Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:48:48 GMTFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:48:48 GMTAbramov ’16 Raises $25K for Familyhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18124Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22371.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Nora Abramov '16 recently responded to a regional tragedy by setting up a fund for the victim's young daughter. An article in the Ithaca Times explains how Abramov ultimately raised more than $25,000 for the family. "After the horrendous accident on June 20 in downtown Ithaca, when a brakeless tractor trailer crashed into Simeon's restaurant and took the life...HWS Food Week Set for Octoberhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18130Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22381.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After the success of last year's HWS Food Day celebrations, the Finger Lakes Institute, in collaboration with several other HWS and community organizations, has expanded the one-day national event to include an entire weeks' worth of food-themed activities on campus. Set to run throughout the week of Oct. 17 to 24, HWS Food Week will focus on this year's nati...Raising Awareness of Refugees in Middle Easthttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18110Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22361.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> While studying abroad this spring in Jordan, Danny Schonning '16 conducted an interview for a research project that led to an immersive summer in the Middle East, working first for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and then the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). At the School for Int...HWS Recognized for LGBT Inclusivityhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18105Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22348.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the third consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized as a leader for LGBT-inclusive policies, programs and practices. HWS has once again been awarded an excellent score, five out of a possible five stars, on Campus Pride's Campus Climate Index. The Colleges' numeric score of 92 percent rose slightly over last year's, reflecti...Welcome to Campus and Welcome to Genevahttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18095Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22310.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Offering thanks to a crowd of more than 800 students who gathered Saturday morning on the Quad, President Mark D. Gearan opened the community service component of Orientation 2014 that would send the 653 new members of the Classes of 2018 and more than 100 Orientation leaders and mentors into the greater community. This year, in conjunction with the Center fo...Official Start for the Classes of 2018http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18094Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22306.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Following their first day at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Classes of 2018 gathered with families and friends on Stern Hall Lawn where they were officially welcomed to campus at the traditional President's Welcome Ceremony. "Under the mentorship of faculty and guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the next four ...The Classes of 2018 Have Arrivedhttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18092Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22296.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> It was a milestone moment this morning for the Hobart and William Smith Classes of 2018 as they arrived on campus to begin their collegiate careers and kick off Orientation 2014. Following in annual tradition, each first-year student received an individual welcome and handshake from President Mark D. Gearan on the steps of Coxe Hall - the very place where stu...D'Agati '15 Interns with U.S. State Dept.http://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18087Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22298.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This September, Caitlyn D'Agati '15 will begin an internship with the U.S. Department of State as a liaison in developing educational and cultural exchange program. In 2013, President Barack Obama announced the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program to increase educational exchanges in the Western Hemisphere and strengthen U.S. relations with the countries of...Performing Arts Center Construction Speeds Alonghttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18093Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22302.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Since this April's groundbreaking ceremony, contractors have made rapid progress in the construction of the 65,000-square-foot Performing Arts Center that will become the heart of HWS dance, theatre, music, and film endeavors. The summer's significant highlights include the relocation of the Medbery parking lot, substantial site work, building excavation, and...HWS First Generation Initiativehttp://hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18084Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22275.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As the semester gets underway, the Hobart and William Smith First Generation Initiative (FGI) is expanding its reach as the campus resource that's focused on offering guidance, advice and support to acclimate students who are the first or one of the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year institution. Founded by Associate Dean of William Smith C...