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Geneva's Ninth Graders to Visit HWS

As part of Geneva 2020, 180 ninth-grade students from Geneva High School visited Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 13. This is the fifth year the Colleges have hosted Geneva's ninth graders on campus, and the second time the Geneva High School Class of 2019 have visited HWS. The visit was designed to help students gain a fuller understanding of college life and included a series ...
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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Office of Intercultural Affairs will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "Trouble the Water," followed by a discussion with Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at Goucher College Aisha Rivers '07 and Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Rose....
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Dean Kaenzig Named Chair of PLEN Board

Lisa Kaenzig, associate dean of William Smith College, was recently nominated and named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. "My entire career, since my own undergraduate days, has been about creating networks of support for women a...
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Festival of Nations Moves to Fall

Moving from its traditional spring date, the ninth annual Festival of Nations now corresponds with the beginning of the school year, offering a diverse start to the fall semester as it welcomes back veteran participants and new community partners. Held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geneva High and Middle Schools, the celebration of international cultures will incorporate a back-to-sch...
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Five Join Teach for America

Five recent William Smith graduates have begun their Teach for America (TFA) assignments, working and living in low-income communities. From New England to the Deep South, the alumnae have been placed in high-need public schools across the country, joining more than a dozen other alums currently working for the program and more than 30 alums who have served with TFA over the past decade. Beginnin...
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