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HWS President Mark Gearan has COVID, but that’s not slowing him down

Days after Hobart and William Smith Colleges announced that Mark Gearan would return as president of the Geneva institutions – a positive COVID test has entered the equation.

However, it’s not slowing him down.

“While a positive COVID result has slowed down much of my outreach, I am feeling better every day and look forward to more conversations,” Gearan wrote in a lengthy update to faculty and leadership.

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“There is so much to look forward to in the coming year – lectures, symposia, athletic contests and of course, the Bicentennial Celebration on October 22, to which you are all invited. This significant institutional moment will be a chance to celebrate the proud history of Hobart College as we imagine the dynamic future of Hobart and William Smith Colleges,” he added. “Thanks again for the warm welcome. I look forward to seeing you soon on campus. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.