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Williams Announces National Olmsted Award Recipients

The recipients are Cindy Bohland, a biology teacher at Roanoke Valley Governor's School in Roanoke, Va.; Shannon O'Bryan, a theater teacher at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Fla.; Brittany Reeser, a math teacher at Math and Science College Preparatory in Los Angeles, Calif.; and Robert Sandler, a history teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York, N.Y.

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Williams Professor Snags Science Foundation Grant

The five-year, $586,000 grant, awarded to junior faculty, will support Carterís research into sleep and wakefulness.

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Williams Seniors Awarded Florence Chandler Memorial Fellowships

The awards provide a $30,000 grant to support a year of purposeful, independent study outside the United States.

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Williams College Senior Named Saint Andrew's Society Scholar

A physics and religion double major from Crockett, Texas, May plans to pursue a master's in theoretical physics at the University of Edinburgh.

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Williams Professor Wins Award for Short Story

This is the second consecutive year a member of the Williams English department has won the award. Last year, Andrea Barrett, senior lecturer in English, won the award.

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Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Appreciation Day

The celebration included a luncheon for employees completing their 5th, 10th, 15th, or 20th year of service, and a dinner for employees celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th year of service, as well as those who are newly retired.

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Local Schools Receive Olmsted Awards from Williams College

Each district will receive $5,000 for professional and curricular development projects.

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Wiliams Junior Wins Truman Scholarship

DeLoi is one of 62 recipients chosen from an applicant pool of 768 from 315 colleges and universities. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 in support for graduate study, in addition to leadership training, graduate school and career counseling, and access to special internship opportunities within the federal government.

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Total Eclipse Preview Enthralls Williamstown Students

Pasachoff and Williams sophomore Brendan Rosseau came to WES on April 4 to talk about the eclipse, which will only be at 70 percent strength here in Williamstown, meaning "it won't get very dark and you won't barely know what's happening," he said.

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Seventeen Williams Students, Alumnae Awarded Fulbright Grants

All Fulbrighters work, live with and learn from the people of their host country, sharing daily experiences and working to develop academic and professional expertise.

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Williamstown Professor Wins Fulbright Fellowship for Brazil Research

Skinner's project, "Shining Light on the Early Human Occupation of Northeast Brazil: A Multi-Institutional and Multidisciplinary Approach," will combine excavations in the UNESCO Human Heritage region of Parque Nacional Serra da Capivara with lectures and demonstrations at four Brazilian institutions, using excavated material to improve inter-laboratory collaboration.

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Williamstown Author Wins Literature Prize

Kolbert has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1999. Prior to that, she was a reporter for The New York Times. She is the author of "Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change."

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Williams Admits 1,253 Students for Class of 2021

"This year's applicant pool was the largest and strongest in the college's history, which made rendering decisions particularly challenging," said Richard Nesbitt, director of admission. "We anticipate yielding a terrific and diverse class of powerful academics, curious problem-solvers, and engaged community members."

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams College

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance," involved a dance choreographed with Austin sanitation workers and their trucks.

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Nigerian Novelist Speaking at Williams' 228th Commencement

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, will be the principal speaker at Williams College's 228th commencement exercise on Sunday, June 4. The day before, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be the baccalaureate speaker.

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Williams Professor Receives 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship

The Burkhardt Fellowship carries a $95,000 stipend and a $7,500 research budget, allowing awardees to take up a yearlong residency at an institution whose resources and scholarly community are suited to facilitate his or her research project.

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Williamstown Asked to Expand Village Business District

For the second time in three years, Williams College is asking the town to expand the Village Business District, but this time it is not to allow a new development. The collegeís Jamie Art was in front of the Board of Selectmen on Monday to ask it to pass along a formal request to the Planning Board to develop a warrant article for Mayís Annual Town Meeting that will expand the commercial district to include the Taconic Clubhouse.

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Williams College Art Professor Has Book on 'Choice' List

Hedreen's book, "The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), uses lyric poetry and pictorial art to explore the emergence of artistic subjectivity in early Greek culture.

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Anti-Trump Protesters Demonstrate in Williamstown

Waving signs and chanting in the middle of a town where just 13 percent of the vote went to Donald Trump, Wednesday's anti-Trump protest may have felt a little like preaching to the choir. But for the five dozen people of all ages who braved the cold at the corner of Spring and Main Streets, the gospel of resistance needed to be preached.

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Williams Brings 'BioEyes' Back To Lanesborough Elementary

It starts with a question: what do baby Zebrafish look like? Then observation, noting what adult Zebrafish look like and how they act Then a hypothesis, an educated guess on what the babies will look like. And finally, an experiment, breed the fish and see.

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King, Kingdom of God Remembered at Williams

Attendees at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Williams College were reminded of King's humanity and the divine message he preached. Williams junior Naomi Francois of the school's Black Campus Ministries group told the crowd gathered in the Paresky Center that, as a Christian, she was offended by the way the name Christian is co-opted by people in who society who are anything but.

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Williams Promotes Four to Tenured Positions

The vote will be ratified by the full board in January, and the promotions will take effect July 1, 2017, for Rashida Braggs, Africana studies; Nicolas Howe, environmental studies; Timothy Lebestky, biology; and Catherine Stroud, psychology.

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Williams College Looks to Raze, Replace Dorm

Garfield House, named for its first occupant, an 1885 alumnus of the college and son of the 20th president of the United States, is outdated, inefficient and far too costly to renovate, according to a nine-person committee that studied the building.

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Williams College Admits 257 to Class of 2021 in Early Decision Plan

The admitted students represent 209 secondary schools around the world. Thirty-four states are represented, with the largest numbers coming from New York (52), Massachusetts (45), California (28), Connecticut (13), Maryland (11), Florida (9), New Jersey (9), and Virginia (7). Six students come from each of the states of Illinois, Ohio, and Texas. The 12 international students admitted represent nine countries: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and Vene