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After a life-changing arm and neck injury, former Heron rower Hannah Bilton ’22 is now coxswain for the Statesmen. A triple major in international relations, biology and political science, Bilton reflects on her shift from the Herons to the Statesmen. When did you start coxswaining? In the summer before my senior year, there came a point

Excavation and construction began this summer at the site of the Miltenberger and Bennett-Hooper Rowing Center. The Statesmen and Herons crew teams are consistently among the best in the nation, and with a new facility on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Hobart and William Smith rowers will soon have a show-stopping boathouse and training center to match

HWS welcomes the HWS Birding Club to campus, a college chapter of the National Audubon Society. With expert ornithologist and Professor of Biology Mark Deutschlander as an advisor and with course offerings such as “Ornithology” and “Migration and Animal Navigation,” the new HWS Birding Club has quickly taken off, bringing together a community of researchers

HWS Debaters win Pre United Asian Debating Championship. Sreyan Kanungo ’23 and Sarim Karim’ 22 teamed up with Josh Kemp, a graduate from London School of Economics, and recently won The Cross Debsoc Pre United Asian Debating Championship tournament on Sept. 26. This was the first time the trio debated together. The international Asian Parliamentary

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

After building it entirely from scratch, Matthew Nusom ’23 launches his fishing boat on Seneca Lake and reflects on the two-year project. “I spent my whole life out on Block Island. My parents would never buy me a boat, so I knew the only way to get out there off-shore would be to build one

Join students, classmates, faculty and staff on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2021. From athletics to art exhibits to admissions tours, HWS Homecoming and Family Weekend (Sept. 24-26) has a wide range of events on campus and around Geneva. “We have some great things planned — great opportunities to reconnect with friends, professors and

At home on Wednesday, the second-ranked William Smith College soccer team rolled to a 10-0 win over Oneonta, Hobart soccer dominated Keuka in a 1-0 contest, and William Smith field hockey topped St. John Fisher 5-4 in double overtime. On Cozzens Field, William Smith College senior forward Julia Keogh had a career day, finishing the soccer game

An Orientation tradition, new students and families gather on Stern Hall Lawn for a warm welcome by HWS faculty, staff, alums and students. The President’s Welcome is both a hello to new members of the HWS community – the Classes of 2025 and their families – and a goodbye, as students say goodbye to their

On Thursday morning, the Classes of 2025 arrived on campus. Orientation weekend includes welcome get togethers, a day of service and time in the classroom.  Orientation 2021 has arrived. The Classes of 2025 began their HWS experience on the Quad, first meeting President Joyce P. Jacobsen, the Hobart and William Smith Deans and other campus faculty and