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The HWS Update

This fall, Tamari Bekauri ’20 begins medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.  Following a holistic liberal arts experience and a job in a clinical research laboratory, Tamari Bekauri ’20 will begin medical school in August at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at

Jesse Whelan-Small ’24 has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for his work with the FLX College Leaders Program. Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purpose of higher education, has named Jesse Whelan-Small ’24 as one of only 178 students nationwide who make up the 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic

Hobart and William Smith will launch the inaugural Finger Lakes Cup public debate on Friday, March 4. The inaugural Finger Lakes Cup, a public debate held in the British Parliamentary format, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in the Vandervort Room. Featuring the best debaters from HWS, Cornell, University of Rochester

And by epic, we mean epic! Harvard, Yale and Oxford were no match for HWS. Fall 2021 marked another epic semester for HWS Debate. The team participated in eight debate competitions and defeated rival varsity teams from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Cornell and Oxford universities. Dynamic duo Sreyan Kanungo’23 and Sarim Karim ’22 found competitive success

Stephen Ponticiello ’21 will attend Cornell Law School in the fall to study medical malpractice law.

This spring, the HWS Debate team hosted the HWS Round Robin, a major tournament on the international circuit.

This semester the HWS Debate Team welcomed in a robust class of 14 novice debaters, defined as those in their first year of collegiate debate. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the team met three times a week and used social distancing classroom learning as well as online practice schedules to learn the ropes and prepare for an

Reed Herter ’22 is finishing a first term as president of the HWS Debate Team. While this role requires a lot of time and dedication, Herter has taken it upon themself to promote debate excellence for HWS Debate as well as the broader debate community. Herter stands among the top students in the North American

Despite the global pandemic forcing tournaments to move online, the HWS Debate squad has continued to show they are very competitive against the strongest schools on the North American circuit. The HWS varsity squad started and ended the first semester of the 2020-2021 debate season with strong showings. HWS Debate advanced two teams to elimination

This past weekend the HWS Debate Team made history when they hosted the first online United States University Debate Championships (USUDC). The tournament was originally scheduled to be in person before the rise of COVID-19 and is one of the most prestigious competitions in the country. The team, led by Tournament Director and Team President