Student Assembly has a lot to do. It funds campus organizations, makes student life active and interesting for all, and helps connect the student body to the administration. The group has a lot to do and needs to use its time and resources wisely. While serving as a representative body specifically, members of the Assembly should not use the forum to complain about trivial issues or rehash old questions and policy changes that were long ago decided. Student Assembly has and can be a great resource and platform to improve student life, but recently its meetings have been hijacked by unnecessary campaigns and personal gripes with the administrations.
Like it or not, Hamilton runs a business. Education is certainly a loftier and more valuable product than most, but at the end of the day the College has to sell itself to keep the lights on. This constant selling comes in two parts.
Why do stereotypes arise? Bigotry, xenophobia and ignorance are all common sources for stereotypes, but sometimes there is a more immediate impulse for them, such as when I received my first-year housing information in the summer of 2013. While I was happy that I had a centrally located double with a private bathroom, my eyes jumped to the bit that talked about my future roommate’s country of origin: Pakistan. Besides a few other scarce details, that was all I had on the guy.
The Hamilton men’s golf team continues to gain momentum as the 2015 NESCAC Men’s Golf Championship approaches. Most recently, the team finished in third place out of six teams at the University of Rochester’s 2015 Fred Kravetz Men’s Golf Invitational.