The Value of College: A Look at Economic Diversity

By Jaheim Pierre ’25 and Paulina Tejada ’25 Staff Writers Access to education in the United States has been unequal for centuries and has affected all facets of the social, economic, and cultural life of America. The first African American to attend college was reported to be Alexander Lucius Twilight who graduated from Amherst College in 1823, and the first woman, Catherine Brewer, obtained her … Continue reading The Value of College: A Look at Economic Diversity

Admissions Office adds Paynter to the Team

By Jaheim Pierre ’25 Alan Paynter joins the admissions team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as its director. In his purview, he will oversee the entire marketing and recruitment process. Part of the job description is to design and implement a recruiting and marketing strategy to help HWS meet its overall admissions goals.  Reflecting on his own life story, Paynter emphasized the importance of … Continue reading Admissions Office adds Paynter to the Team

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!

President Jacobsen Confident in HWS Athletic Programs Amidst COVID-19

By Jaheim Javel Pierre ’25 Staff Writer Upon arrival three years ago, President Joyce Jacobsen was impressed and excited about the activities and athletics programs at the Colleges. Jacobsen told the Herald she “enjoyed the activities fair” and she was “impressed by the level of student creativity that is expressed through the development of the variety of clubs on campus.” According to the president, the … Continue reading President Jacobsen Confident in HWS Athletic Programs Amidst COVID-19