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Members of the Swimming & Diving team volunteered at the Hazel Carpenter Home.
More than 170 Students Make a Difference

The Hamilton Association for Volunteering Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) 15th annual Make a Difference Day took place on Saturday, Sept. 17, with more than 170 students volunteering at 20 different sites in the area -- including Kirkland, Rome, Utica and Oneida.  More ...

New Home, New Services for Counseling Center

Hamilton’s Counseling Center has started the academic year with a new home and expanded resources. The Center has moved to 100 College Hill Road, between Bristol Campus Center and Skenandoa.  More ...

Hamilton hosted the 6th annual NY 6 Undergraduate Research Conference on Sept. 17.
Students Present at NY6 Undergraduate Research Conference

Excitement, curiosity and even a bit of nervous energy filled the halls of the Kirner-Johnson building on Saturday, Sept. 17, as Hamilton hosted the Sixth Annual New York Six Upstate Undergraduate Research Conference. Students and faculty from the NY6 Liberal Arts Consortium gathered from the early morning to early evening to participate, and more than 150 students presented their research findings.  More ...

Bob Simon
Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?

On the heels of three successful edX online course offerings, Hamilton will debut a fourth course, Ethics of Sports: Do Sports Morally Matter?, presented by Robert Simon, professor of philosophy emeritus, beginning on Oct. 18. The free two-week program is designed to appeal to those who dabble in sports, as well as the avid fan and the athlete. Course enrollment is online on the edX platform.  More ...

The Todd D. Moore
24 Participate in Grueling 90-Miler Canoe Race

From Sept. 9 to 11, 24 Hamilton students took to the rivers and lakes of the Adirondacks to participate in the 34th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, known also as the “90 Miler.” Winding from the start line on the lakes of the Fulton Chain in Old Forge through to the finish on Lake Flower in downtown Saranac Lake, this grueling course pits paddlers against headwinds, narrow river channels, and more than 5.5 miles of portages (known in the Adirondacks as “carries”) where racers must lift their boats out of the water and carry them anywhere from 30 ft. to 1.25 miles before reaching the next body of water.  More ...

Nelly Alba ’16 was among ten graduates to joined Teach for America this year.
Hamilton Well-Represented in Teach For America Corps

Teach For America released its ninth annual list of the schools contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2016 teaching corps and Hamilton College is among the top 10 small colleges and universities. This is the third year Hamilton has been named to the list.  More ...

President David Wippman speaking at Convocation.
Convocation Opens 205th Academic Year

“Today marks the official start of Hamilton’s 205th year, but it also marks the start of your first year—and mine,” proclaimed President David Wippman in his remarks at the College’s Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Interim Dean of Faculty Margaret Gentry also spoke and welcomed new students and faculty.  More ...

President David Wippman greets Angelique Archer, 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 ...

Arielle Cutler '11
The Media's Effect on Women's Body Image

While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place a great emphasis on how women look. These beauty standards, largely proliferated through the media, have drastic impacts on young women and their body images. Arielle Cutler ’11, through a Levitt grant, spent the summer evaluating the efficacy of media literacy programs as a remedy to this vicious cycle.  More ...

Stevie Brandon '11
Revolutionary Medicine and the Medical Revolution
The French Revolution is truly one of the most idealized and glorified events in French history, having transformed the then-archaic governmental structure into one that fit with more modern values. But Stevie Brandon ’11, advised by Professor of History Esther Kanipe and supported by an Emerson grant, is analyzing an oft-ignored hierarchy that the Revolution changed forever: the French medical system.
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