In addition to his work as a writer and editor for the paper, Kerai co-created The Seneca Scene podcast (which he occasionally hosts and produces); hosts, produces, co-wrote, co-edited, and scored the Tommy the Traveler miniseries; and created, produced, hosted, wrote, edited, and scored the Career Journeys podcast.
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief On Monday morning, April 22, 2019, spray-painted words were discovered across campus. The words noted “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan of President Donald Trump, and included “Trump 22” and the campaign chant “Build the Wall.” This was only the most recent in a string of incidents in the last few weeks on the campus of Hobart and William Smith … Continue reading Context: Race and Diversity at HWS
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief Hobart and William Smith Colleges announced today that the 2019 Commencement Address will be delivered by Dorothy Wickenden ’76 L.H.D. ’14. Currently the Executive Editor of The New Yorker, Wickenden is an accomplished novelist, journalist, and editor who has an extensive career covering national news and has been noted as one of the most influential women in journalism. Wickenden has … Continue reading Commencement Speaker: New Yorker Executive Editor Dorothy Wickenden ’76
By Alex Kerai ’19 & Grace Ruble ’21 Editor-in-Chief & News Editor Dr. Joyce Jacobsen was announced on Friday, Feb. 8 as the 29th President of Hobart College and the 17th of William Smith College. The introduction took place on campus in the L. Thomas Melly ’52 Lobby of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts to a standing-room only crowd. Jacobsen comes to the Colleges after serving … Continue reading HWS Announces Next President
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief On Friday, Feb. 8, just hours before she was announced as the next President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Dr. Joyce Jacobsen sat down for an interview with the Herald. In a wide-ranging interview, Jacobsen discussed how she learned about HWS, her cat Mr. Butters, and her academic career. Dr. Joyce Jacobsen comes to HWS after 26 years at … Continue reading Introducing President Jacobsen
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief On the morning of the presidential announcement, the Herald spoke by phone with John Isaacson, the founder and Chair of search firm Isaacson, Miller. Mr. Isaacson was integrally involved in the presidential search and answered some of the Herald’s questions about the process and what it was like to work with HWS. Mr. Isaacson and his firm have been assisting … Continue reading Deeper Look into the Presidential Search
Hobart and William Smith Colleges announced today the next person who will serve as the 29th President of Hobart College and the 17th of William Smith College. Joyce P. Jacobsen was named to the role at a ceremony on campus in the L. Thomas Melly ’52 Lobby of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts. Jacobsen will be the first female president of Hobart and … Continue reading HWS President Announced
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief What do three random strangers, locked together in a room for eternity, have in common? In Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 classic No Exit they are there to torture each other in the afterlife. On Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. the play will be performed in Williams Studio (located in Williams Hall) with all-student actors and a student production team. It … Continue reading ‘No Exit’ Comes to HWS
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief When William Smith gave about $475,000 to the Trustees of Hobart for the founding of William Smith College for women on December 13, 1906, the college was to be coordinate with the “men’s department” and under Hobart’s Board of Trustees. The coordinate agreement is unique among American colleges; it is touted by the Colleges as being in place for exploration and … Continue reading The Coordinate System: History & Context
By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief When Emeritus Professor of Economics, Patrick A. McGuire L.H.D.’12, was named as Interim President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, it was another homecoming for the thrice-retired Professor. Having lived in Geneva since 1968, McGuire has served the Colleges for over 40 years. After retiring as Professor of Economics, McGuire was tapped by then-President Mark D. Gearan L.H.D. ’17 to … Continue reading Continuing Progress: Moving HWS Forward with Pat McGuire
By Theodore Nappo ’18 Herald Contributor On Tuesday, April 24, the Herald sat down with the Gregory J. Vincent ’83, former President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In his first sit-down interview, we discussed the accusations of plagiarism that resulted in his resignation. Vincent seemed relaxed in person; he was not focused on the past but rather looking ahead to the future. When asked … Continue reading An Interview with Gregory Vincent: What’s Next?
By Dan Bristol ’18 and Alex Kerai ’19 Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief Seven individuals were cited for possessing counterfeit identification or criminal impersonation two weeks ago in an enforcement operation by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department, and the Geneva Police Department, several of them were students of the Colleges. The operation featured several undercover officers working with door people … Continue reading Seven Individuals Cited in Fake ID Bust Downtown
By Alex Kerai ‘19 & Quinn Cullum ‘18
Editor-in-Chief & News Editor
Beginning first in the 2014-2015 academic year, Mosaic New York is a small theatrical company that writes and performs pieces in an effort to create dialogues on campus and in the Geneva community related to social justice issues. Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May continues to work as the founder and Artistic Director of the company with the support of the Office of Student Affairs and the Department of Theatre. Continue reading Mosaic New York
By Alex Kerai ‘19 Editor-in-Chief On Monday, February 5, the Martini published an incendiary piece that can only be qualified as an Op-Ed –although there was no real purpose, opinion, or point to the piece as a whole. By the late afternoon, one particular paragraph from that piece was circulating around campus, from the @BossBitchTheory Instagram account to messaging chains. To say it provoked a … Continue reading ‘The Martini’ Publishes Incendiary Piece