As we reported in our lead story, with the leadership gift of Joel and Beth Johnson, Hamilton will be constructing a new building to replace the outdated Thomas B. Rudd Health Center.
The Johnsons’ generous donation will have a positive impact on the student body. With more resources, Hamilton students will receive more efficient care; with a new design, students will have more privacy and comfort when attending appointments at the College Counseling Center.
Upon reading last week’s Spectator and the email they sent out earlier this week, I was overwhelmed with excitement about the donations to Hamilton’s Health and Counseling Centers from both alumni and the senior class. To me, health treatment of any kind, whether mental or physical, is a no-brainer; a school, or for that matter any community, needs adequate facilities, employees and resources to accommodate their people’s needs.
Every day is a new experience and I feel proud of myself for being able to adjust quickly to a new environment and lifestyle. I have learned how to take the taxi and bus, which may seem easy, but the transportation system in Amman is nothing like that of New York. You have to be alert and go with the flow as things are not as time-oriented or organized as they are back in the States.
The Hamilton men’s soccer team tallied a momentous win during Fallcoming weekend, defeating reigning Division III national champion Tufts in double-overtime with a score of 2-1. Defenseman Spenser Heller ’17 scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining to topple the nationally ranked Jumbos squad.