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The HWS Update

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

Six Deans of Hobart College – Brophy, Hussain, Baer, Butler, Guarasci and Love – gathered in honor of the Bicentennial. In the history of Hobart College, there have been only 16 Deans who have worked to guide and assist each Hobart student to reach their fullest potential during their years at the College. In conjunction

Don’t miss a chance to get career advice from President and CEO of Chegg Dan Rosensweig ’83. Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, president and CEO of Chegg and former HWS Trustee, will give a talk on Monday at 8 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre, where he will offer reflections on his professional journey and provide insights on

A 48-hour giving challenge will support the Writing Colleagues Program. The Colleges’ signature peer-to-peer writing mentorship program has prepared hundreds of graduates to become skilled writers, editors and communicators, and helped even more students refine their big ideas. Now, alums and families can give back to the Writing Colleagues Program during a 48-hour challenge that

Vincent to lead Alabama’s oldest private and historically black liberal arts college. Gregory J. Vincent ’83 has been named the 21st President of Talladega College. An acclaimed civil rights attorney, professor and former HWS President, Vincent currently serves as the Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Civil Rights and Education Initiative in collaboration with

HWS receives its first cryptocurrency gift from Vietnam medic and cardiologist Dr. J. Robert McGhee ’70. The inaugural Bitcoin donation was made by Dr. J. Robert McGhee ’70 in honor of Professor Emeritus of Biology Richard Ryan in support of the Colleges’ strategic goals around advancing scientific education. McGhee says he began reading about Bitcoin

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s spotlight on Kurt Vonnegut’s celebrated novel highlights the Hobart grad who inspired its main character. More than 50 years ago Kurt Vonnegut Litt.D. ’74 published his seminal novel Slaughterhouse Five, based in part on the life of Edward “Joe” Crone Jr. ’45. Imprisoned with Vonnegut during World War II, Crone inspired