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Fascinating, Obscure, Pivotal and Sometimes Profound Things You Didn't Know (or Forgot) About HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES

Extinct birds, adolescent pranks, modern art...academic innovation and remarkable feats of athleticism...global movers and community shakers...
...the nearly 200-year history of the Colleges is impossible to summarize briefly, let alone comprehensively, but here's a sampling of the people and places, ideas and stories, historic firsts and unexamined moments that definitively shaped the mission, values and personality of HWS.
The contents of this list have been gathered, adapted, paraphrased from and/or informed by back issues of this magazine, back issues of The Herald, HWS Archives materials, The H Book, The WS Book, Geneva Historical Society publications, the William Smith Centennial timeline, George S. Conover's History of Ontario County New York (1893), Charles F. Milliken's A History of Ontario County, New York and Its People, Volume 1 (1911) and "Tales of Hobart and William Smith Colleges," the blog of John Norvell '66, P'99, P'02, former director of alumni relations. Contributors include Alex Kerai '19, Bethany Snyder, Andrew Wickenden '09 and Catherine Williams.