Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:58:20 GMTTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:58:20 GMTInaugural Teach for America Intern at HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18162Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22469.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, Clover Quigley ‘15 worked for Teach for America at the Delta Institute in Cleveland, Miss., as operations coordinator of instructional resources. She has since been named the inaugural Teach for America intern at HWS, the student coordinator and liaison for HWS recruitment efforts. At the Delta Institute, Quigley underwent intensive training ...Brown '15 Interns in Bahamashttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18170Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22479.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Carter Brown '15 was one of only six shark research and conservation interns working at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) in the Bahamas over the summer. Brown, along with a broader team of scientists and research interns, participated in a number of projects, varying from examining bonefish and flats ecology; shark, conch and lionfish research; and reef...Bezbatchenko '15 Wins Best Presentationhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18163Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22462.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, Kathryn Bezbatchenko '15 participated in a 10-week cancer research program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. Her research culminated with a presentation of her findings that earned her the program's "Best Scientific Talk" award. "It feels great to have accomplished this," says Bezbatchenko, a biochemistry major, of her award. ...Myrick Named Presidential Fellowhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18150Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22431.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Mayor of Ithaca, N.Y., Svante Myrick, who in 2012 was sworn into office as the city's youngest mayor and first mayor of color, has been appointed by Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan as the Colleges' Presidential Fellow for Civic Engagement. Myrick brings an impressive track record in public service, government administration, leadership a...Middle States Commission Lauds HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18144Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22451.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith have received an outstanding accreditation report indicating that the Colleges have fulfilled all standards and characteristics of excellence. "Hobart and William Smith are clearly a first-rate institution deeply committed to transformational student learning, important research and discovery, holistic student growth, artistic and...Abramov ’16 Raises $25K for Familyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18124Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22371.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Nora Abramov '16 recently responded to a regional tragedy by setting up a fund for the victim's young daughter. An article in the Ithaca Times explains how Abramov ultimately raised more than $25,000 for the family. "After the horrendous accident on June 20 in downtown Ithaca, when a brakeless tractor trailer crashed into Simeon's restaurant and took the ...HWS Food Week Set for Octoberhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18130Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22381.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> After the success of last year's HWS Food Day celebrations, the Finger Lakes Institute, in collaboration with several other HWS and community organizations, has expanded the one-day national event to include an entire weeks' worth of food-themed activities on campus. Set to run throughout the week of Oct. 17 to 24, HWS Food Week will focus on this year's ...Raising Awareness of Refugees in Middle Easthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18110Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22361.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> While studying abroad this spring in Jordan, Danny Schonning '16 conducted an interview for a research project that led to an immersive summer in the Middle East, working first for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and then the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). At the School for...HWS Recognized for LGBT Inclusivityhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18105Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22348.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For the third consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been recognized as a leader for LGBT-inclusive policies, programs and practices. HWS has once again been awarded an excellent score, five out of a possible five stars, on Campus Pride's Campus Climate Index. The Colleges' numeric score of 92 percent rose slightly over last year's, refl...Welcome to Campus and Welcome to Genevahttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18095Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res22310.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Offering thanks to a crowd of more than 800 students who gathered Saturday morning on the Quad, President Mark D. Gearan opened the community service component of Orientation 2014 that would send the 653 new members of the Classes of 2018 and more than 100 Orientation leaders and mentors into the greater community. This year, in conjunction with the Cente...