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Colleges Mourn Yates '55, P'78

Renowned automotive journalist, racecar driver and cultural icon Brock W. Yates '55, P'78 passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 82. Celebrated for his participatory approach to journalism, Yates was the founder of and sole participant in the inaugural Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, more commonly known as the Cannonball Run. After chronicling the 41-hour, 2,863-mile cross-...  More >>

Dr. Vincent '83 Convocation Speaker

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome Dr. Gregory J. Vincent '83, vice president for diversity and community engagement, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community College Leadership and Professor of Law at The University of Texas at Austin, as the keynote speaker for Convocation 2016. A renowned expert on civil rights and education, Vincent has presided over UT's rapidly growing division of di...  More >>

A Summer at the Smithsonian

This summer, Kathryn Hackett '17 completed an internship for the Smithsonian Institution, a collection of 19 museums, galleries, research facilities and educational centers of international renown, located in the District of Columbia. "I am interested in alternative forms of education that can be found outside of a traditional classroom setting," says Hackett. "I wanted to find out how the educat...  More >>

New Center For Maine Contemporary Art Opens

Under the leadership of Suzette McAvoy '80, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) opened its doors this summer at its new location in Rockland. As the CMCA's executive director and chief curator, McAvoy oversaw the fundraising and construction of the $5 million, 11,630-square foot building, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori. As Art New England notes in "Reborn In...  More >>

Rugg '17 Explores the Effects of War

For Taylor Rugg '17, a single class during her first-year at HWS has led to an ongoing, interdisciplinary investigation into how individuals experience the effects of war. The 2013 course, "Gender and Terror," taught by then-Fisher Center Fellow Brianne Gallagher, peaked Rugg's interest in the military and the effects of war. "From the first class, I was hooked," Rugg recalls. The following sprin...  More >>

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