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Williamstown Culvert Replacement Project Begins

Williams College on Tuesday began the long process of replacing the culvert that carries Christmas Brook under downtown and into the Green River.

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New Williams College Inn Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

On Thursday night, Williams College received the final regulatory approval it needed to build a 64-room, 60,000-square foot inn at the bottom of Spring Street to replace the current 100-room inn at the Field Park rotary at the junction of Routes 2 and 7.

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Williams Inn Project's Approval Pushed Back a Week

The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week.

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Williams College Astronomer's Photo Has Left the Solar System

Each of the Voyagers contains a golden record that contains 115 photographs, greetings in many languages, and samples of music from Bach to Chuck Berry. The images are encoded in analog form.

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Williams College Names Interim President

Majumder will replace current President Adam Falk, who announced in June he would leave Williams at the end of December to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Public Invited to Comment on Williams College Accreditation

Williams College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit Oct. 2225 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Williams College Class of 2021 to Arrive on Aug. 28

The tradition of First Days introduces first-year students to the college through meetings with academic advisors and opportunities to learn about academic departments and get to know the campus. Students will also take placement exams and the college's mandatory swimming test. In between the scheduled events, students will settle into their dorms and get to know their classmates.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Culvert Replacement

The Conservation Commission on Thursday OK'd Williams College's plan to replace the culvert that carries Christmas Brook under downtown, and the panel took its first look at the final plans for the new Williams Inn. The culvert replacement project will replace an existing, undersized pipe with a conduit that is at least 5 feet by 12 feet and hopefully eliminate the flooding that occurs during heavy rain events.

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As Eclipse Nears, Williams College Crew Prepares

Pasachoff will be viewing his 66th solar eclipse, the most of anyone ever. He serves as chair of the International Astronomical Union's Working Group on Solar Eclipses, and as such is also helping coordinate visitors from China, Japan, Bulgaria, Venezuela and other countries to the U.S. for eclipse observing.

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Williams Bookstore is Williamstown's New 'Hangout'

The new Williams Bookstore was built with an eye toward drawing college students to the south end of Spring Street. And non-students are very much part of the plan as well.

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Williams Professor Wins Grants to Study Evolutionary Genetics

The grants, totaling $137,315, were recently approved by the NSF.

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Williamstown Zoning Board Weighs College's Hotel, Parking Lot Plan

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday continued its hearing on Williams College's applications for special permits to allow construction of a new inn and the reconfiguration of the public parking lot at the bottom of Spring Street.

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs Inn Project; Zoning Board Next

Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall. The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.

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Williams College to Shut Down Electricity Three Days This Summer

Williams College's campus will undergo a total blackout for three days this summer while the school installs two large generators.

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Williamstown Conservation Commission Reviews Culvert Project

The Conservation Commission on Thursday began its review of plans for a larger culvert to carry the Christmas Brook under downtown and into the Green River. Williams College is proposing to replace the existing, undersized culvert with a precast box culvert that is at least 5 feet by 12 feet, the top of which will sit 5 to 7 feet below grade.

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Williams College Awards Three Faculty Members with Bushnell Prize

Banta was noted for her especially "collaborative, interdisciplinary, experiential and rigorous" coursework, Gordinier for his exceptional cultivation of the Williams-Mystic pedagogical mission, and Yu for her proliferation of the intermediate Chinese sequence and development of the first tutorial taught in Chinese.

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Williams Professor's Research Published in Two Journals

The research was published this week in Science Advances. Additionally, Cohen's research with Spencer Irvine, Class of 2016, on vase-shaped microfossils (VSMs) was published this week in the journal Palaeontology.

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Williams College President Falk Leaving the Purple Valley

Williams College President Adam Falk will be stepping down from his post at the end of the year to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York.

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Williams College Looks to Reconfigure Spring Street Parking Lot

Williams College hopes to start expanding the Spring Street parking lot as soon as this fall. The college's director of real estate and legal affairs was at Town Hall on Monday to explain the project to the Board of Selectmen and ask its permission to seek a modification to a 2008 special permit on the site.

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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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