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Hamilton College students show support at Utica rally

Hamilton students joined members of all ages from Utica and surrounding communities for the Refugee Solidarity Rally on Feb. 10. More ...

Hamilton Community members coalesce around Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Hamilton community members came together for a “party with a purpose.” While participants ate brownies, Opus cookies, cheese and guacamole, they also thought of the ways in which they could aid Planned Parenthood and prevent its being defunded. More ...

Annual Feb Fest Week proves successful yet again

This year’s Feb Fest is looking to best past years’ by combining new events with past Fest’s greatest hits.  More ...

NESCAC News, February 16

Wesleyan students create phone bank to increase civic engagement on campus ; Amherst President condemns Trump’s “Muslim Ban” after protest from college community ; Connecticut College hosts annual Green Dot Week More ...

NESCAC News, February 9

Bates College experiences temporary shutdown as result of weather; Colby’s plans to expand residences to downtown Waterville under examination by town; Williams revises their marijuana policy More ...

Hamilton alumna speaks to College’s immigration policy

As promised in President David Wippman’s Jan. 30 email, Immigration Attorney Helen Konrad ’84 facilitated an informational summary of events followed by a question and answer session regarding President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order and Immigration Ban More ...

Shenandoah-Kirkland Initiative connects with the Oneida Indian Nation

Before Hamilton College was Hamilton College, it was the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, founded by Samuel Kirkland with the intention of being a school for Anglo-American and American Indian students to study together. The Oneida Nation community gifted the land to Kirkland for free in order to create the school. However, when the school was finally up and running, only two students were American Indian; by the time Kirkland passed away, there were no American Indian students in attendance. In 1812, the Hamilton-Oneida Academy became chartered as Hamilton College, leaving little remembrance of Hamilton’s founding history. More ...

Posse Plus Retreat tackles issues of national divisions

This past weekend, Feb. 3-5, the Posse Foundation hosted the annual Posse Plus Retreat (PPR) at the Radisson Hotel in Utica, NY. More ...

Janet Halley gives controversial lecture on sexual assault

On Feb. 3, Janet Halley, the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, presented the third and final lecture in her series of presentations “Rethinking Campus Sexual Assault,” sponsored by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. More ...

Students teach the teachers at MLK Jr. Dinner hosted by DMC

On Saturday, Jan. 28, students, faculty and staff joined together in the Fillus Events Barn for a dinner honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The event did not stop with the meal. A collaborative effort between Professor Margo Okazawa-Rey and Director of Opportunity Programs and Interim Director of Diversity and Inclusion Phyllis Breland, hosted by the Days-Massolo Center, this MLK Jr. dinner had a second component to it, called “Teaching the Teachers.” Okazawa-Rey explains, “Intergenerational dialogues and learning were an important strand in the 1960s ’70s Civil Rights movement: Since then we have strayed a bit, especially because of age-segregation. My goal is for us to reconnect intergenerationally—where we are are engaging in genuine, reciprocal teaching and learning, talking and listening.” So after dinner, the group was split into two groups. One group learned slang words while the other learned new dance moves. Then the two groups switched. At the end, everyone joined back together to share their new knowledge. More ...

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