Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 29 May 2016 03:45:39 GMTSun, 29 May 2016 03:45:39 GMTHWS Mourn Poet and Professor Ashley Halpé P'96http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19573Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25914.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith community mourns the loss of renowned poet and Professor of English Ashley Halpé P'96, who taught at the Colleges in the early 1990s. Professor Halpé became the youngest professor in Sri Lanka at the age of 31, when he joined the University of Peradeniya. During his more than 50-year career, he cultivated a reputation as the m...Barnett '16 to Attend Syracuse Law Schoolhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19561Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25882.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With his sights set on one day owning a law firm, Connor Barnett '16 will enter Syracuse University College of Law to pursue his J.D. this fall. The three-year program will allow Barnett to enhance his study with trial classes, internships, and clinic work. "I chose the Syracuse Law program because not only do they have an amazing curriculum but they offe...Solar Energy at HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19567Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25896.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith are taking another meaningful step toward climate neutrality with the creation of two local solar farms, which will not only deliver 50 percent of the Colleges' power through renewable energy, but will also provide new hands-on curricular opportunities for students. The first solar array on Route 14 in the Town of Geneva will have...Commencement 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19489Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25844.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey, a Harvard trained physician who started a community-based mobile health unit and who, as the president of Echoing Green, is a global leader in the social impact movement, will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 15. The HWS Commencement ceremony with procession will begin in the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House, ...HWS Grows Peace Corps Numbershttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19540Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25826.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As Commencement 2016 approaches, Elizabeth C. Lunderman '16 and Thomas A. Ramage '16 prepare for their two-year commitments to the Peace Corps, the preeminent international service organization of the U.S. Both Lunderman and Ramage will serve as teachers, in Tanzania and China respectively. They join William Smith alumnae Eliss Mañon '14 and Tess M. O'Lea...Touching the Future Awards 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19542Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25835.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the Colleges' 2016 Commencement ceremonies, two area teachers will be honored with the Touching the Future Award, which recognizes educators for the significant and enduring role they've played in the lives of Hobart and William Smith students. This year's recipients are Laura Van Niel, a New Vision Medical Careers Program (NVMCP) instructor at Geneva...Halter '16 Awarded "Drum Major for Service"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19530Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25828.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the spring 2016 Day of Service, Sophie Halter '16 was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Drum Major for Service" award in recognition of her commitment to community engagement and service during her time at Hobart and William Smith. Named for the "Drum Major Instinct" sermon that King delivered in 1968, the national service award honors "vo...HWS Students Join J.P. Morganhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19535Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25807.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Taking them one step closer to fulfilling their career aspirations in finance, four HWS students have secured highly coveted summer internships with J.P. Morgan, one of the world's leading financial firms. This summer, Margaret Cameron '17, Justin Partyka '16 and Grant Soucy '17 will join J.P. Morgan at its New York City headquarters, while Nate Gliedman ...cIcu Honors President Gearan's Servicehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19527Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25770.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This month, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (cIcu) presented Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark D. Gearan with its Distinguished Service Award. "Time and again President Gearan has served the cause of independent higher education in the State of New York. This year he completed a second term of service on ...Alums Organize Pride Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19469Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25793.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Last year, the inaugural Finger Lakes Pride Festival brought more than 500 visitors from across the Upstate New York region to Geneva. For the second annual event, founder Amy Hickey '97 and organizer Kate Morse '98 are working closely with surrounding counties, local business and organizations like the Smith Opera House, to celebrate the LGBTQ community ...