Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 03:38:24 GMTMon, 27 Jun 2016 03:38:24 GMTQPoC Theme House Formedhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19617Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26050.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Three HWS students, under the guidance of Associate Dean of Students Stacey Pierce, have formed a new theme house that will be home to 13 students this fall. The Queer People of Color and Allies (QPoC) house was founded by Chanel Andrews '19, Denzel Degollado '19 and Ethan Leon '19 to create a safe and inclusive space for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ ...Finn '16 Investigated Migrant Conditionshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19608Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26035.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Teaganne Finn '16 embarked on a transformative independent study that combined social justice initiatives and investigative reporting. Mentored by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes, the independent study titled, "Children of Migrant Workers in the Finger Lakes" explored the lives of migrant workers in the region. A native of Geneva, the writ...FLI Science Fair Features Local Studentshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19592Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26004.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> From across the Finger Lakes region, middle and high school students and their teachers recently gathered for the sixth annual Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Science Fair at HWS where they presented original research on topics related to the Finger Lakes and surrounding environment, including light pollution, habitat studies, water quality, air pollution, a...Rochester PD Internshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19587Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25945.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Aspiring to work in law enforcement for as long as he can remember, John Hillenbrand '17, a sociology major and American studies minor, has recently been accepted into a summer internship program with the Rochester Police Department (RPD). Hillenbrand will work with the quartermaster of the RPD, taking on responsibility for uniforms, equipment and supplie...Drake '16 Pursues M.S. in School Counselinghttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19582Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25933.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Passionate about advocating and providing support for children, Morgan Drake '16 will pursue an M.S. in school counseling from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester in the fall. "I'm very excited to start this new chapter and be one step closer to my career," Drake says. "I'm grateful to my professors and the Colleges for providing...Water, Recycling and the Environmenthttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19583Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25935.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> As a summer intern with the Water Recycling Facility at WestRock in Solvay, N.Y., Ryan Ratsep '17 is developing his chemical analysis skills and his understanding of the intersection of geoscience and environmental studies. WestRock is a leading global packaging company specializing in paper and packaging solutions in global consumer and corrugated market...HWS Mourn Poet and Professor Ashley Halpé P'96http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19573Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25914.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> The Hobart and William Smith community mourns the loss of renowned poet and Professor of English Ashley HalpĂ© P'96, who taught at the Colleges in the early 1990s. Professor HalpĂ© became the youngest professor in Sri Lanka at the age of 31, when he joined the University of Peradeniya. During his more than 50-year career, he cultivated a reputation as the m...Barnett '16 to Attend Syracuse Law Schoolhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19561Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25882.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> With his sights set on one day owning a law firm, Connor Barnett '16 will enter Syracuse University College of Law to pursue his J.D. this fall. The three-year program will allow Barnett to enhance his study with trial classes, internships, and clinic work. "I chose the Syracuse Law program because not only do they have an amazing curriculum but they offe...Solar Energy at HWShttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19567Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25896.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Hobart and William Smith are taking another meaningful step toward climate neutrality with the creation of two local solar farms, which will not only deliver 50 percent of the Colleges' power through renewable energy, but will also provide new hands-on curricular opportunities for students. The first solar array on Route 14 in the Town of Geneva will have...Commencement 2016http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19489Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res25844.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 HWS Commencement ceremony with procession will begin in the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House, ...