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The HWS Update

During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

As senior week begins, the Colleges prepare to send off the Classes of 2022. Having persevered through COVID-19 protocols, the HWS Classes of 2022 will soon don their caps and gowns — but not before a week of festivities, including the annual Senior Dinner. Following Senior Week 2022, soon-to-be graduates will join their families, friends

The Agitators by Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 is one of six nonfiction books for adults recognized this year for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 earned a Christopher Award for her 2021 book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who

The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00, the cofounders of “Black Woman Be Whole,” led a self-care workshop on campus. In April, Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00 returned to their alma mater to lead a self-care and wellness workshop for BIPOC, female and non-binary identifying students, faculty and staff. The event was sponsored

Two new speaker series invite international experts to campus, thanks to gifts from former Trustee James F. Anderton IV ’65. Beginning next fall, the Anderton World Affairs Symposium and the Anderton Economic Policy Symposium will bring a new range of expertise and insight to campus and the broader HWS community. Respectively focused on current affairs

Twenty years ago, HWS students on Alternative Spring Break buried a time capsule. In March, a Zoom gathering celebrated the relationship between HWS and Mariam Boyd Elementary that has flourished ever since. Twenty years ago, Michael Harms Matthews ’00 was in his second year of teaching at Mariam Boyd Elementary through Teach for America. The

Hobart and William Smith professors will be leading a week-long trip to Cuba, designed for HWS parents and alums. From December 10-19, Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Summer Farnsworth will accompany a group of parents and alums to explore Cuba’s environment and culture. Brown and Farnsworth have

“When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” The United Nations Postal Administration has honored Dr. Wangari Matthai P’94, P’96, L.H.D. ’94 on a stamp in remembrance of her birthday. Issued in Germany, the stamp reads “When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” Matthai was the first female

Through a 48-hour giving challenge, the HWS community showed up to support writing enrichment and peer writing mentorship. The Give Write Now Challenge, a 48-hour fundraising challenge to support the Writing Colleagues Program, was a breakout success. Through the generosity of the HWS community, $28,043 was donated to support writing excellence at the Colleges. “The