Every year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' President Mark D. Gearan offers the valedictory address at Commencement. Throughout the year he provides the community with updates on the Colleges by way of his column "Lakeviews" in the Pulteney St. Survey.
Not long after Mark Gearan was named president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he placed a call to George Stephanopoulos, an old friend and colleague from his days working in the White House... More >>
A former U.S. Army officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chris Marvin now works to empower veterans and bridge the civilian-military divide as managing director of Got Your 6, an offshoot of Be the Change Inc. Marvin, who also serves as a commissioner for the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform, will present a talk, "You're Welcome for My Service," as part of the President... More >>
The New York State Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Hobart and William Smith College President Mark D. Gearan as chair of the New York State Gaming Commission, a volunteer assignment that provides oversight of the state's newly created agency for the lottery, horse racing and casinos. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his nomination of Gearan during the State of the State ad... More >>
Addressing issues as wide-ranging as midterm elections and magazine writing, award-winning journalist Todd S. Purdum recently held an engaging dialogue with members of the HWS community during his recent campus visit as guest of the President's Forum Series. Titled "The Real House of Cards: A View from Washington," the forum was moderated by President Mark D. Gearan and featured panelists Associa... More >>
Award-winning journalist Todd S. Purdum, senior writer at POLITICO and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, will visit campus on Monday, Feb. 24 as the next guest of the President's Forum Series. A veteran Washington reporter, he is the author of the forthcoming book, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964," (Times Books) which w... More >>
Members of the campus and Geneva communities turned out in force for a discussion lead by former Undersecretary of Agriculture Gus Schumacher, the executive vice president and cofounder of Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit which helps community groups find affordable fresh food. The event was the first on-campus presentation of the President's Forum Series this semester. Schumacher's lecture, "The Righ... More >>