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Grounded in a rich culture of student initiative at HWS, the founders of America Reads made a lasting impact at HWS. As Hobart celebrates its Bicentennial, the aura of past Hobart and William Smith students surrounds campus. More than 30 years ago, a group of HWS students – inspired by an education class taken with

Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00, the cofounders of “Black Woman Be Whole,” led a self-care workshop on campus. In April, Ednesha Saulsbury ’00 and Kimberly Moore ’00 returned to their alma mater to lead a self-care and wellness workshop for BIPOC, female and non-binary identifying students, faculty and staff. The event was sponsored

While studying abroad, Ethan Lewis ’23 is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory.  This semester, biochemistry major Ethan Lewis ’23 is studying abroad in Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to taking courses through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Lewis is serving as a research assistant with Science for Life Laboratory,

Seniors showcase their lake research at New York State Federation of Lake Associations Conference in April. Under the guidance of Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman, four HWS seniors presented their research at the New York State Federation of Lake Associations conference in April at Lake George, N.Y. The students presented on independent study or

Twenty years ago, HWS students on Alternative Spring Break buried a time capsule. In March, a Zoom gathering celebrated the relationship between HWS and Mariam Boyd Elementary that has flourished ever since. Twenty years ago, Michael Harms Matthews ’00 was in his second year of teaching at Mariam Boyd Elementary through Teach for America. The

Mentorship at HWS leads to a career in social justice.  Dylan Morris ’19 developed a passion for social justice and creating change while studying sociology at HWS. He’s now one step closer to making that a career. Morris recently learned that he is a Law, Equity and Race Scholarship recipient at Northeastern University School of

Two new speaker series invite international experts to campus, thanks to gifts from former Trustee James F. Anderton IV ’65. Beginning next fall, the Anderton World Affairs Symposium and the Anderton Economic Policy Symposium will bring a new range of expertise and insight to campus and the broader HWS community. Respectively focused on current affairs

Hobart and William Smith professors will be leading a week-long trip to Cuba, designed for HWS parents and alums. From December 10-19, Professor of Biology Meghan Brown and Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies May Summer Farnsworth will accompany a group of parents and alums to explore Cuba’s environment and culture. Brown and Farnsworth have

The Colleges have begun collecting donations of gently used items from students as they prepare to leave campus. Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to sign up now to receive those donations. The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has begun its annual collection of donations from students as they prepare to leave campus. Local

The national list recognizes Hobart and William Smith’s academic excellence, affordability and career outcomes for graduates. In the 2022 edition of Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review ranks Hobart and William Smith among the nation’s schools offering the best return on investment. One of only 209 colleges chosen, Hobart and William Smith have been included in