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 >>
When he first took office at the age of 24, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick sent out a memo to the 450 government employees of the city. The memo contained two simple rules for the workers: Myrick never wanted to hear them say "we've always done it this way" or "other cities do it this way." In his short time as mayor of the city of 30,000 - and throughout his journey thus far - Myrick has sought to b... More >>
Mark D. Gearan, president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been appointed to a prestigious national commission that will focus on policy recommendations on electoral system reform, congressional reform and encouragement of greater public service. The 23-member Commission is an effort of the Bipartisan Policy Center chaired by Senator Tom Daschle, Secretary Dan Glickman, Secretary Dirk Ke... More >>
One of the youngest college presidents in the U.S., Christopher Howard, will discuss "8 Ways to Accelerate Your Leadership Odyssey" in a President's Forum address on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The President of Hampden-Sydney College will also meet with several student groups during his visit to campus. Howard will begin his time at the ... More >>
President Mark D. Gearan was among the guests at the White House attending the presentation of the Presidential Citizens Medal. The Medal is bestowed by President Barack Obama and is the second highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established on Nov. 13, 1969, it recognizes individuals "who [have] performed exemplary deeds or services for ... More >>
Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, who passed away on Sunday, was a valued member of the HWS and Geneva communities. McGovern visited the Colleges in April of 2002, extending a generous hand to those on campus and in the city of Geneva. McGovern spoke in a free, public talk in Albright Auditorium - one of the earliest speakers to engage the community as part of the President's Forum Speaker Series... More >>
Continuing its long tradition of excellence, the annual President's Forum Speaker Series will bring to campus prominent social entrepreneur Alan Khazei. On Thursday, Oct. 11, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change, Inc., Khazei will talk about his work pioneering the ways in which citizens can enact change in their country and communities at 4 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scan... More >>