Early in his teaching career, Austin Briggs was talking with a legendary older colleague, George Nesbitt '24, about how to be more effective in the classroom. "Open the windows and close the doors," Nesbitt told him. It turned out to be pretty good advice.
New board Chair A.G. Lafley '69 brings a stellar corporate résumé and a well-earned reputation as a listener and consensus-builder.
Students come to Hamilton expecting to find passionate, committed teachers who will challenge them to exceed expectations. And they do.
Tools to measure the College's impact on students point to a fundamental reality, one researcher says: "Hamilton is first and foremost a community. All of the educational good we offer really depends on that."
Often taking their inspiration from their experiences and role models on the Hill, many graduates return to the classroom as teachers themselves.