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Students gathered outside Root Hall as the Chapel bells were rung on Sept. 11.
A Day of Remembrance; A Day of Service
A year after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Hamilton College community will remember those who died with a candlelight vigil and the ringing of the Chapel bell. September 12 will be devoted to citizenship and community service—"The Spirit of September 12." Hamilton College President Eugene Tobin said, "September 11 changed us forever. Let the spirit of September 12 shape the future." More ...
French Department Receives Film Grant
Hamilton's French department, in collaboration with the Kirkland Art Center, has received a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture to participate in "Tournees," the French film grant program run by the Society for French American Cultural Services and Educational Aid. The $1,800 grant, supplemented with support from the Office of the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean, and the departments of Comparative Literature and Africana Studies, will enable the French department to show five contemporary French films during the year and to open them to the general public. The first film, "Amelie," an upbeat romantic comedy, will be shown on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. in KJ Auditorium. More ...
Tau Kappa Epsilon Philanthropy Drive on Sept. 11
The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon are holding a 9/11 Philanthropy Drive in Beinecke Student Activities Village on Wednesday, September 11th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Brothers will be there to collect your donations. ALL PROCEEDS will go to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department and to the FDNY. More ...
Raybeck Interviewed for San Diego Union-Tribune
Hamilton College Professor of Anthropology Doug Raybeck was interviewed for a San Diego Union-Tribune article (Sept. 9) about today's "disposable age." Raybeck says, "Things are increasingly complex and increasingly interdependent, and that makes us increasingly helpless. We end up feeling frustrated." More ...
Burlington County Times Article Cites Muslim America Poll
A article shows that Muslim Americans still feel singled out since 9/11, a year later. The article quotes the recent Hamilton College and Zogby International “Muslim America” poll. The poll indicates that about 60 percent of Muslim Americans know people who have been victims of anti-Muslim discrimination, harassment or physical attack since September 11. More ...
Dunsmore Quoted in Morning Herald Article
Julie Dunsmore, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in a Morning Herald article about September 11. Dunsmore studied how children reacted to the event. She advises parents to turn off the television. “What we found is that kids who had more frequent exposure to the media had fewer ideas of how they could deal with the attacks,” Dunsmore said. She added, “kids were most helped by parents who had open attitudes, who talked about feeling anger, fear and other emotions, who explained how to work through those feelings.” Dunsmore’s study revealed that children benefited the most when they made a contribution to their community. More ...
Daniel Mark Epstein
Award-Winning Poet to Give Reading
Award-winning poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein will give a reading on Wednesday, Sept. 18., at 5 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. It will be followed by a book sale and signing. This event, sponsored by the English department, is free and open to the public. More ...
A.G. Lafley '69 Profiled in Time Magazine
A.G. Lafley, a 1969 graduate of Hamilton College and a member of the college's board of trustees, is profiled in the Sept. 9 issue of Time Magazine. Lafley, chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble, is credited with "leading consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble from one hit to another," says the article. Innovations such as the Crest SpinBrush and Whitestrips have "sent P&G's profits into double-digit growth and made the company the best performer on the Dow Jones this year, rising 14%, to nearly $90 a share," according to Time. More ...
Associate Professor of Government Stephen Orvis chats with Benjamin Barber Thursday evening
Barber Addressed Packed Chapel
Benjamin Barber, author of Jihad vs McWorld, spoke to a packed Hamilton chapel Thursday evening. His lecture, titled “Globalization a year after 9/11: Terrorism or Democracy?,” addressed America’s response to terrorism after the attacks of September 11 and suggested alternative means to combat the threat of terrorism in the future. Barber hit a variety of topics, including religious fundamentalism, sovereignty and capitalism. More ...
Prayer Service on Sept. 11
A brief, simple service of prayer and scriptural reflection will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4:45 p.m., upstairs in the chapel Meditation Room. The service will be led by College Chaplain Jeff McArn. All are invited. The Meditation is "September 11 and a Strange Thing Called Justice," based on a reading of the book of Job chapters 29 and 30. More ...
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