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The HWS Update

From Sunday August 22 through Tuesday August 24, the first Hobart and William Smith Leadership Institute is being held on campus.  A collaborative cross-campus effort, The Leadership Institute is a concentrated and integrated training program in foundational leadership theory and practice for invited HWS student leaders.  The goal is to better define excellence in leadership

Last year the Smith Opera House was host to a band of Latino performers that attracted members of the Colleges and Geneva communities alike. Seeing the success of this event and the enthusiasm of the community, Director of Intercultural Affairs at HWS Alejandra Molina decided that there needed to be another event to bring the

Alejandra Molina, director of the office of intercultural affairs and assistant professor of Spanish at HWS was recently presented with the Mary Ann Mallard Community Service Award at the 29th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the Geneva Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). An article about the event

The recent suicide of Rutgers University first-year Tyler Clementi has shocked college campuses across the United States.  Clementi jumped from a bridge after being outed as gay by classmates via an online webcast.  Sadly, Clementi’s is one of several suicides that have occurred recently a result of bullying due to sexuality. In the wake of

On Monday, Feb. 22 the monthly discussions of the new dialogue series, the Boiling Point, will continue. The Boiling Point series was established  by several student groups “to create an inclusive and open-minded community that is no longer afraid of talking and discussing their opinions,” said JoJo Vinick ’11, president of the Campus Activities Board.

Seniors Elizabeth Witbeck and Darcy Lepore, with Scarlett Emerson, Project Assistant in the Intercultural Affairs office, volunteered at the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor during “A Seneca Encounter With LaSalle” on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The historical reenactment was attended by mostly 4th grade students from several area schools and included several exhibits, vendors and

At the inaugural President’s Forum lecture of the 2009 academic year, Dr. Cornel West began on “a Socratic note.” “Everywhere I go I try to say something that unnerves people,” he told the audience that filled the Smith Opera House to capacity, because, as Socrates said, “an unexamined life is not worth living.” Throughout the

“When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations. The game is ingrained into our culture and our system and our lives.”   – Chief Oren Lyons, Jr. Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Office of Intercultural Affairs will host three events as part of a Native American Conference titled, “Lacrosse: The

The first “Mix it Up Day” took place on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Saga. Seeking to bring diversity programming to students in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere, William Smith sophomore Maggie Smith and junior Gabrielle Perez created this event, which aims to encourage students to eat lunch and dinner with fellow students selected at random. By

As a precursor to PRIDE Alliance’s 13th annual Day of Silence, the HWS student organization brought guest speaker Daniel Stewart, commissioner for the New York State Commission of Correction, to campus to share an incredible story of hardships and successes, including his time as a member of the U.S. Air Force and as the first