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Claiming Williams: A Day of Learning

On Feb. 5, participants in Claiming Williams joined together to ask and answer the question “Why Should I Care?” The day began with opening remarks from President Adam Falk, who said the goal of Claiming Williams is “not to feel good about Williams. The goal is to make Williams better. So what I wish you

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Harrington Honored for Outstanding Research

Emma Harrington

The Computer Research Association has awarded Emma Harrington ’15 its Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for her work involving software defect detection. A computer science and economics double major, Harrington is writing a senior thesis on what motivates people to produce free content online. She is a Phi Beta Kappa inductee, teaching assistant and Computer Science

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Williams Receives Carnegie Designation for Engagement

Williams’ engagement with the wider community, including its student volunteer programs, experiential courses and public events such as Winter Blitz and the Great Day of Service, have earned the college a Community Engagement Classification for 2015 from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Williams was one of 240 recipients selected nationally—and one of

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Sharif Rosen Named Muslim Chaplain

Sharif Rosen joined the Williams community in February as Muslim chaplain and assistant director of the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA). Rosen is the second person to serve in this role, which strengthens the partnership between the chaplain’s office and CLiA. In addition to serving as a religious, programmatic and educational resource to Muslim

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Freeman to Study Pure Math as Churchill Scholar

Jesse Freeman ’15 was one of 14 students nationally to be awarded a Churchill Scholarship for study at the University of Cambridge in 2015-16. He is the third Williams student ever to receive this honor. The Bethesda, Md., native plans to pursue a Master of Advanced Study in pure mathematics and hopes to go on

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By The Numbers: Walking Backward

As the college tour season ramps up, thousands will flock to campus to see what Williams is about. Student tour guides offer an engaging and entertaining look at the college, fielding questions and sharing history and legend. Here’s a snapshot of last year’s tour data.

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Five Faculty Receive Tenure

Five Williams faculty members have been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1. They are: Quamrul Ashraf, economics Ashraf’s research focuses on topics in long-run economic growth and development, economic demography and agent-based computational macroeconomics. He teaches courses on macroeconomics and economic growth and development, both in the economics department, where he’s technology coordinator, and

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244 Admitted to Class of 2019 Via Early Decision

The college has offered admission to 244 students under its early decision plan. The 112 women and 132 men comprise 44 percent of the incoming Class of 2019, which has a target size of 550. Students hail from 33 states as well as 10 countries. U.S. students of color make up nearly 30 percent of

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A Closer Look: Design School

From her perch on a counter in a second-floor classroom of Sawyer Library, Pamela Mishkin ’16 draws four buckets on a dry-erase board. She, Matt LaRose ’16 and Chris Owyang ’16 (all pictured, above) are explaining how they’d redesign the college’s online course catalog, which is clunky and difficult to navigate. It’s the second week

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