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Finn '16 Investigated Migrant Conditions

Teaganne Finn '16 embarked on a transformative independent study that combined social justice initiatives and investigative reporting. Mentored by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes, the independent study titled, "Children of Migrant Workers in the Finger Lakes" explored the lives of migrant workers in the region. A native of Geneva, the writing and rhetoric major had been aware of t...
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Children's Literature Course Visits Highlights

Students in Professor of Education Charlie Temple's "Creating Children's Literature" course attended a two-day workshop last semester at the Highlight Foundation writers' retreat center in Boyds Mills, Pa. Hosted by Kent Brown Jr. '65, director of Highlights for Children, Inc., students supplemented their classroom studies with a firsthand look at children's book and magazine publishing from prof...
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DeWees '16 Earns Fulbright to Malaysia

Supported by a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award, Virginia DeWees '16 will travel to rural Malaysia to teach English and promote cultural exchange. "Fulbright's emphasis on ambassadorship linked with teaching is what drew me to their program," says DeWees, a writing and rhetoric, and educational leadership double major. "Representing the U.S. State Department through Fulbright is a tremendous ...
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Trias Welcomes Award-Winning Guest Speakers

Talented and versatile award-winning writers - fiction and nonfiction writer Rachel Marston and poet Timothy O'Keefe - will visit Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next guest speakers of the Trias Reading Series. The Trias event will take place on Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Marston's work has appeared in Diagram, Event, The Collagist and other journals. Her cur...
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Terres '16 Lands Job with Yelp

Isabel Terres '16 recently accepted a position in a sales training program with Yelp, a leading online guide for crowd-sourced reviews on local restaurants and businesses. "I'm really excited to be working for Yelp in New York City. I think it will be an awesome opportunity," Terres says. "I have always used Yelp to look up restaurants and other businesses and found it particularly helpful while ...
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