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The HWS Update

The latest recipients of the Geneva Scholarship Associates fund are beginning to explore a variety of academic fields and interests during their first semester. With interests spanning art history, economics and entrepreneurial studies, three Geneva High School graduates – the latest recipients of scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) – are engaging with campus during

Architecture and studio art double major Courtney Page ’22 is painting an imaginative underwater scene in the halls of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center. Courtney Page ’22 began painting an epic underwater scene in the hallways of the Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center in May. Several months in to the work, she has painted cartoon dolphins,

Hobart and William Smith students turned out in full force for the annual Fall Day of Service on Saturday. More than 160 students volunteered at 14 sites throughout the greater-Geneva area, raking, weeding and cleaning areas such as the shores of Seneca Lake, public gardens and cemeteries. Indoors they assisted at St. Peter’s Church and

A $150,000 grant from StriveTogether will support programs to improve racial equity in the Geneva community as well as the appointment of a fulltime Geneva 2030 director. Geneva 2030 recently received a $150,000 grant that will fund work around racial equity in the Geneva City School District and the efforts of Geneva 2030’s six Action

A three-year, $150,000 gift from former Genevan Dr. Philip Breitfeld will support Geneva 2030’s efforts to foster success for local students. Over the next three years, Dr. Philip Breitfeld’s gift will enable Geneva 2030 to expand and deepen its work to improve education opportunity for students in the Geneva City School District. The grant also

Hobart and William Smith recognize students, faculty and partners in Geneva for their investment in the local community.

The founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival’s 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva Music Festival has presented acclaimed international artists in venues throughout the Finger Lakes and brought culturally diverse programming and educational concerts to local school districts.

The Colleges’ popular Community Sale has been transformed for 2021 into the HWS Donation Effort. This year, instead of inviting community members to shop donated clothing and supplies, students from Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis’ “Sustainability, Consumption and Commodities” seminar created a plan to redistribute items directly to community partners. Additionally, 16 student volunteers will

Edie Falk ’21 has been accepted into City Year, a nonprofit organization partnered with AmeriCorps, that provides student support to high need urban schools. In August, Edie Falk ’21 will begin work as a mentor and teacher’s assistant for AmeriCorps’ City Year at a school in Buffalo, N.Y. In the position, she will provide classroom