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Senior Staff Update

The college is saying goodbye to chief communications officer Angela Paik Schaeffer, who in January will become vice president of communications and marketing at Trinity College. In her six years at Williams, Schaeffer has overseen all aspects of strategic communications, including for the alumni relations, development, and admission offices, as well as for institutional branding

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A Closer Look: First Days

Williams’ first-year orientation is designed to build community from the moment students arrive on campus. A carefully planned week of activities, First Days covers a lot of ground, introducing students to each other (class photo, 1), to their surroundings (Williams Outdoor Orientation for Living as First Years, 2), to their entry-mates and junior advisors (Entry

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Majumder Receives Research Prize

Protik “Tiku” Majumder, professor of physics and director of the Williams Science Center, has been named the 2017 winner of the American Physical Society (APS) Prize for a Faculty Member for Research at an Undergraduate Institution. The prize honors a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to

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In the News

Williams made headlines in August for including information about students’ self-reported gender identity in a press release about the incoming class. In it, the college stated: “Of the 552 incoming students, 267 identify as men, 251 as women. Two identify as trans or transgender, and one identifies as nonbinary.” Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus

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By the Numbers: Horn Hall

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From Boots to Books

Williams welcomed two veterans to the Class of 2020 through its partnership with Service to Schools (S2S) and VetLink, which connects high-achieving vets with highly selective colleges and universities. Benton Leary ’20 served in the U.S. Navy for six years before deciding to pursue a college education. An S2S advisor recommended Williams, and Leary was

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Remembering Professor Leslie Brown

The Williams community came together in September to celebrate the life of Professor of History Leslie Brown, who died Aug. 5 after battling cancer. A widely respected scholar of American history, Brown joined the Williams faculty in 2008. Colleagues, students, and alumni described her as a careful observer and cautious listener who demanded accountability in

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