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EARLHAMITE SELECTED AS RHODES SCHOLAR
SFTHmarch16EDevents.pngHashem Abu Sham'a `17 has been selected as one of just three Rhodes Scholars by the Rhodes Trust for its inaugural Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine program. He is the third Earlhamite to earn the honor, and the first since 1917.

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EARLHAM ALUMNA RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

Margaret H. Hamilton '58 — a computer scientist who helped create the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle — has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

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THE PASSING OF PAUL LACEY

SFTHmarch16MayCrossen.pngIt is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Paul Lacey – professor emeritus of English, former provost and acting College president from 1973-74.

Alumni are welcome to share memories of Paul and read the comments of fellow Earlhamites on the Alumni Facebook page.

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COLLEGE RECEIVES $1 MILLION ANONYMOUS GIFT
SFTHmarch16Sustainability.pngOn the eve of 2017, an anonymous donor gave Earlham College a surprise gift of $1 million for student scholarships.

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AUCTION OF 303-ACRE FARM TO BENEFIT THE SCIENCES

A historic farm in northwestern Indiana that was bequeathed to Earlham College will be auctioned later this month with proceeds supporting the natural sciences.

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MORE THAN HALF OF FALL SPORT QUAKERS NAMED SCHOLAR STUDENT-ATHLETES

SFTHmarch16MayCrossen.pngIn order to be named a scholar student-athlete by the College, student-athletes must have a 3.2 grade point average in the semester of athletic competition.

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ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
  • Nick Johnson `01 and Melissa Johnson `03 were featured on ESPN College Gameday about their perseverance in the face of health issues.
  • Kelsey Crowe `91 and her co-author were interviewed by CNN about their new book on empathy, There Is No Good Card For This.
  • Edward Kamonjoh `02has been appointed as executive director for the 50/50 Climate Project, a non-profit focused on increasing the climate competency of corporate boards.
  • Chris Dilts `99 was on assignment at President Obama's farewell speech in Chicago for Bloomberg News and shared some of his photos on Instagram.
  • Jennifer Bundick Smith `09under the penname J.S. Lenore, is anticipating the release of Burner, the first book in her upcoming fictional series, The Affinity Series.
  • You! Submit a Class Note for Earlhamite magazine.

 

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UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS

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Show us your Earlham!
Next time you're out in an Earlham shirt or hat, pose proudly, and take a photo. Send it to the Alumni Office or post it on social media with the hashtag #EarlhamEverywhere.

 



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