Garbage bags, Valentine’s Day mementos and newspaper strips replaced haute couture on the runway for Hamilton’s second annual “Trashion Show” on March 2.
At Tuesday’s faculty meeting, a long-contested area of study received a final decision. The faculty unanimously voted to close the communication major based on what Professor of History and Chair of the Committee on Academic Policy (CAP) Thomas Wilson called a “lack of curricular merit.”
The spirit of Hamilton, the talent of its students and the dedication of its faculty are on full display at the College’s annual Class and Charter Day celebrations to be held this year on Monday, May 12. To mark this day of celebration, Mary McLean Evans ’82, assistant vice president and executive director of the Career Center, will offer the keynote address at the awards ceremony titled “We Know Them as People.”
During the second week of spring break, a group of Hamilton students will travel to San Ramón, Nicaragua to work at Finca Esperanza Verde, or Green Hope Farm, an organic shade-grown coffee farm.
On Thursday, Feb. 27, Dr. Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology at University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, gave a Levitt Lecture entitled, “Malaria: Its Historic Impact on Mankind and the Battle to Stop the Devastation.”
Connecticut College partners with Koru
Former NAACP President lectures at Bowdoin
At Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Hamilton Divests received unanimous support for the following resolution on fossil fuel divestment. Below is a resolution letter to the Hamilton College community outlining specific requests for divestment.
YES: Aggression deserves strict, swift response
Patrick English '15
NO: Beyond diplomacy, let Ukraine fight its own battle
Hristina Mangelova '16
Sit down: Hamilton must address student voices
Lenny Collins '15
Stand up: Colleges should promote political diversity
Patrick English '15
Last Tuesday, Hamilton College was joined to the Friendsy network.Friendsy is a type of social network that allows students within a college to anonymously communicate their interest for friendship, a hook-up or a date with other people from their college. A catch that you learn late is that once your profile is set up, you cannot delete it.
If you go to Commons or McEwen and flip open a copy of The New York Times, you will be hard-pressed to find an article about Canada or Mexico in the World News section. Not even Brazil is likely to figure, and if you think about it, it usually fails to address any Latin American issues at all. Instead, it is filled with stories about Sochi, Syria, Kim Jung-Un and the Japanese deaf composer fiasco. But are these articles really relevant to the United States, or are there more pressing matters?
Last December, following a 26-3 Student Assembly vote in favor of gradually divesting our $775 million endowment from the biggest carbon-emitting companies, The Spectator offered conditional support for the initiative. We applauded student efforts toward divestment, but questioned whether the December proposal was practicable enough to balance Hamilton’s fiduciary duties with its moral obligations. Following improvements to the divestment proposal and, on the heels of a supportive faculty voice vote, The Spectator now stands behind the Divestment Committee’s most recent letter to the Board of Trustees (see p. 7).
Love is imperfect. I find that this is never really taught, but learned—more often than not, the hard way. Love is not what the Disney films of our childhood or the rom-coms from the 80s, 90s and today portray. Love is gritty, raw and has to be worked at constantly. This is not a bad thing because love is something to fight for and, to quote The Office, “Couples fight. And when you fight you know the relationship is still alive, but it’s not until you stop fighting that you realize it’s over.”
Interviews with Gabe Mollica '14, Mark Cryer, Natalie Adams '17, and Courtney Gibbons.
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This article originally appeared in the Sept. 8, 2011 issue of The Spectator. We are publishing it again to honor the memory of Patsy Couper, who passed away on Feb. 17, 2014.
Over the course of the past few years, Patsy Couper has taken to waving the choir students goodbye as they depart on their annual tour.
This past weekend, seven Hamilton students performed Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, directed by Lauren Baker ’16. Originally performed at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre in 2001, this unconventional musical examines the five-year relationship between rapidly aspiring novelist Jamie Wellerstein, played by Ben Goldman ’17, and Cathy Hyatt, a struggling but determined actress, played by Annie McArdle ’17.
This Tuesday, March 11, famed composer Patrick Doyle will be in Wellin Hall for a performance of his recently premiered soundtrack for the 1927 silent film It. Doyle will also be speaking about the piece and visiting Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley’s Music in American Film class.
Lucas Phillips '16 interviews Emma Wilkinson '16 about her upcoming EP, Muse.
It’s that time of year again: spring sports are starting. Hamilton’s women’s lacrosse team is looking to keep to their winning ways coming off an overall record of 9-8 and even going as far as the semi-finals in last year’s NESCAC championship.
The Men’s Lacrosse team had a successful season in 2013, with a record of 9-6, but for them that is not enough.
Although the temperature remains below freezing and the snow piles continue to grow with no sign of spring in sight, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are already gearing up for the spring portion of their season. The Continental tennis program, coming off a strong fall season, will look to continue that momentum in the upcoming spring season.