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The HWS Update

This Founder’s Day celebrate the William Smith legacy of preparing women to make a difference. Join the William Smith Dean’s Office, William Smith Congress and the William Smith Alumnae Association to commemorate Founder’s Day, one of the oldest campus traditions. This year, HWS also celebrates the 10th anniversary of the HWS chapter of the Public

Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 discusses her new book at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y. Next month, the Seward House Museum welcomes Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 as the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. Wickenden’s new book, The Agitators: Three

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress and the first woman and the first African American to hold the position, will be the 2021 Commencement speaker, and receive an honorary degree and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. On Sunday, May 16, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will deliver the keynote address during the exercises for the 196th

On the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Associate Professor of History Laura Free discuss the suffrage movement’s history and legacy in the U.S. Associate Professor of History Laura Free — whose new podcast, Amended, traces the stories of women’s suffrage from the 1800s to the present — joins the Pulteney

Elizabeth “Liz” Shires Maguire ’69 looks back on a four-decade career in public health — and imparts advice on leadership and mentorship — in her new memoir. Sometimes opportunity knocks. Sometimes we open the door ourselves before it gets a chance. A facility for language, a strong educational foundation and rich global experiences prepared Elizabeth

The women who launched and led the council’s forerunner, the Interagency Council on Women, have all spoken on the Hobart and William Smith campus. As the New York Times reported this month, the new White House Gender Policy Council will influence and “collaborate with every agency across government, working on all of the issues that

On MSNBC’s popular podcast, The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, the 14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden discusses her career journey as a self-described “accidental librarian” and her mission to make the national library’s collections more accessible. Hayden is Hobart and William Smith’s 2021 Commencement Speaker. The Colleges will award her with an honorary degree and

The late Supreme Court Associate Justice is the 41st recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. During her confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate in 1993, the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” In honor of the transformative steps she took over the

The children of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will accept the Elizabeth Blackwell Award on their mother’s behalf. In recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievements and public service, including authorship of landmark decisions impacting women’s rights and gender discrimination, the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be

HWS will commemorate the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine – Elizabeth Blackwell – during the week of her 200th birthday in February 2021. Blackwell’s alma mater, Geneva Medical College was a department of Geneva College, which was later renamed Hobart College and is now Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr.