On Oct. 8, President David Wippman was officially inaugurated as the 20th president of Hamilton College. The cer- emony took place in the Margaret Scott Bundy Field House with roughly 1,500 people in attendance, including Walter F. Mondale, the 42nd Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter.
Family, alumni, trustees, and even a presidential inauguration: last weekend was a festive one at Hamilton. It was a time for students to reconnect with their families, for the alumni to revisit their alma mater and for the entire campus community to welcome a new president.
It would be nearly impossible to acknowledge every event on the long schedule for the weekend, but we will nonetheless cite some of the highlights. The daytime activities included the debut of Hamilton’s new Alex Talks, a lecture series structured similarly to the renowned “TED Talks” series, that will highlight Hamilton professors’ personal research passions and give the community an opportunity to learn more about what our favorite faculty members have been up to outside of the classroom. This weekend’s talks covered subjects ranging from the U.S.-Mexico relations to spiritual quests to the silver screen.
Elsewhere on campus, WISE was holding a silent student art auction at the Wellin Museum which donated 50 percent of the proceeds to the Olympics of the Visual Art (the New York State Art Teachers Association), the Microfinance Club hosted a giant pumpkin and watermelon “Guess the Weight” contest to raise money towards issuing small loans to local entrepreneurs, and a very family-friendly C@B Movies board hosted screening of the movie Finding Dory...
“Just kiss. I don’t even wait… And when you’re a star, they let you do it… you can do anything. Grab them by the p***y… you can do anything,” Donald Trump stated in a 2005 video obtained by The Washington Post. In this video, Donald Trump not only explicitly described how he sexually assaulted women in the past, but...
During fall break, students usually take a breath of fresh air from classes, homework, jobs and all their responsibilities to relax away from campus or sleep in the comfort of their dorms. However, about two dozen students were fortunate enough to take a breath of fresh air on the top of the Adirondack mountains and on the waves of Maine as a part of Hamilton’s unique fall break trips, which occurred from Oct. 12–16.
Amidst the astonishing total of 180 events that took place during Fallcoming weekend, the Literature and Creative Writing Department hosted a poetry and fiction reading to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the campus’ literary magazine, Red Weather’s inception. The event featured readings from award-winning current student writers Pascal Dafinis ’19 and Nora Silva ’19, as well as readings and comments from Kirkland and Hamilton alumni who worked on Red Weather during their time here.
While a large portion of Hamilton students went home over fall break, the men’s soccer team played two games. The Continentals beat Utica College on Wednesday, 3-0. Unfortunately, they lost in a heartbreaker to Bowdoin in overtime, 2-1, on Saturday.