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  • Ellie Sangree ’24 arrived for her first semester at Hamilton equipped with more than the usual college essentials; she came with a concept for an experiment. It involved eutrophication, which is when excessive nutrients, often from agricultural chemicals, taint a body of water. It’s a major cause of pollution in freshwater and marine ecosystems.

  • Among economics majors, the underrepresentation of women, students of color, and first-generation college students is chronic and widespread, and in 2018, Hamilton’s Economics Department made a significant move to combat the problem. It revamped its curriculum.

  • During the course of the pandemic, Hamilton’s Counseling Center has had to quickly adapt to better meet the needs of students navigating social restrictions and a high-stress environment. We asked David Walden, director of counseling and psychological services, some questions related to all that. This is what he had to say, edited for length and clarity.

  • the New World Nature summer history research project was an enterprise of moving parts — an academic and organizational feat. The idea was to develop the research and digital humanities skills of five students on the team, while furthering their personal ­research and that of the professor in charge. That was Assistant Professor of History Mackenzie Cooley, whose field is the history of science and ideas in the early modern world.

  • Hamilton marks a decade of need-blind admission — a bold commitment to access and opportunity.

  • Connecting students with common interests blurs the lines between learning and living.

  • Near the back of the 1979 hamilton yearbook, 14 pages titled “Campus Life” feature a collection of black-and-white photos without captions, leaving it to readers to posit the who, what, why: three laughing women in silly hats, a guy at a pottery wheel, a student bent over a book at a library table, etc. The story behind a photo on page 143 belongs to David Balog ’79. He alluded to it when he was interviewed for a new and developing oral history archive of LGBTQ Hamilton alumni.

  • Ralph Nichols ’40, a 100-year-old veteran living in Connecticut, talks about his D-Day experience as a lieutenant on the U.S.S. Corry, a destroyer at the invasion of Utah Beach. He shares his memories in an audio clip.

  • While researching a project about Mrs. Frank Leslie, a 19th-century publisher who bequeathed her fortune to a leading suffragist, journalist Elaine Weiss K’73, P’07 encountered a rivulet of history she couldn’t resist. Mrs. Leslie’s story was big and bold — fabulous wealth, business success, notorious love life — but Weiss followed the rivulet.

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