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The HWS Update

Tess Weber ’23 colorfully describes her encounters in a travel blog.  While studying abroad in Denmark, Tess Weber ’23 is documenting new experiences in her blog Travels With Tess: Spending the Fall 2021 Semester in Europe. As a student blogger, Weber is one of 15 American students who are capturing their day-to-day in the Danish

Gabriela Martinez ’22 named a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, which honors student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.  Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purpose of higher education, has named Gabriela Martinez ’22 as one of only 212 students nationwide who

For her Honors project, anthropology major Carly Kelly ’21 studied the formation of Syrian Christians’ ethnoreligious identity in Geneva. Throughout her academic career, Carly Kelly ’21 has specialized in the geographic area of the Middle East with an aspiration to become an anthropologist. As an Honors project, she dove deeply into understanding the Syrian Christian

Stories of women Olympians and Paralympians are the focus of the Flame Bearers podcast, produced by Michelle Poulin ’15. As producer of the Flame Bearers podcast, Michelle Poulin ’15 is working to tell the stories of woman-identifying Olympians and Paralympians. A graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School, Poulin is in charge of scouting and virtually interviewing

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

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

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

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

Writer, teacher and community builder Carrie Lenarcic Firestone ’92 has agreed to host a virtual author talk for the Hobart and William Smith community. The general writing discussion will be followed by a 30-minute “ask me anything” conversation about writing and publishing. The date will be set shortly. Firestone is the author of the acclaimed young adult novels The

Educators Alta Markley ’17 and Alexandra Belden ’15 have received the Success Academy’s Excellence in Education Awards for their work as teachers with the charter school network. Markley, a First Grade Lead Teacher at SA Bronx 2, won an Excellence Award for Achievement, which recognizes teachers whose students perform at the highest academic level based