President Jacobsen Begins Tenure

By Elise Donovan ’22 Herald Staff Within some of her first weeks on campus, President Joyce P. Jacobsen seems as optimistic and pragmatic as she did during her acceptance of the position back in February. In an effort to gauge how her adjustment has been since her arrival, the Herald sat down with the President during her school-wide open office hours. After being announced as … Continue reading President Jacobsen Begins Tenure

Digging-Up Convocation With Lamanna ‘97

By Gabriel Pietrorazio ’20 Herald Staff This year’s Convocation ceremony welcomed world-renowned paleontologist Matthew Lamanna ’97 to the Colleges. A Hobart College Class of 1997 graduate, Lamanna issued the Convocation address as its keynote speaker on Monday, Aug. 26. Throughout his career, he has uncovered fossils on all seven continents—a rarity in his profession—and is the associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum … Continue reading Digging-Up Convocation With Lamanna ‘97

William Smith Students Celebrate With Inductees at NWHF Induction Ceremony

By Gabriel Pietrorazio ’20 Herald Staff William Smith College was well-represented with seniors who attended and even coordinated the 27th annual National Women’s Hall of Fame induction celebration that honored 11 exceptional women: Gloria Allred, Angela Davis, Sarah Deer, Jane Fonda, Col. Nicole Malachowski ret., Rose O’Neill, Louise Slaughter, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Laurie Spiegel, Diane Von Furstenberg and Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal. Although this … Continue reading William Smith Students Celebrate With Inductees at NWHF Induction Ceremony

New Students on the Block: Orientation 2019

By Julia Cilano ’23 and Hrithik Biswas ’23 Herald Contributors The transition from high school to college is no easy task—upon arriving on campus, first-year students are immediately plunged into a new world and a new way of life with much more freedom, independence, and responsibility. The first-year experience is entirely new and different, and the culture shock is jarring to say the least. Thankfully, Orientation … Continue reading New Students on the Block: Orientation 2019

Professor Profile: Brian Clark, Anthropology

By Cameron Miguel ‘22 Herald Contributor Professor Brian Clark is an intelligent visiting professor in the Anthropology department who agreed to this bite-sized biography, enabling the students of this campus to take a peek into his thoughts. The following is a selection from The Herald’s recent conversation with him. The Herald (TH): What do you think of the campus so far? Brian Clark (BC): It’s … Continue reading Professor Profile: Brian Clark, Anthropology

Professor Profile: Ed Quish, Political Science

By Maya Striuli ‘22 Herald Contributor Coming to a new environment can be extremely daunting for many individuals. However, for Ed Quish, a new Political Science professor, arriving on campus felt rather familiar. Before becoming a professor at a liberal arts college, he was a graduate of one. From a small town in Connecticut, Quish studied Philosophy at Wesleyan College in Middletown, CT, 40 minutes … Continue reading Professor Profile: Ed Quish, Political Science

Standing with Hong Kong from HWS in Geneva

Note: This article was originally published by FingerLakes1.com and is reprinted in The Herald with permission. By Gabriel Pietrorazio ’20 Herald Staff King Hei Ho, who calls himself Gordon, stands as the sole exchange student from Hong Kong currently enrolled at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and continues his peaceful protests while his homeland remains in a volatile state of crisis amid mass demonstrations and … Continue reading Standing with Hong Kong from HWS in Geneva

First-Year Class Profile

By Malika Panjabi ‘23 Herald Contributor The Classes of 2023 are made up of athletes, artists, future politicians and students who are determined to make their mark on the school. Each seeing the school through a different perspective, as a different opportunity to make the most of their education, this first-year class has some thoughts about Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In talking to first-year … Continue reading First-Year Class Profile

Low Turnout in Student Elections

By Olivia Rowland ’21 Copy Editor & Herald Staff With the beginning of a new school year comes another round of student government elections. As the Herald has reported in the past, turnout for these elections is usually small, and this year’s elections were no exception. The main elections for class presidents, the William Smith Congress (WSC) executive board, and the Hobart Student Government (HSG) executive board … Continue reading Low Turnout in Student Elections

State of The Colleges with President Joyce P. Jacobsen

To start the 2019-2020 Academic Year, The Seneca Scene welcomed President Joyce P. Jacobsen to introduce them and discuss Hobart and William Smith Colleges as we begin the academic year. It is the first episode in this years’ series on the State of the Colleges. In the next few weeks we will also speak with William Smith Dean Lisa Kaenzig and Interim Hobart Dean Khuram Hussain. Wren … Continue reading State of The Colleges with President Joyce P. Jacobsen

Geoscience, Theatre, and More with David Kendrick

This week on the Seneca Scene we have an in-depth conversation with David Kendrick an Associate Professor of Geoscience. Professor Kendrick passionately talks about how he fell in love with geoscience and their journey to become a part of the HWS Community. We also delve into his research with geology of the fingerlakes and how that impacts our world today. Professor Kendrick discusses his role in John Cariani’s … Continue reading Geoscience, Theatre, and More with David Kendrick

Ecology, Politics, and More with Meghan Brown

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Professor of Biology Meghan Brown. Professor Brown is an aquatic ecologist that has done research in the finger lakes and all around the world including Italy, Guatemala, Australia, and Siberia. We have an interesting discussion about their work with invasive species in the finger lakes, the relationship with politics and science in the world, and climate change. Professor Brown also … Continue reading Ecology, Politics, and More with Meghan Brown

Career Journeys: Warren Littlefield ’74

On this episode of Career Journeys we have Warren Littlefield ’74 on the phone from Toronto. Littlefield graduated from HWS with a degree in psychology before beginning his career in television. He is the current Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning shows Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale. Previously, he was President of NBC during the Must-See TV era and helped shepherd in hits like Seinfeld, E.R., … Continue reading Career Journeys: Warren Littlefield ’74

Money, Mindset, and Meaning with Craig Talmage

This week The Seneca Scene welcomes Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies Craig Talmage. Professor Talmage has a PhD in Community Resources and Development from Arizona State University and has a strong background in entrepreneurship. We discuss many topics including his journey to HWS, key skills that every entrepreneur need in order to succeed, and how the entrepreneurial studies minor can help you develop a mindset that will benefit … Continue reading Money, Mindset, and Meaning with Craig Talmage