Quarterly-Media-CoverageMajor national and international media outlets and leading publications turned to Hamilton College faculty, staff, and alumni for their expertise and thought leadership on a broad range of topics during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Groundbreaking scholarly research and innovative creative endeavors by Hamilton’s faculty and staff not only advance knowledge in their fields, but can often also help broader audiences further understand the world’s most pressing issues. When media outlets feature faculty discoveries and accomplishments, it helps strengthen Hamilton’s reputation as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

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Leading by Example

David Walden
Counseling Center Director

Colleges Can’t Keep Up with Students’ Mental-Health Needs. Teletherapy Companies Are Filling the GapsChronicle of Higher Ed, Jan. 12

Counseling Center Director David Walden discussed the Center’s engagement with outside companies that allows it to expand its caseload. Walden appreciates that the Center can also offer demographic variety in its providers, something that can be difficult to provide since Hamilton is located in a predominantly white area in upstate New York.

Adam Lark
Associate Professor of Instruction for Physics

Colleges Go Above and Beyond for the Solar EclipseThe Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3

Associate Professor of Instruction for Physics Adam Lark described the college’s plans for viewing the upcoming eclipse in the Adirondacks. One student accompanying Lark was quoted, “… a total eclipse is definitely rare beauty. But also, as a physicist, two of the celestial objects we know the best are crossing each other’s path. It’s going to be exciting to watch.”

Emily Harrison
Assistant Professor of Theatre

On Devising in the Classroom - HowlRound Theatre Commons, April 16

Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily Harrison spoke about teaching devised theatre techniques. “The whole point of the liberal arts is encouraging people to explore the full realm of possibility as opposed to focusing on a singular element.”

President David Wippman

President Wippman co-wrote more than a dozen op-eds and letters to the editor that were published by major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Hill.

David Wippman

“The instructive history of book bans” – The Hill, Jan. 21

President David Wippman and his co-author Glenn Altschuler began with the observation, “Book banning campaigns didn’t work, wasted time and money, upended the lives of innocent people and, most important, erased aspects of the past and of contemporary human experience.” Their essay detailed recent bans in Texas, Florida, and Georgia and legal challenges to others in Iowa and Illinois.

President Wippman at the Alumni Association meeting during Reunions '24

“Parting Thoughts from a Retiring President” – Inside Higher Ed, June 10

President David Wippman answered a range of questions as he reflected on his eight-year tenure at the College. Wippman said that he was proudest of the way he led the campus through the COVID-19 pandemic, and that he looks forward to writing about higher ed and continuing to participate in Harvard’s Presidents-in-Residence program to help prepare the next generation of college leaders.

Students in the News

Hadley Noonan ’25

Moms for Liberty’s vision for America is narrow and dark. Why not help kids? - USA Today Network, Dec. 7.

Hadley Noonan ’25 wrote an op-ed that appeared in many newspapers across the country via the USA Today network. Her essay was based on summer research she conducted as part of a Levitt grant investigating book banning and Moms for Liberty specifically. “Moms for Liberty is eliminating vital perspectives from public schools,” she wrote and asked, “What kind of future is Moms for Liberty creating for our nation’s children? A future where knowledge is curated through a narrow lens, or one where education equips young minds to thrive in a complex and diverse society? The answer seems painfully clear: Moms for Liberty is choosing the former, to the detriment of our nation’s future.”

Will Rampe ’24

Military Aid Will Not End Terrorism in Africa The National Interest, March 10

Will Rampe ’24 contended that the U.S.’s continued emphasis on security over democracy in its dealings with African countries is not making the continent any safer. He wrote “Instead, the United States must alter its emphasis on military aid toward diplomacy and democracy to combat these groups’ influence effectively.” Rampe has written commentary that has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Reason, RealClear Defense, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Organization for World Peace.

Meredith Brubaker ’26

Opinion: Integration of immigrants starts from the ground up. Just ask Lewiston.Portland Herald (Maine), May 27

As a white native of Maine, Meredith Brubaker ’26 grew up alongside the first group of Somali refugees resettling in Lewistown, Maine. She wrote this essay, an outgrowth of her Politics of Asylum course, about that experience and her observations and recommendations for the country as it continues to accept asylum-seekers. “By instilling values of inclusion, diversity and cross-cultural appreciation in the next generation, we can cultivate communities bonded by our intrinsic identity as a nation of immigrants,” she wrote.

More College News

View of Innovation Center west entrance

Hamilton Invests in Digital Innovation with New $50 Million Facility

A new state-of-the-art facility equipped with best-in-class technology and resources will soon serve as the launchpad for the College’s multi-faceted digital fluency initiative, Digital Hamilton, and transform the academic experience on College Hill.

retiring faculty Dave Bailey, Debra Boutin, Herm Lehman, Bill Salzillo, and Doc Woods

Five Faculty Retirees Reflect on their Time at Hamilton

Hamilton alumni, students, and colleagues send well-wishes and thanks to five members of the faculty who entered the world of retirement at the conclusion of the 2023-24 academic year. We asked them to reflect on their time on College Hill and what’s next.

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