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The HWS Update

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Khuram Hussain will participate in a retrospective panel discussion about the PBS documentary Lessons of September: One School Remembers 9/11 (2002). On Sept. 11, 2001, Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y. experienced enormous loss. Ten alums and one parent died in the terrorist attacks on the

HWS Theatre presents a history-based theatrical walking tour based on the real lives of past Genevans. During Homecoming and Family Weekend, catch the world premiere of “From the Beyond: Geneva’s Unheard Voices,” a theatrical walking tour depicting the lives of un- and under-represented African American people who lived in Geneva, N.Y. The production will be

HWS professors design a new course on Black Italy after a summer workshop exploring the contemporary presence of the African diaspora in Italy. With an eye toward further diversifying the Italian curriculum, a trio of faculty members took part in “Teaching Black Italy,” an online summer course for teachers exploring the “contemporary presence of the

Based in Geneva, three recent graduates will join an impressive cohort of alums serving AmeriCorps. The alums will dedicate a year to supporting underserved people in Geneva in collaboration with local schools and community-building projects through the one-year federal anti-poverty service program. Shannon Drew ’21, Faith Hicks ’21 and Emma Ibbotson ’21 landed one-year AmeriCorps

Good Morning America’s celebration of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are “making history right now” features Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker, an architect, artist and writer. Associate Professor of American Studies Kirin Makker is among the “rising stars on the cusp of becoming household names” in “Who is Making Asian American Pacific

“For generations, education about the significance of Juneteenth has gone hand-in-hand with celebrations of Juneteenth. We can all be a part of this tradition by learning and teaching about this extraordinary holiday,” says Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain,

An article about Muhammad Speaks by Khuram Hussain, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is featured in JSTOR Daily. In an article this month, Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain details how the official newspaper of the Nation of Islam “combined investigative journalism and Black

The new standing committee on the HWS Board of Trustees underscores the Colleges’ commitment to ensuring a sense of belonging, valuing diversity and fostering equity. During the spring meeting of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, members voted unanimously to approve the formation of a new Committee for Belonging, Diversity and Equity.

The Colleges celebrated the graduation of the fifth cohort of students who came to HWS through the renowned college access and youth leadership program. Hobart and William Smith celebrated graduating seniors who are part of the fifth cohort of Posse Scholars at the Colleges on Saturday, May 15. As Posse Scholars, the students are part

Design plans for a renovation of the HWS Intercultural Affairs Center are now underway. For generations of students and alums, the “IC,” as it’s known on campus, has provided a welcoming environment with support for personal growth, academic success and leadership skills as well as programming designed to broaden cross-cultural understanding, foster an appreciation for