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The Rev. Harold Middlebrook, an important voice in the Civil Rights Movement who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will present a President’s Forum lecture on Thursday, Jan. 19 in conjunction with the Colleges’ Martin Luther King Jr. Week Celebration. Middlebrook is a senior pastor at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Knoxville,

“On days that I am in the vineyard, I often look across the lake at the boat house and the rest of HWS where I spent so much time growing before I ended up where I am now and realize how lucky I am at 23 to have such a wonderful opportunity,” says Jenna LaVita

Barely home from his own Commencement ceremonies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Clifford Gardner ’10 addressed more than 200 members of the Poughkeepsie High School graduating class during their ceremony. The Poughkeepsie Journal wrote about the graduation, and noted Gardner “spoke mostly about the value of hard work.” “In my eyes, the teachers here

The mild spring morning of May 28, 2010 featured blue skies infinitely arching overhead and yellow wildflowers springing out of the ground along the path on which 50 travelers from Western New York tread. The path, deceptively idyllic, is one that runs through Auschwitz, a death camp where Nazis tortured and murdered their victims.  For

The Ven. Tenzin Yignyen holds Buddhist Meditation sessions on Monday nights in the Intercultural Affairs House.   Yignyen is an instructor of Asian languages and cultures and a high-ranking monk within the Dalai Lama’s personal monastery. Organizations such as schools, colleges, museums, yoga centers, art galleries and spiritual centers regularly invite him to construct sand

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Ted Auerbach of United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), New York will visit campus to discuss the international event, Break the Siege of Gaza (Gaza Freedom March) and to talk and share photos of his visits to Gaza. Auerbach is one of the coordinators for Break the Siege of Gaza that

Seadale ’09 Teaches English in Vietnam As a senior who graduated early after the fall term, Caitlin Seadale ’09 was ready to take her HWS education with her halfway around the world to teach English to children in Vietnam. Currently, Seadale, a religious studies major, teaches English at the VUS: The Viet Nam-U.S.A. English School

Every April for more than 25 years, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have commemorated the tragic events of the Holocaust with events and memorial services. On Tuesday, April 21, the annual remembrance ceremony for the victims of the Holocaust was held outside of Scandling Campus Center.  Throughout Holocaust Remembrance Day, which began at sundown on

Dr. Robert Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret., noted military, scientific and political leader will give a public lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  The lecture titled “War is Not the Answer: a Personal Odyssey” will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.