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The HWS Update

In November, writer, activist and educator Eli Clare will explore the intersections of social justice, environmental injustice, disability and chronic illness in a two-day visit to the HWS campus. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Clare will present a public lecture, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vandervort

Episode 7: AJ Hassan ’96 On the newest episode of the “Pulteney Street Podcast: Inside HWS with Joyce Jacobsen,” President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Ayesha “AJ” Hassan ’96, the Emmy award-winner vice president and executive creative director for R/GA Chicago, discuss equity in the workplace, problem-solving and the creative process, and the ways advertising can empower its

Seven graduates of the Classes of 2019 will dedicate a year to supporting underserved communities throughout the United States, joining a long tradition of Hobart and William Smith alums who are serving or who have served in AmeriCorps. “AmeriCorps is beautiful,” says Dylan Doeblin ’18, who just finished a year with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community

Molly Gorelick ’19 was recently invited to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer for a two-year placement in the Dominican Republic, where she will serve as a Spanish Literacy Promoter for primary schools. After working with students throughout Ontario County, primarily in elementary schools, and specifically in Geneva’s dual language immersion program, Gorelick found an increased passion in

Swellar Zhuo ’19 and Jacqueline Bange ’19 have been accepted into Rochester Youth Year (RYY). An Americorps VISTA sponsored program, RYY offers recent college graduates a year of full-time employment with a local community organization that combats issues of educational, economic and social equity. Zhuo, a writing and rhetoric and sociology double major, will work

Erika Ireland ’19 has been selected by the Cultural Services division of the French Embassy in the U.S. to participate in the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). She will spend seven months working at middle schools in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, a French overseas department in the Caribbean. A French and Francophone Studies and sociology double

With three years as a member of the Hobart College basketball team under his belt, it’s no surprise that Sam Allen ’20 considers teamwork one of the most important skills he will bring this summer to his internship at the Colorado-based Aspen Institute. The institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that provides a forum

Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, a leading expert in social norms research, was the invited guest speaker last month at the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services’ College Prevention Learning Institute, held at the University of Albany. The Learning Institute was attended by health educators, counselors, college prevention coordinators, researchers and

This month, Miranda Smith ’18, MAT ’19 was named the recipient of a 2019 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Malaysia. The award will support Smith as she undertakes an English Teaching Assistantship in that country in January of 2020. Currently pursuing her master’s in teaching at HWS, Smith hopes that the academic, cultural, economic and

Carrie Lenarcic Firestone ’92 recently announced the debut of her third book for young readers, the middle-grade novel Dress Coded, after signing a book deal with G.P. Putnam’s Sons, under the umbrella of Penguin Books USA. The release is planned for publication in summer 2020. The book tells the story of an eighth grader who