2017 marked the centennial year of the U.S. entry into World War I, which the College commemorated by remembering the Hampden-Sydney men who fought in the Great War. At the Wilson Center's annual Veterans Day program, military historian and Wilson Fellow Col. Greg Eanes, USAF (Ret), highlighted H-SC veterans who served on the Western Front during the First World War.
Tillmon Cook '18 spent four months aboard the MV World Odyssey with 600 other students from 33 countries, earning college credit while sailing the world. He tells us about his global adventures that took him to four continents, 11 countries, and 12 cities.
Although the original college buildings served Hampden-Sydney for the first four decades of its existence, by the 1840s, most of them had fallen into ruin. This area of the original campus came to be known as "Old College," but over time the locations of those first structures were lost to memory. Today, not a single building from the 18th-century College stands. Efforts are now being made to study and preserve the archaeological remains by using cutting-edge technology to survey the area. Funded in part by the S. Mason and Lulu Cole Charitable Trust, the project is a cooperative effort between local archaeologists, the Esther T. Atkinson Museum, and the Hampden-Sydney College history department.
An alumni-sponsored internship confirmed to Will Fussy '18 that the law—particularly its intersection with science—was the direction he wanted to head. "After interning with Zachary Dussault '07 at Kushner and Kushner during the summer of my junior year, I knew I wanted to become an attorney," says Will. "So when I needed to choose a topic for my honors capstone, I found one that combines my biology major with my desire to attend law school: the legal patenting of human genes."