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Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Join the HWS community in celebrating Black history through a teach-in, virtual art exhibition and speaker series. In celebration of Black History Month, the Colleges will host events facilitated by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of Intercultural Affairs,

Following a summer internship last year, Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has secured a position as a USD Clearing Analyst after graduation. Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has accepted a post-graduate position as a USD Clearing Analyst with BNP Paribas. She landed the job after completing an internship as a summer analyst, also in the clearing and payments group.

As part of Black History Month, on Monday, Feb. 15, the Colleges will host a conversation about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring members of the Geneva community. Members of the Hobart and William Smith and Geneva communities will gather virtually on Monday, Feb. 15 to remember the life and

The epic biography of Malcolm X, begun by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Les Payne P’88 and completed by his daughter Tamara Payne ’88, was named the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Non-Fiction. The National Book Foundation honored The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X at the 71st annual

With her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey ’21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine beauty, style and culture in the U.S. The collection — which began with hyperrealist paintings of lips, hairstyles and nude bodies — was intended to

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice invites faculty, students, staff and visiting speakers to interrogate language as they explore the theme, “What’s in a name?” The Colleges also welcome Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova as the Fisher Center’s new director. “What’s in

The Rising Panthers, a grassroots student organization at Hobart and William Smith, have organized a second march of the semester in their efforts to make Hobart and William Smith a more inclusive campus. The effort is supported by The Dreamers, a group of students on the diversity, equity and inclusion committee of William Smith Congress

Shayna Riggins ’22 landed an advertising internship at Merkley & Partners in New York City for the summer of 2021. As a Media and Society major and Spanish and Africana Studies double-minor, Riggins believes the position will be “an amazing opportunity for hands-on experience in the advertising industry.” Riggins learned of the opening with help

On June 13, HWS faculty, staff and students were joined by members of the Geneva community for the first in a series of virtual teach-ins on racial justice titled “Voices of Protest and Love: Liberatory Knowledge in the Hour of George Floyd.” Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Intercultural Affairs