• Thirty-two productions. Four semesters. A performance every eight days on average. This is the life of Eric Seeley ’26, one of three Hamilton students who has the knowledge to run lighting for all kinds of shows on campus.

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Welsh has received a prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award, a $120,000 grant for research and education from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The grant will fund his proposed project, Characterization of Enzymes that Build and Degrade Spore Cortex Peptidoglycan.

  • With their words reverberating through the eaves of the Chapel, the panelists of the semester’s third Common Ground discussion earnestly discussed the realities, complexities, and politics of the clean energy transition in the United States.

  • Walk through the List Building on a Wednesday night, and you might hear a group of students discussing telephone poles, bollards, road signs, and the position of the sun in the sky. These students are not working on homework for an urban planning class. They are studying up on strategies for the game Geoguessr.

  • Student sightings of Secret Service agents in academic buildings raised excitement across campus and heralded the arrival of this year’s inaugural Common Ground event, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ’72 was one of the featured speakers.

  • Oftentimes students feel as though there is a dichotomy between the sciences and the arts and that they must choose one or the other. Enter Shelly Cao ’23, an art and mathematics double major pursuing a combination of both through architecture and showing the paths that emerge from pursuing interdisciplinary interests.

  • As algorithms and online platforms come to define our daily lives, how do we navigate the social responsibilities of platforms and our own online freedoms?  These were questions addressed at the Common Ground panel on March 27. Guest speakers were Shoshana Weissmann, the digital director of the think tank R Street, and David Brody, the managing attorney of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Digital Justice Initiative. Professor of Government Robert Martin moderated the conversation.

  • The Common Ground series returned to Hamilton on February 22 with panelists discussing the question, "Who should set the rules regarding privacy and data? "

  • Students at Hamilton have many opportunities to form connections in classes, through sports teams and extracurricular activities, and especially in the residence halls. As part of their living/learning experience, some students choose to join special interest communities, where certain residence hall floors are centered around themes.

  • Although she is new to Hamilton, Lisa Grimes is not new to working with students applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. At the College of William and Mary and later at the University of Virginia, Grimes gained experience helping students navigate the challenging process of applications and identify the various awards available to them. The desire to return to a liberal arts institution (and the cold weather) drew her to Hamilton where she now serves as student fellowships coordinator. Here’s what she had to say about her time at Hamilton so far.

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