Darkness during totality at the Burke Library watch party.
National and regional news organizations regularly interview Hamilton faculty, staff, alumni, and students for their expertise and perspectives on current events, and to feature programs and activities on campus.

April’s news topics included varied subjects from the eclipse to the NFL draft. Links are provided, but some may require subscriptions to access content. Please contact Vige Barrie if you cannot open a link or do not have a subscription.

  • Colleges Go Above and Beyond for the Solar Eclipse” – The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3
    Associate Professor of Instruction for Physics Adam Lark described the college’s plans for viewing the upcoming eclipse.
  • RFK; Dying with Dignity; Processed Meats” – “Ivory Tower,” WCNY (Syracuse public media), April 5
    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong participated in this panel discussion.
  • Daily Briefing” - The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 5
    This daily newsletter quoted Isa Khan ’26 about the opportunity to view the eclipse.
  • Animals” - New Books Network, April 8
    Assistant Professor of History Mackenzie Cooley, author of The Perfection of Nature: Animals, Breeding, and Race in the Renaissance, participated in this podcast.
  • Pete Buttigieg Town Hall with Julie Mason” - POTUS, SiriusXM, April 9
    Ainsley Novack ’25 asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg how to incentivize people to use public transportation during this public forum.
  • Mohawk Valley Teams Advance in State Business Plan Contest” – Central New York Business Journal, April 11
    Eutrobac LLC, led by Jesse Wexler ’24 and Ellie Sangree ’24, were named regional finalists in the Mohawk Valley region semifinal of the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC). They went on to win the grand prize in the state competition.
  • Is College Worth It?” – Inside Higher Ed, April 12
    President David Wippman co-authored this book review.
  • A Shadow to the Visible Canon: A Conversation with Doran Larson” – Los Angeles Review of Books, April 12
    Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Doran Larson discussed his research and new book, Inside Knowledge: Incarcerated People on the Failures of the American Prison.
  • On Devising in the Classroom” - HowlRound Theatre Commons, April 16
    Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily Harrison spoke about teaching devised theatre techniques on this podcast.
  • Guyana steps up military spending as Venezuela presses territorial threat” – New York Amsterdam News, April 16
    Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas commented on this issue.
  • How Jalen Carter became the steal of the 2023 NFL Draft” – Philly Sports Network, April 24
    The Philadelphia Eagles’ draft selection rationale was reviewed along with NFL draft selection research published by Professor of Economics Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir ’12.
  • Using riot police to break up peaceful protest is becoming common” – Good Authority (formerly The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage), April 26
    Assistant Professor of Government Heather Sullivan authored this piece.
  • Beyond the Big Donors” – The Wall St Journal, April 29
    This video that addressed college revenue sources included Hamilton.
  • 10 Exhibitions to See in Upstate New York This May” – Hyperallergic, April 29
    The Wellin Museum exhibition, “René Treviño: Stab of Guilt,” was included in this article.
  • “The Briefing with Steve Scully” – POTUS, SiriusXM, April 10-12
    Scully interviewed Associate Director of Outdoor Leadership Sarah Skoy, Professor of Government Philip Klinkner, Associate Professor of Government David Rivera, Associate Professor of Sociology Jaime Kucinskas, August Brooks ’24, and Dean of Faculty Ngonidzashe Munemo during several sessions on campus. Topics ranged from the war in Ukraine to the recent course trip to the basecamp of Annapurna in the Himalayas to the presidential race.

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