Opinions & Expressions

On Our Devotion to Teaching

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If, walking down a corridor, you pass two Williams faculty members in conversation, they’re mostly likely to be discussing…

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Legacy

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Those who knew Jack Sawyer ’39 are very glad to have the portrait of him given by Michael Beschloss ’77 and John Chandler (“A Defining Decade,” January 2012). I knew Jack at Harvard (1947-52), kept in touch with him when I taught abroad and had a very good view of his presidency from a neighboring vantage point when I taught at Amherst from 1968 onward.

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Poetry

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I loved Professor Raab’s analysis of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (January 2012).

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Genealogy

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I was very interested in “The Red Jacket” (January 2012) as it pertained to the family of Ephraim Williams, founder of our college.

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Museum Welcomes New Director

Christina Olsen

Christina Olsen will become the Williams College Museum of Art’s (WCMA) new director on May 1. A Renaissance scholar, she is currently director of education and public programming at the Portland Art Museum and previously worked at the Getty Foundation and Getty Museum.

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Loepp Wins National Teaching Award

Professor Susan Loepp

In January professor Susan Loepp was awarded the 2012 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The award, given by the Mathematical Association of America, honors extraordinary professors whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have influence beyond their own institutions.

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