Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Headlines Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSat, 28 May 2016 01:58:13 GMTSat, 28 May 2016 01:58:13 GMTColleges Remember Vietnam Veteranshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19574Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25916.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The names of four alumni and one faculty member who died during the Vietnam War have been engraved on the Memorial Bench located near St. John's Chapel and Trinity Hall. During Reunion Weekend, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will dedicate the Vietnam section of the bench in a ceremony at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. "Hobart and William Smith have a r...Women's Studies Launches Virtual Hubhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19570Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25907.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In the Women's Studies (WMST) senior seminar this spring, students created a web page, FEM*NET, a website run entirely by students that gives alumnae, alumni, students (from HWS and elsewhere) and feminists a space to reflect and interact critically about important themes that surround women in the world. The blog-style site, which describes itself as "a ...McDowell '15 Earns Fulbrighthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19565Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25903.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In September, Emma McDowell '15 will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand to begin her tenure as an English Teaching Assistant with the support of a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. "It was a goal of mine to apply for a Fulbright since sophomore year, and it's an honor to have been chosen," explains McDowell, who double-majored in environmental studies and Sp...Platoni '74 Calls for Veterans Supporthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19577Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25927.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> An editorial by Kathy Platoni '74, clinical psychologist and retired Army colonel, appeared in Time Magazine on April 19 titled "Neglecting Fort Hood Survivors Is a National Disgrace." In her article, Platoni, who was on site the day of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, calls on the country to take care of our service men and women. A post-traumatic stress dis...HWS 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 HalpĂ© P'96, who taught at the Colleges in the early 1990s. Professor HalpĂ© 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...Perrine '15 Commissioned in U.S. Marine Corpshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19572Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25912.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This spring, Trent Perrine '15 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. "There's a particular pride in being a Marine," says Perrine. "The Marine Corps is distinct from other branches of the military because it puts an emphasis on its history and culture, the esprit de corps. We walk a little different, talk a little different -- ...Friedman Co-Authors Frankenstein Narrative Historyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19568Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25910.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> In "Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives," Professor of Media and Society Les Friedman and Professor of History Allison Kavey (City College of New York) trace the Frankenstein narrative from Mary Shelley's 1818 novel through its many adaptations to explore its enduring appeal across genres and eras. In "Monstrous Progeny," which wil...Reunion 2016 Kicks off June 3http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19575Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25921.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hundreds of HWS alumni and alumnae will return to campus June 3-5 for Reunion 2016 to reflect on their relationship with the Colleges and the unique bond they have with fellow alums and their alma maters. The weekend will be packed with activities and celebrations, providing alums with the chance to catch up with old friends and explore new spaces on camp...Honoring Veterans at The Wallhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19571Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25905.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As director of events at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), JoAnn Waller '04 oversees the organization's commemorative tributes at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, commonly known as The Wall. Located in Washington, D.C., The Wall draws millions of visitors each year to pay respect to the more than 58,000 service members who gave their lives in Vietn...HWS on the Waterhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19576Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25924.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith sailing and rowing teams have advanced to national championship events. William Smith rowing is competing in the NCAA Division III National Championship, Heron sailors have advanced to the ICSA National Championships, Hobart rowing will compete in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, and HWS sailors will vie fo...