Mackie '77 Receives Best Lawyer Ranking
Thomas A. Mackie '77, managing shareholder of the Boston-based environmental boutique law firm Mackie Shea, PC, was recently listed in Best Lawyers in America for Expertise in Environmental Law for 2016. This is the eighth year Mackie has been selected to the list, which is compiled based on peer-review evaluation. Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-review publications...
Hiers '79 Authors Sci Fi Series
Author David Hiers '79 recently released "First Contact Cube," the third book in his "First Contact" trilogy - a science fiction series that takes a realistic and modern day approach to human contact with aliens.
Through his writing, Hiers says he's following the "road less traveled" in terms of the way aliens are typically portrayed in media. In his works, humans are generally unaware of the enc...
Syrian Refugee Crisis
PeaceActionHWS will hold a panel discussion on the local and national efforts being implemented to address the Syrian refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The discussion, "From Local to Global Leaders: Understanding the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis," will include insight from Judy Bello, an activist with the Upstate Coalition...
Combatting Online Hate Speech
In their recent paper and presentation, "Silencing the Silencers: The Ethics of Feminist Trolling to Combat Online Hate Speech," Associate Professor of Philosophy Karen Frost-Arnold and William Smith graduates Molly Doris-Pierce '15 and Carly Petroski '15 explore ways to prevent online hate speech and harassment on the social media app Yik Yak.
The trio presented their collaborative research proj...
International War Crimes Appeals Judge Fisher '70 Opens Season
The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher '70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President's Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first sitting Head of State to be charged in an Internation...