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Sloane '17 Interns at People Magazine

During her summer internship at People Magazine, Rebecca Sloane '17 interviewed several sports and musical giants such as Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's soccer team, actor Corbin Bleu, musical artist 50 Cent and Olympic gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin. "I was so surprised and flattered that they offered me the internship in the first place, and of cour...
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Building an Anti-Bias Classroom

Exploring the theme "No Place Like Home," the 2016 Fisher Center lecture series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with a participatory workshop, "Our Schools: Building an Anti-Bias Classroom," led by Stephanie Kenific '17. This summer, with the support of a Fisher Center Woodworth Fellowship, Kenific researched ways to reshape the Common Core Learning Curriculum to serve feminist and anti-racist pri...
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Trias Writer-in-Residence: Jeff VanderMeer

New York Times-Bestselling writer Jeff VanderMeer joins the Hobart and William Smith community as the 2016-17 Trias Writer-in Residence. VanderMeer is the author of the award-winning "Southern Reach" trilogy ("Annihilation," "Authority," and "Acceptance"), released in 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. As this year's Trias resident, VanderMeer will teach workshops and mentor students who have sho...
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Harper '00 Named to TNJ 40 Under 40

At a ceremony this summer in New York City, Kareem Harper '00 was named to The Network Journal's list of "40 Under 40." Compiled by TNJ, the quarterly magazine for black professionals and business owners, the list acknowledges men and women younger than 40, like Harper, whose professional accomplishments have significantly impacted their industry or profession, and who also have made an important...
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Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For 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, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...
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