HWS Talk Features Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behavior expert and one of the nation's most widely-recognized professionals with autism, caught her first big career break designing humane livestock corralling systems more than 40 years ago because she didn't give up on a narrow window of opportunity. Having already worked around cattle, Grandin had a familiarity with handling them, but didn't know all o...  More >>

Witbeck '10 Launches "SWAK"

Inspired by her experiences as an HWS student, Liz Witbeck '10 recently launched Sealed With a Kiss (SWAK), a care-package delivery service for college students from low-income families. The first and only care package delivery service of its kind, Witbeck sent nearly 100 care packages to HWS students who come from low-income backgrounds during the first week of classes. "HWS helped me realize th...  More >>

Five Join Teach for America

Five recent William Smith graduates have begun their Teach for America (TFA) assignments, working and living in low-income communities. From New England to the Deep South, the alumnae have been placed in high-need public schools across the country, joining more than a dozen other alums currently working for the program and more than 30 alums who have served with TFA over the past decade. Beginnin...  More >>

Autism and Animal Behavior

An ardent advocate for the humane treatment of animals and one of the most widely-recognized professionals with autism in the country, world-renowned animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Sept. 17. In 2010, Grandin was acknowledged in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category. Sh...  More >>

Levy '11 Receives Teaching Award

For her passion to harness each and every one of her students' full potential, Amanda Levy '11, a sixth grade history lead teacher at Success Academy Harlem East, was recently honored with a Teacher Excellence Award. Levy was chosen as one of just 24 teachers from nearly 1,000 to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding educators for their exceptional ability to raise student achievement a...  More >>

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