Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Alums Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usFri, 03 Jul 2015 19:46:17 GMTFri, 03 Jul 2015 19:46:17 GMTAmestoy '68 on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisionhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18888Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24160.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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...HWS Mourn Wattenberg '55, LL.D. ‘75http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18880Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24149.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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...Curry '75 Elected Presiding Episcopal Bishophttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18878Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24145.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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 ...HWS Welcomes Back NJ SEEDShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18872Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24133.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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...Cavanaugh '12 working for Feature Film, Runoffhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18867Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24123.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> "Combining a sense of ecological urgency with a compelling yet stirring morality play, Runoff tells the story of a woman who goes to desperate lengths to save her family and farm when they are threatened from their land." For Sarah Cavanaugh '12, working as an outreach assistant for a feature film wasn't the career path she envisioned while working on her...Feiner '86 Authors First Bookhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18852Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24091.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Stacy Feiner '86, PsyD recently released her first book, "Talent Mindset: The Business Owner's Guide to Building Bench Strength." The book coaches business owners to develop solutions to managing talent based on their own expectations for performance. Feiner brings psychological strategies that help leaders do what they say they want to do, while a strong...DeFelice '73 Publishes New Bookhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18856Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24099.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Renowned children's author Cynthia DeFelice '73 recently published her new children's book, "Fort." The book was released in May 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. "Fort" is a story about friendship and revenge, as it tells the tale of 11-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie, two funny and very real young heroes. Amidst the best summer of the boys' lives, ...Lamanna '97 Reviews "Jurassic World"http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18844Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24075.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With the release of "Jurassic World" -- the latest in the "Jurassic Park" sci-fi adventure series --Matt Lamanna '97, assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at one of the top five dinosaur collections of the world, was recently interviewed by Trib Total Media and Live Science about the scientific accuracy of the new box-office hit. "I think it's an ...Wu '12 Noted in Washington Posthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18840Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24065.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Jenny Wu '12 was recently noted in The Washington Post for being a featured artist in an exhibition titled, "Alchemical Vessels," which was held at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. The annual exhibit showcases 125 artists who transform ceramic bowls "by means of his or her own personal aesthetic and medium, drawing inspiration fro...Millar '12, Miller '12 Start Henley Fashion Co.http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=18842Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res24067.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When Alden Millar '12 and Sam Miller '12 saw a gap in the market for comfortable, stylish and affordable clothing, they took it upon themselves to found Stitchmill, their own start-up brand devoted to manufacturing high-quality Henley shirts in the United States. To fund their first large-scale production, Millar and Miller recently launched a Kickstarter...