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#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 ...

Greg Thomas '85
Jazz Expert and Journalist Greg Thomas ’85 to Lecture

Greg Thomas ’85,  principal at G&J Productions, will present a lecture titled “Albert Murray and the Blues Idiom Worldview” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is sponsored by the Fillius Jazz Archive and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Forbes Features Tull '92 on Cover

The cover of the Feb. 29 issue of Forbes magazine features a photograph of Legendary CEO, alumnus Thomas Tull ’92, with the headline “Reinventing the Blockbuster,” referencing the publication’s feature article. “Box Office Billionaire: How Legendary’s Thomas Tull Used Comics, China and a Secret Formula to Remake Hollywood” details Tull’s intricate negotiation of his impending sale of Legendary Entertainment.  More ...

Professor Jen Borton and Katherine Delesalle '14 presented at the 2016 SPSP conference in San Diego.
Borton and Delesalle ’14 Present at SPSP Conference

Professor of Psychology Jen Borton and Katherine Delesalle ’14 presented a poster on Jan. 30 at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in San Diego.  More ...

Opportunity Programs Students, Staff Visit Albany

Hamilton’s Opportunity Programs staff and students traveled to Albany, N.Y., on Feb. 2  to meet with legislative representatives as part of New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day.  According to CICU, organizer of the event, “…. Advocacy Day is an opportunity... to come together to show support for student aid funding and higher education.”  More ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Great Names Ticket Information Available For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Ticket information for Great Names speaker American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is available now on the Great Names website. Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, will appear as the first scientist in the Hamilton College Sacerdote Great Names Series on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. He will give an interactive presentation which will followed by a question and answer period. The event will be free and open to the public.  More ...

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