• Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, presented a summary of her research on gender diversity on bank boards of directors at an American Bankers Association (ABA) Open Forum on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in October. Her research titled “The performance benefits of a more gender-diverse board of directors,” is available online and will be in print in the ABA Banking Journal in January.

  • “Worries about a gender gap on campuses oversimplify the situation,” an essay co-authored by President David Wippman in The Washington Post, provided an overview of women’s participation in higher education beginning in the colonial period.

  • Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics and economics department chair, published “Gender and Professional Networks on Bank Boards” in the Journal of Financial Services Research on May 23.

  • Every year, Hamilton selects project proposals from members of the senior class that exhibit a “spirit of inquisitiveness and a seriousness of purpose” worthy of $30,000. Hamilton’s Bristol Fellowship awards this generous funding for worldwide research projects that will encourage both “discovery of self and the world.” This year’s recipients, Abigail Moone ’23 and Charlie Ratner ’23 hope to make those same discoveries.

  • Caroline Casey ’23 has spent the summer working as an intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She tells what led her to this position and how it’s helped solidify her career goals.

  • During his Hamilton years, Michael Lang ’67 was a habitue, maybe the only habitue, of the Rare Book Room (then known as the Treasure Room), which saw little use by students. That seemed a shame to Lang.

  • Professors Vivian Adair and Stina Soderling published a review of three films in the Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Films for the Feminist Classroom.

  • Hamilton welcomed 51 new faculty members including eight new tenure-track in addition to visiting professors, lecturers, and teaching fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. The College is in the midst of a 10-year period, begun in 2015, during which nearly half of its faculty will reach average retirement age.

  • Carson Goos '21 has been accepted into the Teach For America program. She'll be teaching social studies in Delaware after her May graduation. Here's what she had to say about the organization, and how Hamilton prepared her for her upcoming role.

  • Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor by special appointment of Women’s and Gender Studies, published an article in the January 2021 issue of the Environmental History journal. Barry’s invited article “Misfits in the Mountains: Tensions Between Environmental and LGBTQIA Identities in Appalachia,” is part of a roundtable conversation titled “Go Tell It On the Mountain: A Forum on Appalachia’s Environmental History.”


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