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Leah Pranschke '17
Leah Pranschke ’17 Interns With HeadCount

Leah Pranschke ’17 is spending her summer in Manhattan in an internship with HeadCount, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that seeks to engage the music community in politics and social activism. HeadCount’s primary function is voter registration, which it achieves through the construction of voter registration booths at concerts throughout the country in cooperation with a constantly expanding list of major musicians and artists.  More ...

Eil Shakun '16 at Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group.
Eli Shakun ’16 Practices "Professional Fundraising" in WCPG Internship

Though common perception may hold that charity and for-profit business stand opposed to one another, Eli Shakun ’16 is spending his summer in an internship at the Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG) in New York City, a firm whose business model challenges that perception.  More ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cowles '09, Matias '12 compete in rowing World Cup event

Hamilton College men's rowing alumni Willy Cowles '09 and Andre Matias '12 recently competed at the 2015 World Rowing Cup II in Varese, Italy.  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 ...

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 ...

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