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The HWS Update

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

The family of geoscience major Jacob Kotcher ’20 gives back to the department through summer research and equipment funding. Jacob Kotcher ’20 dabbled in several disciplines during his first semesters on campus — trying out classes in environmental studies and writing and rhetoric — but it was when he took “Earth Systems Science” with Professor

HWS welcomed the first cohort of STEM Scholars this month, celebrating the launch of the new program supporting racially and ethnically underrepresented scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In March, 15 HWS students were inducted to the new STEM Scholars program, which is designed “to elevate and recognize the importance and value of historically

“Everything happening nationally is happening locally, and we need these discussions about nonviolent communication and capacity building so we can be stewards of public good. This workshop is an important step toward cultivating understanding across political and ideological differences on how we approach issues of racial justice.”

The HWS community held a unity rally and vigil on Monday, April 5 on the steps of Coxe Hall. On Monday, HWS community members gathered on the steps of Coxe Hall for a unity rally and vigil to call for an end to the surge in anti-Asian racism and violence. The vigil was organized by

Zaheer Bowen ‘23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to become voting members of the Board of Trustees. Zaheer Bowen ’23 and Irini Konstantinou ’23 have been elected by their peers to serve as Junior Student Trustees. By senior year, Konstantinou and Bowen will become voting members of the Board of

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

Gregory J. Vincent ’83, acclaimed civil rights attorney, professor and former HWS President, will direct a new diversity leadership program at the University of Kentucky, where he also heads a groundbreaking collaboration between the university and the NAACP. Gregory J. Vincent ’83 was recently named director for the Senior Diversity Officer Leadership Graduate Certificate program at

HWS Trustee Linda D. Arrington ’88 will lead marketing strategy for the company’s commercial banking unit based in New York. HWS Trustee and brand expert Linda Arrington ’88 is returning to her roots in the financial industry as chief marketing officer for JPMorgan Chase’s commercial banking unit, as Adweek reported this month. For the past

Three students have received the ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows Program Award. This award will fund a travel grant to Tokyo, Japan, to study the city’s history of transformation and to develop proposals for the post-pandemic tourism industry.     Jonathan Garcia ’23, Roxana Peña ’23 and Tenzin Yonten ’23 are the 2021 recipients of the prestigious ASIANetwork