In This Issue

Social Circles

Friendships, clubs, teams and service trump cliques and isolation — but students find that real bonding takes more than just hanging out. “It’s only when we forget” what an open, engaged community requires of its members, one says, “that it becomes closed.”

Jewels in the Crown

Anchored by, but hardly limited to, three major collections — the Beinecke Collection on the Lesser Antilles; the works and papers of poet Ezra Pound, Class of 1905; and imprints by and about American communal societies — the holdings in Hamilton’s Special Collections and Archives are Burke Library’s gems.

Odd Jobs Revisited

We last wrote about them in 2009, and more keep turning up — those unique careers, professions and gigs that dramatize the breadth and diversity of Hamilton’s impact on the world. This time we visit everyone from a pediatrician in the wilds of Alaska to a comic in the wilds of New York City.

Alumni Review Spring 2013 Typeset fieldtrip

Inking for Themselves

Students in Professor of English Margaret Thickstun’s class “The Experience of Reading: Books as Stories, Books as Objects” visited the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown this winter to try their hands at the meticulous process of setting type and operating an early printing press. The class focuses not only on the content in books, but also the cultural and physical experience of reading and how it has changed over time.

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