May 2016

ThielSpeaking From Experience

Commencement speaker Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and entrepreneur, urged graduates to do what others thought could never be done. See photos and videos ...

StewartTwo Fitting Tributes

To honor Hamilton’s president as she prepares to retire next month, more than $5 million has been raised for the Joan Hinde Stewart Scholarship, the largest of its kind at the College. She also received an honorary degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges recognizing those “whose spirit of service enhances local, national and global communities.”

frisbeeThe Ultimate Celebration

Ultimate Frisbee alumni returned to the Hill in April for a tournament marking the sport’s 40th anniversary at Hamilton. More ...

globeHamilton Globetrotters

Members of the Class of 2016 have their passports ready for travel to Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and other corners of the globe as Watson, Bristol and Fulbright fellows. More ..

High Honors

At the 66th annual Class & Charter Day, students and faculty were recognized for their achievements and President Stewart spoke of “gratitude.” More ...

ButterhofBest of the Best

Steven Butterhof ’05 was chosen from 36,000 sailors as the 2015 U.S. Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year. More ...

Senior Theses...Bite-Sized

Fifteen seniors edited their senior theses down to succinct summaries for the second Three-Minute Thesis competition. Watch videos ...

Levitt Poll: Russian Elites Support Putin​

A poll of 243 Russian elites found they endorse the more muscular foreign policy pursued during Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term. More ...

Videos from Commencement '16
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  • Several national and regional media outlets included interviews with Hamilton experts on topics ranging from the decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill to new strategies for engaging young donors.
  • The May 17 American Public Media Marketplace broadcast “Why did inflation increase in April?” featured an interview with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics.