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News Regarding President Joyce P. Jacobsen

President Joyce P. Jacobsen was recently profiled in Diverse Issues in Higher Education in recognition of being named the 2021 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which pays tribute to her work as a leader in the field of the economics of gender. The article is shared here. Dr. Joyce Jacobsen: A Champion for


The latest recipients of the Geneva Scholarship Associates fund are beginning to explore a variety of academic fields and interests during their first semester. With interests spanning art history, economics and entrepreneurial studies, three Geneva High School graduates – the latest recipients of scholarships from Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) – are engaging with campus during


Joyce P. Jacobsen, President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is the recipient of the 2021 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award.  Jacobsen is the first woman to serve as the president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Named after the first chair of Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP is the


The third season of Pulteney Street Podcast kicks off with Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham, whose new book explores the parallels between the internet and the human brain. On the latest issue of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Associate Professor of Psychological Science Daniel Graham discuss how the brain


The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions have sent a joint letter to the United States Congress members representing their districts, asking them to support doubling the Pell Grant for qualified students. The letter reads: We, the presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member institutions, write to


“For generations, education about the significance of Juneteenth has gone hand-in-hand with celebrations of Juneteenth. We can all be a part of this tradition by learning and teaching about this extraordinary holiday,” says Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Khuram Hussain,


President Joyce P. Jacobsen discussed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new workforce report tonight (June 1) on the daily economics radio program from American Public Media. This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published “The America Works Report: Quantifying the Nation’s Workforce Crisis,” which cites employers’ “unprecedented challenges trying to find workers to fill jobs.”


Per tradition, members of the graduating Classes of 2020 returned to Saga for a champagne toast and remarks from a member of the faculty.  On the eve of their commencement, the Classes of 2020 returned to the Saga Dining Hall to reminisce, toast and receive well wishes from President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Chaplain Nita Byrd,


The founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival Geoffrey Herd reflects on musical education, the festival’s 10th anniversary and his 300+ year old violin. For 10 years, the Geneva Music Festival has presented acclaimed international artists in venues throughout the Finger Lakes and brought culturally diverse programming and educational concerts to local school districts.


Design plans for a renovation of the HWS Intercultural Affairs Center are now underway. For generations of students and alums, the “IC,” as it’s known on campus, has provided a welcoming environment with support for personal growth, academic success and leadership skills as well as programming designed to broaden cross-cultural understanding, foster an appreciation for