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The HWS Update

During the most recent Day of Service, students began work on a new labyrinth for spiritual restoration. A gift from Honorary Trustee Katherine D. Elliott ’66, L.H.D. ’08 enabled construction to begin this spring on a labyrinth that will offer the HWS community a new site for spiritual restoration on campus. During the spring Day of Service,

Zahra Arabzada ’19 returns to campus to discuss being a refugee while helping her family navigate immigration processes and exile. Recent graduate Zahra Arabzada ’19 will offer a public talk about refugee escape, diaspora and exile from Afghanistan to the United States, Germany and elsewhere at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 in the Sanford

A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism recognized by Indonesian publisher. Associate Professor of Religious Studies Etin Anwar’s study of Islamic feminism was recently selected as a Top 10 Book on Islam by Mizan Publishing. Published in 2018, A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism: Pattern and Change in Indonesia offers new insight on the changing relationship between Islam

200 years after Trinity Parish supported Bishop John Henry Hobart’s vision to found a college, the Hobart and William Smith community returned to Wall Street to mark our Bicentennial.  As a student at Hobart and William Smith, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75 D.D. ’20 recalled during his keynote address, he was inspired by

The Hobart College Bicentennial Kick-Off Celebration will be hosted at Trinity Wall Street in New York City, the home church of the College’s founder, Bishop John Henry Hobart, with an address from the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry’75, D.D.’20. The Hobart College Bicentennial Celebration will kick

The First Year Seminar Symposium caps students’ first semester at the Colleges.  The First Year Seminar is designed to build a foundation for skills in critical thinking and communication at the Colleges. At the First Year Seminar Symposium, students showcased their academic growth by presenting the projects that have catapulted them into the world of

A gift from Dr. Edward Franks ’72 endows a permanent fund in memory of Professor of Religious Studies Richard Heaton, in recognition of the late professor’s contributions to awareness of human rights. The Heaton/Franks Endowed Professorship in Human Rights and Genocide has been established by Dr. Edward Franks ’72 in memory of his former mentor,

Living is also about your unconscious experiences, Jillian Crocetta ’21 explains about her nonfiction work “Salamander Literature.” “How you live is not only about your conscious experience, but your subconscious and unconscious experiences,” says Jillian Crocetta ’21, who explores this and other themes in “Salamander Literature,” which was published in the fall edition of Guesthouse

A labyrinth will offer the HWS community a new site for spiritual restoration. As envisioned by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Office of Spiritual Engagement, a labyrinth on campus will bring visitors into closer contact with nature and with their own spirituality, whatever form it takes. Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, who is

Sarah Walters ’19 Lands Post with Hillel at University of Rochester As the newly appointed Director of Jewish Student Life for Hillel at the University of Rochester, Sarah Walters ’19 is promoting engagement and developing and facilitating programs for undergraduates as well as building engagement among graduate students. She says she’s looking forward to creating meaningful