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Class of 2016: Do Something Uncomfortable

Though the skies threatened rain, the weather held out for Williams’ 227th Commencement on June 5. During the ceremony, President Adam Falk (top left, in purple) gave honorary degrees to (same photo, from left) Dean of the College Sarah Bolton, who on July 1 became president of the College of Wooster; author and illustrator Eric

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College Announces Changes to Board of Trustees

On July 1, the college welcomed Thomas M. Belk ’77, Noriko Honda Chen ’89, Cooper Campbell Jackson ’89, Jonathan D. Sokoloff ’79 and Mark R. Tercek ’79 to its Board of Trustees. Belk is the chairman and CEO of Belk, Inc., the largest family-owned department store business in the U.S. He’s served as president of

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Convocation to Focus on Climate Change

During Convocation on Sept. 17, five alumni will receive Williams Bicentennial Medals. This year’s honorees were selected for distinguished achievement in fields relevant to the college’s yearlong program Confronting Climate Change. The medal recipients are: Eliot Coleman Jr. ’61, a pioneer in the organic farming movement whose innovative tool design and cold-weather growing techniques have enabled

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Shifts in Senior Staff

Professor of Economics David Love has been named college provost, effective Sept. 1. Love, who is known to the Williams community as “Dukes,” joined the faculty in 2003. Since then he has served as chair of the Faculty Compensation Committee and as a member of the Faculty Steering Committee and Committee on Priorities and Resources,

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By the Numbers

The Senior Survey, conducted by the provost’s office in the spring, offers a wealth of information about the graduating class.

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Barrett Wins Rea Award

Andrea Barrett, senior lecturer in English, has been named winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story for 2015. The $30,000 prize recognizes “a living U.S. or Canadian writer … who has made a significant contribution to the discipline of the short story as an art form.” Barrett’s most recent work, the short story

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Ephs Win 19th Directors’ Cup

With women’s teams advancing to nine NCAA Div. III tournaments and men’s teams advancing to seven, Williams captured its fourth straight Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Ephs have won the cup 19 times in the 21-year history of the award, presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best all-around

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In Memoriam

“I am told she was the heart and soul of those labs, and while her no-nonsense approach made students think she was reverting back to her Army days, it also helped ensure their success.” —President Adam Falk, in a letter to the Williams community about the May 2 passing of Eleanor R. Brown, lecturer in

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Echo of Williams

The college has a new song to be performed along with “The Mountains.“ “Echo of Williams,” by Kevin Weist ’81 and Bruce Leddy ’83, won the Williams Song Competition in the spring. The song was one of 20 submitted by alumni, and it was selected by the Williams community from three finalists. Eight of the

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A Closer Look: The Log Lunch

The doors to the Log are flung open, and a line of people snakes onto the sidewalk. Inside, utensils scrape against metal pans as students and faculty dish up a vegan lunch of black bean burgers, sweet-potato fries and spinach salad. Amid the buzz of voices and obvious camaraderie, Sarah Gardner, associate director of the

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