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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

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

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

On Tuesday, March 26, the Hobart Deans Office and the Hobart Deans Council will host a panel to discuss the history and future of Hobart traditions and HWS in relation to First Nation communities. “Hobart Traditions: Acknowledging the Past, Envisioning the Future” will begin at 4 p.m. in the Seneca Room. The Hobart Deans Council, which is

HWS Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, HWS Professor of Chemistry David W. Craig P’05 and Assistant Professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University Jessica M. Perkins were recently published in pieces that explore utilizing the social norms approach to address health and various behaviors among young adults. In the