If you consider Hamilton’s reputation of a bursting number of government and world politics majors and a vibrant, public commitment to civil rights issues, you would think that a talk by one of the last decade’s greatest civil rights leaders would draw a packed crowd, and you would be right–except the chapel looked more like Kirkland College than Hamilton College. At this past Monday’s lecture by Lilly Ledbetter the audience included around 100 people, and less than ten of them were male. This disparity is at the very least statistically troubling and at the most a dire indication of gendered disinterest about significant women’s issues on campus. The woman who helped create the most significant pieces of civil right’s legislation in the last fifteen years came to Hamilton, and all the men of the political sciences apparently had something better to do.
It is abundantly clear that Hamilton College needs to improve when it comes to sexual assault adjudication, especially against the backdrop of the federal investigation of Title IX violations against the College.
Hamilton Democratic Socialists formed early in the fall of 2014 to create the space necessary to discuss social and economic inequality, politicize the community and take part in organizing student activism on the hill.
Kicking off against a strong NESCAC opponent, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams took on the Wesleyan Cardinals on Feb. 28.