Scene & Herd

Horn Elected Alumni Trustee

The Board of Trustees welcomed Joey Shaista Horn ’87 in July. Horn is a director of publicly traded companies in Thailand, Singapore and Norway in the shipping and offshore industries. She was a ranked equity research analyst at a Nordic securities firm in Oslo, Norway, where she lived for 12 years before moving to Singapore.

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Williams Club Donates HQ to College

A new chapter in the long, distinguished history of the Williams Club begins Oct. 1 with a ceremony recognizing the donation of its headquarters to the College. Williams plans to lease the building to the club in an arrangement that benefits both parties financially. The club will continue its operations at its 24 East 39th

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They Said:

A collection of opinions and ideas expressed at Williams.   “When this year’s fund closed the books on June 30, more than 14,200 alumni (59.25 percent participation) had generously given, collectively contributing almost $8.7 million to the College’s operating budget—an incredible achievement considering the recent challenging economic circumstances.” —Katie Chatas ’88 and Bill Sprague ’80,

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College Joins New VA Program

Williams is now part of a U.S. Department of Veterans affairs program extending educational benefits to those who have served in the U.S. military since 2001. Under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational assistance act of 2008, veterans furthering their educations receive from the government the equivalent of the highest public tuition in their state. To help

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In Memoriam

The College marked the passing of Fred H. Stocking ’36, Morris Professor of Rhetoric, emeritus, on July 21. He was 94. An English major at Williams, Stocking received his master’s (1937) and Ph.D. (1946) in English from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Clad in a bow tie and occasionally a cape, Stocking was well-known in Williamstown,

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Alumni Golfers Tee Up

One hundred four players representing 10 alumni classes took to the greens in June for the Dick & Denise Baxter Reunion Golf Trophy Competition. Thirteen players from the Class of ’84 took first place with a score of 63. The Class of ’04, with 22 players, took second place with a score of 64. At

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Williams Wins 13th Directors’ Cup

A spring-season rally vaulted Williams to its 13th Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, awarded annually to the best all-around athletics program in NCAA Div. III competition. The Ephs trailed Amherst by 78.5 points heading into spring but earned berths in six Div. III championships (men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse

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All-Americans Named

Anne O’Leary ’10 was the first golfer in Williams history named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for the third consecutive year. In women’s lacrosse, Elizabeth Burns and Britt Spackman, both Class of ’09, were named to the 2009 All-America team by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches association and U.S. Lacrosse. Burns

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The List Before You Leave

Graduating seniors leave behind many things as they depart from campus, from course notes tucked away in library monkey carrels to the odd dorm-room refrigerator. Three members of the Class of 2009 left something else—a website called “Things to do Before You Leave,” which offers advice to the 550 incoming members of the Class of

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Sports Wrap

“This was a totally unbelievable team effort throughout. These kids never stopped believing. … I’m so, so proud of this team—their spirit and determination was inspiring.” —Women’s tennis head coach Alison Swain ’01 after the Ephs defeated Amherst 5-2 to capture the 2009 NCAA Championship. The win avenges the women’s title-match loss to the Lord

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