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The HWS Update

The newest inductees to Hobart College’s Druid Society, the highest honor society for Hobart students, were announced at the Homecoming and Family Weekend football game on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Druid Society was founded in 1903 to honor students that further the ideals of Hobart by advocating for the values of character, loyalty and leadership.

The Colleges will honor the Rev. Dr. Alger L. Adams ’32, D.D. ’83 — the first black man to receive a degree from Hobart — by celebrating and reflecting on his remarkable life, career and legacy online. Traditionally, the HWS community gathers on campus for the annual Alger L. Adams ’32 Academic Excellence Award Dinner.

It was a time for connection, celebration and community as students, families and alums gathered on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend.  “Homecoming is my family’s favorite weekend on campus,” said Josh Hylkema ’21, whose parents joined him for a barbecue dinner and live music from Black Tie Stereo and HWS a capella groups at

On Friday, Sept. 20, Hobart and William Smith hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the campus’ new Muslim Life Center. At approximately 2:15 p.m., following Jumm’ah Prayer, Chaplain and Dean for Spiritual Engagement Nita Byrd, Provost and Dean of the Faculty DeWayne Lucas, Hillel Representative Edie Falk ’21 and Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain led the dedication of

This summer, 12 students traveled to Carmarthen, Wales for an abroad program that focuses on outdoor experiential learning. Led by Hobart Assistant Dean David Mapstone ’93, P’21 in conjunction with the University of Wales, the students explored the country’s history, political issues and geography while they hiked, mountain biked, kayaked, rock climbed and camped in

The dean’s offices of Hobart College and William Smith College welcome four new administrators who will offer academic guidance, mentorship and support for HWS students. In the William Smith Dean’s Office, Dean Lisa Kaenzig P’22 is joined by new Assistant Deans Kelly Payne and Lisa Salter. Following the retirement this spring of Hobart Dean Eugen

As Dean of Hobart and Professor of Philosophy Eugen Baer P’95, P’97 retires after nearly 50 years of service to the Colleges, a new relic of his impact stands just beyond the window of his former office in Smith Hall: a saucer magnolia tree, planted in his honor as a gift from William Smith College.

In a legacy defined by tradition and community, the Hobart Class of 2018 officially joined the Alumni Association during the annual Hobart Launch on Friday at the Bozzuto Boathouse. Graduates were inducted after receiving replicas of the Seneca warrior Agayentah’s paddle, a symbol of Hobart’s heritage and the shared commitment among alumni. “The paddles you

Bringing together students and distinguished alums to recognize the best of Hobart’s traditions, outstanding academic achievements and social contributions, the annual Benjamin Hale Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. This year’s keynote address “How Being Humble and Vulnerable is the Start of

A new chapter in the history of Hobart and William Smith begins this week with the arrival of the Classes of 2021, one of the most diverse and promising groups of first-year students to join the community. To follow the weekend’s events, visit the Orientation 2017 news page. Class presidents, dedicated volunteers, excelling scholars and