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The Community We Aspire to Be

by President Adam Falk “Assembling a community is only the first step. We need also to structure and support it.” People who haven’t seen the college for a while are often pleasantly surprised by how different the campus looks. I don’t mean the buildings, but the people. Our growing racial and ethnic diversity is clearly

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Freedom Rider

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That an 18-year-old from Massachusetts journeyed to Mississippi in 1964 to fight—at great personal risk—in the forefront of the civil rights movement is a remarkable story (“Taking Democracy Door to Door,” March 2011). That this personal journey ultimately brought Chris Williams to Williamstown is our great fortune. Chris was quiet about his incredible experience for

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I read with great interest Professor Steve Lewis’ ’60 write-up about the Center for Development Economics (“CDE at 50,” March 2011). As it happens, I “pre-interviewed” the first two Venezuelans to be accepted by the CDE—Enrique Narciso ’62 and Jose Manuel Egui ’64. I also pre-interviewed three others who were not accepted. —Robert Bottome ’56,

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