• The 2023-24 academic year wrapped up with the awarding of national fellowships and scholarships, conference presentations, and a Phi Beta Kappa election of 22 seniors.

  • Five Hamilton College seniors will embark to other countries through the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program, where they will polish their teaching skills, learn new languages, and serve as cultural ambassadors.

  • More than 125 Hamilton students conducted research with faculty this summer, and the results of that work were on display in poster sessions held during Fallcoming. Some student researchers in the sciences and the Levitt Public Affairs Center talked with student writer Dana Blatte ’26 about what they learned.

  • Members of Hamilton’s Class of 2023 have walked off the Commencement stage, canes in hand, and out into the world ready to make a difference and take the lead on global issues and needs.

  • Kate Burnham ’23 won the top prize in the Oral Communication Center’s Three Minute Thesis Competition on April 29. The sociology major’s topic was “What Does it Mean to be Spicy Smart? Elucidating the Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities at an Academically Rigorous College.”

  • Six Hamilton seniors have been awarded U.S. State Department Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships for 2023-24.

  • Will Whalen’23 is a mild-mannered world politics major by day, but master of the mean, meowing Chess bot Mittens by night. Whalen, who moonlighted at Chess.com as a creative strategy lead while on campus, had the idea to create the cute kitty chess master that played an aggressive game of chess. Mittens has proven to be a formidable and frustrating opponent on the Chess.com website. Whalen will join Chess.com as director of audience development after graduation.

  • Alan Cafruny, the Henry Bristol Professor of International Affairs, gave a paper at the Allied Social Sciences Association on Jan. 7 in New Orleans. Cafruny’s paper, titled "Ukraine, Multipolarity, and the Crisis of Grand Strategies," was presented as part of the panel "War in Ukraine: Implications for U.S. Hegemony and Alternatives." The event was sponsored by the Union of Radical Political Economists Section

  • Who do people turn to for help? Many turn to family, close friends, or sometimes, they may even seek out state authorities. But what happens when these options are no longer available—when you have left behind your families and friends, and state authorities will sooner detain you than offer you help? This is the reality for thousands of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the driving question to Nick Cackett’s ’24 and Quinn Jones’ 23 summer research projects.

  • “Private immigration prisons maintain some of the most disturbing and brutal conditions within the American prison system,” Finlay Adamson ’22 wrote in his essay titled “Biden Is Locking Up Thousands of Immigrants in For-Profit Detention Centers” in Jacobin magazine.

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