Features

Community Roots

Twenty percent of Northern Berkshire households have limited access to nutritious food. Michael Gallagher ’06 and his Square Roots Farm are helping to change that. By Lauren Shuffleton ’12 At the end of Daniels Road in Clarksburg, Mass., near the bottom of a mountain, is a flat, open plot of land. Vestiges of its prior

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The Red Jacket

Piecing together an artifact of Williams history. By Suzanne A. Silitch Every year, costume director Deborah Brothers gets at least one request from someone wanting to dress up as Col. Ephraim Williams Jr., the college’s founder. Now, thanks to the help of classics major Mattie Mitchell ’12, she is much closer to being able to

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A Defining Decade

A conversation about Jack Sawyer’s Williams presidency with his successor and friend, John Chandler. Introduction and Interview by Michael Beschloss ’77 When my classmates and I arrived in Williamstown in September 1973, we took for granted certain aspects of college life. Fraternities were no longer the center of residential life. Williams was coeducational. Its curriculum

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A Sense of Self

“Leave this place better than how we found it.” That’s how Navjeet K. Bal ’84 summed up her guiding philosophy—over the course of a life spanning several continents and careers—during a presentation with fellow Williams Bicentennial Medalists on campus in September. When she learned that the college had selected her for the honor, which celebrates

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