Critical Social Studies News
Decker '15 Earns Fulbright to Malaysia
Georgia Decker '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Malaysia, affording her the chance of a lifetime to serve abroad as an English teaching assistant while immersing herself in Malaysian culture.
Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. This y...
Youth Leadership College at West Street
For much of the spring semester, Madeline Buckley '15 and Dana Williams '16 are co-leading Youth Leadership College (YLC) sessions for second graders involved in student government at West Street Elementary School. The initiative serves as their practicum for the Centennial Center for Leadership's (CCL) HWS Leads Certificate Program and utilizes a curriculum originally designed by Caroline Dosky ...
HWS Alums Join AmeriCorps
More than 150 young men and women from all walks of life came together this summer in Philadelphia, Penn., to be sworn in as AmeriCorps VISTAS. What all of them share is a passion for social change and a commitment to serving full-time for a year at a non-profit organization, expanding programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Among the group were two 2010 HWS graduat...
Bonner Leaders Attend VA Conference
Active members of the community, Michael Austerlitz '10 and Clifford Gardner '10, recently conducted a workshop on Race, Class and Gender at the Bonner Conference at the University of Richmond, Virginia. Bonner Leaders, such as Austerlitz and Gardner, are part of a movement of students dedicated to service. The workshop, according to Gardner, was "All about the ability to diversify minds" and i...
Simpson on International Governance
Matt Simpson '04 was recently named an associate in the international trade and arbitration group at Weil Gotshal and Manges, LLP. Simpson is located in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He was also recently appointed a Peace Fellow with the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), where he previously worked. He will continue his close relationship with PILPG as an adviser on the gro...