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The HWS Update

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’

Join the HWS community in celebrating Black history through a teach-in, virtual art exhibition and speaker series. In celebration of Black History Month, the Colleges will host events facilitated by the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of Intercultural Affairs,

On MSNBC’s popular podcast, The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, the 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden discusses her career journey as a self-described “accidental librarian” and her mission to make the national library’s collections more accessible. Hayden is Hobart and William Smith’s 2021 Commencement Speaker. The Colleges will award her with an honorary degree and

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

Following a summer internship last year, Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has secured a position as a USD Clearing Analyst after graduation. Yalemwork Teferra ’21 has accepted a post-graduate position as a USD Clearing Analyst with BNP Paribas. She landed the job after completing an internship as a summer analyst, also in the clearing and payments group.

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

When Feven Yohannes ’04 was writing product descriptions for 2.4.1 Cosmetics, the makeup company she owns with identical twin sister Helena, she asked herself: What would Oprah say? The media mogul has long been a role model for the sisters, political refugees from Eritrea who grew up in Rochester, N.Y. Now, a lip gloss collection

Through a virtual version of the HWS Japanese Program’s weekly language table, students on campus are learning with and from their peers in Tokyo. This fall, Kyoko Klaus, the Tanaka Lecturer in Asian Studies, developed the new approach to the regular language table in consultation with Technos College in Japan, where HWS has maintained a

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Hobart rowers, sophomore Bryce Miltenberger and first-year Conrad Palmer, moderated a Zoom panel with Arshay Cooper discussing “A Most Beautiful Thing” a movie inspired by his memoir “Suga Water.” The film is also available on Amazon Prime. On the Zoom panel, Cooper was joined by Khuram Hussain, Vice President for Diversity, Equity