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During winter break, several students in the Hobart and William Smith chapter of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) traveled to Washington, D.C. to network and attend workshops with leaders in the field of public policy. Students attended both the Women in STEM Policy and Women in Public Policy seminars. Chemistry major Tess Weber ’23

In a plenary, but interactive and intimate, symposium, three visiting scholars from various disciplines that interrogate gender, race, sexuality, youth development and social norms presented their research at the “HWS Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities Symposium: A Men’s Studies Curricular Retreat Event.” The event took place on Saturday, March 7, from 2-5 p.m. in the

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice hosts the first presentations by this year’s Faculty Fellows on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robinson Murphy and Visiting Assistant Professor of English Taylor Brorby will address this year’s Fisher Center theme, “The Drowned World,” with their respective talks, “Climate Change and

Bishop Barbara Harris, the recipient of the 2004 Blackwell Award, passed away late last week at age 89. The first woman ordained as an Episcopal Bishop, Harris broke new ground in the worldwide Christian community while preaching a message of love, joy and equality “with an inquisitive mind, keen intelligence…indomitable spirit and determination to overcome

In conjunction with the fourth annual Women March and coincident with the centennial year of women’s suffrage, Professor and Chair of the Women’s Studies Department and former director of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Betty Bayer will moderate a panel discussion on everyday activism every day with leading activists from across the USA. The

The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice continues its 2019-20 exploration of the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future,” with speakers and events throughout the spring semester. Aligning with the campus-wide Year of Water theme, “The Drowned World” spotlights water as a conduit for connection, the undercurrent of life. From struggles

This fall, Maya Striuli ’22 completed a semester-long internship with Rural Migrant Ministry in Lyons, N.Y. In the position, Striuli secured a grant to launch a new initiative with the organization, helped coordinate the Rural Women’s Assembly and solidified her interest in immigration law. In total, Striuli contributed more than 140 hours and received a

Four William Smith alumnae took the stage in the Vandervort Room on Thursday night to discuss “A Tradition of Innovation” as part of the annual Founder’s Day celebration. The event honors the signing of the deed of gift that established the college in 1906. William Smith College was founded in 1908. William Smith Dean Lisa

President Joyce P. Jacobsen joined a panel discussion with HWS and Geneva community leaders, focusing on women’s leadership in the 21st century. Hosted by the Geneva Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), the “Leading the Way” luncheon included Jacobsen alongside Lucile Mallard L.H.D. ’15, community activist and president of the Geneva Chapter of the

In November, writer, activist and educator Eli Clare will explore the intersections of social justice, environmental injustice, disability and chronic illness in a two-day visit to the HWS campus. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Clare will present a public lecture, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness,” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vandervort