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HWS Generates $244M Economic Impact

A recently released economic analysis by an independent research firm concluded that Hobart and William Smith Colleges' impact on the economy surpassed $244 million in 2013. The study's conclusions arrive at the same time the Colleges are making the fourth consecutive payment to the City of Geneva as part of a 10 year, $1.7 million commitment that was established to assist in balancing the city's...
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Myrick to Speak at GHS

HWS Presidential Fellow and Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick will address Geneva High School on Friday, Jan. 30 at 9:15 a.m. in the GHS auditorium, as part of the LEAP (Lead Excel Achieve Progress) Initiative. Sworn into office in January 2012, Myrick became, at 24, the City of Ithaca's youngest mayor and first mayor of color. He was first elected to the Common Council at the age of 20 while still a...
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Lavin ’81 returns to Geneva

Christopher N. Lavin '81 returned to Geneva in January as the new executive director of the Geneva Community Center and Boys & Girls Club of Geneva. "I've basically followed the sun, but I've always felt like a Geneva kid living somewhere else," Lavin said in a recent article announcing his appointment. "I always came home. I have family there. Some of my best friends are my former professors...
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Wroblewski '13 Interviewed by Your Mark on the World

Sara Wroblewski '13, founder and CEO of the non-profit One Bead, was featured in a Dec. 18 interview by author, adviser, and Forbes contributor Devin Thorpe, for the Your Mark on the World Center. Your Mark on the World seeks to solve "the world's biggest problems before 2045 by identifying and championing the work of experts who have created credible plans and programs to address such issues." I...
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Geneva 2020 Successes Continue

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Geneva 2020 partners and supporters working together to increase graduation rates, improve literacy and boost college readiness for students in Geneva City Schools, the local initiative has continued its significant progress this fall across a number of fronts. Among the recent successes are the continued engagement of Hobart and William Smith community members in...
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