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The HWS Update

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

Hobart alum Dr. William W. Latimer ’85 becomes seventh president, first man and first lay person to lead Chestnut Hill College. Dr. William W. Latimer ’85, an infectious disease epidemiologist, has been named president of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia becoming the first man and first lay president in the college’s nearly 100-year-old history. The

 Shavonne Ward ’09, whose career has focused on creating educational equity, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Alger Adams Dinner. The annual Alger L. Adams ’32 Academic Excellence Award Dinner will bring together members of the Hobart and William Smith community in recognition of students’ achievements and to honor the legacy of

William Kline ’23, Brendon Bennett ’23 and Moritz Marchart ’22 are the winners of The Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest for their biomaterials company Fibrworks.“We have to get rid of materials that harm our planet,” William Kline ’23 said during the 11th annual Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Contest. With his partners Brendon

John Sipher ’83, P’19, who worked for the CIA’s clandestine service for 28 years, and Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, unpacked the latest developments in the unfolding crisis. In a webinar on Friday, Feb. 25, President Joyce P. Jacobsen hosted a conversation between John Sipher ’83,

Acclaimed artist Jen Wu ’12, who was recently featured by the National Art Gallery, prepares for two solo exhibits.   Jen Wu’s art is a fusion of sculpture and painting. With latex paint as her medium, Wu transforms liquid into sculpture by coating several layers of paint, then cutting the dry paint to reveal the

During 24 hours of giving, supporters of HWS Athletics donated nearly $900,000. The 2022 Hobart and William Smith Athletics Day of Donors yielded record-setting gifts and much celebration with $883,998 in support for the Statesmen and Herons. This is the single biggest fundraising day for the Colleges. “On behalf of HWS Athletics, we all send

A new endowed scholarship supports pre-med students and honors family bonds. For Susan Steinberg Lieberman ’60, P’86, P’88, P’98 and her husband, the late Dr. Robert C. Lieberman ’58, P’86, P’88, P’98, Hobart and William Smith “is where it all began.” Susan recalls meeting Robert at a campus social event soon after arriving on campus.

Current and former U.S. Congressional Representatives, including HWS alums, joined members of the campus community for a panel discussion on careers in the nation’s capital. During this year’s Day on the Hill program, students engaged with three long-time Congressmen on topics such as climate change, foreign policy and bipartisanship — as well as advice on