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Hood Authors “In Pursuit of Privilege”

“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!”Professor of History Clifton Hood recently authored his second book, “In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City’s Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis.” The book,…
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Fisher Center: Home and the “Caring Economy”

Nadasen_PremillaIn her Wednesday, Nov. 9 Fisher Center lecture, “Labor of Love: Social Reproduction and the Politics of Care,” Premilla Nadasen will examine the concept of the “caring economy,” which has…
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A Summer at the Smithsonian

Res26328This summer, Kathryn Hackett ’17 completed an internship for the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 museums, galleries, research facilities and educational centers of international renown, located in the District…
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Dr. Vincent ’83 Convocation Speaker

Res26322Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Dr. Gregory J. Vincent ’83, vice president for diversity and community engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law…
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Rugg ’17 Explores the Effects of War

Res26200For Taylor Rugg ’17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course,…
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