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Williams College Sees COVID-19 Numbers Spike

The college already last week announced measures to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in anticipation of this weekend's return of students to campus.

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Williams College Astronomy Professor to Observe Solar Eclipse in Antarctica

Pasachoff has been observing total solar eclipses together with Williams College students for 50 years, since he came to Williams in 1972 and took students to an eclipse only 10 days after his arrival.

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Williams College Introduces Student Exploration Initiative

Williams' Summer Exploration Initiative augments the college's need-based financial aid policies and is part of a larger commitment to what it is calling "True Affordability" to help ensure that all students can experience the totality of a Williams education.

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Williams College Museum of Art to Begin Design Phase for New Building

The Williams College Museum of Art has been in the queue for a new building for years as the college has dramatically revamped its campus over the past two decades. Now the nearly 100-year-old museum is finally getting its turn at a new facility.

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Clark Presents Performance By Williams College Music Department

This free program will be presented on the Clark's Fernandez Terrace at 3 pm. Registration is not required.

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Warrior-Scholar Project Prepares Veterans to Succeed in College

Since 2011, the Warrior-Scholar Project has been working to "ensure that every degree-seeking enlisted veteran and transitioning service member succeeds in the transition to higher education and beyond."

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Williams-Led Research Team Awarded $1.6M Grant

The three-year, $1.6 million dollar grant will support research aimed at understanding how temporal variation in ecological and evolutionary processes allow similar species to coexist.

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Williams Grads Told to Use Privilege to Serve Others

For members of Williams College's class of 2021, Monday was a day to celebrate the grit and hard work that got them through the last four years. But their class speaker reminded them it also was about something else: the privilege that got them to Williams in the first place.

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Williams Relaxing Mask Rules, Opening Modified Graduation Ceremony

The college previously announced that instead of its traditional June commencement exercises, it will hold a Senior Celebration on May 31. Since grades will not yet be completed for the spring semester, seniors will not receive diplomas at the Monday ceremony.

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Williams College Celebrates Staff Members on Annual Appreciation Day

The day is an opportunity for community members to offer thanks to the staff whose contributions uphold the college's functionality and excellence.

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Williams College President President Receives Honorary Degree from Brown University

Mandel taught at Brown as a visiting assistant professor, and then as professor of history and Judaic studies while also serving as dean of the college before joining Williams as president in July 2018.

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Williamstown Historical Commission Invokes 6-Month Delay for Buildings' Demolition

In the interim, the college agreed to work with the commission to document the histories of Chandler House and Hardy House and to advertise their availability to anyone who wants to preserve the structures in whole or in part.

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Williams: 120 Students Moved to Remote Status in Wake of Party

The college's actions have included an investigation by its Campus Safety and Security Department into a Friday night party that reportedly drew 80 to 100 people to Wood House in contradiction to the school's COVID-19 protocols.

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Williams College Asks Town to Help Clear Way for Davis Center Building Project

Williams College on Monday will ask the town's Historical Commission to sign off on the demolition of buildings built in 1914 and 1946.

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Williams College Investigating 'Unsafe Party'

Williams College is investigating a Friday party that involved 80 to 100 maskless people.

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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.