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From the Archives: Bringing HWS History to Life

In 2014, students in the 200-level Writer's Seminar looked back at the past 100 years of social history through stories and photographs uncovered in the Hobart and William Smith archives. The resulting projects -- combining visual and textual elements -- reveal a vividly textured portrait of the 20th century and how the Colleges changed with (and changed) the times. Susan Hess, the Writing and Te...  More >>

Hood Elected to WRA Board of Trustees

Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen '49 Professor of American History and Government, was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy, a residential co-ed boarding school in Hudson, Ohio. For Hood, a 1972 WRA alumnus, this new role is "very meaningful personally," as his time at WRA was "a launching pad" into his academic career. "I had a great grounding in academics," he s...  More >>

Seven Faculty Awarded Tenure

This year during the January meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, the Colleges conferred tenure and the rank of associate professor to seven faculty members. Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Trustees granted tenure and the rank of associate professor to Jamie Bodenlos of the Psychology Department, James Capreedy of the Classics Department, Anthony Cerulli of the Religious Studies Department,...  More >>

Learning Communities Explore D.C.

Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential, hands-on ...  More >>

Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97 Recalls Early Years

Television station WBTV, in North Carolina, recently featured HWS Trustee Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97, correspondent for CBS' acclaimed newsmagazine television program, "60 Minutes" and an Emmy award-winning veteran of CBS News. The article reflected on Whitaker's early career and his first break into reporting, which happened at WBTV. In his first role as a reporter, the article recalls, "Whit...  More >>

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