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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 >>

Wesley '07 Aids Refugees in Jordan

Hannah Wesley '07 is working in Amman, Jordan, at the health department of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The opportunity to serve as the organization's associate health policy and planning officer came about following a graduate internship she completed in the department. She graduated with a master's in public health from the Mailman School of Pu...  More >>

Honoring Our Veterans

U.S. Air Force Retired Lt. Col. John Norvell '66, P'99, P'02 wrote a guest editorial on the subject of military service and Veterans Day that appeared in the Sunday, Nov. 9 issue of the Finger Lakes Times. Noting how veterans of past wars often did not discuss their experiences once they returned home, he writes, "These were events that were often impossible for them to explain and sometimes hard...  More >>

Institute of Medicine Elects Beyrer '81

Internationally renowned expert on AIDS, Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer '81, recently was recognized for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service with election to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The IOM is one of the National Academies of Science, initiated by President Abraham Lincoln. Beyrer is a pro...  More >>

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