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ARTS AND EDUCATION NEWS

Switzer '15 Joins Geneva Boys and Girls Club

Recent graduate Alison Switzer '15 launched her career in a familiar setting: the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva at Goodman Street. As a full-time staff member, Switzer is involved with the literacy efforts of Geneva 2020 and helps coordinate a Career Exploration project with the young people involved in the organization. Switzer has been engaged in youth development work for some time. As an arts...
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Knoll '06 Publishes "Luckiest Girl Alive"

"Luckiest Girl Alive," the instant New York Times bestselling debut novel by Jessica Knoll '06, is being hailed by critics as a "dark, twisty" thriller whose "razor-sharp writing" and "propulsive prose" (EW) has drawn comparisons to "Gone Girl" but stands apart with its "humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft" (Alissa Nutting, author of "Tampa"). Named one of the Huffington Post's "18 Brillia...
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HWS Faculty Promotions

Effective June 30, 2014, Hobart and William Smith Colleges faculty members Kevin Dunn, Jim MaKinster and Nick Ruth will each be appointed to the rank of full professor. Dunn is a political scientist whose teaching and scholarship focus on international relations and politics in Africa. He is co-author of Inside African Politics (2013); Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony, Citizenship, and C...
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Fifth Annual Arts Experience

A festival celebrating inclusion and the arts returned to the Hobart and William Smith campus this week. The two-week festival runs through Friday, April 11 and invites the HWS community, people with developmental disabilities, and the general public to participate in 26 events which are various means of arts expression. "It's wonderful how much the festival has grown over the last five years," ...
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Alums Look to Start Brewing

Victor Pultinas '08 and Jenna LaVita '08 were recently featured in an article in the Finger Lakes Times for their plans to open what "may be the first commercial brewer of an alcoholic beverage in the city of Geneva since before Prohibition," according to the article. It notes, "Pultinas is working hard to get his proper licenses and finish the interior and exterior of 16 Castle St., the location...
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