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Shank '16 with Major League Ultimate

Over this past winter break, Justine Shank '16 was granted an opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's fastest growing sports leagues, the Major League Ultimate (MLU), America and Canada's professional ultimate Frisbee league. This summer, she will rejoin the MLU, working full time as an event coordinator. Shank, a psychology major, with a triple minor in English, history, and media and s...  More >>

Cornell '15 Earns Research Fulbright to India

Katherine Cornell '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to India where a highly prized research grant will give her the opportunity to study the conservation and preservation of historic sites and structures in New Delhi. Known for its competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange ...  More >>

Crow Publishes on Jeffersonian Democracy

Assistant Professor of History Matthew Crow recently published an article, "Thomas Jefferson and the Uses of Equity," in Cambridge University Press's Law and History Review. Initially delivered as part of the 2012 "Jeffersonian Democracy in Theory and Practice" conference at Princeton University, Crow's article focuses on the commentaries of George Wythe, a mentor to Thomas Jefferson and judge of...  More >>

From the Archives: Bringing HWS History to Life

In 2014, students in the 200-level Writer's Seminar looked back at the past 100 years of social history through stories and photographs uncovered in the Hobart and William Smith archives. The resulting projects -- combining visual and textual elements -- reveal a vividly textured portrait of the 20th century and how the Colleges changed with (and changed) the times. Susan Hess, the Writing and Te...  More >>

Hood Elected to WRA Board of Trustees

Clifton Hood, the George E. Paulsen '49 Professor of American History and Government, was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy, a residential co-ed boarding school in Hudson, Ohio. For Hood, a 1972 WRA alumnus, this new role is "very meaningful personally," as his time at WRA was "a launching pad" into his academic career. "I had a great grounding in academics," he s...  More >>

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