Five people with connections to Hobart and William Smith Colleges are featured in the May 8 issue of Time Magazine in its Special Report: “The lives and ideas of the world's most influential people.”
Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton are featured in the Heroes and Pioneers section of that report.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is included in the Leaders and Revolutionaries section.
Ralph Nader and Sandra Day O'Connor are among those who wrote profiles for the section.
Wiesel, an author who has spoken widely about the Holocaust, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree from the Colleges in June 1982. He also spoke in May 2000 as the concluding lecturer in the Genocide in the 20th Century series at the Smith Opera House, sponsored by the Colleges.
Former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have each appeared and spoken numerous times at the Colleges.
Consumer advocate Nader, the Green Party candidate for President in November 2000, was a guest lecturer in December 2000 at the Smith Opera House, sponsored by the Colleges. He wrote about Arizona Sen. John McCain.
O'Connor, a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1981 until 2006, received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from HWS in 1985. She wrote about Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.