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Hamilton Alumni Attend Hamilton on Broadway

On July 15, 150 Hamiltonians enjoyed Lin Manuel-Miranda’s new musical HAMILTON, which was inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography of the show’s namesake. Connie Wilkin P’14, ’16 arranged a talkback following the performance with the show’s producer Jeffrey Seller and assistant company manager Kaitlin Fine. The cast members who spoke to the group included King George (Jonathan Groff), George Washington (Christopher Jackson), Angelica Schuyler (Renee Elise Goldsberry), Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette (Daveed Diggs), James Madison (Okieriete Onaodowan) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin Manuel Miranda).  More ...

Jensen '15 signs professional baseball contract

Former Hamilton College baseball player Joe Jensen ’15 has begun his professional career after signing with the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League. Jensen made his debut with the Miners earlier this week.  More ...

Peter Mastracco '92 to Be Inducted into Rome Sports Hall of Fame

On Sunday, Peter Mastracco ‘92 will be inducted into the Rome Sports Hall of Fame. “I’m very overwhelmed,” admitted Mastracco to Sentinel Sports about the nomination. “I’ve had time to think about it, I just can’t get the right words out.” Mastracco also noted how it’s nice to see such a diverse group of athletes being honored in this year’s class.  More ...

Ned Walker '62
Two Alumni Diplomats Praise Obama's Iran Deal

As reported in The New York Times on July 16, “More than 100 former American ambassadors wrote to President Obama on Thursday praising the nuclear deal reached with Iran this week as a ‘landmark agreement’ that could be effective in halting Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapon, and urging Congress to support it.” Two Hamilton alumni, Edward S. Walker ’62, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory,  and William Luers ’51, signed the letter.   More ...

Eren Shultz '15
Shultz Cultivates Career With TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture Investment Team

Although globally humans rely mostly on agriculture as a source of sustenance, farmers around the world are not on equal footing. Eren Shultz ’15 is particularly aware of this disparity “having both grown up in rural Wisconsin and spent significant amounts of time traveling and living abroad in small agrarian villages in Eastern Africa.” Shultz said he was both “fascinated and concerned” with “the differences in mechanization and lifestyles” between those communities.  More ...

Bill Harley '77 to Speak at Smithsonian

Bill Harley ’77, Grammy-winning singer-storyteller, will be reflecting upon the enduring relevance of The Phantom Tollbooth, which inspired one of his works, “Milo’s Tune.” Harley will be joined by author Norton Juster for a celebration of the beloved children’s book on Sunday, July 12, at 3 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Harley was awarded an honorary degree from Hamilton at the 2015 Commencement on May 24.  More ...

Eil Shakun '16 at Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group.
Eli Shakun ’16 Practices "Professional Fundraising" in WCPG Internship

Though common perception may hold that charity and for-profit business stand opposed to one another, Eli Shakun ’16 is spending his summer in an internship at the Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG) in New York City, a firm whose business model challenges that perception.  More ...

From left, Kurt Minges, Samantha Sherman, Alicia Rost and Taylor Brandin.
Four Recent Grads Joining Towers Watson

Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, health care has remained in the minds of many Americans and news outlets, who wonder and speculate about its future. Yet, the conversation is often centered around legislation and healthcare providers, leaving much important work unnoticed. This summer, four Hamilton graduates, Sam Sherman ’15, Taylor Brandin ’15, Alicia Rost ’15 and Kurt Minges ’15, will be joining Towers Watson, an “American global professional services firm,” as Health and Group benefits analysts.  More ...

Dr. Hugh Sampson '71 is Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies

Dr. Hugh Sampson ’71 has been named the Chief Scientific Officer at DBV Technologies, the French biotec company developing the Viaskin peanut allergy treatment patch. Sampson’s term will begin on November 1, 2015.  More ...

Mary L. Bonauto '83 Helps Win Major Same-Sex Marriage Case

A historic U.S. Supreme Court opinion today legalizes same-sex marriage across the country. Civil rights lawyer and Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83 was one of the attorneys who argued against same-sex marriage bans before the court, and she won earlier legal victories that helped lay the groundwork for today’s decision.

We asked several Hamiltonians to share their thoughts about the court’s opinion, and this is what they had to say. (You can share your thoughts in the comments section of the story, on Hamilton’s Facebook page or on Twitter @hamiltoncollege.)  More ...

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