Opinions & Expressions

Spaces for Teaching and Learning

by President Adam Falk In the last Review, I wrote of my conviction that, despite centuries of technological change, education remains a social activity, and I promised to talk this time about the important role that physical spaces play in fulfilling that mission. The purpose of Williams is to bring students together with faculty, in a space

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Jumping-Off Point

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I wanted to let you know how much my wife Heather and I (both proud members of the Class of 1981) enjoyed the latest issue of the Williams Alumni Review (June 2010), in particular the piece by Denise DiFulco on Jennifer French and the Center for Environmental Studies. In fact, I enjoyed it so much

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Court Limits

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In June’s Alumni Review, James MacGregor Burns ’39 answers questions about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s impending confirmation hearings. He notes, “There will also be the usual red herring about ‘original intent.’ It is important to remember that the original framers of the Constitution disagreed about the meaning of the Constitution they had just drafted.”

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Why? Oh, Why?

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Why would you put a picture of a dorm with an Amherst College sticker on the cover of the June Alumni Review? —Diana del Valle ’95, Boca Raton, Fla

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They Said:

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“What I’ll miss about Williams is the people. Bricks and mortar are great, but the real value of this place is the folks who work here. I’ll also miss Cole Field on a beautiful fall morning well before either soccer team kicks off. Weston Field late fall afternoon after the football game is over and

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