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Williams College 'Still In' on Paris Climate Agreement

The "We Are Still In" statement says, in part, that "the Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most dangerous and costly effects of climate change. Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States."

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Local Students Earn Williams College Degrees

Williams College President Adam F. Falk conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees to nine local graduates at the college's 228th commencement on Sunday, June 4.

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Five Williams Seniors Awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships

The Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship is a cash award established in 1940 that is granted to a member or members of the graduating class to support their continued work in the creative and performing arts. Prizes of $22,000 are awarded in the categories of writing, art, dance, theater and music.

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Williams Lecturer Receives Fulbright Fellowship for South Africa Research

Apotsos's project, "Mapping the Climate Change Vulnerability of Coastal Urban Areas in Southern Africa," will increase understanding of the climate vulnerability and informational needs of coastal urban areas in Southern Africa.

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Fourteen Williams Seniors Win Fellowships for Post-Grad Study at Cambridge

The 14 seniors awarded the fellowship are Megumi Asada, Osama Brosh, David Burt, Nikolaus Howe, Emily Hoyt, Alexander Kastner, Fernanda Lai, Terrance Mensah, Christian Ruhl, Aaditya Sharma, Vidya Venkatesh, Nathaniel Vilas, Caroline White-Nockleby and Daniel Wong.

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Williams College Running Culvert Underneath Downtown

Williams College project manager Jason Moran explained to the Board of Selectmen that the college has put in motion a multi-phase plan that will alleviate flooding problems in and around Spring Street by, in part, replacing the undersized pipe that carries Christmas Brook under downtown and into the Green River to the east.

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Three Williams Seniors Win Oxford Fellowships

Allison Holle and Gordon Wilford have won the Donovan-Moody Memorial Fellowship for study at Exeter College at Oxford. Jeffrey Sload has won the Martin-Wilson Fellowship for study at Worcester College at Oxford.

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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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