This summer, Physical Plant and outside contractors will undertake a number of projects on campus. These include a reconfiguration of some athletics fields and repairs and replacements at other existing campus facilities.
As you will notice in this week’s article investigating the stoppage of all Hamilton volunteer opportunities in the Utica City School District and at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR), “Utica and refugee center volunteering halted,” many sources declined to be interviewed, as did many more not cited in the article. Others did not respond to multiple interview requests including dozens of phone calls and emails. Some of those who did agree to contribute to the investigation only did so on the condition of anonymity. If nothing else, this suggests a culture of evasion.
It seems apparent that the College’s relationship with the District and the MVRCR is already strained. Perhaps those who did not wish to speak worry that the situation will be made worse if it appears in the press. However, The Spectator believes that reparations cannot come before the situation is better understand in both communities.
We note that relationships are founded on understanding. We believe that members of both communities aspire to do the most good with the resources they have.
On Wed. April 20, Secretary Jacob J. Lew of the United States Treasury announced that Harriet Tubman, an ex-slave who returned to the South and guided over 100 other slaves to freedom, will be joining former president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Many were pleased by the news, seeing Tubman’s inclusion as a welcome step toward fair and equal representation for women and black historical figures. Noble though the motivations behind it may have been, the decision to place Tubman on our currency demonstrates profound ignorance of the racial oppression upon which American prosperity is dependent.
Most people know The Spectator, the College’s oldest publication, for its news, restaurant reviews, sports rundowns—and now matchmaking. They say that 40 percent of Hamilton College alums meet their future spouses as undergraduates. In two weeks, two graduates will tie the knot, making their way into that 40 percent.
Filled with humor, care and honesty, Raechel Jae Rosen’s Blow moved audiences this past Monday and Tuesday. Based on Rosen’s first blow job experience, the 40 minute production, directed by Rosen’s sister Melodie Rosen ’18, draws attention to the overwhelming prevalence and disturbing lack of attention dedicated towards dealing with rape culture among teenagers in America.
The Hamilton women’s lacrosse team will head into the NESCAC postseason as the 12th-ranked in Division III. The Continentals finished with a record of 10-5, including a 5-5 record within the conference, which leaves them sixth in the NESCAC heading into the conference playoffs.