Scene & Herd

Claiming Williams Day Engages Campus

It was a daunting schedule: 26 lectures, forums and performances taking place over the course of 12 hours, all exploring the theme “Examining privilege, building community” during Claiming Williams Day on Feb. 5. But the campus community responded in droves, from the athletes who ended practice early for a 9:30 a.m. lecture by sports guru

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Presidential Search Under Way

Following President Schapiro’s announcement in December that he would move to the presidency of Northwestern University this summer, the Williams Board of Trustees has formed a Presidential Search Committee. Its 16 members (trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni) are charged with recommending a short list of finalists to the board, which will make the appointment.

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A Diamond of an Anniversary

The Ephs and Lord Jeffs will square off on May 3 for a scheduled league game commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first-ever collegiate baseball game. The 1 p.m. match-up, to be held at the original Wahconah Park site in Pittsfield, Mass., will be televised nationally on the ESPN-U network. The weekend will also feature

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They Said:

Some thoughts expressed during Claiming Williams Day on Feb. 5, 2009. “You come to college to be among people who are remaking themselves. … You come to this place where you are not safe but have to pretend every day to be so.” —Dorothy Allison, award-winning author, feminist and editor of early lesbian and gay

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Taconic Gets a Face-Lift

The College’s historic Taconic Golf Course is getting a face-lift, in part to return it to the form it was given by architects Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek in their original 1927 plans. Most of the work being done will be completed by late spring and includes felling trees, restoring bunkers, redefining the edges

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Tutorial Funds Honor Fuqua

One of John Foster’s ’80 few regrets about his Williams education was that he shied away from forming close relationships with his professors. But he fondly remembers Charlie Fuqua, who taught one of Foster’s first college classes, as “the man who introduced me to education at Williams in a generous and thoughtful way.” And so,

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The List: Recreational Reading

Williams students aren’t the only ones on campus with stacks of books at their bedsides. Here’s what faculty were reading during the long winter months in Billsville. Julie A. Cassiday, professor of Russian and chair of German/Russian. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, because “I always find some new detail, insight or connection that makes [re]reading

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Sports Wrap

“Kevin exemplifies what being a student-athlete at Williams is all about—excellence on and off the court. He will certainly leave the program better than how he found it, and I can’t imagine where we’d be without him.” —Men’s basketball coach Mike Maker on guard Kevin Snyder ’09, who was named to the All-Academic District Second

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