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Chronicle of Higher Ed Article Features College

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in an article titled “At Hamilton College, Top Administrators Were Themselves First-Generation Students,” (article pasted below) highlighted the college’s focus on expanding access and equalizing experiences on campus.  The May 18 story reported on the challenges first-generation students face and how Hamilton’s programs, including First-Year-Forward, SEAS and the universal orientation program (beginning this August), address them.  More ...

Christian Goodwillie, Carol McCord, Jim McCord, Janelle Schwartz '97.
An Adirondack Library Finds a Home at Hamilton

In the age of eReaders and online libraries, the story of books gets lost. Not the story within the book, which is arguably more permanent, but rather the story contained on its faded pages, in its stretched spine, on its battered covers.

Hamilton’s Burke Library has an impressive selection of rare books and other special collections; of particular note are the Ezra Pound Archive and the abundance of Adirondack-related acquisitions. Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, is currently cataloguing a recently procured collection: The John Quinn and Jeanne Robert Foster Library, a generous gift from Jim and Carol McCord.  More ...

Dave Smallen with consortium agreement signers from Davidson, Colgate and Wellesley
Hamilton Joins Consortium Focused on Online Pedagogy

Hamilton College, Colgate University, Davidson College and Wellesley College have formed  a new consortium focused on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts. The four liberal arts colleges entered into a memorandum of understanding on May 11, and the consortium was announced on The Chronicle of Higher Education on May 12.  More ...

Fillius/Drown scholarship recipient Abigail Homer '16
Students Awarded Prizes, Scholarships at Class & Charter Day

Academic achievement prizes, prize scholarships and other recognition of student accomplishments were awarded at Hamilton’s 65th annual Class & Charter Day convocation on Monday, May 11, in the Wellin Hall. Among the top prizes Abigail Homer ’16 was awarded the Milton F. Fillius Jr. /Joseph Drown Prize Scholarship, and Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 was named the recipient of the James Soper Merrill Prize. John Hadity ’83, a film financing expert and executive vice president for EP Financial Solutions, gave the address titled “The Underrated Element of Surprise.”  More ...

Professors Max Majireck, Courtney Gibbons, Shelley Haley and Susan Mason.
Faculty Members Receive Teaching Awards at Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to four faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 11. Professor of Classics Shelley Haley was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Max Majireck, assistant professor of chemistry, received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition, Education Studies Program Director Susan Mason received Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Professors Naomi Guttman, Doran Larson, Tom Jones and Lisa Trivedi.
Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Presented to Five at Class & Charter Day

Five Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 11. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Rob Morris '76
Morris House Named for Generous Benefactors

Hamilton College will name its new residence hall for alumnus and charter trustee Robert S. Morris ’76, P’16, ’17 and his wife Mary Helen. The couple provided the leadership gift for the $6 million transformation of Minor Theater into an expanded 10-suite, apartment-style hall, located directly across Campus Road from the Chapel.  More ...

Harvard Business School Announces Agreement with Hamilton

HBX, Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative, has announced an agreement with Hamilton College and several other liberal arts colleges to provide additional benefits for students taking its non-credit Credential of Readiness (CORe) program.  Other colleges included in the announcement are Carleton, Grinnell, Wellesley and Williams.  More ...

Winners of the Three Minute Thesis 2015 from left first runner-up Sabrina Yurkofsky '15, second runner-up M.E. Ficarra '15 and champion Lisbeth DaBramo '15.
Three Minute Thesis Debuts at Hamilton

Senior chemistry major Liz DaBramo was the champion and Sabrina Yurkofsky and M.E. Ficarra were first and second runners-up, respectively, in the inaugural Hamilton College Three Minute Thesis competition held May 2 in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.  More ...

Anne Dinneen
Hamilton College Appoints Chief Investment Officer

Anne Dinneen, director of investments since 2004 at the James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, has been named chief investment officer at Hamilton College.
Dinneen, who worked previously at Barclays Global Investors, Thomas Weisel Partners and Banc of America Securities, will manage the college’s $922 million endowment and planned giving assets. She will assume her position at Hamilton on May 15.  More ...

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