Public Service NEWS
Scott '19 Named 2016 Newman Fellow
Saoirse Scott '19 has been named as one of Campus Compact's 2016 Newman Civic Fellows, a prestigious national honor awarded to student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
"I am thrilled that Saoirse has been selected for the Newman Civic Fellow Award and believe that her demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community advocacy will continue...
Geneva Second Graders Visit Campus
On Friday, April 29, the Hobart and William Smith community will host students from Geneva-area elementary schools as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will introduce more than 100 local second graders to a college setting, with activities focusing on literacy and career possibilities.
The program was ins...
Sustainable Community Development Capstone
This spring, a group of Hobart and William Smith students in a "Sustainable Community Development Capstone" course taught by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Robin Lewis and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Tarah Rowse teamed up with the Town of Geneva to conduct research and offer recommendations to improve solid waste management in the Town.
The students will pr...
Gearan Discusses Institute of Politics in Harvard Gazette
On the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Gazette offered a retrospective on the IOP's legacy of promoting public service, featuring recollections from esteemed alums including HWS President Mark D. Gearan, a 1978 Harvard graduate.
Gearan -- who is a former director of the Peace Corps and served during the Clinton administration as Assistant...
HWS Honored by Arbor Day Foundation
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named a Tree Campus USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation for the fourth consecutive year. The honor recognizes the Colleges for meeting five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for a campus tree program, a student service-learning project, and an Arbor Day o...