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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...
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Acclaimed Poet Willis Launches Trias Series

The Trias Series recently kicked off its spring semester line-up with a reading from poet Elizabeth Willis. Students, faculty and community guests crowded the Hirschson Ballroom for the critically-acclaimed writer's presentation. Willis shared poetry from latest publication, "Address" (2011), as well as from her other collection, "Meteoric Flowers" (2006), which has been praised by critics such a...
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Do Zombies Sleep?

Dave Pullano ‘84 recently had his illustrated children's book, "Do Zombies Sleep?: An Impractical Guide to Monsters, Mutants and Magical Creatures," published by Old Line Publishing Company. With accompanying illustrations by Patrick Connelly, the 30-page book takes a comical glance at the lives of monsters, with an attempt to unveil some of the mysteries surrounding their mystical lifestyles. I...
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Poetry Reading Party

Join the Colleges for a Poetry Reading Party with Assistant Professor of English Caroline Manring and local poet Melina Draper on Wednesday, March 12. Sponsored by the English Department and Writers Reading, the event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room. Manring's first collection of poems, "Manual for Extinction," won the National Poetry Review Book Prize for 2012. Her work has ap...
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Duval '91 Authors Young Adult Book

Christine Fasbach Duval '91 has released her debut novel, "Positively Mine." The novel was published by Bloomsbury Children's Books and is widely available in electronic book format. "Positively Mine" tells the story of a recently-arrived college freshman Laurel, who is stunned to learn that she is pregnant from a summer relationship. Laurel chooses to hide her pregnancy from friends and fam...
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