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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith welcome writer, director, actor and musician Chad Sanders for a virtual discussion of his new book Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph. On Wednesday, March 24, HWS will host a discussion with writer, director, actor and musician Chad Sanders. Sanders’ new book, Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned

Myles Hunt ’11 has authored a children’s book titled J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows J.W., a deaf musician, as he teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Author and creative visionary Myles Hunt ’11 has released his first children’s book, J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows the main

On Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., HWS Impact hosts a virtual conversation sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Breaking Silence, Building Resilience features speakers Lauren Earley ‘23, Isabelle Jeppsen ’21 and Juniper Asaro-Niederlitz ’22. Three William Smith students will share stories and engage in conversation during the virtual Breaking Silence, Building

After a semester examining recruitment and retention practices and goals, the committee convened by the HWS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion presented its latest recommendations. The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CODEI), comprised of elected and appointed members of the HWS community, has developed a series of goals to aid in the Colleges’

Director of Alumni and Alumnae Relations Chevanne DeVaney ’95, P’21, P’23 will serve as the mentor for Posse 9, a group of 10 students from Los Angeles, Calif., who will arrive on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. One of the nation’s most prestigious and successful college access programs, the Posse Foundation grew from the

Capping a new course this fall, students published a collaborative exploration of the history, modes, applications and future of dance criticism. In Professor of Dance Cynthia Williams’ course,  DAN 314 “Dance Criticism and Embodied Writing,” eight students delved into dance criticism to unpack its practices, the contributions of its practitioners and the way it reveals

Renee Grant, currently the associate director of the Office of Intercultural Affairs, has been named the new director of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Opportunity Program. Renee Grant has been selected to lead the Colleges’ Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Academic Opportunity Program (HEOP/AOP), which

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

With artist and educator Athesia Benjamin, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport co-created a pop-up art and movement installation as part of The Reckoning, a series of events designed to encourage people to get out to vote. “Matters is the Minimum,” featuring dancers Phoebe Farrow ’23 and Jenna Hyman ’23, took place outside at the Gandhi

Hobart and William Smith Colleges is an inaugural member of a new partnership of more than 50 liberal arts institutions committed to improving and advancing racial equity. Launched this month by the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center, the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance will offer resources and opportunities throughout the