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Through seven internships and an independent study project, Shayna Riggins ’22 has explored the fields of advertising and media. Since attending an advertising camp in high school, Shayna Riggins ’22 says she has been drawn to the field that holds the power to influence beliefs, opinions and behavior—and makes the world a more equitable place.

A donation from journalist George Stephanopoulos adds approximately 700 new items to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A new gift of nearly 700 photos from George Stephanopoulos was added to the Collections of Hobart and William Smith Colleges this fall, capturing important historical moments and artistic movements of the 20th century. Building

Students discuss branding with HWS Media and Society alums who work for Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Food52 and NBC’s Peacock. The alums hold advanced degrees from Cornell, Dartmouth and Emerson. During the Media and Society capstone class on branding, Associate Professor of Media and Society Leah Shafer facilitated a Zoom panel with her seniors and

The latest recipients of the Geneva Scholarship Associates fund are beginning to explore a variety of academic fields and interests during their first semester. With interests spanning art history, economics and entrepreneurial studies, three Geneva High School graduates – the latest recipients of scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) – are engaging with campus during

Alan Kalter ’64, the longtime announcer for the “Late Show with David Letterman” and beloved Class Correspondent since 1972, died on Monday. Alan Kalter ’64 was a talented voiceover artist and comedian, and loyal member of the Hobart and William Smith community. Since his passing on Monday, Oct. 4, remembrances have been shared widely across

This summer, Zara Pyle ’23 balanced two remote social media internships at companies run by Hobart and William Smith alums. Zara Pyle ’23 worked as a social media manager intern for Leaders of the 21st Century (LOT21C), a nonprofit founded by Dan DeNose ’10. LOT21C works with high school students in their junior and senior

Robert Leonhardt ’21 Lands Post at Fidelity Investments. Economics major and media and society minor Robert Leonhardt ’21 accepted a position as a financial representative in the retail sector for Fidelity Investments. In this role, Leonhardt will work in a client-facing capacity. Leonhardt says he found himself drawn to finance from the moment he came

In a new Media & Society course, HWS students explore the cultural contexts of video games — and produce games of their own.

In a new course, students explored the theories and histories of experimental film with short films of their own. In “The Art of Experimental Cinema,” a new course taught by Visiting Assistant Professor of Media and Society Jiangtao Harry Gu ’13, students created short films embodying their visions as filmmakers. As they studied the theories

After graduation, Rachel Meller ’21 will join Merkley + Partners as a Social Coordinator.  After interning with the advertising firm Merkley + Partners last summer, Rachel Meller ’21 leveraged the experience and landed a full time position with the firm as a Social Coordinator. In her new role, Meller will be a liaison for many Merkley + Partners teams,