“When we’re hiring, we now take along a laptop with a series of pictures of the space, and when we’re talking to a job candidate and say, “Here’s what it looks like.” And you can see a picture from inside a faculty member’s office with the faculty person sitting there… several students sitting across the desk. And in the background, you can see out the door, and there are 10 people outside the door, too. You look at the face, and some people look at that and say, “Are you crazy? Who would want to do that?” The people that we hire are the people who look at that and say, “That’s where I want to be. That’s what I’m going to be doing.”
There hasn’t been a Broadway show that has captured the public’s imagination in quite the same way that “Hamilton” has. And, Oh, about 250 miles northwest of Broadway, in Clinton, New York, there’s another Hamilton. And this one has captured the attention of scholars, parents and students. It’s Hamilton College, named after the subject of that Broadway musical.