Amestoy '68 on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Reflecting on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Hon. Jeffrey L. Amestoy '68, P'11, P'14, the 38th Chief Justice of Vermont's Supreme Court, said, "I think today...the Supreme Court caught up with the country, but I think the rest of the country caught up with Vermont." In 1999, Amestoy authored the V...  More >>

HWS Reflects on World War II

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, HWS has initiated a regular series featuring the service of alumni, alumnae, and community members who were involved in war efforts overseas and at home. In conjunction with July 4 celebrations, the series explores themes of change, patriotism and pride that were intimately felt by the Colleges and...  More >>

HWS Mourn Wattenberg '55, LL.D. ‘75

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges community mourns the death of Ben J. Wattenberg '55, LL.D. '75, author and television commentator who played a key role in shaping the Democratic Party since he broke into the political landscape in the late 1960s. Wattenberg passed away on Sunday, June 28 at the age of 81 in Washington, D.C. Known for promoting a cen...  More >>

Curry '75 Elected Presiding Episcopal Bishop

The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry '75, current Bishop of North Carolina and former member of the HWS Board of Trustees, has been named the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. On June 27, the Episcopal House of Bishops elected Curry to a nine-year term from a slate of four nominees on the first ballot, receiving 121 votes ...  More >>

HWS Welcomes Back NJ SEEDS

Entering its eighth year, the New Jersey SEEDS (Scholars, Educators, Excellence, Dedication and Success) College Preparatory Program will return to campus on Monday, June 29. The CPP Summer Collegiate Experience welcomes high-achieving high school students from low-income families entering their junior or senior years to campus for a two-week intensive ac...  More >>