Jacobsen Inaugurated as President

By Olivia Rowland ’21 Copy Editor On Friday, Oct. 18, Joyce P. Jacobsen was officially inaugurated as the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th president of William Smith College. The inauguration ceremony, held on the Quad and open to all members of the HWS community, was the centerpiece of a day filled with celebration, which included a community lunch and the President’s Ball … Continue reading Jacobsen Inaugurated as President

Meeting The Masterminds Behind Geneva’s Climate March And What It Means For The Future Of The Colleges

By Gabriel Pietrorazio ‘20 Herald Staff A community’s charge and dream for climate change recognition and reconciliation was realized when more than 150 activists united along Seneca Lake for the Geneva Climate March on Sept. 27. In particular, three professors at the Colleges who are affiliated with the Geneva Women’s Assembly were instrumental in coordinating the march. In this article, the Herald connects with them … Continue reading Meeting The Masterminds Behind Geneva’s Climate March And What It Means For The Future Of The Colleges

Title IX Welcomes Bill Boerner

By Olivia Rowland ’21 Copy Editor This semester, the Title IX Office welcomed Bill Boerner as assistant vice president and Title IX coordinator. Boerner was hired following an extensive and rigorous search to fill the position vacated by former Title IX Coordinator Susan Lee, who retired at the end of last semester. His arrival on campus ensures that the Title IX Office, which also includes … Continue reading Title IX Welcomes Bill Boerner

Coordinate System

By Julia Cilano ’23 Herald Staff From the first moment prospective students step onto campus, they can witness the unique history of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Standing on Pulteney Street, one stands on the old dividing line between the Colleges and sees in the scissors statue on Stern Lawn the unity of two pieces coming together as one. However, what do those two united … Continue reading Coordinate System

Candidates of Consequence: The Colleges and Politics of City Council Amid the 2019 Election Cycle

By Gabriel Pietrorazio ‘20 Herald Staff This year’s citywide municipal election sparks conversations about the Colleges and its their position in Geneva between stakeholders, constituents, residents and even college students. Hobart and William Smith Colleges play a vital role in the City of Geneva and impact the lives of all residents, especially amid a crucial election cycle that may dictate the future of this learning … Continue reading Candidates of Consequence: The Colleges and Politics of City Council Amid the 2019 Election Cycle

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Speaks at 20th Genocide and Human Rights Symposium Anniversary

By Gabriel Pietrorazio ‘20 Herald Staff Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published by FingerLakes1.com.    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eli Saslow ventured to Hobart and William Smith Colleges Oct. 3 to retell the transformative story of a young white nationalist who eventually expelled his racist beliefs by attending higher education. Inside a well-packed Albright Auditorium, community members gathered at an event … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Speaks at 20th Genocide and Human Rights Symposium Anniversary

Vaping on Campus: It’s Risky Business

By Hrithik Biswas ’23 Herald Staff With high levels of vaping among young adults and incidences of vaping-related illness continuing to increase, many are calling vaping an “epidemic.” This is encapsulated in recent news headlines, including The New York Times: “The prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of dangers” and Vice News: “People Are … Continue reading Vaping on Campus: It’s Risky Business

HWS Debate to Host Humans Versus Zombies Debate

By Reed Herter ‘22 News Editor In the event of a zombie apocalypse, would you rather be a human or a zombie? This is the question HWS Debate Team members will answer in the Sanford Room outside of the library next Thursday, Oct. 31, in a show debate open to the public. To know what you’ll be in for, here’s a quick rundown on the … Continue reading HWS Debate to Host Humans Versus Zombies Debate

How to Improv(e) Your Life

By Bailey DiSanto ‘21 Herald Contributor You’ve seen the posters. You’ve heard people talking about the shows. But you still don’t know what Improv Club is. You’re not alone. So here’s a crash course on what exactly HWS Improv Club does and why you should attend their next show. What is improv? Improv is short for improvisation. It’s a form of live theatre where the characters, … Continue reading How to Improv(e) Your Life

Career Journeys: Andrew Gelfuso ’97

On this episode of Career Journeys we are joined by Andrew Gelfuso ’97 by phone from Washington D.C. Andrew is the director of global business development at TCMA (A Drew Company) which manages the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. Andrew has had a career in government and trade, which has allowed him to develop a network of contacts and partners to help implement … Continue reading Career Journeys: Andrew Gelfuso ’97