On the morning of Monday, Nov. 28—students’ first day back from Thanksgiving break—some confusion spread across campus in reaction to the discovery of several unexplained cameras appearing in academic buildings.
This week, the Student Assembly meeting opened with an update on the Sanctuary Campus Petition. Said petition is requesting the Hamilton Board of Trustees “to support President Wippman in his investigation of the feasibility of the College becoming a sanctuary campus,” as summarized by Gillian Mak ’18.
The 2016 presidential election was marred by verbal abuse and misrepresentation, by the use of language to obfuscate, injure, and divide. That campaign rhetoric has already begun to spur actions that further weaken social bonds, violate individual rights, and threaten lives.
The members of the Literature and Creative Writing Department at Hamilton College renew their commitment to language as a means of creating understanding across differences and of improving the world. As individual citizens and as teachers, we dedicate ourselves to supporting those of our students and colleagues who are most immediately affected by the current political climate, and to resisting the coarsening of both language and political life. Finally, as members of the broader Hamilton community, we support efforts to make Hamilton a sanctuary for undocumented students.
By now, most of the Hamilton community is aware of the discovery and seizure of controlled substances in a student dorm last month. We’ve read the email from the administration as well as the breakdown of the event in The Spectator’s Nov. 3 issue.
“So, Max, what are your plans after graduation?” We all know that dreaded question. After all, I’ve been avoiding graduation for four long years. There are countless things I’ll miss—ski racing, my fraternity brothers, trivia Tuesdays and my art studio. But now, as family members prod about my plans, my anxiety has finally dwindled.
Before last week, I observed Colin Kaepernick’s media-frenzied protests as an expression of the first amendment. Whether I agreed with the way in which he selected to protest or the motivation behind such a protest was irrelevant.
I love reading and writing. I love literature so much that I can sit next to the window with a book for a whole day. My Chinese teacher in middle school loved literature as well. In fact, I have never seen a person who loves literature as much as she does.
Watching House or Scrubs, I feel as though I’ve become familiar with hospital terms and the disasters that can occur—comas, coding, crash carts and charts fill the subtitles, but the reality of these experiences escaped me.
It’s hard to imagine a better start to the season for the men’s basketball team. Following a close defeat in their season opener to Catholic University, the Continentals have ripped off a four-game winning streak, culminating in their hoisting the trophy as winners of the Hamilton Invitational Championship last Sunday.