Letter From the Editor

I didn’t write a letter from the editor in the most recent edition of The Herald, if I had written one this is what I would have published:

I’ve fought hard for The Herald this semester, through both budget cuts and the general apathy of the HWS community. I didn’t just do it because I am a masochist, I did it because on whatever day any HWS students wants to make their voice heard I want to make sure they have a medium to amplify their pain, struggle, or happiness, and that combined with informing the community of campus events is the purpose of The Herald. I dedicate the thousands of words I write, the sleepless nights, and the weeks of hard work to make sure that there continues to be a voice for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (regardless of how many of you use this service.) This can’t happen alone and what I need most is students willing to dedicate an hour to express themselves publicly. Write for The Herald, if for no other reason, because you want to make your voice heard when you feel that no one else is listening.


Vincent Inaugurated as HWS President

October 27, 2017

By Dan Bristol ’18

Editor in Chief

            Gregory Vincent ’83 was inaugurated as the President of Hobart and William and Smith Colleges. The ceremony at Trinity Episcopal Church in Geneva, NY marked the official installation of President Vincent who has been serving in this role since the summer. While this inauguration was the official start of President Vincent’s term, it is merely ceremonial for a President who has already served for almost a quarter of a year and shaken up several pieces of the administrative structure, notably the restructuring of the Office of the Provost.


By Noelle Nichols ’18

Composting your pumpkins just got a whole lot easier with the help of Organix Green Industries.

Instead of throwing your pumpkins away, Ontario County officials are urging residents to drop off their old pumpkins at designated vermicomposting collection stations to avoid a mass amount of pumpkins ending up in the Ontario County landfill.

IFC Considers First Year Bids

By Dan Bristol ‘18
Editor in Chief

As offices around Hobart and William Smith Colleges work to improve retention rates of first year students, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has a suggestion of its own: allow Hobart students to join fraternities in the spring semester of their first year.

Hobart and William Smith Expands Downtown

By Aldo Giannattasio ‘19
In what has become a highly popular minor since its creation in 2015, the entrepreneur department has decided to expand its reach into downtown Geneva, N.Y.

Currently, in its infancy stage, Hobart and William Smith Colleges are starting the renovation of 22 Castle Street, which will be used by the Entrepreneur department.

Climate Youth Summit Debuts in the Finger Lakes Region

By Noelle Nichols ‘18

The first-ever Youth Climate Summit in the Finger Lakes region will be held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and it’s all thanks to the initiative of a William Smith College student.The Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit, FLYCS, is a one-day summit that seeks to educate, empower and engage students to be change agents in their local schools and communities.

HWS Theater Opens Season With Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”


By Julian Ruf
Staff Writer

The upcoming evenings at the HWS Theater  promise to be spectacular. Shakespeare’s classic and famous tragedy is coming to the college stage at HWS. Macbeth is the fearless and respected warrior who becomes a murderer rather than waiting to become the next in line to the throne, yet he has the reverence of his followers and the respect of the incumbent king.