Several national and regional media outlets included interviews with Hamilton experts in the last few weeks on topics ranging from the decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill to new strategies for engaging younger donors. Inside Higher Ed, The Washington Post, NBC News, Roll Call, and WAMC were among the outlets that featured Hamilton.
Vice President of Communication and Development Dick Tantillo and Director of Annual Giving Fred Rogers were both interviewed by The Washington Post for an article titled “Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions.” They discussed the recent 24-hour Leap Day challenge that raised $900,000 in donations from 2,868 people, breaking all fundraising records. The article focused on their use of social media via GiveCampus.com, a Washington-based crowdfunding website that “appeals to a younger, more tech-savvy audience,” according to the Post.
With the announcement on April 20 of the U.S. Treasury Secretary’s decision to retain the image of Alexander Hamilton on the $10, several news outlets used the image of Hamilton’s mascot Alex protesting in front of the U.S. Treasury last summer. These included NBC Nightly News, Vanity Fair and Roll Call. Winslow Professor of Classics Carl Rubino was interviewed by Albany public radio WAMC’s Midday Magazine on Hamilton’s significance to the nation and the college.
Director of the Wellin Museum of Art Tracy Adler was also interviewed on WAMC’s The Roundtable on April 22 about the museum’s current exhibition, Yun-Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe. She discussed the many college students as well as local elementary and secondary children who had come to the museum to study Ji’s art. Classes were focused on a variety of issues related to his art including environmental concerns, economic tradeoffs and the evolution of traditional art forms, among others.
Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer spoke with InsideHigherEd for an April 20 article about a new application system developed by a group of 80 colleges, the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, of which Hamilton is a member.