Thanksgiving is just one day on the November calendar, but at Hamilton the holiday extended more than a week. Through on and off-campus events, members of the Hamilton community gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving and the extended break.
Student Assembly (SA) hosted a Community Thanksgiving lunch with meals sponsored by the Dean of Students office on Tuesday. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to enjoy lunch and conversation at Commons. SA also sponsored a movie trip to see The Joker at Marquee Cinema and a self-care session where students enjoyed face masks, made thank you cards, and played board games.
On Thanksgiving Day, faculty and staff welcomed international students into their homes for a traditional American feast. Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven hosted Max Wu ’23 and Carlo Benavides ’23, and Associate Professor of Philosophy Katheryn Doran welcomed Palestinian student Belal Shaheen ’23, who beat all guests at a game of Rummikub.
QuestBridge held a QuestGiving dinner for students on campus at the Days-Massolo Center that evening. Jada Langston ’20 and Sacharja Cunningham ’19 helped prepare the delicious meal of the night that included turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, and apple pie.
For those who wanted to get off the Hill, the International Students Association sponsored a four-day trip to Philadelphia, where students explored the city and visited One Liberty observation deck, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Franklin Square, the Rodin Museum, and enjoyed their Thanksgiving dinner at Nine Ting Korean BBQ in Chinatown, among other activities. The travelers were George Herrera ’21, Amin Babar ’20, Josephine Chong Foo Yuen ’22, Lingli Zou ’22, Panida Sritatera ’22, Jeffrey Clarke ’20, Yuheng Zheng ’21, Amr Abdelhady ’21, Ian Nduhiu ’22, Tianxiao (Shawn) Yin ’22, AlMahdi Mahil ’20, and Bitong (Shelly) Cao ’23.