Even though it was only at the beginning of this semester that we inaugurated President Barack Obama for his second term, already the country is beginning to look ahead, toward 2016. Who will our next great leader be? Some politicians have expressed interest openly, like Vice President Joe Biden and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, while others are merely subjects of speculation.
In a sudden, end-of-semester decision, the Dean of Students Office announced on Monday, May 6 some significant changes to Greek Life at Hamilton. An email from Dean Nancy Thompson provided a report compiled by a Committee on Greek Recruitment, outlining recommendations the group had come to regarding Greek Life at Hamilton.
In its 10th successful year, Hamilton’s own sprint triathlon, HamTrek, took place last Friday, May 3. The triathlon consists of a 525 yard swim, a 9-mile bike and a 3.2 mile run. The event began at 4 p.m. with the swimming heats and wrapped up after 7 p.m. with a barbecue on Love Track, where the runners finished.
Thomas J. Schwarz ’66, president of SUNY Purschase in Purchase, NY, and life trustee of Hamilton College, will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Class & Charter Day ceremony located in the Chapel.
Re: Housing changes awaken apathetic students
—Ben Yeo ’15
Re: Alexander Hamilton, Fiscal Responsibility and European Debt
—Paul A. Carrier ’14
On the Committee on Greek Recruitment’s recommendation
—John Kennedy ’14
Re: Another look at divestment
—Ming Chun Tang ’16
On Monday, the Committee on Greek Recruitment distributed a report that highlighted several proposed changes to the Greek recruitment process. Most notably, the report recommends delaying the rushing and pledging periods by a semester—to first-year spring and sophomore fall respectively. The committee believes that these changes will allow first year students to properly acclimate to life at Hamilton before “making the significant commitment to membership in a Greek Organization.”
This week’s meeting of Student Assembly was surprisingly well attended, but for those new attendees, also surprisingly unproductive. Students arrived expecting to give their input on the First Year Experience, but were told they were too late. The ripple around the room at this announcement was one of disbelief, confusion and anger—and I felt all of it.
After months of discussion and deliberation, the Dean of Students Office released the final report of the Committee on Greek Recruitment this Monday, May 6.
John Kennedy and Sam Wagner in Vietnam -- Culture, Social Change, and Development
We landed at Hamilton fresh from from Planet 1959 with its cars, girls, private phones, television and movies, all the teenage entitlement that had put us at the center of American culture.
“From Where I Sit” is a column in Hamilton College’s weekly newspaper, which is written (and run) solely by international students. It is a space for a minority on campus to speak out and have their voices heard.
Last October, the new Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art opened its glass doors to the Hamilton community for the first time. The Wellin’s inaugural exhibit, called “Affinity Atlas,” featured artists like Vik Muniz and Chris Doyle, who spoke at the museum last month.
A filmmaker of the personal documentary school, Nina Davenport charts her pregnancy’s progress in First Comes Love.
On Saturday, cellist Elinor Frey performed her program, “La voce del violoncello” (The Voice of the Violincello). In it, Frey explored the Italian origin of solo cello music made famous by J.S. Bach’s “6 Suites for Unaccompanied Cello,” written around 1720.
In a season plagued by injuries and fraught with cold, the Hamilton men’s and women’s crew team was excited to hit the water in the warmth this past weekend. Heading to Lake Whitney to compete in the New York State Collegiate Championships, Hamilton looked to bag some wins at the end of their season.
While both the Hamilton men and women’s track teams finished 10th out of 11 teams at the New York State Championships last weekend, several noteworthy individual performances represented the Conts well.
For the women’s lacrosse team, reaching the NESCAC semifinals in their second year competing in the most competitive conference in Division III is a respectable achievement in and of itself.