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Canoes take off in the early morning light.
Hamilton Team Competes in Adirondack Canoe Classic

The Hamilton College canoe team continued a recent tradition by participating on Sept. 7 in the Adirondack Canoe Classic, a three-day, 90-mile race that tests outdoor skills, endurance and poise under pressure.  More ...

Rachel Sobel (3rd from right) with her fellow American Chemical Society representatives
Rachel Sobel ’15 to Attend UN Climate Change Convention

After an extensive and competitive application process, Rachel Sobel ’15 has been selected to be a student representative of the American Chemical Society at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The annual convention will take place from Nov. 11-22 in Warsaw, Poland, and will address proposals for a comprehensive international agreement to reduce carbon gas emissions.  More ...

Thomas Funk '15
Thomas Funk ’15 Was Summer Intern for Illinois Congresswoman

Few Americans have the chance to really get to know their representatives in Congress. Thomas Funk ’15, who completed his second internship this summer with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, is an exception. He worked at her congressional office in Washington D.C. and received funding from the Joseph F. Anderson ’44 internship fund to live in the capital city.  More ...

Emily Pitman '15 collects an experimental tile from an inlet on the Atlantic Ocean.
Emily Pitman ’15 Interned with Environmental Advocacy Group This Summer

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) is a non-profit grassroots organization attempting to protect the water and other natural resources in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Founded in 1970, the group manages environmental restoration projects and now has over 1,500 members.  Emily Pitman ’15 interned at this organization this summer and reengaged her connection with the environment, while conducting scientific and legislative research.  More ...

Program in Washington students with George Baker '74 and Frank Vlossak '89 at Williams and Jensen.
Program in Washington Students Learn About Lobbying

Hamilton College Program in Washington D.C. participants visited with Hamilton alumni George Baker ’74 and Frank Vlossak ’89 for an in-depth discussion on lobbying in Washington, D.C.  on Sept. 4. Baker and Vlossak are currently principals at Williams and Jensen PLLC. Williams and Jensen is one of the nation’s leading, independently owned government affairs law firms.  More ...

NYC Students Tour Chelsea and Meatpacking District

On Sept. 4 the participants in the Hamilton in New York Program went on a food tasting and culture tour of the Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District.  More ...

Eren Shultz '15 in the Pare Mountains, posing with the board members of the Gonja Sub-Kume Water Cooperative.
Eren Shultz ’15 Studied Cooperative Agriculture in Africa in Levitt Research

Economists explain that a fundamental problem in our world is that resources are finite, and this is especially true for developing countries that lack the most basic resources necessary for survival.  According to the World Bank, more than 80 percent of poor Tanzanians live in rural areas and have limited access to arable land, water, food and tools.  In his project funded by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.  More ...

Members of the Class of 2017 play games with children at the Neighborhood Center in Utica as part of Hamilton Serves.
6th Annual Hamilton Serves Joins Students With Community

The sixth annual Hamilton Serves took place on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with all 492 members of the Class of 2017 and new transfer students going out to volunteer at 57 community organizations. Hamilton Serves began as an Orientation activity in 2008 with the class of 2012.  More ...

Maggie Haag '15, left, teaches English to refugees at Conkling School in Utica.
Hamilton Student Teaches Literacy Via Technology

Utica has the fourth highest concentration of refugees of all cities in the United States. Many of these immigrants struggle to adjust to American culture and language. Through a Kirkland Summer Associate project, Maggie Haag ’15 is trying new ways to use technology to teach refugees English and help them to understand American culture.  More ...

Hillary Norris '13
Egg Donor Programs: What Are We Worth?

Young, educated women such as those who attend Hamilton College are the target demographic of many egg donor programs. This summer, Hillary Norris ’15 is asking why. Through her Kirkland Summer Associate project, “What Are We Worth?” she is analyzing the criteria that fertility centers and prospective parents use to select egg donors. Her topic leads to complex questions about discrimination and what our society values.  More ...

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