From Class of ’26 Orientation and One Hill of a Reunion, to a triumvirate of new vice presidents and a gleaming new rowing boathouse, Hamilton’s news page kept readers busy with an assortment of news stories in 2022. See our most-clicked stories from the year.

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Orientation 2022

The Hamily Welcomes the Class of 2026!

Imaginatively costumed Orientation Leaders shouting boisterous cheers, honking car horns, and very creative signs welcomed members of Hamilton’s newest class to the Hill on Aug. 16.

statue overlooking the Chapel

Hamilton Welcomes Three New Vice Presidents

As the saying goes, “All good things come in threes.” This summer, Hamilton welcomed three new senior officers — Ngonidzashe Munemo, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; Christopher Card, vice president and dean of students; and Sean Bennett, the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

new faculty 2022-23

Hamilton Welcomes New Faculty for 2022-23

Hamilton welcomes 48 new faculty members, including nine new tenure-track, in addition to visiting professors, lecturers, and teaching fellows for the 2022-23 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.

Race and Racism in America Prof. Heather Merrill class

‘Race and Racism in America’ Seizes Historical Moment

In observation of Black History Month, Professor of Africana Studies Heather Merrill shared this perspective about the course “Racism and Anti-racism” and the students who took it.

Gillian Zucker '90 at Commencement 2022

Zucker ’90 Praises Resilience of Class of ’22 at Commencement

Gillian Zucker ’90, president of business operations for the NBA’s LA Clippers, gave the address at Hamilton’s 210th commencement on Sunday, May 22, in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.

Marc Randolph ’81

Class of ’20 Gets Their In-Person Commencement Celebration

More than 325 members of Hamilton’s 497-member Class of 2020 returned to College Hill on June 4 for the Commencement celebration that would have happened two years ago, had the COVID pandemic not intervened.

retiring profs june 2022

Four Faculty – With Combined 152 Years of Service to Hamilton – Retire

Hamilton salutes four distinguished members of the faculty who retired this year after a combined 152 years of service to the College. They are Cynthia Domack, professor of geosciences; Elaine Heekin, professor of dance and movement studies; Elizabeth Jensen, professor of economics; and David Thompson, professor of physical education and director of campus wellness.

Boathouse Dedication

A Team Effort: Rowing’s New Boathouse Dedicated

They began with one boat. Nearly four decades later, Hamilton’s nationally recognized varsity rowing program now has a place to call its own.

Emily Conover, Andrew Dykstra, John Eldevik, Zhuoyi Wang, Mike McCormick, Russell Marcus

Six Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

Hamilton President David Wippman announced the promotion of six faculty members to the rank of professor, as approved by the College’s Board of Trustees at its June meeting.

2021 Fulbrights

Hamilton Repeats as Top Fulbright Producer

Once again, Hamilton College was named a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing Institution. Thirteen students were named semi-finalists, 7 received the grant, and two were selected as alternates.

Marge Petteys

We’ll Miss You, Marge!

For nearly 25 years, Marge Petteys greeted students at the dining hall, swiping their Hill Cards and forming special connections. The "Hamilton Mom" to countless students retired on Sept. 22.

Men's lacrosse team book club.

Lax Team Connects with Alumni Author Through Book Club

Members of the men's lacrosse team never imagined their new book club would lead to Zooming with a bestselling author and Hamilton alumnus, but that's exactly what happened.

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