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During his Commencement address to graduates, Dr. Christopher Beyrer ’81, Sc.D. ’22 emphasized the vital role of education and critical thinking in fostering democracy, validating truth and combatting disinformation. An epidemiologist and HIV/AIDS expert recently named Director of the Duke University Global Health Institute, Beyrer noted “the stark inequalities in health care access and the

Due to concerns about the storm pattern tomorrow, the Commencement ceremony will start at 9 a.m.  The Quad will open for families at 7:30 a.m. Students will begin robing at 8 a.m. Faculty will begin robing at 8:30 a.m. The procession will begin at 9 a.m.  We strongly encourage all participants to dress accordingly – including

The Agitators by Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 is one of six nonfiction books for adults recognized this year for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 earned a Christopher Award for her 2021 book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who

The prestigious scholarship will support students as they study and intern abroad next academic year. Eight Hobart and William Smith students are among the recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Two students who deferred a previous Gilman award due to the pandemic will receive support to study abroad

The outstanding work of students, faculty and community members was showcased at this year’s Community Engagement Scholarship Forum. During the 14th annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, civically engaged students, faculty and community members were celebrated for their service and honored with an array of awards. Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) Director Katie

Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman’s short story “De Domum” appears in the online literary magazine The Normal School. “De Domum” is “obliquely a lockdown story — written for people who just want to get out of the house and away from their domestic responsibilities,” says award-winning author and Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman. “I know

As senior week begins, the Colleges prepare to send off the Classes of 2022. Having persevered through COVID-19 protocols, the HWS Classes of 2022 will soon don their caps and gowns — but not before a week of festivities, including the annual Senior Dinner. Following Senior Week 2022, soon-to-be graduates will join their families, friends

Be King, Rewind: Katherine Ruggles ’22 rebrands Blockbuster Video for her Media and Society Honors project. English and Media and Society double major Katherine “Katie” Ruggles ’22 used the Honors Program at HWS to explore her interests in branding and marketing. Her Honors project, culminating in a website “Be Kind, Rewind: Rebranding Blockbuster for the

For her impassioned efforts to increase voter turnout, Kate Equinozzi ’23 has been named to the ALL IN: Campus Democracy Challenge Honor Roll.Kate Equinozzi ’23 is one of only 82 recipients in the nation to be named to the ALL IN: Campus Democracy Challenge Honor Roll, a national distinction recognizing students for advancing nonpartisan student

In his new role, Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz will help oversee faculty affairs and development. Associate Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz has been named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development. Beginning July 1, he will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of faculty-focused programs and initiatives, including professional development, financial planning