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The HWS Update

With the help of the HWS community, Chris Lavin ’81 raised funds to provide Geneva families with meals at Thanksgiving ­— and ended up having enough to deliver Christmas dinners as well. Executive Director of the Geneva Community Center and the Boys & Girls Club Chris Lavin ’81 knew that because of the coronavirus pandemic,

As part of the Smith Center for the Arts “Salon” series, President Joyce P. Jacobsen will lead a discussion on Friday, Dec. 11 about the state of higher education amid the pandemic and what collegiate education will look like going forward. “Higher Education’s Pandemic Pivot and a Look to the Future” will begin at 6

A new educational resource offers connection and support for the Spanish-speaking community in and around Geneva. With Vamos Geneva 2030, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and partners from Geneva and the greater Rochester area have created a hub “for Spanish speakers to learn, share ideas with each other, and express themselves in Spanish, especially when

For over 30 years, HWS students have been paired with local elementary students for extra reading help as part of the Tutor Corps @ America Reads program, sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). While social distancing guidelines meant there could be no in-person meetings this fall, tutors were still fully

As part of Black History Month, on Monday, Feb. 15, the Colleges will host a conversation about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring members of the Geneva community. Members of the Hobart and William Smith and Geneva communities will gather virtually on Monday, Feb. 15 to remember the life and

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

For the second year in a row, Hobart and William Smith Colleges number among the top U.S. colleges and universities recognized by Washington Monthly for student voting initiatives. The policy magazine’s 2020 College Guide and Rankings also list HWS as fourth in the nation among liberal arts colleges for service. “Civic engagement is a longstanding

Three members of the Classes of 2024 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges share a special distinction — they are the most recent graduates of Geneva High School to be awarded scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA). The students, Henry Loudon ’24, Makayla McCormick ’24 and Kaya Parara ’24, join 12 additional GSA scholars currently

During Orientation, new Hobart and William Smith students typically spend time completing projects in Geneva, giving them firsthand experience in the community they now call home while also introducing them to the concept of service that will be an integral part of their educational experience over the next four years. This fall, the Center for

The 2017 winner of the Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest, Sam Solomon ’17 and his business, Pizza Posto, are giving back to the Geneva community this summer. The wood fired pizza truck that supports local agriculture with a farm-to-table menu is partnering with the Geneva Community Lunch program, Geneva 2030 Literacy Action Team and the