Williams College announces recent appointments

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Williams College announces the appointment of the following administrative staff: Lisa L. Corbitt as employment manager. Most recently, Corbitt served as human resources manager for LexisNexis Matthew Bender, where she led a team responsible for development and leadership. Prior to working for the Albany facility, Corbitt was a senior human resources consultant, managing claim operations and sales and service for the Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and New York offices of Travelers Insurance Company. She received her B.S. from Siena College, Loudonville, NY. Gillien Graye as development research specialist. Graye recently worked as office assistant and receptionist for The Manchester Journal and technology proctor for the Union Institute & University/ Vermont College, where she assisted faculty and students in the use of software, word processing and spreadsheet programs. Graye received her B.A. from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. and her M.L.S. with a school media specialization from St. John's University, Jamaica, N.Y. Martha Marvin as Essel Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the neuroscience program. Marvin most recently served as assistant professor of cardiovascular sciences and cell and molecular biology at Albany Medical College. After graduation, she did biology and biological chemistry research for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Harvard Medical School, and Hydra Biosciences. Marvin received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Margaret McComish as associate director of planned giving. McComish recently held the position of vice president and wealth advisor for TD Banknorth Wealth Management Group, where she managed administration of investment management and trust accounts and provided wealth management and advising concerning estate, financial and retirement planning. McComish received her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. with high honors from University of Connecticut School of Law. Stephen D. Smith as assistant manager Paresky Center dining services. Smith previously worked for Sodhex Campus Services as operations manager for Central Connecticut State University and for Nicholls State University in Louisiana. He also has been an assistant manager of Burger King Corporation. Suzanne Stinson as assistant director, Center for Development Economics. Stinson's experience includes financial planning and analysis, as well as program evaluation and development positions as senior vice president for the strategy and finance department of the National Patient Safety Foundation. Stinson received her B.A. from University of Chicago and her M.B.A. in finance with an international business concentration from New York University Stern School of Business. Bradford Wakeman as director of investment operations and risk management. Wakeman recently was director of public market investments for the Lucent Master Pension Trust. Before this, he served as chief financial officer of Pension Reserves Investment Management Board and manager of Charles L. Burke, CPA, Stoneham. He received his B.S. from Bentley College, Waltham.
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State Encouraging School Districts to Develop 'Remote Learning' Plans

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BOSTON — School districts throughout the commonwealth this week are deciding how they will act on remote learning guidelines issued by the commissioner of education last week.
After consulting with a range of stakeholders, including the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association, Jeffrey C. Riley sent districts a three-page memo outlining his guidelines.
And he stressed that they are only suggestions.
"Please note that the guidance below is a set of recommendations and does not constitute a requirement for any district or school," Riley wrote, italicizing the word "recommendations."
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