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During Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ senior week, when the sun goes down, the lights come on and dinner is over, the President’s Garage band tunes up and starts to play. After the Senior Dinner at Houghton House, with the excitement of Commencement in the air, the Classes of 2010 packed into the Vandervort Room

With the excitement of Commencement in the air, the Classes of 2010 gathered for their Senior Dinner to share memories and listen to the advice of their professors and mentors, before gearing up for the Senior Toast and a performance by the President’s Garage Band. In their address before dinner Eugen Baer and Cerri Banks,

On Saturday, Oct. 17, following the dedication of the Seneca Society Donor Wall, the Emerson Society dinner was held in the Vandervort Room, where HWS community leaders, faculty, students and staff came together in celebration of a common purpose – the future of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Member of the Emerson Society are those

This is the second summer in a row that the NJ SEEDS program has taken place on the HWS campus. For two weeks, rising high school first years, sophomores, and juniors lived, learned and worked on campus. The most notable addition to this year’s program was work study. Each morning the SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence,

This spring, Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83 was named CEO and president of the Guitar Hero division of gaming giant Activision Blizzard. He hit the ground running, as the company was working toward the release of not one, but three new games within the next six months. On Sept. 1, the first of those games, Guitar

Speaking to this year’s Convocation theme of global citizenship, President and CEO of Direct Relief International and Convocation 2009 Keynote Speaker Thomas Tighe gave students, faculty, staff and community members three criteria of a global citizen: “First of all, you have to care. Second, you have to think. Third, you have to act.” Since October

Dan Rosensweig, operating principal for Quadrangle Capital Partners, former COO of Yahoo! and a member of the Hobart Class of 1983, will return to campus on Friday, March 7 as part of the Professionals in Residence series, sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Services. Rosensweig will discuss “Personal Leadership and Achieving Your Goals,” starting

1,085 give or take a few. That is final count for the number of canned goods that the Hobart and William Smith Classes of 2011 presented to the Geneva Food Pantry on March 12. Their contributions were the initial step of the “What Do You Stand For” initiative, an on-going project that will transform lives

Stephen Kress P’07, P’10, director of National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program, spoke on “Saving Seabirds on our Crowded Coasts: Ethical Choices for Wildlife Conservation,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in the Finger Lakes Institute classroom, 601 S. Main St. His visit, sponsored by the HWS department of biology and the Finger Lakes Institute, was

Every Saturday morning between 1973 and 1985, a classroom of imagination-defying enormity was assembled on ABC-TV. Class sessions were short but intense — squeezed between episodes of “Scooby Doo” and “LaffOlympics” — and Underoos met the dress code. That institution of learning was called “School House Rock,” and if you can recite the Preamble to