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The HWS Update

For the second year in a row, Hobart and William Smith Colleges number among the top U.S. colleges and universities recognized by Washington Monthly for student voting initiatives. The policy magazine’s 2020 College Guide and Rankings also list HWS as fourth in the nation among liberal arts colleges for service. “Civic engagement is a longstanding

Three members of the Classes of 2024 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges share a special distinction — they are the most recent graduates of Geneva High School to be awarded scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA). The students, Henry Loudon ’24, Makayla McCormick ’24 and Kaya Parara ’24, join 12 additional GSA scholars currently

Thirteen HWS students are spending their summer making a positive impact on the Geneva community through the Summer of Service program. With assignments ranging from assisting at a local food pantry to developing a revised virtual strategy for the Colleges’ HWS Corps @ America Reads initiative, the students are providing important services to many Geneva

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the 12th annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, it didn’t stop the HWS community from celebrating the contributions of individuals and organizations that have made a positive difference in the Geneva region. Selected by members of the Service-Learning Advisory Council, the recipients include Geneva Reads and its Executive

In ordinary times, HWS America Reads tutors meet every school day with elementary and middle school students from the Finger Lakes area, offering support to help children acquire new vocabulary, build comprehension and reading fluency skills. The relationships grow throughout the semester with tutors and children sharing common struggles and successes. Although HWS students and elementary students

Campus may be quiet, but the kitchen at Scandling Campus Center is alive with activity. The Colleges are hosting food preparation for the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva, providing hot meals to more than 300 local families during the COVID-19 crisis. The partnership between the Boys & Girls Club, the Colleges and Sodexo was

Geneva 2030, the community partnership to support Geneva’s school children and their families, has new leadership. Karen Fahy, a highly-respected teacher and administrator with a 35-year career in education, including 20 years in the Geneva City School District, will lead the initiative as a consultant, working with the Geneva 2030 Executive Board, which is led

At its 23rd annual dinner, the Boys & Girls Club of Geneva honored Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Katie Flowers with the 2019 Friend of Geneva Public Service Award. Presented to a member of the community in appreciation for service to the families of Geneva, the award is given

The annual Festival of Nations returns for its 13th year with activities celebrating the diverse cultures of the Geneva community. Highlighting the creativity of local students, the festival offers area residents and visitors a chance to engage with school clubs, community organizations and resources while enjoying foods, traditions and music from around the world. In

Episode 6: Sage Gerling For nearly 200 years, the histories of HWS and the City of Geneva have been intertwined. On the newest episode of the “Pulteney Street Podcast: Inside HWS with Joyce Jacobsen,” President Joyce P. Jacobsen discusses Geneva’s identity, diversity, strengths and future development, as well as the legacy of collaboration between the Colleges