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Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation’s capital with their peers and faculty advisers. “The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential,

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges literary journal, Seneca Review, recently released a special anthology, We Might As Well Call It The Lyric Essay, edited by John D’Agata ’95, associate professor of English at the University of Iowa. The double issue was initially envisioned as a compilation of D’Agata’s favorite essays from Seneca Review, in celebration

Jordyn Dezago ’15 has been selected for the prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Ecuador, giving her a coveted once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow her passion for teaching while advancing her connection with Ecuadorian culture. Through the program, Dezago will work in higher education as an English teaching assistant at an institution where she will

Noted poet and writer Brenda Sieczkowski will join the Trias Residency for Writers on Thursday, April 30, as the final reader of the spring Trias-in-Residency Reading Series. Sieczkowski will read at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room in Demarest Hall. Sieczkowski arrives at HWS from Omaha, Neb., where she lives, works and writes. She has

The annual Ann Palmeri Lecture in Feminist Philosophy is proud to announce that María Lugones, an associate professor of comparative literature and philosophy, interpretation, and culture and of philosophy and of women’s studies at Binghamton University, will present a talk “Decolonial Feminist Coalition Across the Americas.” One of the most influential feminist philosophers of the

Elizabeth Willis, winner of the 1994 National Poetry Series and author of “Address” (2011) will give a reading of her work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Hirshson Ballroom. Her presentation is the first of several Trias Speaker’s Series events planned for the spring semester. Willis is the author of five books

Hannah Bishop ’15 spent her summer in the Andes of Peru where she interned with Awamaki, a non-profit organization that works to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being in collaboration with the greater community. Awamaki was founded in 2009 to support a cooperative of 10 women weavers from Patacancha, a rural Quechua community in

The Pitch contestant Sam Singer ’13, the creator of an all-natural chewing gum called TRAIN, recently began a partnership with Kitchen Inc., a Massachusetts-based company that allows emerging food businesses to use its space for product development. After Singer reached out to Kitchen Inc. about using its facilities, the company expressed an interest in investing

Scott Keogh ’91 was recently named president of Audi of America. Keogh has served as chief marketing officer of the company for the past six years. As such, he has been responsible for leading all product planning for the U.S. market as well as marketing and advertising campaigns. This includes Super Bowl advertising and the

Only four years after graduating from William Smith, Elspeth W. Scott ’08 has published her first novel. “The Overlord Rising: Dragon Touched” was published in January by Black Rose Writing. “Dragon Touched” is the first in the Overlord Rising series Scott plans to write, all part of a sequence of fantasy novels that will take