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Latest Meehan Musical "Hairspray" Opens to Raves on Broadway
"Hairspray," a new musical that opened on Aug. 15 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, is the latest success for Hamilton graduate Thomas Meehan '51. Meehan co-wrote the book on which the musical is based with Mark O'Donnell. In its review The New York Times says Hairspray "is as sweet as a musical can be without promoting tooth decay." The musical is adapted from John Waters's 1988 movie about rock 'n' roll and race relations. Tom Meehan is also co-creator of the Broadway hit "The Producers." More ...
Li Comments on Improved Female Representation
Hamilton Government Professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow Cheng Li was quoted in a Reuters' article discussing the rise of two women politicians expected to take full seats in the Communist Party Congress, Politburo. Wu Yu and Chen Zhili may be the first women members of Politburo since 1976, the year of Mao Zedong’s death. Yu was recently appointed to coordinate the implementation of China’s World Trade Organization. Li commented, “Probably, the 16th party congress will break the record in terms of women’s representation in the Central Committee and the Politburo.” Li added that despite the gains their ranks will rise only one to three percent. More ...
Steve Culbertson '79 Named to Non-Profit Times Top 50 List
Steven A. Culbertson, president and ceo of Youth Service America, Washington, D.C., and a 1979 graduate of Hamilton College, has been named to the NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list for 2002. NonProfit Times (NPT) is a business publication for volunteer management. In naming Culbertson to the list, NPT said "Starting with little more than force of will, Culbertson has helped to position volunteering and young people as an issue and a national priority." More ...
Emerson Gallery Closed for Renovations

The Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College will be closed for renovations through Wednesday, Aug. 21. A new exhibition will open on Monday, Aug. 26. For more information, call the Gallery's information line at 315-859-4396.  More ...

Rowe Invited to Attend Seminar at UC Berkeley
Director of the Hamilton Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Saxophone Monk Rowe attended the Advanced Oral History Seminar at the University of California at Berkeley, August 11-16. Rowe was one of 25 people from the United States, Japan and Singapore to be accepted to attend the event and share their experiences in gathering oral histories to learn more about ethical, legal and technology issues. He represented the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. More ...
Katherine Collett Presents Paper
Archival Assistant Katherine Collett recently presented a paper titled "Nicola Meets God: Religion During Term and Vacation in 'Antonia Forest's Marlow Series'" at the 2002 Children's Literature Association Annual Conference. More ...
Summer Science Students Studying Motion
Hamilton students Kim Lantz ’03, Yuliya Zorkina ’03, Rhea Lyon ’03, and Nickesia Thomas ’03 have spent a portion of their summer working with Professor of Psychology Jonathan Vaughan studying motor control. Lantz and Zorkina worked primarily in the 2-dimensional field and their research gave birth to Lyon and Thomas’s project, which concentrated on the more realistic 3-dimensional approach. More ...
Dunn '03, Stahle '03, Gordillo-Guffanti '05 and Meserve '03
Biology Students Saving Turtles
Hamilton students Stephanie Dunn ’03, Milagros Gordillo-Guffanti ’05, Nichola Meserve ’03 and Hannah Stahle ’03 have spent 10 weeks of their summer doing science research under the direction of Professor of Biology David Gapp. The group has been collecting blood and shell samples from turtles found in the Utica Marsh, Westmoreland, and the Rome Sands Plains. A few years ago, turtles in the Utica Marsh died from diabetes. The research being done by Professor Gapp will hopefully prevent this from happening again. Along with looking for diabetes, the group has been performing several tests studying contractions of the small intestine, differences in regulations due to added hormones or elements, regional differences between smooth and circular muscle and the location of certain hormones. More ...
Shauna Sweet '03 hard at work
Shauna Sweet ’03 Analyzes Controversial Research on Crime Statistics
In 2000 Dr. John Lott, a scholar and researcher published a paper on affirmative action, police departments and crime. The paper, “Does a Helping Hand Put Others at Risk,” investigates the relationship between the adoption of affirmative action hiring policies and crime; Lott concludes that the resultant hiring of racial minorities or women police officers they can expect a corresponding increase in crime rates. Professor of Mathematics Larry Knop and senior sociology/mathematics double major Shauna Sweet felt these statistics warranted further investigation. The April 2000 article was published in the Journal of Economic Inquiry, and the findings were based on the analysis of Law Enforcement Management and Administrative statistics surveys administered by the Department of Justice, and FBI Uniform Crime Reports. More ...
The cast and crew of
"Slightly Motivated" on Hamilton Campus
"Slightly Motivated," an indie film written by Hamilton alumnus Peter Muggleworth '01, is being shot this week on the Hamilton campus. The Continentals' softball field is serving as the backdrop of a little league baseball game, which features a number of local children as team members. Muggleworth, a foreign language/political science major while at Hamilton, spent the last year writing "Slightly Motivated," which takes a wry look at the life of three recent college graduates. Hamilton alumnus Neil Basu '01 is cast in the film as Doug, one of the graduates. After shooting additional scenes at the Clinton Cinema, the crew will return to their home in Boston to complete filming. A premiere will be held in Clinton when the film is completed. More ...
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