Scene & Herd

Bicentennial Medalists Honored

The college has selected five alumni to receive 2011 Bicentennial Medals for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. The medals were to be presented during Convocation on Sept. 10. Michael F. Roizen ’67, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and a distinguished anesthesiologist and internist, was to give the principal convocation address on

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New Trustees on Williams Board

The Williams College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members in July: term trustees O. Andreas Halvorsen ’86 and Elizabeth Beshel Robinson ’90 and alumnielected trustee Gregory H. Woods ’91. Halvorsen ’86 is co-founder and CEO of Viking Global Investors, an investment management firm with offices in Greenwich, Conn., New York, Hong Kong, London and

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“Americans see function. They do not see shape…

Our culture does not tell us about shape. Our culture does not give us enough words to express fully the sensory realm. And there’s a reason for that. … For 200 years, the primary aesthetic experience in America was verbal, not visual. … American culture is historically Puritan. … Our mood, culturally, begins in the

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Grant Launches Online Prendergast Archive and Study Center

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the Williams College Museum of Art a $150,000 Museums for America grant to support the museum’s efforts to raise the profile of and provide visibility for the Prendergast artworks and archives. The college museum is home to the world’s largest repository of works by the Prendergast

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Tour de Ephs

Cyclists JJ Augebraun, Antonio Lorenzo and Christopher Fox, all Class of 2011, stopped in Williamstown Aug. 11-13 during the final leg of the Tour de Ephs, their 62-day, 4,200-mile ride from Seattle, Wash., to Provincetown, Mass. The goals of the tour: to meet alumni, see the country and raise money for the North Adams, Mass.-based

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Soccer Season Standouts

With four straight conference championships to build on and 2010 Second Team All-New England Sachi Siegelman ’12 (pictured, left) just one of a talented group of returning players, the women’s soccer team has set its sights high for the 2011 season. Other standouts this year include Siegelman’s co-captains Brett Eisenhart ’12 (a 2010 First Team

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Williams Wins 15th Directors’ Cup

For the 13th year in a row and the 15th in the 16 years it’s been awarded, Williams has won the Directors’ Cup, given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the best all-around athletics program for team performance in 18 sports. The Ephs claimed victory with nine teams placing in

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