Summer 2019


What’s Your Pleasure?

Special-interest housing is a section of a residence hall dedicated for students with a common interest. “At its best, it means students are actively engaging with others in growing together, supporting each other, and discovering themselves,” says Dean of Students Terry Martinez.


LGBTQ Alumni Share Stories Through Oral History Project

“We’re not only trying to establish an LGBTQ history of Hamilton College, but we want to put this history, and these people who lived it, within a larger context of LGBTQ history in the United States,” says the project’s originator, Professor Joyce Barry.


Create as if No One is Watching

Equality, loss, neglect, legacy. These are just some of the unabashedly vulnerable topics Heidi Wong ’20 addresses in her latest collection of poetry and paintings, The Blue Velvet Dress Says I Told You So, published by 777.

Roz Chast

Roz Chast K’75: Drawing on Fidgety Brilliance

If you know Roz Chast’s cartoons, you know Roz Chast. You know she’s funny. And perceptive. What you might not know from her cartoons: Chast’s two years at Kirkland College in the early 1970s were a formative blur that she considers an important transition toward her life as an artist.

Adams Summit

Scaling Seven Summits for Diabetes

For Taylor Adams ’11, it really is about the journey and not the destination. “It” for Adams came on May 23 when he conquered Mount Everest and joined an elite club of climbers with Type 1 diabetes who have summited Earth’s tallest mountain. 

Ralph Nichols ’40

Hamilton’s D-Day Hero

Ralph Nichols ’40 recounts his D-Day experience with focused detail and the conviction that it’s important for people to hear about World War II.

The Periodic Table of Hamilton

Show and Tell

The Periodic Table of Hamilton

Do you think about Hamilton periodically? 
As a salute to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who published the first periodic table of elements 150 years ago in 1869, we thought it might be fun to create our own ... but with a Hamilton twist. (Don’t worry — unlike your high school chemistry class, there will be no pop quiz tomorrow!)

We asked our readers

We asked our readers

What fashion trend from your college days would you sooner bring back — or forget?

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