Scene & Herd

Booker, Bancroft, Burns Highlight Commencement

As this issue of the Alumni Review was going to press, the campus was bustling in preparation for Commencement Weekend June 4-5. Highlighting the schedule were a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Ken Burns on Saturday afternoon, a baccalaureate address by Arctic and Antarctic explorer Ann Bancroft on Saturday evening and a commencement address by Newark,

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Puddester Named VP for Finance/Administration

As the final step in a realignment of senior administrative responsibilities across the college, President Adam Falk has named Frederick Puddester of Johns Hopkins University to the newly created position of vice president for finance and administration, starting July 1. After spending two decades in Maryland State government, including four years as secretary of budget

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Kellogg House to be Remodeled After Move

To make room for the new Stetson Library, a project scheduled to begin in June, Kellogg House is moving to a new site near Hollander Hall. A planned expansion of Kellogg will create a new home for the Center for Environmental Studies and the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, physically uniting the two programs for

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Melendy New Athletic Director

Lisa Melendy, former head coach of women’s soccer at Williams, was named chair and director of physical education, athletics and recreation, effective April 4. In her 25 years at Williams, she spent 17 as head coach, during which time she was named regional coach of the year three times and NESCAC coach of the year

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Further Afield

Williams professors in the news “Politically, it’s a major success … although Al Qaeda will still exist without Osama bin Laden.” —Political science professor James McAllister, who teaches the class “America and the World After September 11,” discussing how bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. forces signals both a victory for President Barack

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Williams Welcomes Class of 2015

A total of 550 students are expected to join the college’s Class of 2015, selected from the second largest pool of applicants in Williams history. Though the exact who’s who won’t be known until students arrive on campus in late August for orientation, the general makeup of the group is: 51 percent female, 49 percent

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