It isn’t all play and no work for Hamilton College students during their spring break, March 15 to 31. From Alternative Break volunteer service trips in Baltimore and South Carolina to a trek over the Himalayas in Nepal, Hamilton students are pursuing their academic, charitable, and athletic interests all over the globe.
Seven students in the Digital Humanities Initiative Experiencing Empathy course are traveling to New Orleans to do research in theses of the “Commodification of Culture,” “Anarchist Movements”, “African American history in New Orleans” and Social Movements that “take back the streets.”
The College Hill Singers under the direction of Danan Tsan, interim director of choral activities, headed south to perform in Washington, D.C., Raleigh, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Atlanta, and Tampa, Fla.
Alternative Break trips took more than 40 students to Habitat for Humanity work in Rockbridge, Va., Goldsboro-Wayne, N.C., and Marion County, S.C., and youth outreach with the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore and City of Refuge Baltimore.
Students in the Levitt Leadership Institute are in Washington, D.C., or the Highlander Center for Research and Education for week two of their program.
Taking the prize for “farthest travel,” 11 Hamilton students are trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal over spring break. You can follow their exploits here.
On the Athletics side, baseball, softball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's tennis are in Florida to play games in warmer climes. Men's and women's track & field are competing in an invitational on March 29 and 30 at Widener University outside Philly, and rowing is headed to Clemson, S.C.