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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

William Smith College senior rower Annika Linden was recently accepted into the Peace Corps. The Sherborn, Mass., native was assigned to the youth development program in Morocco. An anthropology major, Linden became interested in joining the Peace Corps after she returned from her semester in Thailand. “I began to take it seriously and really considered joining after I

In a Time magazine article, Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Annear discusses some of the underlying motivations people have to wear face masks as states begin to reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns. In “Americans Are Desperate to Go Back Outside. Can Rationing Access to Parks and Beaches Make That Safer?” Annear discusses why people are adhering

Brandon Harding ’20 is the recipient of a 2020 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Vietnam, where he will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Harding, who studied abroad in Vietnam in 2018, says returning to the country through the Fulbright program will enrich his “insight into the ethnic and cultural identity of Vietnam,” offer him

Following a nationwide search, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have announced the appointment of Dr. Mary L. Coffey as Provost and Dean of Faculty. Coffey currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., in the Office of the Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the equivalent

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

Renowned paleontologist Matt Lamanna ’97 will give the keynote address during Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ 2019 Convocation ceremony, which marks the official start of the academic year. Live stream the event here. “It is so exciting to welcome back to campus Matt Lamanna, who has been at the forefront of paleontological research since his