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The HWS Update

Correctional Officer William “Billy” Quinn was the first casualty of the Attica Prison Riot; his daughter visits HWS to discuss justice for Attica’s victims and their survivors. As part of an ongoing series of discussions that examine crime, victimization, and justice, Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton invites author Deanne Quinn Miller and investigative reporter

Allison Jordan ’21 graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and sociology and joined Steps to Success at Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, an AmeriCorps program. She’s also using her post-graduate year to apply to law school. In this Q&A, Jordan shares what motivates her to serve the Boston, Mass. community, and her vision for a better

During an intensive course over winter break, HWS students looked through a sociological lens at the practices, trends, challenges and controversies of policing in the U.S. Associate Professor of Sociology Jim Sutton, an expert on criminology, guided students through a detailed examination of the nation’s law enforcement principles and practices. “Sociology of Police and Policing,”

Hobart and William Smith and the Geneva community innovated rapidly in response to the global pandemic, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage explains in an article he co-authored with 11 HWS students, faculty and staff. Their interdisciplinary scholarship was published in the International Journal of Community Well-Being and describes acts of resiliency and creativity

This year, two outstanding HWS faculty members have been selected as recipients of endowed professorships. Created and supported through the generosity of numerous alumni, alumnae and friends, these awards underwrite the work of faculty in recognition of exceptional teaching and research. The funding supports increased opportunities and resources for scholarship and academic initiatives. This year’s

Students in “Experimental Archaeology and Paleotechnology” will begin the academic year transported to a time in prehistory, after hominins had created tools and before the invention of writing systems. Their coursework will take them outside the classroom, where – just like their hominin predecessors – they will engage with the local environment and exploit locally

Jacqueline Cook ’21 and Olivia Weiler ’21 are interning at Bank of America this summer. Working as summer analysts at one of America’s largest financial institutions, the two intend to gain valuable experience, connections and insight into the finance industry. Interning in Global Transaction Services for the summer, Weiler looks forward to learning more about

Former Police Officer Cariol Horne shared her story during a talk titled “From Officer to Activist” on Thursday, July 30. Horne’s talk addressed topics including police misconduct, systemic racism and the bystander effect. In 2006, Horne – a 19-year veteran officer of the Buffalo Police Department – physically stopped a fellow police officer who was

In an opinion piece this week in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department James Sutton argues that the poor social distancing practices of young people should not be the primary target for our contempt of the current outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus. Sutton reasons, “Ultimately,

Six members of the William Smith College rowing team were recently named Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. It’s the most Herons honored by the CRCA since six were recognized in 2015. To become a CRCA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must be in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility, be ranked performance-wise in the