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Convocation Celebrates Senior Class, Distinguished Alumni

The college marked the start of the academic year and the accomplishments of the senior class and alumni at convocation on Sept. 20. During the ceremony, six alumni received Bicentennial Medals for distinguished achievement in fields relevant to The Book Unbound, a yearlong initiative celebrating Sawyer Library. The medalists were (clockwise from top left) Kenard

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Williams Dedicates Sawyer Library

On Sept. 20, the Williams community celebrated the dedication of Sawyer Library with a musical performance, readings from selected works in the college’s collection and remarks by Dean of the College Sarah Bolton, President Adam Falk, and Newberry Library President David Spadafora ’72. “Sawyer Library is, most fundamentally, the academic crossroads of Williams,” Falk said

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Grant Aids Net-Zero Goal

A $161,260 grant from the National Science Foundation will help Williams monitor energy usage in its new environmental center and use the data to implement standards that will help it to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC). Computer science professor Jeannie Albrecht and Sarah Abramson ’15, Pamela Mishkin ’16, and Abbie Zimmermann-Niefield ’15 are determining the

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Majumder Receives NSF Grant

A three-year, $347,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will help physics professor Tiku Majumder continue his precise spectroscopic studies of atoms—research ultimately aimed at testing the Standard Model of particle physics. Majumder’s project will measure the properties of the heavy-metal atoms indium and thallium in unprecedented detail using semiconductor diode lasers. The data Majumder

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By the Numbers

It’s difficult to quantify the world of individuals who bring their intelligence, talents, perspectives, and aspirations to Williams. But the Student Profile of 2014-15 provides useful facts and statistics about the student body. Here are some highlights. The Student Body

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In Memoriam: James MacGregor Burns ’39

On Oct. 18 the Williams community gathered in Thompson Memorial Chapel to pay tribute to James MacGregor Burns ’39, the college’s Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government, who died on July 15 at the age of 95. Burns was a renowned presidential historian and leadership scholar. He began his career as a congressional aide in Washington,

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The Poster Session: Scientific Research at a Glance

On a sunny Friday in August, Schow Science Library is crammed with people. One hundred seventy-five students who spent the summer conducting in-depth research as part of the college’s Summer Science Research Program have distilled their work into 3-by-4-foot posters full of charts, diagrams and photos. Now the buzz of hundreds of individual conversations fills

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