On Friday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m., President David Wippman sat down with Immigration Attorney Ben Casper Sanchez to discuss Hamilton College’s ongoing response to President Trump’s Immigration policies.
As we wind down the spring semester, we reflect on a year that has been extremely challenging for many members of our community. From local hardships to national adversity, the 2016-2017 academic year has been atypical in numerous ways. Despite our individual challenges and differences, we remain a united community here on the Hill.
With the clashing of cultures in our increasingly globalized world, the need for understanding is as relevant as ever. Historically, religion has been one of the most important and sometimes controversial areas of culture. It is one thing to understand where a person is from, but what about understanding his or her most fundamental religious beliefs?
At the beginning of the semester, the role of an Opinion Editor was foreign territory for us.The first task in taking on this new position was developing an understanding of what makes an effective opinion piece and how to communicate these standards to the eager writers whose minds are filled with ideas about issues ranging from politics to campus clothing trends.
The end of a school year is a good time for reflection and crafting goals for the year to come, assuming you have another year of school ahead of you. In my first year at Hamilton, I have had the pleasure of writing two previous Op-Ed pieces for The Spectator and have largely been pleased with the articles and subsequent responses to them. I am, however, troubled.