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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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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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