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AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

Endowed Professor Spotlight: Clifton Hood

“It’s 2212, and I’m marking my 220th year as a member of the faculty. It’s been a little strange teaching the great-great-great-great grandchildren of my original students, but who knew that my penchant for asparagus and peanut butter sandwiches held the key to long life? If only I’d patented the idea. HWS was reaching a new level around the time of my 20th anniversary, but the big turning point came when we hired Lulu Googler as president and she put her family money to work for us. It was coup enough when she bought Oxford and Cambridge at that remainder sale, but to be the first college with a term abroad on Mars – I still have a hard time believing we pulled that off!”Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen ’49 Professor of American History and Government, is a nationally recognized expert on the history of New York City, with a particular focus on the…
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Advocating through AmeriCorps

Americorps_VolunteersAs AmeriCorps volunteers in the city of Rochester, Hilda Agyekum ’18 and Aidan Ely ’18 will spend the next year mobilizing resources and creating solutions to increase the quality of…
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Four Enter Financial World with HSBC

Campus_Beauty_1Four recent graduates are heading to New York City this summer to take up positions at one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. Catherine Battaglia ’18, Justin…
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Whitaker ’73 Earns Hillman Prize, Joins Posse Advisory Board

Bill Whitaker 60 Minutes
Sept. 4, 2014 NYCThis month, HWS Trustee and Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker ’73, L.H.D. ’97 was awarded the Sidney Hillman Prize for his reporting in the segments “The Whistleblower” and “Too Big to Prosecute.”…
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Vargas ’20 Named Newman Civic Fellow

Vargas Brandy-00054Brandy Vargas ’20 has been awarded a Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellowship for 2018. This prestigious honor is given to students who work to find solutions for challenges facing their…
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