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The national list recognizes Hobart and William Smith’s academic excellence, affordability and career outcomes for graduates. In the 2022 edition of Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review ranks Hobart and William Smith among the nation’s schools offering the best return on investment. One of only 209 colleges chosen, Hobart and William Smith have been included in

Tracking tornados in the field as an HWS undergrad prepared Patrick McMillan ’21 for his graduate studies in meteorology at Ohio University. “I would be that kid watching the Weather Channel looking at hurricane tracks and blizzards,” says Patrick McMillan ’21. It was his coursework and research experience at Hobart and William Smith, however, that

The Colleges have taken a significant step forward in the effort to become a carbon neutral campus, by acquiring carbon offsets for 10 percent of the institution’s natural gas emissions. Hobart and William Smith began a new chapter in the effort to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint. In addition to decreasing the Colleges’ carbon emissions

This summer, chemistry students and faculty searched for solutions to the harmful effect contaminants have on the water supply. As members of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Elana Stennett’s research group this summer, Kara Gilleland ’23, Lauren Jackson ’23 and Alexandra Davidson ’24 investigated chemical interactions that facilitate or hinder water purification — research with important

The ethnographic Honors research conducted by Chloé Sudduth ’17 at HWS has been published as a peer-reviewed article in The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography. Sudduth has been accepted to the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice Ph.D. program. In the past decade, Geneva, N.Y. has emerged as a celebrated food and beverage hub with many

On Thursday morning, the Classes of 2025 arrived on campus. Orientation weekend includes welcome get togethers, a day of service and time in the classroom.  Orientation 2021 has arrived. The Classes of 2025 began their HWS experience on the Quad, first meeting President Joyce P. Jacobsen, the Hobart and William Smith Deans and other campus faculty and

Research conducted on the microclimates in Watkins Glen gorge by Chad Hecht ’14 and Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird was recently published in the scientific journal Physical Geography. The July 2021 issue of Physical Geography features “Influence of cold fronts on microscale atmospheric conditions within the complex terrain of Watkins Glen Gorge, New York” by

Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 discusses her new book at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y. Next month, the Seward House Museum welcomes Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 as the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. Wickenden’s new book, The Agitators: Three

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ marketing and communications materials were recognized with six awards in the 2020 Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award programs.  For excellence in writing, Hobart and William Smith received silver from the Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in their national Circle of Excellence program. The Colleges

Incoming first-year students can start their time at the Colleges with an outdoor adventure by participating in the 2021 HWS Pre-Orientation Adventure Program. “As an incoming first-year I made incredible friends during POAP, gained knowledge and insight on HWS, and was able to imagine what my future at the Colleges could look like,” says Charli