What began as a typical Monday morning at Hamilton College quickly turned chaotic when a call came into the Office of Campus Safety. “I was out by the desk when the call came in, and immediately our dispatcher held up his hand,” said Director of Campus Safety Fran Manfredo.

Spectator tour of new Minor Theater

Activist CeCe McDonald speaks at DMC



Students need training, responsibility

For the Hamilton Emergency Response Team, Monday’s events must have passed in the blink of an eye. For the rest of the community, though, Monday seemed to never end. Members of The Spectator spent the lockdown in a Minor bedroom, the Field House and even the Print Shop. Whether you were a student, faculty member or staff member, the day was long, stressful, and uncertain to varying degrees. Our only instructions and information came from e-mails and press conferences, and most of our decisions became matters of personal discretion. While some professors stopped lecturing, locked their doors and secured their students to the best of their ability, other professors continued lecturing, abandoned students once they were finished and then tested them on that day’s material the very next day. As some students huddled without food in the Library’s generator rooms, others posted on WiGo about beautiful weather and playing Frisbee on the quad just outside. These latter choices were dangerous, inconsiderate and demonstrate that the community needs as much emergency training as HERT.

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We should celebrate our WiGo victory

In what WiGo executives called an “improbable victory,” Hamilton College beat Suffolk University 122-94 in the final round of the WiGo Madness Tournament on April 13.  All of our hard work and unity paid off—WiGo will be hosting a party for us on May 2 with a value of $8,000.

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Heather MacDonald brought a different perspective to Hamilton


Where in the world is: Brian Sobotko ’16

Why Sweden? A quest to be good at studying abroad.


From Where I Sit: Hamilton’s International Perspectives



Laurie Anderson dazzles in a multi-media music performance
Laurie Anderson displayed her unprecedented originality on the Wellin Hall stage on April 11 in a performance that she called, “The Language of the Future.” Many recognize Ms. Anderson as a singer, violinist and visual artist, but this weekend, her most prominent role was that of a storyteller.

Janis Siegel brings swing to Barn

WHCL brings The Jauntee to the Hill


No. 5 women’s rowing wins the Gilman Plate

The women’s rowing team has already made history and plans on making even more this season. After several successful races this season, Hamilton’s women’s rowing team is ranked fifth in Division III rowing by Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, the highest ranking ever earned by the team.

Men’s and women’s track & field teams continue to improve as they prepare for championship meets

Women’s lacrosse bounces back after loss to No. 1 Trinity with wins against Tufts and Williams

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