In Memoriam

Photo of Marsha AltschulerIn September, the Williams community said goodbye to Marsha Altschuler, professor of biology, emerita, and former chair of the biology department, who died at the age of 69. Altschuler taught at Williams from 1985 until her retirement in 2014. She was active in the college community, teaching in Williams’ summer program for teachers and in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-funded program for high school students. Even after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, she maintained her energy and was known for zipping around campus on her red Segway. “It was a privilege to have known her as a colleague and a friend,” says Hank Art, director of the Environmental Studies Program and Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, emeritus.