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Because Hamilton Made Him ‘Face the Music’

A $22 million estate gift from Keith Wellin ’50 is the single largest gift in Hamilton’s history. The bulk of the funds will support student scholarships.

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Emerson Foundation Gives $100K For New Hamilton Program

Hamilton has received a $100,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation of Auburn, N.Y., to use as seed funding for a new advising and learning program the College will launch in 2021-22.

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New Computer Science Professorships to Bolster Digital Emphasis

Convinced of the importance of digital technologies to the future of Hamilton and its students, two alumni with careers in finance each have endowed a professorship in computer science, a major boost for a department with a growing enrollment.

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You’ve Gotta Have Heart!

Hamilton at Heart, a day of giving held on October 1, was a resounding success. The event reached its goal of inspiring 3,517 donors to show their support with gifts totaling $1,696,681.

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MacLennan Scholarship Match: Opportunities for Donors and Students

Motivated by a desire to ensure the benefits of a Hamilton education to future generations, James MacLennan ’58 provided a gift in his estate plan that has prompted a $10 million challenge.

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Hamilton Fund Reaches Goal

In a year defined by unexpected challenges, Hamiltonians made sure that their college had the resources to respond and overcome. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, employees, students, and friends, more than $7.2 million was raised for the 2019-20 Hamilton Fund.

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Cautiously Curious About Computer Science? Read On.

Redesigned introductory course gives students from across the disciplines a basic understanding of programming and how computers can be used in their fields.

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Wolfe Begins as First Dean of Engaged Education

“Engaged learning encourages students to take agency in seeking out learning experiences that are relevant to their interests and goals and to not only engage with content but to actively reflect on their own learning processes,” noted Kathy Wolfe, Hamilton’s first dean of engaged education, who joined the College on July 1.

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Wear Tech on Your Sleeve

Students created gadgets that, when attached to everything from hoodies to baseball gloves to plants, relay useful information.

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The Show Must Go On(line)

When the theatre went dark on Hamilton’s spring mainstage production, students and faculty created The Seagull You Never Saw, a website that features pieces inspired by Chekhov’s and students’ personal experiences.

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The Best Education for the Best Students

Hamilton marks a decade of need-blind admission — a bold commitment to access and opportunity.

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New World Nature Project

The New World Nature Project, leaning heavily on digital humanities skills, has produced new online tools and databases that will be of potential value to scholars everywhere.

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Hamilton & Fellow ATI Members Expand Student Access

Hamilton is a member of the American Talent Initiative, a national alliance of leading colleges and universities that released a new report this week showing the organization is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students by 2025.

Clark Bowman

Statistically Significant

Responding to what Professor of Mathematics Sally Cockburn describes as a “recent explosion of interest in data analysis," the faculty has approved a minor in statistics.

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Common Ground Series Continues

Experts on Affirmative Action, impeachment, and income inequality will share their perspectives this semester in discussions designed to promote respectful dialogue.

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Saluting Access

Hamilton marked a decade of need-blind admission by honoring presidential candidate and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his work to make college affordable for moderate- and low-income students.

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Because Hamilton Goes Big

On Nov. 15 we exceeded our goals, and made Hamilton history. More than $1.5 million was raised for financial aid, earning $1.5 million in matching funds to establish two new financial aid endowments.

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Hamilton Annual Fund Exceeds Goal Again

The Hamilton Annual Fund again exceeded its fiscal year-end goal, reaching a total of $7.156 million to support College priorities that included student financial aid, digital learning and the academic program, career exploration, athletics, and extracurricular activities. These contributions have an enormous impact on the student experience at Hamilton.

 Students use an Oculus Rift while designing a VR environment and 3D objects while members of the library's Digital Learning and Research team look on

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Funds Digital Arts & Technology Experiences

The $493,321, four-year project will bring to campus new equipment, technology, and additional professional development for curricular and co-curricular digital experiences in the arts, and a new technologist to support creative development and advisory support for faculty and students.

Laura Rivera '16

Hamilton’s Commitment to Financial Aid Empowered Me

Hamilton’s need-blind promise is one of the many factors that encouraged me to attend the College. And, Hamilton invests in its students holistically. The financial aid team at Hamilton works hard to ensure that all students’ needs are covered. That is because our needs extend beyond tuition, room, and board.

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Virtual Reality Comes to the Classroom

A Chronicle of Higher Education article that provides a full spectrum of immersive reality applications in college classrooms, begins by highlighting Hamilton’s use of the digital technology.

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College Receives CASE Gold Award

CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, announced today that “Because Hamilton,” the video produced to kick-off the College’s capital campaign, won this year’s Circle of Excellence Gold Award for the “video: fundraising – long videos” category.

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Stop the Presses

Not an option says Rhudi Darko ’20, who came to the campus Print Shop’s rescue by fixing a broken press using digital modeling and 3D printing.

Julia Beaty '13, Jacob Slovin '18, and Alex Cadet '17

Well Engaged Network

Sam Welch ’86, associate vice president for constituent engagement, says Hamilton’s alumni network stands out in helping graduates in the job market.

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Tech Talk on the Hill

CEOs David Solomon ’84 (Goldman Sachs) and Thomas Tull ’92 (Tulco; Legendary Entertainment) discussed how new technologies are revolutionizing business and finance — and what's next.

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Game Changer

The New Field House mimics outdoor game conditions — minus the snow, rain, and mud.

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One Small Step Toward Understanding

Hamilton and StoryCorps are partnering on One Small Step, an initiative that will bring together people with opposing views for recorded conversations.

Kyra Richardson '21

Financial Aid Makes Hamilton Education Possible and Affordable

Kyra Richardson ’21 tells how Hamilton’s financial aid has enabled her to not only attend Hamilton but take advantage of all the College has to offer.

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A New Twist on Storytelling

Creative writing major Hannah McLean ’19 weaves a story of the post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans education system through a Virtual Reality experience.

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Art History NYC trip: ‘Learning that can’t happen in the classroom’

Art history students meet with gallery owners, museum curators, and collectors during a weekend in New York City.

Digital Pedagogy Award recipients

Faculty and Staff Awarded Digital Pedagogy Fellowships

Grants support digital literacy achieved through critically focused, intellectually stimulating, and creative teaching approaches.

Jeff Little ’71, P’04

New $1.2 Million Endowed Scholarship Honors Four-Time Campaign Chair

On the eve of the public launch of Because Hamilton, Hamilton trustees and friends surprised long-time volunteer Jeff Little by announcing they had committed $1.2 million to create an endowed scholarship in his name.

Jeff Little ’71, P’04 at the Because Hamilton Kickoff

Hamilton Launches $400 Million Capital Campaign

Hamilton College formally launched Because Hamilton, a campaign to raise $400 million for six institutional priorities, during the College’s 21st Annual 1812 Leadership Circle Weekend in New York City.

“The work we do on a small campus in upstate New York prepares students to change lives, and there are countless examples of our graduates responding to the needs in their communities.”
— David Wippman, President
2020 Impact Report