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The HWS Update

Guest lecturers lend a human-centered approach to penology studies at HWS.   In order to help students get comfortable with “confronting ambiguity and reconciling conflicting objectives,” Associate Professor of Sociology Jim Sutton concentrates his “Penology” course on elevating the voices of people who have firsthand experiences with the penal system. His learning objectives for the

Mentorship at HWS leads to a career in social justice.  Dylan Morris ’19 developed a passion for social justice and creating change while studying sociology at HWS. He’s now one step closer to making that a career. Morris recently learned that he is a Law, Equity and Race Scholarship recipient at Northeastern University School of

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

Program provides deep understanding of quantitative data analysis   Numbers tell stories, and with a new minor in data analytics, students will build skills to present those stories by drawing meaningful conclusions from data and putting those conclusions to work. Offered starting this fall, the program is designed to provide students in any field with

Madison Kaenzig de Denus ’22 explores the food scene in Denmark through a SIIF Grant and traveled to Greece with her “Cultural Diversity and Integration” class. Sociology major and entrepreneurial studies minor Madison Kaenzig de Denus ’22 has been studying this Fall in Copenhagen, Denmark through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) program. As

Correctional Officer William “Billy” Quinn was the first casualty of the Attica Prison Riot; his daughter visits HWS to discuss justice for Attica’s victims and their survivors. As part of an ongoing series of discussions that examine crime, victimization, and justice, Associate Professor of Sociology James Sutton invites author Deanne Quinn Miller and investigative reporter

Allison Jordan ’21 graduated magna cum laude in anthropology and sociology and joined Steps to Success at Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, an AmeriCorps program. She’s also using her post-graduate year to apply to law school. In this Q&A, Jordan shares what motivates her to serve the Boston, Mass. community, and her vision for a better

The ethnographic Honors research conducted by Chloé Sudduth ’17 at HWS has been published as a peer-reviewed article in The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography. Sudduth has been accepted to the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice Ph.D. program. In the past decade, Geneva, N.Y. has emerged as a celebrated food and beverage hub with many

Thanks to the support of Thomas J. Patchett ’88, Trustee Dr. Marguerite S. Murphy and Dr. Brian Cooper, Summer of Service celebrates its 10th anniversary. The 10th annual Summer of Service gave 11 HWS students the opportunity to become civic leaders as they took on internships targeting environmental and food justice, mental health advocacy, and

At Closed Loop Systems, cofounder and CEO Jacob Fox ’16 is turning organic waste into a regenerative solution. “Not many people know this but we have degraded over 60 percent of our global topsoil and there are not a lot of ways of replenishing that,” says Jacob Fox ’16. “Soil provides so many ecosystem services