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The HWS Update

Before he arrived on campus, Jackson Mischler ’24 had big expectations for HWS. His mom Linda ’83, brother Lucas ’20, grandfather Ronald Fitts ’52, aunt Margaret Fitts ’86 and cousin Rebecca Coons ’06 are all graduates of the Colleges. Promises kept, Mischler found a supportive community, a cool mentor, and a new interest in environmental

The HWS Writing Colleagues Program recently welcomed a new cohort of 16 peer mentors. Hobart and William Smith held a welcome celebration for the newest members of the Writing Colleagues Program. Writing Colleagues are partners in learning through writing. Founded in 1994 by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes, the program trains peer tutors who

Isabella Eliot ’23 reflects on selecting a major, campus activities and being a member of Heron rowing. Although she has not yet officially declared her major, Isabella Eliot ’23 says taking a wide range of classes in her first semesters has helped her to now focus on economics and writing and rhetoric as her main

In its role as “A Voice for the Students,” the Herald continues to serve as a platform for student journalism and prevalent discussions of campus issues, moving fully online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Editors-in-Chief of the Herald, Henry Duerr ’21 and Russell Payne ’21 have expanded the publication’s digital presence, relying on the newspaper’s website

Writing and Rhetoric major and Statesman sailor Aidan Morgan ’21 has secured an internship with ESPN Radio in Ithaca, N.Y., an affiliate that covers such national and local teams as the New York Yankees, Syracuse Orange, Cornell Big Red, Ithaca Bombers and Cortland Red Dragons. Morgan, who plans to pursue a career in sports media

This summer, Emma Consoli ’20 is combining her interests in publishing with her passion for non-profit work as an intern with Kiwimbi International, a charity focused on supporting educational resources in rural Kenya. Both Janet Selover Wulster ’72 and former HWS Trustee Carol Ulmer ’72 serve on the organization’s board. While working remotely, Consoli’s main

The Likely World, the first novel by Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman, is featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. In the magazine, Lysley Tenorio, author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune, recommends The Likely World, writing: “A woman’s addiction to a short-term-memory-erasing drug is at the center of Conroy-Goldman’s

Alan Snel ’83 describes himself as “a journalist on wheels.” For 37 years, he’s been exploring the United States from the seat of his bicycle, meeting people and taking notes. Now he’s collected more than 40 stories from his travels and published them in a book called Bicycle Man. While collecting stories has been Snel’s

Writer, teacher and community builder Carrie Lenarcic Firestone ’92 has agreed to host a virtual author talk for the Hobart and William Smith community. The general writing discussion will be followed by a 30-minute “ask me anything” conversation about writing and publishing. The date will be set shortly. Firestone is the author of the acclaimed young adult novels The

A new poem by Daniel Schonning ’16 will appear in the June issue of Poetry, the Poetry Foundation magazine that has featured work by renowned writers such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams. Schonning’s poem is one of around 50 he has assembled into a collection for his