A More Sustainable Community

As part of the First-Year Seminar (FSEM), "Sustainable Living and Learning," 56 first-year students in the Colleges' Sustainable Living and Learning Community recently toured the Ontario County Landfill and zero-sort recycling center, giving them the opportunity to find out what happens to garbage after it's thrown out. The students not only learned about the significance of reducing waste, but a...  More >>

Basnet '09 Continues Organic Movement in Nepal

During her time at HWS, Prabighya Basnet '09 began a small vegetable garden on campus, in part to address two questions: “Where food comes from? and “How is food produced?” "This really inspired me to increase my understanding of the processes involved in growing food and the food/farming market," says Basnet, who came to study in Geneva from Kathmandu, Nepal. "Our current system of high intensi...  More >>

Densen '17 Coordinates EcoRep Program

Ryan Densen '17, an economics major from Acton, Mass., has taken a primary leadership role in the campus Eco Representatives (EcoReps) Program as student coordinator. Responsible for proposing and carrying out projects and goals for the 2015-2016 academic year, Densen aims to facilitate environmental, economic, and social responsibility across campus. During the week leading up to the start of cl...  More >>

Halfman on Blue-Green Algae on WENY

Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies John Halfman was interviewed this month by the regional news station WENY about the blooms of potentially bacteria that have been spotted in the Finger Lakes region. As Halfman told WENY in the Aug. 26 article, "Toxic Blue-Green Algae Found In Finger Lakes," blue-green algae is actually a misnomer: "They aren't really an algae. They are more of a...  More >>

Inside the Music Industry with Walker-Jacks ‘16

As a management intern for Roc Nation this summer, Christopher Walker-Jacks '16 worked directly with some of the biggest names in the music industry and their managers over the course of the two-month internship. From writing press releases to touring with the band Haim, the opening act on Taylor Swift's "1989 Tour," Walker-Jacks' was given a wide scope of responsibilities that allowed him to gai...  More >>