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Dorian Warren to Speak on Voting Rights at Williams College

Williams College’s Black Student Union will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a lecture by Dorian Warren. This event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3.

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Hopkins Observatory Announces Planetarium Schedule for the Spring Semester

Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College.

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Williams College Plans Lecture Series on Diversity in Higher Education

Williams College today announced a lecture series “Diversity-Equity-Social Justice: Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education.”

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Williams College Faculty Lecture Series Begins with David Gurcay-Morris

David Gürçay-Morris, associate professor of theatre, will present the opening lecture in Williams College’s annual Faculty Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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Williams College Professor Dorothy Wang Wins Asian American Studies Award for Literary Criticism

Dorothy Wang has been awarded the 2016 Best Book in Literary Criticism from the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) for Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry.

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Williams College Announces Schedule for 2016 Faculty Lecture Series

During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series. The aim of the series is to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures of the series will occur on Feb. 11, 18, and 25, and March 3, 10, and 17.

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Williams College to Present Annual French Film Festival

The 2016 Tournées/Williams College French Film Festival will take place once a week at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, 22, and on March 2, 9, and 16. On Feb. 29, it will begin at 6:15 p.m. for a special screening of Fabienne Kanor’s La noiraude.

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Francis Oakley Receives Haskins Medal from Medieval Academy of America

Francis Oakley, Williams College President Emeritus, Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas, Emeritus, and Senior Oakley Fellow, has been awarded the Medieval Academy of America’s Haskins Medal for his trilogy, The Emergence of Western Political Thought in the Latin Middle Ages.

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Williams College to Host Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Williams College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of events on Monday, January 18. All are welcome to attend these free, public events.

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Williams College Senior Teddy Cohan Named Schwarzman Scholar

Williams College senior Teddy Cohan has been named a Schwarzman Scholar and member of the inaugural cohort of the new scholarship program.

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Williams Music Professor Awarded a 2015 Commission from the Fromm Music Foundation

Williams College Professor of Music Ileana Perez Velazquez has been awarded a $12,000 commission from the prestigious Fromm Music Foundation of Harvard University to create a new work.

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New York Times Columnist Dan Barry to Speak at Williams College on Jan. 11

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry, who writes the newspaper’s “This Land” column, will speak at Williams College at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11.

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Aaron Kelton to Step Down as Williams College’s Head Football Coach

Aaron Kelton announced today that he is resigning as head football coach at Williams at the end of this month to pursue other opportunities.

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Williams Announces Tenure for Four Faculty Members

Following the recommendation of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions, the Williams College Board of Trustees Executive Committee has voted to promote four faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure.

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Williams College Admits 246 to Class of 2020 in Early Decision Plan

Williams College has offered admission to 246 students under its Early Decision plan. The 121 women and 125 men will make up 44.7 percent of the incoming Class of 2020, whose ultimate target size is 550.

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David Dethier Named AAAS Fellow

David Dethier, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Williams College, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Williams College Professor Neil Roberts Elected President of Caribbean Philosophical Association

Neil Roberts, chair of religion and associate professor of Africana studies at Williams College, has been elected president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA). He will begin his term in January 2017.

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Williams College to Present Annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols

The annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Williams College will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13 in Thompson Memorial Chapel.

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Rashida Braggs Wins Berger-Carter Jazz Research Award

Rashida K. Braggs, assistant professor of Africana Studies, has received a grant from the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies to continue her research on jazz.

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Jim Shepard to Present Fiction Reading

Jim Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence at Williams College, will give a fiction reading on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3.

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