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President Stewart's Letter on $10 Bill Appears in New York Times

The New York Times published a letter to the editor penned by President Joan Hinde Stewart in its June 30 issue under the headline "Don't Diminish Hamilton." While emphasizing the Treasury's need "to make room for a woman on our currency," Stewart pointed out aspects of Hamilton's life on which few others have focused in their defense of his continued presence on the bill. "Alexander Hamilton’s rise to eminence exemplifies exactly the ideals that this immigrant nation has always espoused," she wrote.  More ...

Mary L. Bonauto '83 Helps Win Major Same-Sex Marriage Case

A historic U.S. Supreme Court opinion today legalizes same-sex marriage across the country. Civil rights lawyer and Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83 was one of the attorneys who argued against same-sex marriage bans before the court, and she won earlier legal victories that helped lay the groundwork for today’s decision.

We asked several Hamiltonians to share their thoughts about the court’s opinion, and this is what they had to say. (You can share your thoughts in the comments section of the story, on Hamilton’s Facebook page or on Twitter @hamiltoncollege.)  More ...

Kaitlin McCabe '16 in Sports Illustrated's office.
Kaitlin McCabe ’16 on Her Game as Sports Illustrated Editorial Intern

Kaitlin McCabe ’16 is advancing her professional aspirations this summer as an editorial intern at Sports Illustrated through Time Inc. in New York City, with funding from the Hamilton Summer Internship Support Fund. McCabe was placed at SI through the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Magazine Internship Program, a prestigious and competitive internship program that has since its establishment in 1967 placed more than 1,800 students in various media internships throughout New York and Washington, D.C.  More ...

Sharif Shrestha '17 sketches out ideas in the Levitt Center.
Sharif Shrestha ’17 Works on Course Design With Prof. Majireck

Sharif Shrestha ’17 is staying on campus this summer working with assistant professor Max Majireck on a project at the crossroads of biological chemistry, education, economics and entrepreneurship. Shrestha is helping Majireck design certain elements of the chemistry 360 course, Organic Synthesis Toward Improved Human Health, a writing-intensive course aimed at helping students understand the professional realities of drug discovery and the behind-the-scenes elements of creating new drugs.  More ...

Asad Javed '16
Asad Javed ’16 Reimagines Moliere's Tartuffe Through Costume Design

Asad Javed ’16 is working this summer through an Emerson Grant to transpose the Moliere classic Tartuffe into a number of new settings, in a project titled “Unholy Vanities and Holy Prose: A Reimagination of Moliere's Tartuffe through Costume Design.” Javed, a French and  interdisciplinary studies (film) double major, is undertaking this project in creative collaboration with Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland.  More ...

Carolyn Kossow `17
Carolyn Kossow ’17 Advocates For Women's Rights Through D.C. Internship

While many Hamilton students end up pursuing their passions professionally after graduation, some start earlier. Carolyn Kossow ’17 is spending her summer in an internship with the Health and Reproductive Rights section of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) in Washington, D.C.  More ...

Marian Ackerman bands a crow as Jessica Sofen looks on.
Counting Crows

If prompted to identify animals that display high levels of intelligence, many people would probably name well-known exotic species, such as dolphins or chimps. However, one common species that many of us interact with every day may be among the most intelligent species on earth - crows. From tool-building and abstract thinking to complex social behavior, crows display intelligence to a degree that has been of great interest to scientists in recent years.  More ...

Alexander Hamilton statue at Hamilton College.
Support for Keeping Hamilton on $10 Bill Gains Currency

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced this week that a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 -- the 100th anniversary of the Constitution's 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Members of the Hamilton community - and others -  support the idea of a woman on paper currency, but have a better suggestion of who should get booted off a bill.  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 ...

WWNY TV Says Goodbye to Alexandra Field '06

After three years working for WWNY 7 News, Alexandra Field '06 is saying goodbye. During her time at the Central New York based station, Field worked as a general assignment reporter and, most recently, an anchor for the 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. news hours. During her time at WWNY, Field was recognized for her work with a Syracuse Press Club Award and received an award from the Associated Press for outstanding spot news coverage for her work on the Academy Street apartment building fire. Field will move to WRGB, the CBS affiliate in Albany, where she recently accepted a reporting position.  More ...

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