Join the Herald and Seneca Scene 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.
Episode 8: Tommy’s Aftermath examines the relationship between the Colleges and Geneva following the Raid at Superdorm. As Tommy begins to disappear from public view, news organization pick up the story on a national scale. At the same time, in Geneva, things are changing between the town and gown as they begin a two-year trial of the students arrested during the drug raid. Join us as we begin to wind down the story of Tommy the Traveler at HWS and examine what his presence meant moving forward.
The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.