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A recent article in the Rochester Business Journal highlights HWS President Joyce P. Jacobsen’s arrival on campus. Jacobsen, who begins her tenure July 1, is one of “three women [who] will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university,” the RBJ

Incoming first-year student Hunter Leighton ’19, of Sugar Hill, N.H., is in the national spotlight, including a recent interview on Fox News Insider, for his efforts in donating funds he and his classmates had raised for their senior trip to their high school principal, Courtney Vashaw, who was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form

Hobart and William students interested in a funded short-term abroad opportunity and who have an interest in pursuing a “green” internship or research experience are invited to apply for the Padnos Winter Break International Research/Internship Award. Funded by gifts from the Padnos Family, the annual award supports one Hobart or William Smith student who is

The band PWR BTTM, an American queer punk duo comprised of two Bard College graduates, will perform on the Quad beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. The musicians – Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins – have been touring the country, promoting their brand and queer rights. The HWS event is sponsored by the

At the second annual Hackathon, teams of students, faculty and staff will have 24 hours to address one complex issue through social innovation, during an event co-sponsored by the Centennial Center for Leadership (CCL) and the Entrepreneurial Studies Program on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23. Hackathons are happening across the country, and are known

Alexandra Baird ’17, Elizabeth Barnard ’17, Madeleine Booth ’17, Lucy Carr ’17, Maddy Kapp ’17, Gabrielle Steinhardt ’17 and Grace Thompson ’17 are participating in The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Manhattan this weekend. The 39.9-mile walk is a fund raising event to benefit breast cancer research and awareness for an organization called Avon

At the Ability Partners Foundation’s third annual “Evening of Stars Gala” fundraiser, Mary Herlihy Gearan was presented with the Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award. Since 2002, Gearan has served on the board of directors of Happiness House-Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association, which is supported by Ability Partners Foundation. Happiness House, an educational, residential,

Olivia Cargian ’18 gained hands-on financial industry experience in Chicago as a private client advisory intern with William Blair, a global investment banking and asset management firm responsible for more than $78 billion in client assets. The firm has offices in 18 cities across four continents. During her summer internship, Cargian assisted coworkers with client

On Saturday, Oct. 22, author and long-time meditation teacher and practitioner Nanci Rose-Ritter will host a workshop and retreat in the style of Japanese Zen Buddhist sesshin (literally “heart-mind”), which refers to a focused period of group meditation and personal guidance. Offering the HWS community a calming introspective retreat from the world’s demands, the day

Downtown Geneva’s “Red Dove Tavern” and other local restaurants and bars were recently featured in an article and pair of videos on the website of the Democrat & Chronicle. Written by Tracy Schuhmacher, the article is part of a series called “RocFlavors” where the Rochester, NY-based Democrat & Chronicle explores local food and drink culture.