Staff, Students Attend LGBTQA Conference

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, of which Hobart and William Smith Colleges are members, held its first conference focusing on fostering positive change for LGBTQA faculty, students and staff on New York Six member campuses this spring. HWS Area Coordinator Chad Freeman presented at the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Spectrum Conference, hosted by consortium member Hamilton College...  More >>

Pride Alliance Lavender Gayla

Featuring student performances and reflections from the academic year, the second annual Lavender Gayla will be held on Friday, May 2. Hosted by the HWS Pride Alliance, the Gayla is a year-end semiformal dinner bringing together members of the HWS community to recognize the work of Pride over the past year. The Gayla will take place at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center....  More >>

Gaypril Continues with Teach-in

Drawing nearly 200 members of the campus community on the steps of Scandling Campus Center, the "Change Starts Here" teach-in focused on transgender identity and issues on campus as part of this year's observance and celebration of Gaypril, a time of promoting acknowledgement and equality of the LGBT community. On Thursday, April 24, Hobart and William Smith students, faculty and staff gathered t...  More >>

Why Feminists Care About Funerals

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Michelle Martin-Baron will present "Why feminists care about funerals: the politics of public mourning" as the last lecture of the spring semester's Sentiments & Declarations series on Thursday, April 24. What do state funerals, AIDS activism, 300-year-old remains of former slaves, and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act have do with each other? Th...  More >>

Faculty Discuss Transgender Issues

On the heels of offering the first transgender studies class at HWS last semester, a group of faculty has formed the Transgender Faculty Learning Community (TFLC) on campus with the express goal of considering how to make HWS better for transgender people. The collaborative reading and discussion group is facilitated by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Karen Frost-Arnold, Professor of Dance Donn...  More >>