For the Hamilton Emergency Response Team, Monday’s events must have passed in the blink of an eye. For the rest of the community, though, Monday seemed to never end. Members of The Spectator spent the lockdown in a Minor bedroom, the Field House and even the Print Shop. Whether you were a student, faculty member or staff member, the day was long, stressful, and uncertain to varying degrees. Our only instructions and information came from e-mails and press conferences, and most of our decisions became matters of personal discretion. While some professors stopped lecturing, locked their doors and secured their students to the best of their ability, other professors continued lecturing, abandoned students once they were finished and then tested them on that day’s material the very next day. As some students huddled without food in the Library’s generator rooms, others posted on WiGo about beautiful weather and playing Frisbee on the quad just outside. These latter choices were dangerous, inconsiderate and demonstrate that the community needs as much emergency training as HERT.
In what WiGo executives called an “improbable victory,” Hamilton College beat Suffolk University 122-94 in the final round of the WiGo Madness Tournament on April 13. All of our hard work and unity paid off—WiGo will be hosting a party for us on May 2 with a value of $8,000.
Why Sweden? A quest to be good at studying abroad.
The women’s rowing team has already made history and plans on making even more this season. After several successful races this season, Hamilton’s women’s rowing team is ranked fifth in Division III rowing by Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, the highest ranking ever earned by the team.