• Considering how significant even a single semester’s coursework can be, it’s not surprising that many Hamilton students graduate feeling they need a break from formal education. Not so for Anthony Mathieu ’12, who was accepted into a graduate program at Boston Teacher Residency (BTR). Mathieu will spend a year as a resident in a Boston public school classroom in pursuit of a master’s degree in education.

  • With a long-standing attraction to the fashion industry, Susan Effler ’12 has been cultivating an interest in retail for years. Effler, a May graduate, just began a new full-time position at Saks 5th Avenue, a luxury fashion retailer based in midtown Manhattan.

  • Taking the advice A.G. Lafley '69 offered in his Commencement address on May 20, members of the Class of 2012 are starting to "make things happen." In a series of articles that will appear on this website over the summer months, we'll feature 10 newly-minted Hamilton graduates who are preparing to make their mark by advancing their education or beginning a job.

  • The Hamilton Environmental Action Group (HEAG) is holding its annual Green Week celebration from April 22-27. Green Week is designed to promote sustainability and campus engagement in conservation efforts, and will feature daily events open to the entire Hamilton community.

  • Early spring is the time of year on the hill when hopeful student grant and fellowship candidates begin to hear back from organizations on the status of their applications. For a lot of students, reception of a prestigious award can be the highest honor and a dream come true. It can mean the chance to conduct independent research at a foreign university, teach English in a developing nation, or implement a self-designed project in the name of global peace and sustainability.

  • In his Levitt Speaker Series lecture on April 5, Peter Demerath, a University of Minnesota professor of organizational leadership, policy and development, discussed educational inequality and the reproduction of class status. Demerath drew on four years of personal research experience at a public high school in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

  • Since gaining nationhood in the 18th century, the United States has been directly involved in dozens of armed military conflicts. The standard that the government has used and still uses to justify military engagements is the just war theory, which posits that a nation can, morally, only become involved in a military conflict that adheres to a set of ethical criteria. Andrew Fiala, professor of philosophy and director of the Ethics Center at California State University, Fresno, discussed the theory on March 1.

  • Filmmaker Derek Taylor recently visited campus to screen his documentary, A North Woods Elegy: Incident at Big Moose Lake, much of which was filmed on campus and in the community of Clinton. Taylor is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University. North Woods Elegy, a 62-minute documentary, is Taylor’s first film and investigates the circumstances surrounding the murder of Grace Brown on Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks State Park.

  • Starting next week, Hamilton will compete regionally in the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2012, a competition in electricity and water use reduction among colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The competition was created by the Students Program at the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy, and the National Wildlife Federation.

  • The Hamilton English and Creative Writing community was privileged this week to have a visit from 2011 spring writer-in-residence Terrance Hayes. Hayes, an acclaimed author of four collections of poetry—Hip Logic, Muscular Music, Wind in a Box and Lighthead—is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

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