On Sunday, September 21, more than 45 Hamilton students, alumni, faculty and staff boarded buses, cars, trains and subways to arrive at the corner of 71st St. and Central Park West in New York City to participate in the People’s Climate March. Along with approximately 400,000 fellow marchers, students waited eagerly—with signs, whistles, costumes and posters—so that they could demand action from the United Nations Climate Summit, which took place on Sept. 23.
Hamilton alumna Mary Bonauto ’83, a human rights lawyer who has been instrumental in the fight for marriage equality, was named a MacArthur Fellow on September 17. A total of 21 artists, scholars and professionals received the prestigious prize this year.
Trying to radically change how Colgate handles matters of inclusivity and diversity, this past Monday the school’s Association of Critical Collegians began a sit-in protest at the Admissions Building. The ACC’s demands were detailed and sweeping; emphasizing more education and awareness across all levels of the college.
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Everyone should sign the Out and Ally List. Before I start explaining why, I will allow one exception. If you are in a situation in which signing either list would cause a substantial problem in your life, then please do not feel obligated by what I’m about to say. I was privileged enough to grow up in a household, community and even attend a religious school which supported the LGBTQ community. But not everyone did, and I can recognize that people in those situations have very valid reasons why they cannot sign. As for the rest of you, listen up.
During the first century or so of its existence, Hamilton College had a very coherent (if, by our current standards, not very engaging) academic curriculum—a lot of translating from Latin, same for Ancient Greek, plus a smattering of chemistry, mathematics, and bible study. Every single student took the exact same courses in the exact same sequence, for their four years.
Last Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Mexican Independence Day, Miley Cyrus gave a concert in the city of Monterrey, in northern Mexico. During the show, Cyrus twerked against the Mexican flag, effectively flossing her butt with the national icon. As a Mexican, I am incredibly angry about this incident.
Hamilton College students, faculty and alumni participated in the much-heralded People’s Climate March in New York City on Saturday, September 21, along with nearly 300,000 others. Together, they demanded action on climate change ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which took place the following day. Hamilton’s Environmental Action Group (HEAG) and the Fossil Fuels Divestment Organization led the effort to bring Hamilton students to the march. While they had several motivations for marching, their general message was that “something must be done.”
Ben Fields '15 surveys the beer selection at The Little Pub.
As I stood in front of the microwave in Commons I was struck by the question, “Is there electricity right now?” Intuitively, I took out my cellphone to look over the power supply schedule. Then suddenly lightning struck! “Oh, I am in the US,” I thought to myself.
Two years ago, MIT and Harvard University founded EdX, a nonprofit learning platform designed to promote global education equality by offering free online courses to the public. Last March, Hamilton and Colgate University proudly announced their joint membership to this online education co-op.
Music filled Wellin Hall on Sunday, September 22, Hamilton instrumental lecturers Allan Kolsky and Sar-Shalom Strong performed a recital together, on clarinet and piano respectively. They performed pieces by Brahms, Reich and Nielsen before being joined by percussionist Michael Bull for another piece, Nielsen’s “Clarinet Concerto.”
The Friday night concert draught so far this year will end Friday October 3 at 9:30 p.m. in the Events Barn with a double-bill of artists Salva and Suicideyear. The artists hail from different areas of the country, and have both carved specific niches in the music community.
Recently, Associate Professor of English Jane Springer has had one of her poems selected to appear in the 2014 edition of The Best American Poetry.
This past weekend the Continentals were hosted by Tufts and defeated by a score of 24-17. Though the football team did not start the season with their desired result, they still have a lot to be excited about.
The Hamilton Exiles grabbed a 36-24 victory over Ithaca College in their home opener last Saturday on Minor Field. Coming off an exceptional 33-0 run in the first half, the Exiles fought off a late comeback by Ithaca and held on for the win.
Last season, the men’s soccer team made significant strides in NESCAC competition by reaching their first postseason. Establishing a foothold within one of Division III’s toughest conferences was undeniably a positive step, but based on this year’s early results, the Continentals look like dangerous conference sleepers, poised to surpass last year’s first-round playoff exit.