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President David Wippman greets a member of the Class of 2020.
This Old House

A 41-year tradition at Hamilton College continued on August 23 as members of the Class of 2020 lined up at Kirkland Cottage to sign the College Register as a symbol of matriculation at Hamilton. Kirkland Cottage has an even longer history, having been built in 1792.  More ...

PBS's History Detectives Leads to College Gift

“I’m hoping that I can give this document to an organization that will take good care of it and allow other people to study and appreciate it.” These words, spoken by Jean Waite on an episode of PBS’s History Detective in 2012, prompted Hamilton’s Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie to place a call that, three years later, led to a donation to the college’s Communal Societies collection.  More ...

From left, Kevin Carey '17, Thomas Soldi '17, Marcos Ferreccio '17 and Alexander Cornwell '17.
Hands-On Work, Preparation for an Engineering Path

Marcos Ferreccio ’17 and Alex Cornwell ’17 spent this summer building and optimizing an electron spin resonance (ESR) magnetometer. The research project was supervised by Professor of Physics Brian Collett and the Litchfield Professor of Astronomy Gordon Jones.  More ...

Convocation to Open Hamilton’s 205th Year

President David Wippman will preside over the annual Convocation ceremony that officially opens Hamilton’s 205th year on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 4:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.  An all-campus picnic will follow. The Convocation ceremony can be viewed live here.  More ...

Coppard Co-Author of Paper in Science Advances

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Coppard was a co-author of a paper titled “Formation of the Isthmus of Panama” published in the journal Science Advances on Aug. 17. The article focused on when the Isthmus of Panama actually formed, joining North and South America.  More ...

Shannon Boley '17 in Rome.
How Refugees Are Reshaping the Religious Landscape

With the Syrian refugee crisis ever-present in the news and issues of immigration taking center stage in the current presidential election, questions surrounding religious diversity and inclusivity have rarely been as important in global politics as they are today. It is against this historic backdrop that Shannon Boley ’17 was able to take her past research on religious pluralism from Upstate New York all the way to Rome, Italy, as one of this summer’s 18 Emerson Grant recipients.  More ...

David Wippman
Inauguration Adds to Fallcoming, Family Weekend Festivities

If you weren’t already planning to make it back to College Hill for Fallcoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 6-9, now you have another reason to do so: Hamilton will inaugurate David Wippman as the College’s 20th president that Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Walter Mondale, the 42nd vice president of the United States, will offer brief remarks.  More ...

Jake Blount, center, plays the banjo with Augusta Heritage students.
Musically Inclined

This summer, Jake Blount ’17 worked at the Augusta Heritage Center, one of the most renowned and successful traditional music and arts education organizations in the nation.  More ...

Douglas Edwards
Edwards Gives Talks in Korea, U.K.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Douglas Edwards recently presented talks at conferences in South Korea and the United Kingdom. In addition, a draft of his forthcoming monograph is being used in discussion groups at several universities.  More ...

Toni Burdick '18, Deasia Hawkins '18
Toni Burdick ’18, Deasia Hawkins ’18 Awarded Gilman Scholarships

Antonia "Toni" Burdick ’18 and Deasia Hawkins ’18 have been awarded Gilman International Scholarship Program awards for undergraduate study abroad. Burdick plans to study in Senegal this fall through the Council on International Educational Exchange and in France in spring 2017 through the Hamilton in France program. Hawkins will study in Germany for the 2016-17 academic year through the Tufts-in-Tübingen program.  More ...

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