Abramov '16 Covers N.H. Primary with NBC

Following an internship with NBC News last summer, Nora Abramov '16 is currently working as a "runner" to support the network's coverage of the New Hampshire Primary. Abramov assisted with the Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC on Thursday, Feb. 4, and will help with coverage of the ballot results as voters take to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 9. "I really love the team I got to work with at NBC ove...  More >>

Dean Interviewed ahead of New Book Publication

In her new book, "Crowds and Party" (forthcoming Feb. 9 from Verso Books), Jodi Dean, who holds the Donald R. Harter '39 Professorhip of the Humanities and Social Sciences, argues for a vision of leftist politics with a renewed focus on the political party as a vehicle for lasting change. Building on the work of her previous book, "The Communist Horizon," which learns from and critically engages ...  More >>

A Decade of Days on the Hill

For its 10th anniversary, the annual Day on the Hill program offered not only a strong lineup of panels, speakers and site visits, but also new events that proved to be both timely and illuminating. Over the course of just three days this January, nearly two dozen Hobart and William Smith students joined more than 60 alums, parents and friends of the Colleges for an eye-opening journey through th...  More >>

Fisher Center Kicks off Spring 2016 Series

The 2015-16 speaker series sponsored by the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men continues its examination of the theme "Gender, Climate, and the Anthropocene" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Kathryn Yusoff's talk "Towards the Idea of a Black Anthropocene." Since atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term in 2000, the "anthropocene" has become a political marker, designating the ep...  More >>

Frishman, Singal on Obama's State of the Union

Offering their observations on President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, Professor of Economics Alan Frishman and Professor Emeritus of History Daniel Singal were quoted in the front-page Finger Lakes Times article, "How did Obama do? Locals have their say," on Wednesday, Jan. 13. "He obviously, in part, wanted to go after this incredibly dark picture of the country and the world...  More >>

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Members of the Department and 2014 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.

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