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The HWS Update

Hobart and William Smith have been named among the nation’s best colleges and universities for having outstanding academics, affordability and financial aid, and student outcomes. The national recognition appears in the Princeton Review’s 2017 edition of the Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

William Smith Rowing Head Coach Sandra Chu was featured in the January edition of Coxing Magazine. The article, “Everything You Need is within 25 Feet of You,” highlights Chu’s work building a rowing program with a culture of community and excellence, while guiding the Herons to remarkable success on the water and in the classroom.

The medical magazine The Pathologist has highlighted Dr. Rashna Meunier ’07 as a rising star of pathology and lab medicine, awarding her a spot on its 2016 Power List. Nominated by her peers and named to the list by an esteemed panel of judges, the magazine notes Meunier’s interests in surgical pathology, dermatopathology, and the

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ total economic impact is slightly more than $269 million, increasing by about $25 million since 2013, according to a recent economic analysis released by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). Using data from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) in Rochester, the report shows the $269 million total

The New York Association of Chapters of Alpha (NYACOA) recently hosted its 27th annual district convention at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Alpha Phi Alpha, whose motto is “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All,” fosters the principles of leadership, academic excellence, service and advocacy. Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity

For Therese Mandracchia ’19, this summer’s internship at the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center (FIC) gave her a window into her “dream job.” A biochemistry major and soon-to-be law and society minor, she was initially “attracted to the internship because my grandfather worked in this field as well as forensic pathology, and I

“Well, Trump’s only running for leader of the free world. I think the guy interests everyone, regardless of politics, through his sheer, unmitigated audacity,” comments award-winning reporter and popular humorist Hart Seely III ’74 when asked what inspired him to write his new book, “Bard of the Deal.” His book is a compilation of the

This August, Devan Mizzoni ’13 and her friend Elisabeth Geraci will embark on a six-day, 441-mile bicycle ride around all 11 of New York’s Finger Lakes to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease. Mizzoni and Geraci were inspired to organize the event after Geraci’s father, an avid cyclist and Finger Lakes resident was diagnosed with the

Maureen Collins Zupan ’72, P’09, who has served on the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees for 22 years, the last four as board chair, will deliver the year-end address at Baccalaureate, a signature event of Commencement weekend activities. Elected in 2012 as the first William Smith alumna to hold the position of board

At the Colleges’ 2016 Commencement ceremonies, two area teachers will be honored with the Touching the Future Award, which recognizes educators for the significant and enduring role they’ve played in the lives of Hobart and William Smith students.  This year’s recipients are Laura Van Niel, a New Vision Medical Careers Program (NVMCP) instructor at Geneva