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Yankee to speak on career and philanthropy

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House, Jeter will appear as the next guest in Hamilton’s Sacerdote Great Names Series.

Freshman receives perfect score in pitch competition

After winning the Hamilton Pitch Competition last semester, Sam Matlick ’17 has continued his successful streak by receiving a perfect score at the SUNY IT pitch competition last weekend.

Alumni teach students interview skills

The Career Center hosted the fourth annual Interview MoJo in the Fillius Events Barn on Saturday, April 5.

AHI holds seventh annual colloquium

Last weekend, the Alexander Hamilton Institute (AHI) held its seventh annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona.

Alumni return to the Hill for Volunteer Weekend events

This past weekend from April 4 to 6, the Alumni Council, the Hamilton Alumni Recruitment Team (HART), the Parents Advisory Council, the Multicultural Alumni Relations Committee (MARC), the 1812 Leadership Circle, the Committee for Kirkland College, the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) and the Reunion Planning and Career Center volunteers all met on the Hill for meetings and events.

Communication discontinuation reflects College ‘s flaws

On Tuesday, March 4 the College discontinued the communications concentration and dissolved the department’s third faculty position. Students will still be able to minor in communication, but the Class of 2016 is the lasat group of students to have the opportunity to major in it. What does this mean for the rest of Hamilton students?

Beauty Mark opens eyes to image issues

A part of the Health [Care] April Film Series at the Days-Massalo Center, Beauty Mark is a documentary film by Diane Israel that examines contemporary conceptions of beauty and gender norms, as portrayed in the media and as applied on a day-to-day basis. In her movie, Israel self-examines the distorted relationship between her body and her mind going beyond the common conceptions of media representations of the body. Beauty Mark discusses the cultural, psychological and emotional influences people undergo in their childhood and early adulthood and how they affect the perception of body and beauty in general.

E-book annotation is the next step in library expansion

The 2013-2014 academic year has seen a reimagining of library programming that seeks to better engage students with the systems, services and academic culture of Burke Library. It is as if, with a new carpet, Burke launched a new face: friendlier, hipper and ready to help. From the Apple and Quill series to the newly-added 24-hour “Ask a Librarian” feature, the library is taking steps to reinvent itself in an age when academics are increasingly turning to digital outlets to enrich the academic experience.

Moving Towards a More Empathetic Hamilton

This editorial does not seek to summarize the events involving race, inclusion and privilege that occurred in the last week; this week’s cover story thoroughly covers those issues. This editorial also does not seek to condemn either The Movement or its detractors; Facebook and Hamilton Unscrolled, The Movement’s Tumblr blog, are filled with opinions on the matter, ranging from eloquent treatises to half-baked rants.

Features

From Where I Sit: Hamilton’s International Perspectives

When Hamilton’s international students were accepted to and decided to attend the College, a vast majority of them had to go through an ordeal of paper work and interviews in order to acquire a U.S. visa. In addition, every international student has an I-20 form that is as near and dear as their passport because, without it, they can not reenter the U.S.

Beers with Ben

“Beers with Ben” features various members of the Hamilton faculty in off-the-cuff interviews at the Little Pub.

Arts & Entertainment

“Throwback Concert” a technical nightmare

On Friday,  April. 4, CAB hosted rap artist Twista and pop star Jojo for their spring “Throwback Concert.”  I arrived at the Annex at 9:30 p.m. and heard no more than a few minutes of live music until almost 11 p.m. That observation says a lot about how the concert went.

Ham celebrates JAM with Mance & Freelon

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM).  The festival was established in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Kirkland lives on with Lost Orchard

A collection of short stories, poems and other writings by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty and administration have been brought together in the newly published “Lost Orchard.” We interviewed the editor of the collection, Jo Pitkin K’78, a Kirkland alumna.

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Men’s Tennis hopes to reverse fortunes vs. Colby

Earning two of three wins over the Jumbos, the Continentals started off strong. James Oliver ’15 and Captain Ben Swett ’14 beat the Lazarus/Peleg duo 8-4 and Austin Lokre ’16 and Max McKee-Proctor ’17 pulled out another 8-4 victory.

Baseball nears season midway point

The Continental baseball team has met great success thus far this season, with an impressive record of 7-4. However the squad is not settling, and the players are looking to become even more consistent and successful in their upcoming games in the NESCAC conference.

M. Lax keeps NESCAC playoff hopes alive

Playing in the NESCAC means facing a difficult schedule that requires not only raw talent but also consistent execution to succeed. As evidenced by their up-and-down results, the Hamilton men’s lacrosse team has not always fulfilled the latter obligation.