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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, left, gives the commencement address. Patrick Reynolds, right, presents an award at commencement.
PayPal Co-Founder and Fast-Talking Dean Attract National Media

With a well-known commencement speaker who holds controversial views, Hamilton may have anticipated a bit more national media attention to the event than in past years. What was not expected was additional focus on the dean of faculty.  More ...

Gretchen Gardner ’09 Thrives in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gretchen Gardner ’09 currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she runs her own communications strategy firm, GMG Strategic Communications. According to Portada, Gardner ’09 “works with Argentine and international ventures on shaping their content, branding and marketing strategies to position them for success in global markets.”  More ...

The graduates file into the Field House.
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Urges Class of 2016 to “Do What Hasn’t Been Done”

In his address at Hamilton’s commencement, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel told the Class of 2016, “At this time in your life you know fewer limits, fewer taboos and fewer fears than you ever will in the future. So do not squander your ignorance! Go out and do what your teachers and parents thought could not be done, and what they never thought of doing,” he urged.  More ...

Hamilton Honors Top Athletes From the Class of 2016

Olivia Gozdz ’16 (Darien, Conn./Darien HS) and Adam Pfander ’16 (Beacon, N.Y./Concord Academy) received the 2016 Jack B. Riffle Awards at Hamilton College's senior varsity athlete awards dinner on May 19.  More ...

Gerard Pozzi '18
Pozzi ’18 Awarded Coccia Foundation Scholarship

Gerard Pozzi ’18 has been awarded a Coccia Foundation Scholarship for study abroad in Italy. Established in 1994, the Coccia Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Italian culture, with a particular emphasis on promoting the rich Italian cultural heritage among younger generations at the college level.  More ...

President Joan Hinde Stewart presented Tobin Awards to Rich Alexander, Patty Gogola and Jim Burns at the 2016 employee service recognition luncheon on May 16.
Three Employees Honored With Tobin Awards

President Joan Stewart opened Hamilton’s 32nd employee service recognition luncheon on May 16 in Commons Dining Hall with a word of thanks to all employees. “It’s you who make this Hamilton...I can’t thank you enough.”  More ...

Commencement Weekend Includes Live Webcasts, Fireworks Display

The 2016 commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.  Peter Thiel, co-founder of worldwide online payments system PayPal, will deliver the Commencement address.  More ...

Vi Pham '18 in white.
Celebrating 40 Years of “Tossing Around a Piece of Plastic”

Hamilton's Ultimate Frisbee team celebrated its 40th anniversary with a tournament on April 9.  Nearly 40 alumni/former players came back to compete, including 15 from the early to mid -80s and close to 25 from the 2000s. Hamilton’s team currently has 50 active players.  More ...

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel to Give Commencement Address

American entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of  worldwide online payments system PayPal, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.

Those who are unable to attend baccalaureate or commencement are invited to watch a live webcast from any computer or mobile device with Internet access.  More ...

Arielle Cutler '11
The Media's Effect on Women's Body Image

While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place a great emphasis on how women look. These beauty standards, largely proliferated through the media, have drastic impacts on young women and their body images. Arielle Cutler ’11, through a Levitt grant, spent the summer evaluating the efficacy of media literacy programs as a remedy to this vicious cycle.  More ...

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