No Layoffs During the Pandemic – Departmental budget Held Constant

By Hrithik Biswas ’23 Staff Writer When COVID-19 hit the United States with growing cases around the country in March 2020, students were sent home for spring break with many uncertainties in mind. The pandemic added financial strains to many sectors and industries throughout the country, including transportation, retail and restaurants. Although HWS was not exempt from this downturn, the Colleges still had to work … Continue reading No Layoffs During the Pandemic – Departmental budget Held Constant

Student Experience a Year into the Pandemic

By Julissa Ramirez ’23 Staff Writer April 9, 2021 Our world was taken by storm by COVID-19 in March 2020. A wave of universities, small businesses, and public schools were forced to close, and life as we knew it hit a pause. Spring break of 2020 turned into months of remote classes, watching COVID cases rise, and whipping up the new Delgada Tik Tok coffee. … Continue reading Student Experience a Year into the Pandemic

HWS Teams Return to Competition

By Andrew Lynch ’23 Staff Writer April 7, 2021 As Hobart and William Smith Colleges approach the final weeks of the spring semester, sports teams have begun the process of returning to a somewhat normal schedule. Prior to the start of the semester, HWS athletic director Deb Steward made the announcement that allowed spring athletic teams to compete against other schools. What ultimately led to … Continue reading HWS Teams Return to Competition

Konstantinou and Bowen ’23 Elected as Student Trustees

By Elise Donovan ’22 Staff Writer April 8, 2021 Irini Konstantinou ‘23 and Zaheer Bowen ‘23 will serve as Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ next Student Trustees for their respective colleges. An initial vote for the position was held on March 23, with a Hobart run-off extending the vote to March 24. These results came at the end of a two-week strenuous campaign and election … Continue reading Konstantinou and Bowen ’23 Elected as Student Trustees

Davis Gallery Reopens: Better than Good & Hair Stories Untold

By Roman Vargas-Garcia ’24 Staff Writer April 4, 2021 In March, the Colleges had the privilege to host the works of artists Nakeya Brown and Nafis White at the Davis Gallery in Houghton House. Even during times when social interactions are limited, students, faculty and staff can physically see and learn from these pieces of art. The gallery focuses on the experiences of African American … Continue reading Davis Gallery Reopens: Better than Good & Hair Stories Untold

Staff Spotlight: Amy Jackson

By Katelyn Oswalt ’24 Staff Writer April 4, 2021 The Herald was recently able to speak with Amy Jackson, Assistant Director of The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCSEL). This year, Jackson has had to handle the task of moving the HWS Corps tutoring program to a completely remote setting in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a traditional year, HWS students would … Continue reading Staff Spotlight: Amy Jackson