Individual Studies News

Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...
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HWS Juniors to Attend Upstate Medical

When Hannah Connolly '16 and Courtney Franceschi '16 first met while they were high school students, they bonded over their mutual interest in medical school and the options offered by the partnership between HWS and SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Upon arriving at HWS, the two reconnected, becoming fast friends and roommates. Following their passions, both Connolly and Francesc...
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Ward ’11 Summers in Developing Countries

Before starting her final year at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) in the fall, Amanda Ward ‘11 has set off on a journey to Sierra Leone and Kenya to work with the UNForgotten Fund (UNFF) and the Among the Least non-profit organization. At CIPA, Ward will pursue a degree in international development, with a focus on women's economic empowerment and education. As such, she felt it w...
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Van De Water ’79 Publishes First Novel

Ann Van De Water '79 has released her debut novel, "Mommy Memoirs: A Hilarious and Heartwarming Look at the Trials and Triumphs of Being a Mom." Described as a collection of short, read it and run stories, the book contains 83 anecdotes on Van De Water's experience as a stay-at-home mom raising her three sons with husband Wesley Van De Water '78. Originally published as "A Funny Thing Happened on...
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Lilienthal ’88 Makes Congressional Run

Sal Lilienthal '88 has joined the race for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, hoping to unseat freshman U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District). "When I appeared before the Kent Republican Town Committee they asked me some very pointed questions," he was quoted in a recent article in the Litchfield County Times. "They asked why I thought I could win when Andrew Roraback, who was well-kno...
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