Haughnted Houghton Brought Back from the Dead

By Abby Leyson ’22 Staff Writer With Covid cases trickling down to zero, CAB was able to host Haunted Houghton once again, a beloved spooky HWS event that culminates Halloween in all its amusement and horror. The Herald was able to attend and observe the event, as well as speak to several students about their experience upon its return.  After a year of HWS silently appreciating the seasons … Continue reading Haughnted Houghton Brought Back from the Dead

HWS Higher Education Opportunity Program and HEOP Students

By Paulina Tejada ’25 and Emily Echavarria ’25 Staff Writers What is HEOP, exactly?   The Higher Education Opportunity Program was founded in 1969 by Aurther O. Eve to financially and academically support marginalized students in over 50 colleges, including in our very own Hobart and William Smith colleges. This is a program that affords opportunities to students within New York State looking to further their higher education by allotting them the necessary tools … Continue reading HWS Higher Education Opportunity Program and HEOP Students

Failed Econ Courses, Now an Economics Professor at HWS

By Hrithik Biswas ’23 Operations Manager Assistant Professor of Economics Anastasia Wilson received her PhD in Economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. With prior experience in teaching at larger research universities, she is originally from Western Massachusetts and moved to Geneva during the pandemic. “I actually failed a couple of my first econ courses; I had thought it wasn’t for me,” she told the Herald.  Professor Wilson had an interesting shift in life––a fact some students might be unaware of. She … Continue reading Failed Econ Courses, Now an Economics Professor at HWS

Opinion: Student Government: A Source of Change, an instrument of hope and a catalyst for development-if students engage!

By Jaheim Javel Pierre ’25 First-Year Class President As one of the first-year class presidents, I was intimidated by the opacity of my new role in the first weeks of the semester. To me it seemed to rash at the time and lacked a logical basis, to be a first-year class president. I was inspired by government meetings, seeing students across all walks of life here at … Continue reading Opinion: Student Government: A Source of Change, an instrument of hope and a catalyst for development-if students engage!

Professor Maggie M. Werner Discusses Her New Book, “Stripped: Reading the Erotic Body”

By Ani Freedman ’22 Editor-In-Chief On the night of October 28th, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Maggie M. Werner stepped onstage at Bartlett Theater in Coxe Hall in front of a room filled with her students and colleagues, wearing Halloween masks and eager to hear her read from her recently published book. In the midst of the pandemic, Werner’s book Stripped: Reading the Erotic Body was published by Penn State University Press. The … Continue reading Professor Maggie M. Werner Discusses Her New Book, “Stripped: Reading the Erotic Body”

Attica Untold: A Unique Look into an Infamous Event

By Katelyn Oswalt ’24 Staff Writer On October 26th, the Department of Sociology sponsored Attica Untold: Seeking Justice for the Attica Prison Uprising, an event that is part of a larger series of talks on Crime, Victimization, and Justice.   The event featured Deanne Quinn Miller, author of The Prison Guard’s Daughter and Gary Craig, a journalist who covered the aftermath of the Attica Prison uprising. Miller’s father, Billy … Continue reading Attica Untold: A Unique Look into an Infamous Event

Interview with Newly Appointed Provost Sarah R. Kirk

By Liz Crimmins ’24 Staff Writer The Herald (TH): Tell us about yourself, where did you go to school, how did you wind up here?  Provost Sarah Kirk (PK): I went to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, which is a small liberal arts college and studied chemistry there.  While at Whitman I played on the soccer team and was panhellenic president.  I then spent seven years in San Diego, first … Continue reading Interview with Newly Appointed Provost Sarah R. Kirk

Afrofutures: Before and Beyond at the Davis Gallery

By Abby Leyson ’22 Staff Writer On October 15th, The Davis Gallery at Houghton House opened its latest art exhibition Afrofutures: Before and Beyond. To get a closer look at the artwork and its meaning, The Herald went to the gallery and spoke to several individuals involved with it. Afrofutures: Before and Beyond includes an array of art forms that conveys the philosophies, politics, and … Continue reading Afrofutures: Before and Beyond at the Davis Gallery