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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hamilton, The Play Has Caused A Boon At Hamilton, The College

HamChronicle of Higher Education, Before the Musical, There Was the College:

Hamilton, that is. The popularity of the musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton has apparently rubbed off on the liberal-arts college in upstate New York, which has seen applications rise in the past year, says David Wippman, Hamilton’s president. The college was named for the once-forgotten founding father, who was a trustee of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy (renamed Hamilton College in 1812), and the college's mascot, “Alex,” is a representation of Hamilton in his Continental Army uniform. Although it’s not something he can quantify, Mr. Wippman says the hit musical “certainly hasn’t hurt,” and it’s been a boon for alumni: As the show tours the country, the college buys blocks of tickets so Hamilton alums can attend.

For more on my obsession with interest in Hamilton, see here and:

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Comments

Pity. That college is a scandal. Clinton, NY is a nice town, though.

Posted by: Art Deco | Jul 19, 2017 12:14:27 PM