Syrian Refugee Crisis

PeaceActionHWS will hold a panel discussion on the local and national efforts being implemented to address the Syrian refugee crisis on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. The discussion, "From Local to Global Leaders: Understanding the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis," will include insight from Judy Bello, an activist with the Upstate Coalition...
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Combatting Online Hate Speech

In their recent paper and presentation, "Silencing the Silencers: The Ethics of Feminist Trolling to Combat Online Hate Speech," Associate Professor of Philosophy Karen Frost-Arnold and William Smith graduates Molly Doris-Pierce '15 and Carly Petroski '15 explore ways to prevent online hate speech and harassment on the social media app Yik Yak. The trio presented their collaborative research proj...
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International War Crimes Appeals Judge Fisher '70 Opens Season

The Honorable Shireen Avis Fisher '70, William Smith College alumna and Justice of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone, will be the first speaker of the 2015-2016 President's Forum Series on Monday, Sept. 21. As Justice of the Residual Special Court, Fisher presided over the appeal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, the first sitting Head of State to be charged in an Internation...
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Marpet '15 Slated to Start for Buccaneers

According to Tampa Bay's official depth chart, Ali Marpet '15 is slated to start in the season opener at right guard, making him the only Division III rookie starting for any team in the 2015 season, and one of only a handful to do so in the history of the NFL. After a whirlwind path to the NFL, Marpet will begin the much-anticipated official start to his NFL career on Sunday, Sept. 13, when the ...
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HWS Debate Tours China

Members of the HWS Debate Team recently took a three-week trip across China, offering training workshops, serving as adjudicators and competing in the China Open debate tournament. "Traveling around the world to see a very different culture like China is obviously a great educational experience," says head debate coach and Associate Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes, who organized the trip as a...
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