• Throughout the past 50 years, students in Hamilton’s Program in Washington, D.C., have had an up-close look at Constitutional crises and political fireworks while living, learning, and interning in the nation’s capital. This semester has been no exception, with the potential impeachment of President Trump.

  • For Taylor Adams ’11, it really is about the journey and not the destination. “It” for Adams came on May 23 when he conquered Mount Everest and joined an elite club of climbers with type 1 diabetes who have summited Earth’s tallest mountain.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Manuel Barrantes brings a new course to the Hill and examines the morality of technology.

  • Daniela Lapidous, the coalition organizer for NY Renews, presented Nov. 27 on the fight against climate change in New York, and how Hamilton College students can join the clean energy movement. NY Renews is a coalition of more than 140 grassroots, state and national organizations fighting to transition New York to 100% renewable energy by 2050 while promoting clean energy jobs and worker protections during the transition to clean energy, as well as supporting low-income communities that are disproportionately affected by climate change.

  • Glenn Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University, presented Nov. 12 on his reactions to the 2018 Midterm elections, and his expectations for the future of the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

  • Princeton University Professor and 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Dr. Betsy Levy Paluck presented innovative research on the effects of social norms and community behavior in a lecture at Hamilton on Nov. 5. Paluck’s presentation, Reducing Prejudice and Bullying in Our World Today: The Role of Social Norms, was this year’s James S. Plant Distinguished Scientist Lecture. Paluck dedicated her presentation to Devah Pager, a dear friend and fellow social psychologist whose research on race, crime and mass incarceration broke new ground in understanding racial discrimination in America.

  • “The global displacement crisis is really at historic levels. People have been forced out of their homes at a rate that hasn’t happened since World War II. But I don’t want to start with the numbers, because I think the numbers can numb you. What I’d like to do... is start with the stories of people to whom this has happened.”

  • Last autumn, Andres “Fluffy” Aguilar ’19 embarked on an extensive year of study abroad in the Southern Hemisphere. Aguilar, a Gilman Scholarship recipient, spent his junior year studying all across South America, from comparative education studies in Chile and Argentina, to youth popular culture and youth media studies in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Andrew Lee ’94 discusses sovereignty of American Indian Nations, and why some have found success while others struggle.


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