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Hamilton Remains on the $10 Bill

Having lobbied for the retention of Alexander Hamilton’s image on the $10 bill, Hamilton College is pleased with today’s announcement by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. The College, which is named for the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury who also served as its first trustee, also supports Secretary Lew’s intent to add illustrious women in U.S. history on the $10 bill and to honor Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.  More ...

Students, faculty and organizers of the Global Volunteers service trip to Nevis with Ambassador Everson Hull.
History Meets Service on the Island of Nevis

A student service organization at Hamilton has big plans for Spring Break. Members will be volunteering with non-profit agencies on the Caribbean island of Nevis, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton, from March 19-26.  More ...

Ambassador Hull with, at left,   Nevis service trip co-leader Emily Rubinstein '16, and at right President Joan HInde Stewart and COOP's Amy James.
Nevis Comes North

The Hamilton community this week welcomed Dr. Everson Hull, ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States, to meet with students and faculty involved with the upcoming spring break service trip to the island of Nevis, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton. The trip will be led by a Hamilton student service organization with support from Amy James and the Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP).    More ...

Mr. Hamilton Goes to Washington

In Washington, D.C., for a reception to welcome young Hamilton College alumni to the city, mascot “Alex” took some time to protest the possible removal or reduction of the image of Alexander Hamilton by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the $10 bill.  His Sept. 16 trip included a visit with Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY 22nd District) who represents the Clinton  and Oneida County area.  More ...

Supporters Make a Case: Keep Hamilton on the $10 Bill

Social media was abuzz this summer when Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced that Alexander Hamilton’s spot on the $10 bill would be given to a woman. While most agree that women, and other underrepresented groups, should be prominent on our currency, there is a major disagreement on how to make that happen.  Two Hamilton faculty members are among many Hamiltonians who have spoken publicly and for the media on the topic.  More ...

Alex at "Hamilton" on Broadway. More photos from Alex's NYC trip: http://bit.ly/AlexInNYC
The Ultimate Selfie: Alex Goes to Broadway's Hamilton

Hamilton's mascot Alex recently took a big bite out of the Big Apple enroute to Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre where the hit musical Hamilton opens for previews on July 13. Beginning at his home, the Grange, in upper Manhattan, he made his way to the theater via Times Square.   More ...

President Stewart's Letter on $10 Bill Appears in New York Times

The New York Times published a letter to the editor penned by President Joan Hinde Stewart in its June 30 issue under the headline “Don't Diminish Hamilton.” While emphasizing the Treasury’s need “to make room for a woman on our currency,” Stewart pointed out aspects of Hamilton’s life on which few others have focused in their defense of his continued presence on the bill. “Alexander Hamilton’s rise to eminence exemplifies exactly the ideals that this immigrant nation has always espoused,” she wrote.  More ...

Alexander Hamilton statue at Hamilton College.
Support for Keeping Hamilton on $10 Bill Gains Currency

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced this week that a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 -- the 100th anniversary of the Constitution's 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Members of the Hamilton community - and others -  support the idea of a woman on paper currency, but have a better suggestion of who should get booted off a bill.  More ...

Attendees at the Al Ham party that could be the longest distance from Clinton - Tokyo.
Al Ham Birthday Celebrations Go Global

Back in 2001 the Hamilton Alumni Association under President George Baker '74 brainstormed the idea of coast-to-coast gatherings held in conjunction with Alexander Hamilton’s January 11 birthday.  In January 2002, eight alumni regions hosted celebrations for GOLD Group members.  By 2007 the number of gatherings had more than tripled and expanded to include Hamilton alumni, parents and friends. Now in 2014 a record 40 parties were held and the celebrations have gone global, with gatherings in London, Tokyo and Beijing, in addition to U.S. cities from Albany, N.Y., to L.A. and points in between.  More ...

Alexander Hamilton Birthday is Jan. 11

The Hamilton Alumni Association is honoring the College’s namesake with the annual Alexander Hamilton Birthday Parties, beginning on Jan. 11, Hamilton’s actual birth date in 1755. Parties will be held across the globe, from New York and Boston to Seattle and Honolulu, as well as London, Tokyo and China.  More ...

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