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Director of Alumni and Alumnae Relations Chevanne DeVaney ’95, P’21, P’23 will serve as the mentor for Posse 9, a group of 10 students from Los Angeles, Calif., who will arrive on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. One of the nation’s most prestigious and successful college access programs, the Posse Foundation grew from the

On Jan. 18, HWS and the Geneva community will march to honor the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hobart and William Smith will join the Geneva community for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and Memorial Service on Monday, Jan. 18. The event is organized by the Geneva MLK

Renee Grant, currently the associate director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs, has been named the new director of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Opportunity Program. Renee Grant has been selected to lead the Colleges’ Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Opportunity Program (HEOP/AOP), which

When Feven Yohannes ’04 was writing product descriptions for 2.4.1 Cosmetics, the makeup company she owns with identical twin sister Helena, she asked herself: What would Oprah say? The media mogul has long been a role model for the sisters, political refugees from Eritrea who grew up in Rochester, N.Y. Now, a lip gloss collection

Before the 2001 Minnesota Twins outfield of Torii Hunter, Jacques Jones and Matt Lawton adopted the moniker “Soul Patrol,” there was Hobart’s all-Black midfield unit of Malcolm Anderson ’87, Ray “Tiny” Crawford ’87 and Mark “Skip” Darden ’87. US Lacrosse Magazine recently featured the trio in a story, “The Inside Story of Hobart’s historic ‘Soul Patrol.’”

Love, self-care and healing relationships were the focus of a live virtual discussion with Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 on Nov. 17. In conversation with Rev. Owen Thompson ’93 of the Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack, N.Y., and Chaplain and Dean for Spiritual Engagement Nita Byrd, Curry discussed

Four William Smith alums — Rachel Henderson ’06, senior vice president of corporate social good at Fenton; Delvina Morrow ’09, director of strategic and community initiatives for the Pittsburgh Penguins; Joann Skinner ’18, a first-year Drexel University law student; and the Rev. LaKisha Williams ’96, assistant director of advocacy and community engagement for #DegreesNYC —

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is an inaugural member of a new partnership of more than 50 liberal arts institutions committed to improving and advancing racial equity. Launched this month by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance will offer resources and opportunities throughout the

Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 will discuss his new book as well as his philosophy on love and self-care with the Hobart and William Smith community in a live Zoom event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m EST / 8:30 PST. The discussion, moderated

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