Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Community Newshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/ Daily Updates from Hobart and William Smith Collegesen-usSun, 04 Dec 2016 03:13:43 GMTSun, 04 Dec 2016 03:13:43 GMTHWS Ranks Among Top "Green" Schoolshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19853Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26690.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Recognized as a leader in higher education for exceptional commitments to sustainability, Hobart and William Smith have been named to the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review's "Guide to 361 Green Colleges." The newly released "green" guidebook features schools dedicated to sustainability efforts through academics, career preparation, campus initiatives, ...Mary Herlihy Gearan Honored by Ability Partners Foundationhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19828Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26646.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> At the Ability Partners Foundation's third annual "Evening of Stars Gala" fundraiser, Mary Herlihy Gearan was presented with the Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award. Since 2002, Gearan has served on the board of directors of Happiness House-Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association, which is supported by Ability Partners Foundation. Happiness House, ...Samayoa '19 Interns with Possehttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19830Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26634.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> This summer, William Samayoa '19 interned at the Posse Foundation's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, helping to advance its mission of connecting deserving students with extraordinary leadership abilities to four-year college opportunities with full-tuition scholarships. As a development department summer intern, Samayoa attended Posse career event...William Smith Seniors Participate with Avon 39http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19839Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26644.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Alexandra Baird '17, Elizabeth Barnard '17, Madeleine Booth '17, Lucy Carr '17, Maddy Kapp '17, Gabrielle Steinhardt '17 and Grace Thompson '17 are participating in The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Manhattan this weekend. The 39.9-mile walk is a fund raising event to benefit breast cancer research and awareness for an organization called Avon 39. The or...Rivera '17 Interns at FosterClubhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19813Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26612.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> When offered the opportunity to "give back," Cody Rivera ‘17 more than rose to the occasion. This summer, Rivera completed an internship with the organization FosterClub, which seeks to connect current and former participants in the foster care system. Throughout the months of July and August, he worked to advance the organization's mission of serving and...Gearan Talks VP Debate on MSNBChttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19818Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26595.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> President Mark D. Gearan joined a conversation on MSNBC on Oct. 4, discussing the vice presidential debate between U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana. Gearan, who served as Assistant to the President, Director of Communications and Deputy Chief of Staff during the Clinton Administration, discussed his experience prepping...Black Lives Matter Vigilhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19808Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26614.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> A Black Lives Matter candlelight vigil took place on Tuesday, Oct. 4 starting at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Scandling Campus Center. The vigil was an opportunity for "students of color and white allies to come together and grieve for the black and brown lives lost through police brutality," says Niame Traore '18, a leader of We the Unheard student group...Technical Communication in Bostonhttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19793Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26556.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Although she was a technical writing intern with Sea Street Technologies this summer, the writing duties were only the beginning for Dominique DeRubeis '18. Her first task at the Boston, Mass., office was to make minor changes to the company's website, but over the course of the internship she went on to assist with the development of "an entirely new loo...Saravia '16 Earns Prestigious Sloan Scholarshiphttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19789Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26583.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> Upon her recent acceptance to the University of Iowa's Ph.D. program in microbiology, Fatima Saravia '16 was named a recipient of a competitive scholarship from the UI/ Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring. A partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Center at Iowa is one of five such resources nationally and is dedicated to bui...Beyond Borders Seeks Studentshttp://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=19790Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT<img src="http://www.hws.edu/dailyUpdate/Resources/Res26537.jpg" alt="" hspace="1" vspace="1" /> For students interested in Beyond Borders, the Colleges' global leadership program, there will be an informational meeting, giving students the chance to learn more about the international academic experience. There will be two interest meetings - one on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Office of Intercultural Affairs and a second meeting on Thursday, Oct...