Williams people aren’t always at ease talking about themselves; they’re far more comfortable singing the praises of others at Williams—their professors, fellow students and staff members. So as graduation neared and we asked seniors about their plans for the future, they were happy to talk about members of the campus community who had played some role in those plans and in their lives at Williams.
A Truman Scholar. Two Watson Fellows. A Goldwater, a Gates-Cambridge, a DAAD, and 16 Fulbright winners. These are just some of the honors bestowed on Williams students and alumni this year—28 national fellowship winners in all.
On the first Saturday in April, members of the campus community came together to participate in Daring Change, a series of 12 thought-provoking talks about the future and about Williams. Throughout the TED-like program, the presenters—faculty, staff, students and alumni—pondered four questions: What will we learn? How will we learn? Who will we be? What difference will we make?
The strange story—in fact and fiction—of how 75 Chinese workers came to live and work in 19th century North Adams By Denise DiFulco It was a chaotic scene on the afternoon of June 13, 1870, at the North Adams train depot. Thousands of people stood at the platform awaiting the 4:15 from Troy, N.Y., an