HWS at National Conventions

As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention," says Mark Pitifer '18, who neverthel...  More >>

Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, Ass...  More >>

Bard of the Deal

"Well, Trump's only running for leader of the free world. I think the guy interests everyone, regardless of politics, through his sheer, unmitigated audacity," comments award-winning reporter and popular humorist Hart Seely III '74 when asked what inspired him to write his new book, "Bard of the Deal." His book is a compilation of the verbatim of U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from vari...  More >>

Chirco '17 Interns at Department of Justice

During her internship this summer at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Elizabeth "Biz" Chirco '17 is seeing firsthand how the federal government works to protect consumers' health, safety and financial wellbeing. In Washington, D.C., Chirco is learning investigative techniques and trial building tools that will help her to determine whether "to be in a private prac...  More >>

A Republican Running Mate for Clinton

An editorial by Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman was recently featured in the Daily Messenger. In the article titled "A Republican running mate could bode well for Hillary Clinton," Deutchman discusses the possibility of Clinton choosing a Republican male running mate in order to garner Republican support, specifically from those who have said "they will not and cannot support Trump."...  More >>

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Pi Sigma Alpha

Members of the Department and 2014 Initiates of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. HWS has had the Chi Phi chapter since 1999 and initiated over 100 members.

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