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AIDS hike part of week of advocacy on the Hill

Last Sunday, Hamilton hosted its 16th annual AIDS Hike for Life, a hike around Hamilton that raises money for ACR Health, a nonprofit community-based organization providing services and support to people living with chronic illness.

SAVES exposes realities of sexual assault on campus

Campus sexual assaults are notoriously underreported, but Hamilton SAVES (Sexual Assault and Violence Education and Support) is working to combat sexual assault on our campus.

The Movement takes its message to Martin’s Way

The student group known as The Movement continued its efforts to enhance the conversation about race on campus with an event they called a “Walk for Solidarity.”

Valerie Smith lectures on women’s leadership

On Tuesday, April 29, students, faculty and staff gathered in the Kennedy Auditorium to hear Princeton University’s Dean of the College Valerie Smith speak about her career path as a woman of color and to glean general wisdom from the well-rounded leader.

Sciacca gives lecture on Hamilton’s hidden past

On Friday, April 25, Associate Professor of German and Russian Languages and Literatures Frank Sciacca gave the most recent Brown Bag Lunch Talk of the semester, titled “Hamilton Revisited: Sex, Politics, and Religion on the Hill in the 1930s.” For nearly an hour, Sciacca captivated his audience, spinning a complicated narrative based on a score of fascinating characters.

NESCAC News

Tufts students protest on behalf of janitors

Amherst to give Brooks and Silver honorary degrees

Housing lottery creates unnecessary drama

Tucked between students’ return back to campus and the upcoming final exams and papers, the housing lottery serves as a prime example of Hamilton’s over-bureaucratic nonsense adding unnecessary stress to students’ already hectic lives.  Res Life has created a system in which students must plan for any and all possible scenarios while constantly being left in the dark about exactly what is going on.  On Sunday, that system came crumbling down and left me and others like me confused, angry and placed in an unjust situation.

Is Hamilton wasting its money on banners?

Anyone who uses Martin’s Way to get across campus has probably noticed the recent addition of banners attached to the lampposts. They alternate between buff and blue and feature the College’s motto, “Know Thyself”, and phrases from its constitution such as “Cultural Diversity” and “Creativity.”

Communication and consent are key in hookup culture

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Andrew Austin ’14 and Hannah Tessler ’14 gave a very poignant presentation on consent at Hamilton. Their goal was to “establish the importance of clear consent and clarification in a hookup situation in order to prevent sexual assault.”

SA representative reduction will increase efficiency

In a major development on Monday April 14, Student Assembly voted to reduce the number of student representatives per class from five to four. This new legislation will soon reach the student body for a vote that could affect upcoming elections.

A week we cannot forget

This past week, a number of student-led initiatives have sought to foster a safer, healthier and more tolerant community. On Sunday, the Class of 2014 helped sponsor the AIDS Hike for Life, which had over 300 participants and raised over $38,000 for AIDS research. The next day, a group of students, faculty and administrators held the Walk for Solidarity, during which students shared their experiences of discrimination at Hamilton. Also, on Wednesday, Student Assembly hosted its second town hall about diversity and inclusion on campus.

Features

Beers with Ben

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

This week features Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Elizabeth Lee, drinking an Empire Brewing Company IPA.

Sex and the Campus

People joke that Hamilton is a country club with a lot of homework. It does sometimes seem like I live in an oasis of meal plans, reasonably priced concerts, heating and locked doors. When I see the same faces on Martin’s Way every day, our campus starts to feel small and safe.

Where in the world is Asad Javed ’15

There is something to be said about study abroad blogs. From first-hand experience, the stories are just about twenty times more fun than they sound on paper, the pictures NEVER do justice to the feeling of actually being some place new and foreign and the food people talk about so amorously taste and smell a lot more enticingly. But, most of all, God is in the details and the experience of trying to peg down a culture and language that’s not your own is where the real fun is at.

Arts & Entertainment

The Major Four-Teens earn spot in international barbershop competition

The Major Four-Teens, Hamilton’s very own barbershop quartet, has qualified for the 22nd annual Harmony Foundation Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest (CBQC).

CAB concludes another year of acoustic coffeehouses with a personable performance by Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainright Roche’s performance in the last CAB acoustic coffeehouse of the year had every reason to be boring; except, it wasn’t.

Rising hip-hop artist Vic Mensa to perform in Sadove Basement

Three weeks after bringing punk rockers Cloud Nothings to the Hill, the Independent Music Fund (IMF) (with WHCL) is sponsoring its second spring concert, Vic Mensa.

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SAVES & athletics unite for sexual assault readings

As the clock struck noon on Friday, April 25, over 50 student-athletes, coaches, administrators and other members of the community gathered outside of Commons Dining Hall for the second annual sexual assault reading.

Walsh headlines track and field at NESCAC meet

The Hamilton College Outdoor Track and Field team had a strong showing at the NESCAC Championships, which were held at Colby College this past weekend.

M. Tennis edged by Conn College

Headed into the final weekend of the season, the men’s tennis team looked to end the season on a high note. After several hours of a hard fought match, Conn College managed to pull away with a 5-4 victory.