Alumni Review

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Spring 2013Spring 2013

Social Circles


Friendships, clubs, teams and service trump cliques and isolation — but students find that real bonding takes more than just hanging out. “It’s only when we forget” what an open, engaged community requires of its members, one says, “that it becomes closed.” More ...


Jewels in the Crown


Anchored by, but hardly limited to, three major collections — the Beinecke Collection on the Lesser Antilles; the works and papers of poet Ezra Pound, Class of 1905; and imprints by and about American communal societies — the holdings in Hamilton’s Special Collections and Archives are Burke Library’s gems. More ...


Odd Jobs Revisited


We last wrote about them in 2009, and more keep turning up — those unique careers, professions and gigs that dramatize the breadth and diversity of Hamilton’s impact on the world. This time we visit everyone from a pediatrician in the wilds of Alaska to a comic in the wilds of New York City. More ...

Summer-Fall 2013

The Many Paths to Spiritual Discovery

By Carrie Z. Kennedy ’90 and Alexandra Orlov ’13

Gone are the days of mandatory chapel. Today’s students have options for exploring the religious and spiritual aspects of their lives, including a support system whose mission, as described by Newman Chaplain John Croghan, is to “help kids bounce this important information around and ask, ‘OK, how does this fit me?’” More...

12 Life Lessons from Hamilton Professors

By Bret Turner ’13

As a first-year student, Bret Turner ’13 set out to meet all of Hamilton’s professors. His endeavor made him more than one of the most recognized faces on campus; it led to a collection of insights that he’ll remember for life. More...

Making the Case for the Liberal Arts 

By Allison Eck ’12

As the liberal arts tradition faces a new set of economic, philosophical and technological challenges, Hamilton remains true to its fundamental values and purpose while arming students with the skills they’ll need to succeed after graduation. More...