Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usThu, 05 May 2016 19:53:43 GMTThu, 05 May 2016 19:53:43 GMTCommencement 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19489Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25689.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey, a Harvard trained physician who started a community-based mobile health unit and who, as the president of Echoing Green, is a global leader in the social impact movement, will deliver this year's Commencement address on Sunday, May 15. The Commencement ceremony with procession will begin on the Hobart Quadrangle, where 496 students w...Alums Organize Pride Festivalhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19469Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25793.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Last year, the inaugural Finger Lakes Pride Festival brought more than 500 visitors from across the Upstate New York region to Geneva. For the second annual event, founder Amy Hickey '97 and organizer Kate Morse '98 are working closely with surrounding counties, local business and organizations like the Smith Opera House, to celebrate the LGBTQ community ...Solomon '17 Lands Internship with Chegghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19508Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25733.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Sam Solomon '17, a sociology major and entrepreneurial studies minor, will join Chegg as a marketing generalist intern this summer. The position will allow Solomon to gain a comprehensive understanding of marketing through a variety of platforms and strategies. Chegg, which is overseen by President and CEO Daniel L. Rosensweig '83, specializes in online t...Geneva Second Graders Visit Campushttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19515Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25741.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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...Scott '19 Named 2016 Newman Fellowhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19492Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25747.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> 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 engag...Cirra '17 to Research Climate Change and Policyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19509Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25752.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, Alexandra Cirra '17 will join the Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC) as a research intern, tackling projects on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and policy initiatives related to sustainability. Affiliated with Pace Law School at Pace University, the PECC is a think tank focused on legal, regulatory and policy matters regarding ...Laundry Changes to Boost Energy Efficiencyhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19505Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25725.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Beginning this summer, laundry facilities in student residences will be updated to reflect the Colleges' commitment to responsible and sustainable energy use, with changes to be fully implemented by the fall 2016 semester. "Every year when we solicit students about the things on campus they'd like to change, laundry services are mentioned. After conducti...Hobart and William Smith Award Five Honorary Degreeshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19493Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25698.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> During the 2016 Commencement ceremony, Hobart and William Smith Colleges will award five honorary degrees to individuals whose spirit of service enhances local, national and global communities. They include: Dr. Cheryl L. Dorsey, the president of Echoing Green and a global leader and innovator in the social entrepreneurship movement, who will offer this y...HWS Day 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19486Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25679.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Colleges' annual social media extravaganza #HWSDay, a celebration of all things Hobart and William Smith, will take place on Wednesday, April 13. Members of the HWS community, including current students, faculty, staff and alums, are encouraged to show off their school spirit on social media. During the day, a portion of the main page of the HWS websi...Warren, Myrick Talk City Issueshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19462Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25627.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From revitalizing public transportation systems to combatting the heroin epidemic affecting cities across the nation, Mayor of Rochester Lovely Warren and Ithaca Mayor and HWS Presidential Fellow Svante Myrick opened the spring President's Forum Series with a discussion about the innovative solutions they've developed to address the challenges facing thei...