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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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Williams College Announces Four Recipients of Olmsted Awards for Secondary School Teachers

The recipients are Katherine D. Nuzzo, a chemistry teacher at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Conn.; Lois Sauberlich, an English teacher at Wrightstown High School in Wrightstown, Wis.; Brian Sheehy, a history teacher at North Andover High School in North Andover, Mass.; and Nickolas T. Wilson, a former English teacher at Northcoast Preparatory Academy in Arcata, Calif., and current English teacher at Durham High School in Durham, Calif.

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Mount Greylock's Williams Gift Keeps on Giving ... Fodder for Debate

More than three years, countless hours by several committees and thousands of dollars worth of professional planning have been spent developing plans to apply the proceeds of the gift, given in early 2016 to help the district pay for things not covered under the Massachusetts School Building Authority's building program.

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Nine Williams College Seniors Win Fellowships to Study at Cambridge and Oxford

The seven seniors awarded the Herchel Smith Fellowship are Tania Calle, Nicholas Goldrosen, Grace Kromm, Jake Rinaldi, Crispin Jay (CJ) Salapare, Suiyi Tang and Meklit Tesfaye. Joseph Moore was awarded the Martin-Wilson Fellowship, and Emmie Hine was awarded the Donovan-Moody Fellowship.

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Williamstown Fin Comm Echoes Select Board, Advises Mount Greylock Committee

The current question is whether the School Committee will continue to preserve a portion of the Williams capital gift for future extraordinary maintenance needs, like a new boiler or a new roof.

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Williams College Lays Out Construction Safety Plan

Those larger projects have site-specific COVID-19 compliance officers and their own safety protocols developed with the projects' construction managers.

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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 Junior Wins National Udall Scholarship

Memfis, who hails from Atlanta, Ga., is interested in issues at the axis of civil rights and the environment.

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Williams College Geosciences Professor Wins NSF Grant

The two-year grant, in collaboration with Claire Masteller, assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, totals $299,000, with $135,000 to support Constantine's research on why rivers move, jump, and reshape the landscape and the impact that has on communities.

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Williams College Junior Awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarship

With support from the Truman Scholarship, he plans to pursue a dual J.D. and M.S. in forestry and environmental science at the University of Michigan in preparation for a career in environmental law.

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NSF Awards Four Graduate Fellowships to Williams Student, Alumni

With support from the NSF Fellowship, Yu plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Michigan.

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Williams Students Create Charity to Feed Healthcare Workers, Help Local Businesses

Along with classmate Emily Tibbetts of Lenox, Bower last week started a GoFundMe campaign to support Williams for Williamstown. As of early Tuesday afternoon, it had raised more than $3,200.

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Williams College Senior Wins Watson Fellowship

Winners of the fellowship receive a stipend of $36,000 for 12 months of independent study and travel outside of the United States.

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Historical Echo, Irony in Williams College Cancellations

Another connection between the two. The 1970 strike disrupted the final semester for Miller and his classmates at the college. And in 2020, they were scheduled to hold their 50th class reunion in Williamstown the weekend of June 13.

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Williams College Cancels Commencement, Reunion Weekend

Mandel announced that members of the Class of 2020 will receive a survey seeking their ideas about alternative ways to celebrate their graduation from the liberal arts college.

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Williams Shuts Down Construction After Worker Raises COVID-19 Concerns

Specifically, Bob refuted the contention that a worker from the electrical construction firm Comalli Group, who has tested positive, had contact with just two other Comalli employees who have been at the Williamstown site.

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Worker Associated with Williams Construction Project Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday afternoon, other workers were still on the job site, and the college has announced no plans to suspend work on the project.

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Williamstown Businesses Likely to Take Hit with Students' Departure

Local business owners were concerned but not panicking Wednesday on news that Williams College will be closing its campus for classes after Friday and moving to a remote learning model for the rest of the semester in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus.

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Local Colleges Make Changes to Address Coronavirus Concerns

College President Maud Mandel, in a communique sent out Wednesday morning to the college community, said in-person classes will Friday and students will be dismissed for spring break on Saturday -- a week earlier than planned. The campus will close to students and remote learning will begin on Monday, April 6.

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Williams Physics Professor Named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar

This three-year, $100,000 award will enable Kealhofer to further her lab's research on phonon dynamics in two-dimensional materials and to integrate primary literature into the first-year physics curriculum.

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