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Emmy Award-winning “60 Minutes” Correspondent Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97 is the recipient of the Los Angeles Press Club’s top honor, the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement.

This fall, Tamari Bekauri ’20 begins medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.  Following a holistic liberal arts experience and a job in a clinical research laboratory, Tamari Bekauri ’20 will begin medical school in August at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at

Educator and instructional coach Shavonne Ward ’09 headlined the annual celebration of students’ achievements and Alger Adams ’32, the first Black graduate of Hobart College. “Life experiences have the propensity to propel us forward, but not define us,” Shavonne Ward ’09 told the audience at the 21st annual Alger L. Adams ’32 Academic Excellence Award

Alumnus is thankful for education that propelled his success as a litigation attorney.  Keith Cohen ’81 says the well-rounded, liberal arts education he received as a student at HWS helped make him a successful trial attorney. To show his appreciation, he has funded a display case located on the first floor of Stern Hall for

During the most recent Day of Service, students began work on a new labyrinth for spiritual restoration. A gift from Honorary Trustee Katherine D. Elliott ’66, L.H.D. ’08 enabled construction to begin this spring on a labyrinth that will offer the HWS community a new site for spiritual restoration on campus. During the spring Day of Service,

In the latest issue of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen talks with Jim Cecere ’91, founder and owner of two of Geneva’s newest and most interesting shops, FLX Goods & Vinifera. During the interview, Cecere discusses his time as a student at HWS, the value he’s realized from his liberal arts education,

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