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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

Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00, the cofounders of “Black Woman Be Whole,” led a self-care workshop on campus. In April, Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00 returned to their alma mater to lead a self-care and wellness workshop for BIPOC, female and non-binary identifying students, faculty and staff. The event was sponsored

Sebastiano Lucci, the 2021-22 Kinghorn Global Fellow, explores the international cinema influence of the “spaghetti western” genre. Sebastiano Lucci, instructor of Italian and director of the Less Commonly Taught Languages, will reflect on the birth, development and culmination of the midcentury westerns made by Italian filmmakers like Sergio Leone. Part of his 2021-22 John R.

 Shavonne Ward ’09, whose career has focused on creating educational equity, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Alger Adams Dinner. The annual Alger L. Adams ’32 Academic Excellence Award Dinner will bring together members of the Hobart and William Smith community in recognition of students’ achievements and to honor the legacy of

John Sipher ’83, P’19, who worked for the CIA’s clandestine service for 28 years, and Professor of Political Science David Ost, an expert on Eastern European politics and society, unpacked the latest developments in the unfolding crisis. In a webinar on Friday, Feb. 25, President Joyce P. Jacobsen hosted a conversation between John Sipher ’83,

For the Hobart hockey team, the Russian and Ukraine conflict is very personal. For Hobart hockey teammates and friends Artem Buzoverya ’24 and Gagik Malakyan ’24, the political relations between Ukraine and Russia, which culminated with the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces Thursday, have a personal connection. Buzoverya was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, less

While on exchange at HWS from University Leipzig, Berit Schönegge embraces being a scholar and artist. Exchange student Berit Schönegge has been selected from a national pool of applicants to present her theatre history scholarship at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention in Memphis, Tenn. Her paper, “Between Colonial Imposition and Native Christianity: Nahuatl Theatre

In a profile by Barbados Today, Jada Smith-Padmore ’24 discusses squash and finding a home away from home at HWS. Barbados Today recently profiled international student Jada Smith-Padmore ’24 about her collegiate journey. “It’s a big deal,” Smith-Padmore says. “I hope people read it and more people from Barbados come to Hobart and William Smith.”

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

Launching a career in diplomatic relations, Denzel Degollado’19 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship that provides $90,000 in benefits, two internships and employment in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Following a highly competitive national contest, Denzel Degollado ’19 has been selected as a 2022 Charles B. Rangel