“The college years” mark a transition from adolescence to maturity and independence. In the classroom, professors provide pupils with the fundamental skills of intelligent communication and analysis. Student-run publications are a platform upon which this knowledge can be transformed into practice. This freedom to explore an individual voice and construct a distinct style is only granted when students are empowered with a sense of agency and responsibility for the message they deliver.
Straying from its usual panoply of liberal visiting lecturers, the Hamilton Community has invited speakers with unexplored takes on commonly dis- cussed campus issues this semester--and, importantly, students have been attending.
We accept the upcoming retirement of Dean Nancy Thompson with reluctance. She deserves rest and quiet, but we receive this news as a loss. When appointed dur- ing our sophomore year, she was a warm and welcoming administrator. She soon became much more.
Clinton, New York has always been the home of Hamilton College. This quaint, cozy central New York location is a key part of the identity of the college. Students attend Hamilton for its outstanding academics, fantastic alumni base and abundance of academic and professional resources, but also to experience life in Clinton. A big part of that experience is the night life.
With the atrocities that we call an upstate New York winter finally hitting hard enough that Hamilton students are refusing to leave their beds, except for the occasional meal or participation-heavy class, FebFest has come to the rescue.