Giving “Write” Now: The Power of Mentorship within the Writing Colleagues Program

By Katelyn Oswalt ’24 Staff Writer Inspired by the Athletic Day of Donors, the Writing Colleagues Program is beginning a fundraising campaign entitled “Give Write Now!”, which will help to continue to fund equity planning, as well as other day to day functions of the program. The fundraiser is functioning as part of a pilot for an eventual, wider Academic Day of Donors.   When asked … Continue reading Giving “Write” Now: The Power of Mentorship within the Writing Colleagues Program

Hannah Dickinson, Professor and Activist

Katelyn Oswalt ’24 Staff Writer Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Hannah Dickinson has been involved with numerous social movements in the Geneva area, specifically surrounding the Sixth Ward of the Geneva City Council.  The Sixth Ward of the City of Geneva is located on the Northeast of the city, bordering Seneca Lake. It is described by Dickinson to be “one of the most diverse, … Continue reading Hannah Dickinson, Professor and Activist

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

Sophomore Check-In: Adjusting to College In Person

By Katelyn Oswalt Staff Writer The Classes of 2024 entered college in perhaps the most unique, distanced, and nerve-wracking semester in HWS history. While COVID is still present, the Classes of 2024 have been able to experience some normalcy this semester.  The Classes of 2024 had the typical unpredictability of the first year of college, plus the added stress of COVID. Kennedy Jones ‘24 described her experience having a single dorm room by saying, “The pandemic already … Continue reading Sophomore Check-In: Adjusting to College In Person

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

COVID-19 and the First Year Experience

By Katelyn Oswalt ’24, Aiden Walsh ’21 Staff Writers March 7, 2021 The HWS Classes of 2024 had long expected a normal college experience going into the fall of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this class doesn’t know when they will experience that “normal,” or let alone what that normal is even like. Although most first-years have experience with online classes from their … Continue reading COVID-19 and the First Year Experience