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Distinguished Faculty Award Winners Announced

DFAThe Hobart Alumni Association and William Smith Alumnae Association will honor Professor of English Jim Crenner, Professor of Philosophy Benjamin Daise and the late Professor of History Maureen Flynn P’09,…
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Hood Publishes Article on NYC Elite Housing

Professor of History Clifton Hood discusses the importance of public spaces with students during "American Urban History" in Eaton Hall on Thursday.Professor of History Clifton Hood recently published an article, “The Gilded Age Lives on in Manhattan’s Mansions,” in the Zócalo Public Square online magazine. The article explores the impact of…
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Local Educator Publishes Book, Credits HWS

Barden Thomas-0049Local history teacher Thomas Barden recently published Napoleon’s Purgatory: The Unseen Humanity of the “Corsican Ogre” in Fatal Exile, a unique look into the “human” side of Napoleon Bonaparte as…
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Public Service and the Legacy of JFK

FILE - This handout photo provided by the Newseum, and the estate of Jacques Lowe, shows John F. Kennedy at a news conference in Omaha, Neb. in 1959.  Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he served as U.S. president and as a senator; Dallas, where he died, and Boston, where he was born. With the 50th anniversary of his Nov. 22, 1963 assassination at hand, all three places are worth visiting to learn more about him or to honor his legacy.(AP Photo/Newseum, estate of Jacques Lowe)Steven Rothstein, the executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, will deliver President’s Forum remarks and participate in a panel discussion examining how Kennedy’s presidency shaped the future…
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Hood Reviewed in Times Literary Supplement

“It’s 2212, and I’m marking my 220th year as a member of the faculty. It’s been a little strange teaching the great-great-great-great grandchildren of my original students, but who knew that my penchant for asparagus and peanut butter sandwiches held the key to long life? If only I’d patented the idea. HWS was reaching a new level around the time of my 20th anniversary, but the big turning point came when we hired Lulu Googler as president and she put her family money to work for us. It was coup enough when she bought Oxford and Cambridge at that remainder sale, but to be the first college with a term abroad on Mars – I still have a hard time believing we pulled that off!”Professor of History Clifton Hood’s latest book, In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City’s Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis, received high praise from the…
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