The Wick

The magazine of Hartwick College

Fall 2023—Creating a Caring Community

All Better

A transformational year for Hartwick's nursing program.

The View from Here

It is with a mixture of emotions that I write this, my final “View from Here” letter to the Hartwick community.

You’re Welcome

A New Legacy begins in the Center for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

The Science of Knowing What’s One Too Many

Kowalczyk is exploring binge drinking, scientifically defined as four or more drinks in two hours for women, and five or more for men. More specifically, he’s investigating planned vs. unplanned binge drinking.

Undersea Research to Area Youth

Over the summer, Carr continued a deep-sea research project initially undertaken in 2019, when she and one of her undergraduate students were studying the existence of microbes in the deep waters off the coast of Washington State.

Carvin Brings Hollywood Home

Cuyle Carvin ‘03 knows that, as the old saying goes, there’s no place like home. “Oneonta is such a beautiful place to film,” said the writer, actor and director. “We have so many different locations, so we can really broaden the scope of our scripts, and that adds a lot of production value, which is invaluable for low-budget filmmaking.”

For The Love of Lucas: Hartwick Swimmers Run to Support Coach Dale

They ran for family members. For friends. For loved ones lost to addiction. And for Dale. “We love Coach Dale,” said Mike Shultz ‘24. “Hartwick’s swim teams have always been a community, and we show that by running to remember Lucas and raise awareness about substance abuse disorders.”

For Local Students, HartLand Promise Makes All the Difference

Thanks to the HartLand Promise, Makenna Ventuleth '27 is one step closer to her career goals.

Remembering When

These iconic Oneonta spots were where we dined, shopped, danced and socialized. Some remain, some are gone, and many have changed over the years. Here is a selection, submitted by alumni, of places you fondly remember – and what they look like today.


Ryan Smith ‘06 has protested Nazi rallies in Germany. He’s been tear-gassed in Palestine and on Syrian streets as bombs fell.

Questions? Story Ideas?

Comments are welcome on anything published in The Wick.

Hartwick College Class of 2027 Photo in Frisbee Field


Hartwick’s newest residents gathered at the base of the Wright Overlook on Frisbee Field to begin their journey of lifelong learning — with lifelong friends.