• The quill atop the Chapel is no idle boast. From its beginnings, Hamilton has revered its commitment to writing, and our faculty across disciplines, continually seek ways to help students develop into accomplished communicators.

  • Ellie Sangree ’24 arrived for her first semester at Hamilton equipped with more than the usual college essentials; she came with a concept for an experiment. It involved eutrophication, which is when excessive nutrients, often from agricultural chemicals, taint a body of water. It’s a major cause of pollution in freshwater and marine ecosystems.

  • Among economics majors, the underrepresentation of women, students of color, and first-generation college students is chronic and widespread, and in 2018, Hamilton’s Economics Department made a significant move to combat the problem. It revamped its curriculum.

  • During the course of the pandemic, Hamilton’s Counseling Center has had to quickly adapt to better meet the needs of students navigating social restrictions and a high-stress environment. We asked David Walden, director of counseling and psychological services, some questions related to all that. This is what he had to say, edited for length and clarity.

  • the New World Nature summer history research project was an enterprise of moving parts — an academic and organizational feat. The idea was to develop the research and digital humanities skills of five students on the team, while furthering their personal ­research and that of the professor in charge. That was Assistant Professor of History Mackenzie Cooley, whose field is the history of science and ideas in the early modern world.

  • Hamilton marks a decade of need-blind admission — a bold commitment to access and opportunity.

  • Connecting students with common interests blurs the lines between learning and living.

  • Near the back of the 1979 hamilton yearbook, 14 pages titled “Campus Life” feature a collection of black-and-white photos without captions, leaving it to readers to posit the who, what, why: three laughing women in silly hats, a guy at a pottery wheel, a student bent over a book at a library table, etc. The story behind a photo on page 143 belongs to David Balog ’79. He alluded to it when he was interviewed for a new and developing oral history archive of LGBTQ Hamilton alumni.

  • Ralph Nichols ’40, a 100-year-old veteran living in Connecticut, talks about his D-Day experience as a lieutenant on the U.S.S. Corry, a destroyer at the invasion of Utah Beach. He shares his memories in an audio clip.


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