appeared on the publication’s website on the day she graduated from Hamilton, May 26, and in print on the following day.  More ...

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