Convinced of the importance of digital technologies to the future of Hamilton and its students, two alumni with careers in finance each have endowed a professorship in computer science, a major boost for a department with a growing enrollment.
Hamilton at Heart, a day of giving held on October 1, was a resounding success. The event reached its goal of inspiring 3,517 donors to show their support with gifts totaling $1,696,681.
Motivated by a desire to ensure the benefits of a Hamilton education to future generations, James MacLennan ’58 provided a gift in his estate plan that has prompted a $10 million challenge.
In a year defined by unexpected challenges, Hamiltonians made sure that their college had the resources to respond and overcome. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, employees, students, and friends, more than $7.2 million was raised for the 2019-20 Hamilton Fund.
Redesigned introductory course gives students from across the disciplines a basic understanding of programming and how computers can be used in their fields.
“Engaged learning encourages students to take agency in seeking out learning experiences that are relevant to their interests and goals and to not only engage with content but to actively reflect on their own learning processes,” noted Kathy Wolfe, Hamilton’s first dean of engaged education, who joined the College on July 1.
Students created gadgets that, when attached to everything from hoodies to baseball gloves to plants, relay useful information.
When the theatre went dark on Hamilton’s spring mainstage production, students and faculty created The Seagull You Never Saw, a website that features pieces inspired by Chekhov’s and students’ personal experiences.
The New World Nature Project, leaning heavily on digital humanities skills, has produced new online tools and databases that will be of potential value to scholars everywhere.
Hamilton is a member of the American Talent Initiative, a national alliance of leading colleges and universities that released a new report this week showing the organization is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students by 2025.
Responding to what Professor of Mathematics Sally Cockburn describes as a “recent explosion of interest in data analysis," the faculty has approved a minor in statistics.
Experts on Affirmative Action, impeachment, and income inequality will share their perspectives this semester in discussions designed to promote respectful dialogue.
Hamilton marked a decade of need-blind admission by honoring presidential candidate and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his work to make college affordable for moderate- and low-income students.