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Choir Singing Its Way West

The Hamilton College Choir is on the road for its annual spring break tour, this year opening in Rochester, N.Y., then heading to five cities in the Midwest. The 51-member choir is directed by G. Roberts Kolb, professor of music and director of choral music at Hamilton since 1981.  More ...

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel
PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel to Give Commencement Address

American entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of  worldwide online payments system PayPal, will deliver the Commencement address at Hamilton College on Sunday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House.  More ...

Hamiilton Program in Washington students at the Executive Office Building with Obama White House staffers Will Rusche '13 and Andrew Taub '12.
DC Group Meets With White House Alumni Staffers

Hamilton’s Spring 2016 Program in Washington group visited the White House’s Executive Office Building on March 2 for a meet and greet with alumni on President Obama’s staff, ahead of the group’s upcoming West Wing tours scheduled from March 7 to 11.  More ...

Spring Dance Concert is March 4 and 5

Hamilton’s Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. The performance will feature student dancers and choreography by Hamilton faculty Sandra Stanton-Cotter, Bruce Walczyk and Paris Wilcox ’95 in addition to guest choreographers Chuyun Oh, Jeremy Raia and Catherine Wright.  More ...

Claire Sayler '12 and Professor Barbara Tewksbury are shown conducting fieldwork in Egypt on the NSF OISE Web banner.
Desert Eyes Project Featured on NSF Website

A photo from the Desert Eyes Project appears on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering Website banner. The photo, part of a rotating series, shows Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and professor of geosciences, and Claire Sayler ’12 doing fieldwork in Egypt.  More ...

#LeapForHamilton Day Breaks All Records

Leaping up to, catapulting over and exploding through records, the Feb. 29 #LeapForHamilton challenge was a monumentally successful fundraising effort with the support of alumni, students, parents, friends and employees. The challenge, to reach 1,812 gifts, was met at 5:23 p.m., but enthusiasm and generosity continued to mount. By day’s end, 2,868 gifts totaled $900,313, representing 158 percent of the original 1,812 donor goal. This marks a single-day giving record by a factor of more than four and exceeds the total number of gifts in any single month in Hamilton’s history.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Discusses Religion and Local Refugees

As part of his work on the Pluralism Project with Georgetown and Harvard Universities, Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented via Skype during “Religion and Resettlement: The Role of Religion in Diaspora Communities in the US” on Feb. 25 at Georgetown.  More ...

College Launches #LeapForHamilton

In celebration of Leap Day, the college is asking all alumni, friends, parents, staff and students to “take the leap” for Hamilton and support teaching and learning on College Hill. Trustee Aron Ain ’79, P’09,’11 has generously pledged a $100 match to every gift – regardless of size - contributed today as part of the #LeapForHamilton effort. The College hopes to generate 1,812 gifts, the number corresponding with the date of its founding. In its Quick Takes section, InsideHigherEd noted the challenge and presented the college's Leap Day video.  More ...

Robert Knight
Knight Screens Film at Elizabethtown College

In God's House: The Religious Landscape of Utica, NY, a documentary film by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight, was screened on Feb. 22 at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. While visiting the college, Knight also led classroom discussions about his larger project examining the sustainability of religious communities in Central New York.  More ...

Greg Thomas '85 spoke in the Red Pit on Feb. 18.
Greg Thomas ’85 Presents on Jazz Critic Albert Murray

Jazz critic, author and broadcast journalist Greg Thomas ’85 returned to campus on Feb. 18 to present  “Albert Murray and the Blues Idiom Worldview.” The event was in celebration of Black History Month and the 100th birthday of author and jazz critic Albert Murray.  More ...

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