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TurboVote Tracks, Boost Campus Voting

Through TurboVote, HWS has been helping students register to vote and engage consistently with the democratic process. In 2012, HWS Votes began working with TurboVote, a project of the nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit Democracy Works, to provide students with registration information and opportunities, including absentee ballots, and "make it easy for students and younger people to exercise civic ...  More >>

Reform and Compromise in Partisan Politics

In her President's Forum Series talk, "Dysfunction in Washington and Bi-Partisan Politics," Victoria Reggie Kennedy urged the audience, regardless of personal political beliefs, to be open to other perspectives and to participate in the democratic process. "What does a government of the people require?" she asked. "People. The involvement of the people, the knowledge of the people, the participat...  More >>

PFS Hosts Policy Expert Galston

In his weekly Politics & Ideas column in the Wall Street Journal, political theorist and writer William A. Galston has recently explored viewpoints on topics ranging from President Barack Obama's foreign policy challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine, inflation and U.S. economic growth, and social security and the standard of living for future generations. On Monday, Sept. 29, the Hobart an...  More >>

D'Agati '15 Interns with U.S. State Dept.

This September, Caitlyn D'Agati '15 will begin an internship with the U.S. Department of State as a liaison in developing educational and cultural exchange program. In 2013, President Barack Obama announced the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program to increase educational exchanges in the Western Hemisphere and strengthen U.S. relations with the countries of the Americas. By 2020, the 100,000 St...  More >>

Weather and Wine

When Daniel Budmen'15 studied environmental meteorology with Associate Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird, he had no idea that setting up a weather station at a vineyard would lead him to want to pursue a career in grape growing - nor that by his last summer at HWS he'd be working in seven vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. Currently an intern with Constellation Brands, Budmen is based out of the R...  More >>

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