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Educator and instructional coach Shavonne Ward ’09 headlined the annual celebration of students’ achievements and Alger Adams ’32, the first Black graduate of Hobart College. “Life experiences have the propensity to propel us forward, but not define us,” Shavonne Ward ’09 told the audience at the 21st annual Alger L. Adams ’32 Academic Excellence Award

The award supports a research project examining the colonial politics of nature in the Asia-Pacific region. Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies Lisa Yoshikawa is the recipient of a 2022-23 Fulbright Award to Taiwan, where her research will focus on Japan’s colonialism and its legacy, specifically its effect on the relationships between humans, other

A history course digs into the Colleges’ past. Professor of History Clifton Hood admits that titling a course “History of HWS Colleges” was “bait” — a hook to draw students into a class structured around archival research and writing — but it worked. The class filled quickly, mostly with seniors in their final semester who

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s spotlight on Kurt Vonnegut’s celebrated novel highlights the Hobart grad who inspired its main character. More than 50 years ago Kurt Vonnegut Litt.D. ’74 published his seminal novel Slaughterhouse Five, based in part on the life of Edward “Joe” Crone Jr. ’45. Imprisoned with Vonnegut during World War II, Crone inspired

Former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 discusses his military service after graduation and his long-time service to the Colleges. U.S. Air Force veteran, former assistant professor of history at the Air Force Academy and former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 joined President Joyce

200 years after Trinity Parish supported Bishop John Henry Hobart’s vision to found a college, the Hobart and William Smith community returned to Wall Street to mark our Bicentennial.  As a student at Hobart and William Smith, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 D.D. ’20 recalled during his keynote address, he was inspired by

After four years of impressive play on the ice, members of the Hobart hockey Class of 2021 are working around the world in a variety of fields. During their four years of play on the Hobart hockey team, members of the Class of 2021 had a stunning track record on the ice, and their post-graduation

Join the HWS community in celebrating the work of Dr. King. The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, who served as a member of the HWS Board of Trustees from 2008-2021, will offer an address titled “Towards Joy, Justice and Belonging in our Beloved Communities” in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The talk will

The Hobart College Bicentennial Kick-Off Celebration will be hosted at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, the home church of the College’s founder, Bishop John Henry Hobart, with an address from the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry’75, D.D.’20. The Hobart College Bicentennial Celebration will kick

The First Year Seminar Symposium caps students’ first semester at the Colleges.  The First Year Seminar is designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges. At the First Year Seminar Symposium, students showcased their academic growth by presenting the projects that have catapulted them into the world of