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Alumni Review - Fall 2008Fall 2008

The Kirner-Johnson Building Makes a Grand Entrance

Phase One of the long-anticipated renovation and expansion is complete, and the extreme makeover – in technology, in learning spaces and in simple sight, sound and feel – has the Hill dazzled. More ...
 

Excelsior: The Gifts that will Keep Giving

Excelsior: The Campaign for Hamilton represented both an unprecedented show of generosity toward the College and an unprecedented impact on facilities, students, faculty and life on the Hill. More ...


Admit One

The admission process at Hamilton is highly selective, but it's also highly personal – not only for prospective students, but also for the admission officers who make the difficult decisions. More ...

Summer 2008

The Chemistry of a Champion

The women's lacrosse team banded together on the field and off to triumph on the NCAA's biggest Division III stage and bring home the College's first national team championship. More ...


They're in the Game

On the sidelines, in the office, in competition and in the classroom, Hamilton fields a formidable lineup of sports professionals. More ...


Playing Hardball

Alumni involved in the business of sport say the competition can be as intense in the front office and in the media as it is on the playing field. More ...


More Essays that Worked

Returning to a favorite feature from 2003, we offer eight exceptional admission essays from members of the incoming Bicentennial Class of 2012. More ...

Spring 2008


Teaching at Hamilton

By Helen S. Schwartz and Donald Challenger

Early in his teaching career, Austin Briggs was talking with a legendary older colleague, George Nesbitt '24, about how to be more effective in the classroom. "Open the windows and close the doors," Nesbitt told him. It turned out to be pretty good advice. More ...


In Search of the 'Win-Win-Win Result'

New board Chair A.G. Lafley '69 brings a stellar corporate résumé and a well-earned reputation as a listener and consensus-builder. More ...


What Students Want

By Helen S. Schwartz

Students come to Hamilton expecting to find passionate, committed teachers who will challenge them to exceed expectations. And they do. More ...

 

2007 Fall Alumni ReviewFall 2007

From the Hill to the World

In the Peace Corps' 46 years of existence, 206 Hamiltonians have served the international organization. Each of their stories is unique, but there is a common thread: They learned to win small battles and change the world one life at a time. More ...


Le Debut

By Jennifer L. Giacomini '99

A Peace Corps volunteer's memoir of service in Togo, Africa, poses wrenching questions about the value of what she could accomplish: "many trials and probably few triumphs." But she found that in the midst of suffering, hope survived nonetheless. More ...


The Web 2.0 We Weave

By Phillip J. Hoying '09 and Kyla Gorman '09

Cell phones, Facebook, YouTube, Blackboard, instant messaging, P2P — does anyone on the Hill actually have a face-to-face conversation anymore? Social networking technology — so-called "Web 2.0"— is indeed transforming some elements of campus culture, but at least we haven't become the Borg yet. (And for help with that, try Wikipedia.) More ...

2007 Summer Alumni Review Summer 2007

Illuminating Asia

Anticipating a global shift that is now a reality, Hamilton has taken a diverse and innovative approach to the teaching of Asian cultures and languages. The imperative? "That we prepare students for the 21st century, not the last one." More ...


JYF: Remembrance of Things Past

From participants in the Junior Year in France Program

A half-century of the celebrated study-abroad program has produced as many experiences as the Hamilton students who have undertaken them, but there's a common thread: A year in France expands one's mind, broadens one's vision and ultimately changes one's life. More ...


Writing Contest Winner: "O."

By John McKay '04 and Jon Bellona '03

In a fictional memoir that gives voice to a loss shared by the entire Hamilton community, the authors honor a classmate, a friend and an indomitable spirit.a fictional memoir that gives voice to a loss shared by the entire Hamilton community, the authors honor a classmate, a friend and an indomitable spirit. More ...


The Return of Hondo

With Jon Hind '80, John Pitarresi '70 and Jim Taylor

Hamilton's new athletic director, chats with a Utica Observer-Dispatch columnist and the College's sports information director about his return to the Hill, his philosophy of Division III athletics and the origins of that nickname. More ...

2007 Winter Alumni ReviewSpring 2007

Work in Progress

By Donald Challenger

The Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center, 20 years old this semester, is an essential resource for students, a keystone of the College’s writing-intensive mission, and a place where students can find their voices as writers and scholars.  More ...


25 Things to Do Before You Graduate

Illustrations by Tom Booth ’06

We asked seniors from the Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training program to identify 25 experiences that every Hamilton graduate should have. From the serious to the slightly subversive – with plenty of stops for food and fun in between – here they are.  More ...
 

Roll Credits

By Stacey Himmelberger

From hit shows to bit parts, Hamilton and Kirkland alumni and alumnae from several generations have found their way to Hollywood, Broadway and other stage-and-screen venues. Seven working actors talk about their highs, their lows, their dreams and their memories from the Hill.  More ...

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