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Speaker Challenges Williams College's Racist Legacy in Keynote to Daylong Dialogue

At one point, Hart pointed to the college's statements in the wake of the killing of George Floyd last May, but said those statements, like many others nationwide, ultimately ring hollow.

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Williams College 2021 Faculty Lecture Series

This series was organized by Professor of Art Stefanie Solum along with other faculty members of the Lecture Committee, which is currently chaired by Greg Mitchell, chair and associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

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As Anticipated, Williams Sees Bump in COVID-19 Positive Students

Williams College saw the expected number of positive COVID-19 test results in its student population as it moved into the spring semester, officials said on Thursday. Most of those positive tests were found among students before they returned to campus.

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Williams College, Partners to Seek More Accurate, Just Historical Narrative

Last week, Williams College took a big step in helping that process when it was named, along with two academic partners, the recipient of a $4.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the non-profit's Just Futures Initiative.

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Williams College Announces Tenure for Eight Faculty Members

Promotions will take effect July 1, 2021, for Jeremy Cone, psychology; Christine DeLucia, history; Matthew Gibson, economics; Lama Nassif, comparative literature; Christina Simko, sociology; Owen Thompson, economics; Emily Vasiliauskas, English; and Zachary Wadsworth, music

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Williams College Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions Ahead of Spring Term

The bottom line: students will face tighter restrictions due to the nature of the winter season, the current spread of the novel coronavirus nationwide and the increase in the number of students planning to be on campus.

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Williamstown Panel Discussion Reflects on Area's Original Occupants

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, currently headquartered on reservation land in Wisconsin, represents the people who lived for generations in and around what is now Williamstown.

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Stockbridge-Munsee Community Reclaims Some of Its History

Last week, the president of Williams College announced to the school community that the college will provide office space to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s Tribal Historic Preservation Extension Office.

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Williams College Officials Pleased with Students' Compliance as Semester Begins

Williams has been delivering education — and probably some sort of dining plan — since 1793, but never before in an environment like that created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Williams College to Award Bicentennial Medal to Wole Coaxum at Convocation

Alumnus Wole Coaxum '92, founder of Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), will be presented a Bicentennial Medal Saturday, Sept. 12. during the virtual convocation ceremony.

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Williamstown, College Coordinating COVID-19 Effort

Dr. Erwin Stuebner also said that while it was unfortunate the college had to change the status of two students to remote learning because of violations of Williams' COVID-19 protocols, it is also encouraging to see the institution take that step.

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Williams Removes Two Students for Breaking COVID-19 Protocol; First Round of Student Tests Yield No Positives

Williams College has removed two students from campus for violating the school's quarantine order for returning students.

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Williams College Welcomes Students Back for COVID-Restricted Semester

Williams College on Monday began the phased return of its student population for the fall semester with a mandatory test and quarantine period.

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Williamstown Apothecary Set to Open on Wednesday

The Williamstown Apothecary is a collaboration between Berkshire Health Systems and Williams College that will expand access to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and many other products, in close proximity to the Williams campus.

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Williams Officials: Town's Safety High Priority in Reopening Plan

The college's vice president for finance and administration told the board in a virtual meeting that the impact on the community is something that is discussed every day by the school as it prepares for the beginning of students' arrival on Aug. 24.

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Williams College Promotes Seven Faculty Members to Full Professor

They include Jessica Chapman, history; Lisa Gilbert, geosciences; Christopher Goh, chemistry; LeRhonda (Rhon) S. Manigault-Bryant, Africana studies; Ashok Rai, economics; Neil Roberts, Africana studies; and Fred Strauch, physics.

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Williamstown Board of Health Talks Students' Return With College Officials

The Board of Health on Monday morning reviewed Williams College's plan for the return of students for in-person instruction in the fall.

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Williams Welcomes Community Questions About Students' Return

Williams College President Maud Mandel said Wednesday that she is "optimistic" that students returning to campus in the fall will follow the protocols in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but she realizes that there will be lapses.

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Five Williams Graduates Awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships

The recipients are Caroline Fairweather (theater), Panalee Maskati (dance), Theodore McNally (writing), Alexandra Medeiros (music) and Sydney Rainer (art).

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Williams Geosciences Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study Boulder Beach Response to Storms

The three-year, $340,000 grant will support her research on how boulder beaches respond to storms and how they change over time.

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Three Williams Faculty Members Awarded Nelson Bushnell Prize

This year's recipients are Rashida K. Braggs, Mea Cook and Bernie Rhie.

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Williams College Announces Plan for Return of Classes

Students will be allowed to choose to take the year off with no penalty, and the college has lowered the number of courses required in the 2020-21 fall and spring semesters with no impact on a student's progress toward graduation.

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Mount Greylock Committee Member: Address Needs First, Then Save Funds

One member of the Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday continued to push hard for the district to go forward with plans to build an artificial turf field while appearing to reverse his own position on maintaining a building maintenance reserve.

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Williams Biology Professor Wins NSF Grant to Study New Species

The five-year, $300,000 grant will support her research that examines how new species arise and persist across different environments.

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Fourteen Area Residents Earn Degrees from Williams College

Williams College President Maud S. Mandel Sunday conferred Bachelor of Arts degrees to 14 local graduates.

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