• After studying at the University of Edinburgh last spring, Allyson D’Antonio ’20 will be returning for her post-graduate studies. She will soon begin work toward her master’s of science degree in history, focusing on English political history during the Early Modern era (1450s to 1750s).

  • Rachael Lurker ’20 is heading to Florida, but not for Spring Break. After she graduates in May, Lurker will be joining Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as a management fellow.

  • Hamilton TEDx welcomed Erik Wemple ’86, a media critic with The Washington Post, and Yael Bromberg, chief counsel of voting rights at the Andrew Goodman Foundation, on Feb. 15 to explore issues of political polarization, voter disenfranchisement, and the role of the media in the United States. The program, titled “20/20: Political Divisions,” proved especially relevant in the context of the seminal election coming up in November.

  • As part of its continuing Common Ground series, Hamilton welcomed five experts who presented varying viewpoints in the discussion “Affirmative Action: Support, Critiques, and What’s Lost in the Discussion.”

  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stopped by College Hill on Nov. 18 for a Town Hall Q&A session in the Hamilton Chapel. After a brief introduction by President David Wippman, Gillibrand remarked that she is always excited to visit college campuses as students often lead the debate on the key issues of the era. 

  • As part of the Sacerdote Great Names series at Hamilton College, students had the opportunity to have a small group question-and-answer with Tina Fey. Fey, the executive producer, head writer, and star of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy “30 Rock,” visited Hamilton on Oct. 22 as the latest guest in the Sacerdote series.

  • On Oct. 15, the Hamilton College community had the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from retired FBI agent John Cloonan. Cloonan is a 27- year veteran of the FBI, and among a host of distinctions, served on the Osama bin-Laden unit in New York. He took the audience behind the scenes of his work, recounting several stories of his time with different Al Qaeda witnesses.

  • Differences in refugee policy under the Obama and Trump administrations was the topic of a discussion on Sept. 26 with Anne C. Richard, the Sol M. Linowitz Professor of International Affairs, and Shelly Callahan, the executive director of The Center, a Utica-based organization that supports refugees. Both lecturers have a deep background in refugee issues. Richard was the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration in the Obama administration from 2012 to 2017, and was a vice president of the International Rescue Committee. Through her work at The Center, Callahan has helped resettle hundreds of refugees and provide critical services.

  • In a timely celebration of Constitution Day, Anna Law spoke to the Hamilton College community about immigration and refugee policy under the Trump administration. The lecture, titled "A Nation of Immigrants No More?: Trump, Immigration and the Constitution," touched on a number of current issues. Law holds the Herbert Kurz Chair in Constitutional Rights at CUNY Brooklyn, so she tied the various threads to aspects of our Constitution.

  • In the final event of the Fall 2018 Washington D.C Program, Nathaniel Hurd ’99 met with the students on the program and recounted how his research at Hamilton led him to his current career.

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