Join the Herald and Seneca Scene, beginning May 29th, as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. Tongyai, better known as Tommy the Traveler, came during a time of Vietnam War protests and the counter-culture movement. It was a critical culture moment, one that would forever change Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
With over twenty interviews from people on-campus, video interviews from a documentary created in the aftermath, and archival research, the Herald and Seneca Scene team have created a brand-new podcast miniseries that traces Tommy’s arrival on campus and effect on campus. The full series will begin on Wednesday, May 29th.
The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.