PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT NEWS
HWS Debate Team Continues Success
The nationally competitive HWS Debate Team, which sent 25 students to 14 off-campus tournaments during the 2015-2016 academic year, has continued its longstanding tradition of excellence with another stellar season and the early planning stages of a major continental competition.
HWS Debate won both the Brad Smith Invitational at the University of Rochester and Cornell Inter-Varsity tournaments. ...
HWS Hosts World's Best Debate Teams
Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the International Round Robin Debate Tournament - the most elite debate tournament in the world. A unique opportunity to view world-class debate in action, the tournament was open to the public and held on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2.
"It's amazing to see the genuine clash of ideas that these students engage i...
Skinner '17 to Intern with USDA
As a summer intern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Matthew Skinner '17 will work under Mark Manis '69, a senior policy adviser for the Foreign Agricultural Service at the USDA, researching domestic and international agricultural policy, investigating the climate change response plans of foreign countries and developing plans to help.
During winter break, Skinner met with Manis in Washing...
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...