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Mentorship at HWS leads to a career in social justice.  Dylan Morris ’19 developed a passion for social justice and creating change while studying sociology at HWS. He’s now one step closer to making that a career. Morris recently learned that he is a Law, Equity and Race Scholarship recipient at Northeastern University School of

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens reflected on intellectual humility, the benefits of a healthy conservative politics and the perils of ideological orthodoxy. “Thoughtful introspection” was the running theme of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens’ dialogue during the inaugural event of the Stern Family Forum series. “We can keep our minds open and still think of

Tenzin Yonten ’23 earned admission to two prestigious pre-law programs, which include scholarship funding, LSAT prep and a summer program at Harvard Law School. Through Trials — a partnership between Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law and the Advantage Testing Foundation — Tenzin Yonten ’23 is looking forward to a five-week summer immersion in

Through the 2020 Constitution Day lecture, constitutional rights litigator Mara Verheyden-Hilliard explored how the fight for democracy and fundamental human rights — currently playing out in streets across the nation — is supported in the courts through strategic First Amendment rights litigation. Her talk, “Unconstitutional: Fighting Back Against the Nationwide Effort to Criminalize Dissent,” took

Therese Mandracchia ’19 spent the summer at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where forensic experts work to identify fallen service members so recovered remains may be returned to grieving families. Part of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner’s System (AFMES), the lab supports forensic analysis, as well as

Gabe Pietrorazio ’20 has been awarded the “Salute to Youth Scholarship” as one of just two distinguished Eagle Scouts in Connecticut which represents more than 20,000 Scouts. The $2,000 scholarship is given to Scouts who are “highly qualified academically, active members and leaders in their community, and best representatives of the fundamental values of what

Life after graduation can be full of change, but for Lindsay Brandt ’17 and Lauren Stevenson ’17, some things will stay the same, even with a move to Washington, D.C. to pursue new opportunities later this year. The two friends first met as teammates on the Heron’s field hockey team. In June, they will embark

For Therese Mandracchia ’19, this summer’s internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her “dream job.” A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially “attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I

Author David Hiers ’79 recently released “First Contact Cube,” the third book in his “First Contact” trilogy – a science fiction series that takes a realistic and modern day approach to human contact with aliens. Through his writing, Hiers says he’s following the “road less traveled” in terms of the way aliens are typically portrayed

As the construction of The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate moves toward completion, Victoria Reggie Kennedy — legal strategist, financial attorney, and wife of the late Senator Kennedy — joined the President’s Forum Series with a lecture reflecting on governmental gridlock and bipartisanship. Kennedy’s talk, “Dysfunction in Washington and Bi-Partisan Politics,”