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First Week ASB Trips Return

The first week of Hamilton’s spring break is over and the first five Alternative Spring Break trips have returned. A new trip this year went to Philadelphia where students worked with the Urban Tree Connection and with the Nationalities Service Center.  More ...

Coffee Break

Eleven Hamilton student volunteers and Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan are spending this week of spring break in San Ramon, Nicaragua, where they’re working on Finca Esperanza Verde, an organic coffee farm.  More ...

ASB Means Service for 100 Students

Spring break is a time for relaxing, catching up on sleep and taking a break from studies, but for some Hamilton College students it also means serving others.  Ten groups equaling 100 students are spending a week of their break volunteering at one of 10 nonprofit organizations through Alternative Spring Break (ASB), March 15-28.  More ...

Matthew Palmer '16 and Evelyn Torsher '17
Matthew Palmer ’16, Evelyn Torsher ’17 Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Matthew Palmer’16  and Evelyn Torsher ’17 have been awarded the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Palmer will study Chinese in China and Torsher will study Arabic in Jordan, Oman or Morocco.  More ...

Tsion Tesfaye ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Ryan Ong ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15 at CGI U.
Four Hamilton Students Take Global Stage

Four Hamilton students who have created meaningful projects to address global problems through their work with the Levitt Public Affairs Center had the opportunity to share their ideas on a much larger stage when they were chosen to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami on March 6-8. Ryan Ong ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Tsion Tesfaye ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15  - all of whom are Levitt Social Innovation Fellows or Public Service Interns – were among 1000 college and university students selected to take part in the prestigious conference.  More ...

The Class of '18 COOP CSIs. Front: Hiromi Terai, Sabrina Gattine, Jaylene Perez, Chidera Onyeoziri, Michaela Guinee, Sophie Dizengoff. Back: Nikolas Guevara, Reinaldo Camacho, Chris Lovejoy
COOP: A True Commitment To Service

Hamilton serves.

This simple two-word sentence can have a multitude of meanings depending on who you ask.  For some, it is simply a slogan plastered onto a crisp blue t-shirt.  For others, it brings back warm memories of first-year orientation, and the bonding experience that volunteer work provided.  For members of the Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP), though, it holds much more significance.  For these individuals, “Hamilton serves” is a lifestyle.  More ...

Kari Koga '15 in the genetics lab in Hamilton's Taylor Science Center.
Kari Koga ’15 Explores Genetics Research

Since the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA in 1953, the study and the understanding of genetics has grown exponentially. Gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, and “designer babies” exhibit the growing interest and relevance of genetics on modern society. Kari Koga ’15, a biology major, has had the opportunity to explore her passion for genetics research for the past three summers with Evolutionary Genomics.  More ...

The victorious Mock Trial team  with their Opening Round Championship trophy at Penn State.
Mock Trial Advances to Nationals

Hamilton’s Mock Trial team has had a successful competitive year, but it’s not over yet. The team came in 3rd place last weekend (March 6-8) at the Opening Round Championship (ORCs) at Pennsylvania State University, granting them a bid to the national competition in Cincinnati (April 17-19). Of the eight total ORCs tournaments in the country, Penn State’s is known to be one of the most competitive, hosting teams such as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia and Tufts, all of which frequently compete at the national level.  More ...

Front: Merisa Dion, Sitong Chen, Holly Chen, Aleta Brown, and Sterling Xie. Back: Phoebe Greenwald, Jessica Tang,Jake Blount, Bennett Glace, Jessye McGarry, Connor O'Brien and Zoe Bodzas.
Hamilton at “Hamilton”

Fourteen Hamilton students in the New York City Program were among those fortunate to get tickets to the hottest show in New York on March 7. They went to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” a hip-hop musical about the rise and fall of Alexander Hamilton, the architect of our nation’s financial system, first Wall St. power broker, and of course, the College’s namesake. The show will complete its run at Public Theater on May 3 and then move to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in July.  More ...

Team Hamilton Turns Out for America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk

More than 80 members of the Hamilton community participated in the America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk on March 7 in Utica.  This year’s donations are still being counted,  but in 2014 Team Hamilton raised $9,727 for the American Heart Association. Hamilton organizers  hope to come close to that amount for this year. The entire 2015 event included about 8,000 participants, with more than $1 million raised.  More ...

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