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The HWS Update

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

Four William Smith alums — Rachel Henderson ’06, senior vice president of corporate social good at Fenton; Delvina Morrow ’09, director of strategic and community initiatives for the Pittsburgh Penguins; Joann Skinner ’18, a first-year Drexel University law student; and the Rev. LaKisha Williams ’96, assistant director of advocacy and community engagement for #DegreesNYC —

With support from the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund, HWS students pursue cultural research in Germany each semester and, upon their return to campus, present their insights and experiences to the HWS community at the annual Blocker Showcase. Last spring and summer, study abroad programs were cut short or canceled due to COVID-19, including

Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 will discuss his new book as well as his philosophy on love and self-care with the Hobart and William Smith community in a live Zoom event on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m EST / 8:30 PST. The discussion, moderated

Hobart and William Smith have created a new international internship pilot program to ensure students develop career skills and global connection even as the pandemic continues to limit travel. During the spring 2021 semester, a small number of internship placements will be available through the collaborative efforts of the Center for Global Education (CGE) and

The near northwest neighborhood in Indianapolis, Ind., can be rough. A high-crime area, it’s not unusual to hear gunshots as you pass through. But for Timothy Clark ’87 and his wife Sharon, it represents community, opportunity and aspiration. Tim, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., who serves as a grant officer in charge of partner outreach

With her 2019–20 collection, “We Are the Blueprint,” artist Faithe Bey ’21 calls attention to all the ways Black women are the inspiration and standard-bearers for contemporary images of feminine beauty, style and culture in the U.S. The collection — which began with hyperrealist paintings of lips, hairstyles and nude bodies — was intended to

Student Writer in the Office of Communications Tolulope “Lulu” Arasanyin ’21 posed this question – When did you feel like a local? – to students who studied abroad in spring 2020. Students shared memories of homemade dinners with their host families, classes taken in the same city that inspired Cezanne’s masterpieces, and learning how to

Vuthy Vey ’24 has begun his first semester at the Colleges a little bit differently than most of his classmates. Located in his home in Kampong Thom Province in Cambodia, Vey joins his peers via Zoom for coursework in computer science, his First-Year Seminar “Einstein, Relativity and Time,” and other classes. Vey, who has experience