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24. The Herald was founded in 1879 and is still going strong, in print and online at HWSHerald.com.


25. Koshare debuted on the Bartlett Theatre stage in 1971. When the HWS dance collective's annual show celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2016, it featured 140 dancers in 20 pieces, including styles from Ghanaian and Afro-Caribbean traditions, to classical ballet, contemporary, tap and hiphop. Since moving to the Smith Opera House in 2013, Koshare has sold out two performances annually in the 1,300-seat venue.

26. The Colleges' literary magazine, Seneca Review, was first published in 1970. Long a home for poetry and nonfiction work that defies categorization, the magazine began publishing lyric essays in 1997. As John D'Agata '95 and the late Seneca Review editor and Professor of English Deborah Tall wrote in 1999, the lyric essay, "with its malleability, ingenuity, immediacy, complexity, and use of poetic language...give[s] us a fresh way to make music of the world."

27. Mosaic NY, the Colleges' social justice theatre company, has written 105 original scripts since it was founded in 2013 by Assistant Professor of Theatre Heather May.

Solar Farm

28. Hobart and William Smith's solar farms deliver 50 percent of the Colleges' electricity. Split between two sites in the Town of Geneva and the Town of Seneca, the farms generate up to five megawatts of electricity through more than 16,000 panels, which span the equivalent of 14.5 football fields.

29. Harriet Tubman's first biographer, Sarah Hopkins Bradford, lived at 629 S. Main Street, now the HWS Office of Admissions. An internationally renowned children's author at the time, Bradford authored two books based on interviews with Tubman - Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman and Harriet Tubman, Moses of Her People - which provide the basis for much of what is currently known about Tubman's life.

Day of Service

30. In 1961, a team of students from Hobart and William Smith appeared on G.E. College Bowl, a weekly intercollegiate competition on CBS. In their win over Baylor University, Jerome Levy '63, Joseph Rishel '62, James Zurer '63 and Marcia Berges Hodges '61 retired undefeated, and HWS joined Colgate and Rutgers as the only undefeated teams in the nation.

31. In 1994, more than 700 volunteers from the Colleges and the local community came together on behalf of Geneva in the inaugural HWS Day of Service. Today, HWS holds three community-wide Days of Service each semester, which, combined with the volunteer projects students undertake throughout the academic year, totals more than 80,000 hours of service annually. Under the leadership of Katie Flowers, the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning has established a national model for service, earning recognition as one of the top programs in the country by Washington Monthly.

32. The Afro Latino Alumni and Alumnae Association (ALAA), which promotes the interests of "all graduates of color," celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. ALAA members serve as mentors to students and fellow alums, and regularly organize and sponsor career panels and networking conferences like the Multicultural Networking and Career Conference and the Salisbury Diversity Fellow Program.