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The HWS Update

Vuthy Vey ’24 has begun his first semester at the Colleges a little bit differently than most of his classmates. Located in his home in Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia, Vey joins his peers via Zoom for coursework in computer science, his First-Year Seminar “Einstein, Relativity and Time,” and other classes. Vey, who has experience

The Classes of 2024 have arrived on campus. Their Orientation Weekend was filled with virtual opportunities to learn about the Colleges’ academics, programs and departments, and time to connect with new roommates, classmates, faculty and staff. All of the in-person programming was held outdoors, providing students with space to social distance and explore their new

When asked the typical interview question, “If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?,” Reece Wilson ’24 said, “I would want to meet myself in 10 years.” And not for the reason you might expect. Wilson is not interested in learning if his future self is rich or famous. He

For her final project in Integrated Global Studies at New Trier High School, Mary Baillos ’24 studied whether municipalities with limited funds for waste diversion initiatives should invest in either curbside recycling or composting. She considered the environmental impact and feasibility of both programs. A semester of research later, Baillos not only concluded that municipal

Orientation Coordinators Garrett Downs ’22 and Lalaine Vergara ’21 have returned to campus to plan a memorable Orientation Weekend for the Classes of 2024. First up, the pair have launched a video series on Facebook and Instagram at @HWSOrientation which will introduce incoming students to the campus and Geneva, N.Y. community. Downs and Vergara have

For Molly Trunfio ’24, playing an instrument is all in the family. A guitar player and singer, she often performs at festivals with her uncle Dave McKeon and his bluegrass band Moonshine Falls. In 2019, Trunfio performed as a soloist at the Ennis Music Festival in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. “I have been surrounded by

Having found a passion for politics through a service opportunity with the Swedish Armed Forces and a fellowship with the Elizabeth Warren Campaign, Linnea Batey ’24 is eager to begin her studies at HWS, where she intends to pursue a degree in political science. As a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, Batey

As an intern for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019, Alexander Konradi ’24 gained professional experience in both information technology and community relations. While juggling his internship, Konradi competed in the inaugural European U20 Lacrosse Championships for the Latvian national team. An iconic institution in the city of Dallas, Konradi says that like most people around

Inspired by the March for Our Lives movement built by Parkland, Fla. students and in an effort to further awareness around the issue of gun violence, Madeleine “Maddi” Meyer ’24 and a team of student leaders in her community organized a rally in Annapolis, Md.  Meyer’s role was to leverage the power of social media

Preparation for Orientation 2020 is already underway with the appointment of Garrett Downs ’22 and Lalaine Vergara ’21 to the positions of Orientation Coordinators. The pair will spend the summer planning activities and sessions for Orientation Weekend that are designed to introduce the Colleges’ newest members to campus. “I want to show the Classes of