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Recognizing Academic Excellence

The annual Benjamin Hale dinner, named for a former president of Hobart College, will be held on Tuesday, April 15. The traditional Hobart year-end event will feature Jordan Printup '13, a current admissions intern at HWS, who will present a talk titled, "Two Worlds, One Journey." Recognizing Hobart students who have excelled in academics, the dinner will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the Vandervort Ro...  More >>

Zitouns Make Charitable Giving Priority

Jordan Zitoun '10 and Erin (Houck) Zitoun '11 were recently featured in a video on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for their commitment to giving to others regardless of their own financial difficulties. The video notes Jordan began a real estate business shortly after graduating from college and struggled to get that business off the ground. While he had given money to his church since ...  More >>

First Hobart and First William Smith to Enter Rabbinate

Rabbi Paul H. Levenson ‘53 and Rabbi Cheryl Asarkof Jacobs ‘91 are, respectively, the first Hobart and the first William Smith graduates to enter the rabbinate, and while their journeys differ, their rabbinical careers have strong roots at HWS. Growing up on Long Island, in Lawrence, N.Y., Levenson was, as he says, "actively Jewish" at Temple Israel, as were his parents. His mother was an officer...  More >>

A Novelist's Sacred Trails

Susan Power will visit campus to give a talk titled "A Novelist's Sacred Trails" on Thursday, April 3. Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan, who has authored three books and numerous short stories and essays. Her talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Albright Auditorium. "I will discuss how I came to embrace this new process which required such a ...  More >>

Rome Bureau Chief Simpson '63 Joins PFS

Victor Simpson '63, former Rome Bureau Chief for the Associated Press, will share his insights about a career chronicling four papacies as a guest of the President's Forum Speaker Series on Monday, March 31. His talk titled, "Roman Holiday: 40 years as a foreign correspondent" will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Melly Academic Center. It is also available online. During his car...  More >>

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