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The HWS Update

As senior week begins, the Colleges prepare to send off the Classes of 2022. Having persevered through COVID-19 protocols, the HWS Classes of 2022 will soon don their caps and gowns — but not before a week of festivities, including the annual Senior Dinner. Following Senior Week 2022, soon-to-be graduates will join their families, friends

The epidemiologist, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute and HIV/AIDS expert, will also be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at the

Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00, the cofounders of “Black Woman Be Whole,” led a self-care workshop on campus. In April, Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00 returned to their alma mater to lead a self-care and wellness workshop for BIPOC, female and non-binary identifying students, faculty and staff. The event was sponsored

Six Deans of Hobart College – Brophy, Hussain, Baer, Butler, Guarasci and Love – gathered in honor of the Bicentennial. In the history of Hobart College, there have been only 16 Deans who have worked to guide and assist each Hobart student to reach their fullest potential during their years at the College. In conjunction

Alex Dwyer ’23 has been selected for the Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Environmental studies and geoscience double-major Alex Dwyer ’23 is among a select group of undergraduates chosen for the 2022-23 Goldwater Scholars program. One of only 417 recipients from across the nation, Dwyer was selected

On April 15, seniors and graduate students will present their scholarship to the HWS community.    The Center for Teaching Learning will host the 13th annual Senior Symposium on April 15, a daylong conference where seniors and graduate students present their intellectual passions to the HWS community. At this year’s symposium, 123 students are slated

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

At regionals, the HWS Equestrian Club had its top finish in program history. The HWS Equestrian Club had a competitive showing at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Regionals. After winning her class in both open fences and open flats, Mary Mazzarella ’22 will advance to Zones in April, a statewide level horse show. As a

Sophomore plays nine instruments, writes and records his own music.  Between balancing schoolwork, a job at Wegmans and life as a college student, there are plenty of responsibilities competing for sophomore Ivan Malcolm’s attention.   Recording music, though, brings a little clarity.  “When I sit down and focus on the music, my mind just goes

For her significant service in helping to advance young leaders in the nation’s capital, William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig receives PLEN’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. For nearly three decades of work to advance and train the next generation of public policy leaders, William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig was honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award