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Archive for August, 2015

Alumni: Where are they now?

In today’s feature we focus on recent graduate Rose Cherubin 15′ who was hired by the office of Admissions after graduation. In the video below she shares with us her life as an alumni and her transition from student to staff here at HWS. Cherubin’s involvement on campus included being Prime Minister of the Caribbean Student Association, working at the admissions office, and being a part of the William Smith Laurel Society.


Sustainability and Social Justice

Stacey Davis ’15

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Environmental Studies major, Biology and Sustainable Community Development double minor shares with us her work with the Finger Lakes Institute and how her research has helped her develop an understanding of the link between social justice and sustainability. Davis was selected from an impressive pool of more than 1,000 applicants to join the ranks of 182 other FoodCorps service members working in over 500 schools across the nation. The program is part of the AmeriCorps Service Network which aims to connect children to real food and help them grow up healthy as they bring real, healthy food to students at schools across the country as well as provide food and nutrition education.
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Seeing Fire in Action!

There is always something exciting happening at or near the Intercultural Affairs Center! On Tuesday August 25th, the Office of Residential Education along with Campus Safety and Geneva Fire Department held a fire demonstration for this year’s Resident Assistants and House Managers right next to the IC. They demonstrated how quickly fire can spread in one person’s room and the importance of not having certain items in student rooms. Here are some pictures and videos from the demonstration:

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Back to School!

Some of our students have already been back on campus this year. We asked them how it felt to be back. Here are their answers,

“It’s good to be back!” – Taner H’18

“It feels good to back. I feel that I have has enough time to reflect on how my first year was and I am ready to take on another year of challenges.” – Kely H’18


HWS Travels

This summer some of our students where able to have incredible opportunities abroad. This week, we spoke with Adriana Ureña WS’16 who told us about her Theater internship in Italy. Here is what she had to say.

” It was an experience that I will never forget. I learned how to be more direct in the theater role between leading and participating” 

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Meet the New Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants!

We have the pleasure of introducing the Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants of this year to you. We have the privilege of having three FLTA’s this year, teaching German, French and Arabic. Here is what they had to say about their incoming year,

Amazing opportunity to be here.” – Yvonne Brieger, German FLTA

I feel eager to share cultural aspects from many different areas” – Mathias Valiente, French FLTA

Excited to live in a smaller city and get more of a community feel” – Hiba Amro, Arabic FLTA

Here is a picture of them visiting the Intercultural Affairs Center,

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