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Charles A. Prescott '69, P'12
Charles A. Prescott '69, P'12 Wins Second Term as Chair of U.N. Postal Committee
According to a recent press release, Charles A. Prescott '69, P'12 won a second four-year term as chair of the Consultative Committee to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) at the Committee's first plenary congress in Geneva, Switzerland. The UPU is a special body of the United Nations that serves as a forum for the discussion of the development and refinement of the international postal network. The UPU established the Consultative Committee in 2004 to provide advice on issues unique to the postal sector. More ...
Andrew Whitman '91 Pioneers New Office at Varian Medical
On July 31, Andrew Whitman '91 joined Varian Medical Systems as vice president of the newly established Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. Varian, which has global headquarters in Palo Alto, California, is the world's largest manufacturer of radiotherapeutic and radiosurgical instruments and software for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. More ...
Lightning Strikes Again
Swamp White Oak's ScarLightning claimed another victim this weekend when the Swamp White Oak in Hamilton's West Quad was struck.  Fortunately, the lightning did not render the tree unsound like the Tulip tree earlier this summer.  Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge is setting up protection systems for many of the more prominent trees on campus, having installed 10 systems already. More ...
Tulip tree remains being hauled off
Hamilton's Treasured Tulip Tree Struck by Lightning for Last Time

What was once a majestic tower overlooking the South Quad has been reduced to stumps and wood chips as Hamilton College's beloved tulip tree was struck by lightning for the third and last time this summer and finally deemed unsound.  Hamilton will dearly miss this 150+ year old tree standing over 100' tall just east of Cooper.  The Tulip tree was # 34 on the Tree Tour map. Arboretum Director Terry Hawkridge hopes to plant a new Tulip tree in its place.  More ...

Painting by Liz Marran K'77
Elizabeth Marran K'77 Tenured at UMass
The University of Massachusetts, Boston, recently granted tenure to Elizabeth Marran K'77. Marran who is  now an associate professor of art, teaches drawing and printmaking. In her message accompanying the announcement, she wrote, "Thank you Bill Salzillo and Bruce Muirhead!" More ...
Evan Smith '87
Evan Smith '87 Named President and Editor-in-Chief of Texas Monthly
Evan Smith '87 was appointed president and editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly on July 16, 2008. In accepting these positions, Smith succeeds the founder and publisher of the periodical, Michael Levy. Evan Smith plans to assume these new duties on September 1, after Levy retires on August 31. More ...
Annual Fund Closes with Record Unrestricted Generosity
Please accept the deep and sincere thanks for your generosity from all of us on the Hill. Each year alumni, parents and friends of Hamilton are asked to sustain the College with their unrestricted gifts. In the fund-year that just closed, nearly 10,000 individuals participated and contributed just over $5.8 million. Alumni participation was 52.2%, exceeding 50 percent for a remarkable 27th consecutive year. More ...
Stephen M. Pratt '85
Stephen M. Pratt '85 Appointed CEO of My Turn, Inc.
On July 1, Stephen M. Pratt '85 assumed leadership of My Turn, Inc., a youth development agency based in Brockton, Mass. My Turn collaborates with employers, educational institutions, community organizations, and families to help youth ages 14 to 21 make the leap from high school to postsecondary education, work training, and successful employment. More ...
Amanda Gengler '03
Amanda Gengler '03 Talks Money on CNN

Money magazine reporter Amanda Gengler '03 provided analysis during the July 8 broadcast of CNNMoney's "Issue Number One", a news program that probes the health of the American economy. Gengler addressed the nationwide mortgage pinch and rumors of economic collapse.

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Jim Pechmann '76
Jim Pechmann '76 Consulted in NPR Broadcast
University of Utah Research Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics Jim Pechmann '76 offered his seismological expertise in a June 30 NPR broadcast about the deadly collapse of Crandall Canyon Mine in northwestern Utah in August 2007. More ...
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