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Around the Kitchen Table

By Michael F. Curtin ’86 I arrived at Williams as a pre-med student. Then I took Math 107—or, more accurately, it took me. So sophomore year, as I was desperately searching for classes to direct me on a new career path, a friend recommended Professor Peter Frost’s class, Modern Japan. My first experience with Professor

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Building Hope

Bright in color and sharp in structure, many of Jacob Lawrence’s works also have a dark edge. Some of the subjects in his paintings depicting black life are jagged across the canvases, seemingly sliding off the page into uncertain futures. Other pieces show people working, calm, contemplative and grounded. Radio Repairs (1946), part of Lawrence’s

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