Reclaiming Williams

Fall13_cover_[24.5]In addition to the attractive new graphic layout, I’ve been delighted to encounter some edgier articles in Williams Magazine of late. Chief among these was Robert J. Seidman’s ’63 “Band of Brothers” (spring 2013), which recounts the student-led rebellion against fraternity control of the campus in the early 1960s (of which I’d heard only vaguely whitewashed accounts before). Painful as these events can sometimes seem in retrospect, recovering these lost bits of institutional lore remains a crucial part of the contemporary project of reclaiming Williams.

Scott Lankford ’80, San Francisco, Calif.