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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,

The outstanding work of students, faculty and community members was showcased at this year’s Community Engagement Scholarship Forum. During the 14th annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, civically engaged students, faculty and community members were celebrated for their service and honored with an array of awards. Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie

For her impassioned efforts to increase voter turnout, Kate Equinozzi ’23 has been named to the ALL IN: Campus Democracy Challenge Honor Roll.Kate Equinozzi ’23 is one of only 82 recipients in the nation to be named to the ALL IN: Campus Democracy Challenge Honor Roll, a national distinction recognizing students for advancing nonpartisan student

Twenty years ago, HWS students on Alternative Spring Break buried a time capsule. In March, a Zoom gathering celebrated the relationship between HWS and Mariam Boyd Elementary that has flourished ever since. Twenty years ago, Michael Harms Matthews ’00 was in his second year of teaching at Mariam Boyd Elementary through Teach for America. The

Grounded in a rich culture of student initiative at HWS, the founders of America Reads made a lasting impact at HWS. As Hobart celebrates its Bicentennial, the aura of past Hobart and William Smith students surrounds campus. More than 30 years ago, a group of HWS students – inspired by an education class taken with

The Colleges have begun collecting donations of gently used items from students as they prepare to leave campus. Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to sign up now to receive those donations. The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has begun its annual collection of donations from students as they prepare to leave campus. Local

“When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” The United Nations Postal Administration has honored Dr. Wangari Matthai P’94, P’96, L.H.D. ’94 on a stamp in remembrance of her birthday. Issued in Germany, the stamp reads “When we plant trees, we plant seeds of peace and hope.” Matthai was the first female

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

Former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 discusses his military service after graduation and his long-time service to the Colleges. U.S. Air Force veteran, former assistant professor of history at the Air Force Academy and former Director of Alumni Relations Lt. Col. John Norvell ’66, P’99, P’02 joined President Joyce

Hobart and William Smith will award the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy an honorary degree in absentia. Hobart and William Smith, along with a number of other colleges and universities, will award Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy an honorary degree at the 2022 Commencement. Zelenskyy, who will be recognized in absentia, has demonstrated profound leadership in