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Trias Welcomes Award-Winning Guest Speakers

Talented and versatile award-winning writers - fiction and nonfiction writer Rachel Marston and poet Timothy O'Keefe - will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest speakers of the Trias Reading Series. The Trias event will take place on Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Marston's work has appeared in Diagram, Event, The Collagist and other journals. Her cur...
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Terres '16 Lands Job with Yelp

Isabel Terres '16 recently accepted a position in a sales training program with Yelp, a leading online guide for crowd-sourced reviews on local restaurants and businesses. "I'm really excited to be working for Yelp in New York City. I think it will be an awesome opportunity," Terres says. "I have always used Yelp to look up restaurants and other businesses and found it particularly helpful while ...
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Writing Prize Winners

Hobart and William Smith recognized the winners of the fourth annual First-Year Writing Prize on Friday, April 1. Sponsored by the Writing Colleague Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the First Year Writing Prize celebrates outstanding student writing completed each fall semester. Faculty members from across the curriculum nominate essays in a range of genres, from analysis and res...
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Laurel Brown '18: On the Ice

With support and motivation from her family, Laurel Brown '18 has been an avid skater and hockey player since age eight. "Now here on campus my teammates have really become a second family," she says. "They have made the past two years unforgettable and they all work unbelievably hard both on and off the ice. Their dedication to hockey keeps me focused and I'm really grateful that I have them." H...
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D'Agata '95 Interviewed in Guernica

In February, Guernica magazine published "What We Owe History," an interview with John D'Agata '95, professor of English and director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. D'Agata is the author of "The Lifespan of a Fact" (with Jim Fingal) and "About a Mountain," which was named by the New York Times as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Ever Written. In the interview, h...
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