Re: Housing changes awaken apathetic students
—Ben Yeo ’15
Re: Alexander Hamilton, Fiscal Responsibility and European Debt
—Paul A. Carrier ’14
On the Committee on Greek Recruitment’s recommendation
—John Kennedy ’14
Re: Another look at divestment
—Ming Chun Tang ’16
On Monday, the Committee on Greek Recruitment distributed a report that highlighted several proposed changes to the Greek recruitment process. Most notably, the report recommends delaying the rushing and pledging periods by a semester—to first-year spring and sophomore fall respectively. The committee believes that these changes will allow first year students to properly acclimate to life at Hamilton before “making the significant commitment to membership in a Greek Organization.”More ...
Re: A call to arms for adamant individuals
Instructional Support Librarian
In response to proposed housing changes:
—Jason Ross ’14
To honor the sisters of Alpha Theta Chi:
Director, Kirkland Town Library
On Student Assembly:
Lyman Munschauer ’13
The debate over divestment has swarmed across college campuses over the past year, and it has finally hit the Hill. Members of our community are asking the College to “immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds.” They argue that such an act will prevent harm to our environment. Their position, while morally admirable, is economically untenable.More ...
While I certainly cannot speak for every member of the Republican Party, every conservative Hamilton student or even every member of the Hamilton College Republicans, I do believe that a great number of my rightward leaning peers share many of the sentiments which I am about to lay before you. I hope that even if you are not moved to accept any of our beliefs or reasoning, you can at least better understand why it is that we are proud to call ourselves Republicans.More ...
This week’s meeting of Student Assembly was surprisingly well attended, but for those new attendees, also surprisingly unproductive. Students arrived expecting to give their input on the First Year Experience, but were told they were too late. The ripple around the room at this announcement was one of disbelief, confusion and anger—and I felt all of it.More ...
While serving on Student Assembly (SA) this year as an appointed representative for the class of 2013, I have felt a thick sense of irony whenever the Assembly has made an important decision predicated on the logic that the Assembly is the representative voice for the entire student body. True, on paper, the members of Hamilton’s SA were elected or appointed in order to fulfill a mission of representing the larger community; however, a closer look shows that the student body and the student government are noticeably detached from one another.More ...
I love my bright yellow Schwinn more than I rightly should. The bike’s brakes tend to stick to the wheels and the old, cracked tires always threaten to pop, telling me that the senior I bought it from during my freshman year probably swindled me out of my $50. Yet the tires haven’t popped yet, and every year I can’t wait until the snow melts so I can finally bust out my bright yellow bike of sunshine and ride around in the warm spring air.More ...
Famous Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel once said, “You have to begin to lose your memory, if only bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all.” Many of us graduating seniors at Hamilton define our four years here by the amazing experiences that we all have had and the memories that we will never forget.More ...