Williams in the News

A collection of recent news stories featuring members of the Williams community

February 2016

February 2016

February 22: The Washington Post writes on the cancellation of John Derbyshire’s talk for the Uncomfortable Learning Series.

February 22: The Berkshire Eagle reports on the Mount Greylock School building project being rejected by many Lanesborough residents. Many of the residents, according to the survey, also want financial support to come from Williams College to offset the cost of the project.

February 21: The Berkshire Eagle features the new project, headed by Williams College and the Williamstown Youth Center, to bring the solar power to the roof of the Williamstown Youth Center. This venture will save the Center up to 90% of its power costs.

February 19: The Berkshire Eagle writes on the cancellation of John Derbyshire’s talk for the Uncomfortable Learning Series. The piece is also on freedom of speech.

February 19: iBerkshires features Williamstown’s new Town Manager Jason Hoch. He talks about his relationship with Williams College and working together.

February 18: The Wall Street Journal mentions Williams’ new art acquisition class in an article about the combination of studying art history and business.

February 18: iBerkshires reports on Williams College’s relationship with near by educational centers, such as Williamstown Elementary, and the Center for Learning in Action’s involvement with Williamstown Elementary.

February 18: The Westerly Sun writes on James Carlton, professor of marine sciences at Williams and Mystic, and his research on rafting where displaced species use food and debris from disastrous events to survive until they make it to a stable place.

February 17: Dorothy Wang, associate professor of American studies and faculty affiliate of English at Williams, was given the 2016 Best Book in Literary Criticism from the Association for Asian American Studies. She makes the point that there should be significantly more attention paid to the literary styles of minority writing.

February 17: iBerkshires reports on the new project of the Williamstown Youth Center to install solar arrays for the needs of the facility. Williams College will provide a bridge loan for the project.

February 16: iBerkshires reports on the Mount Greylock School District deciding on the continuation of certain projects using the gift of $5 million given by Williams College.

February 14: Williams is mentioned in a BC Heights article as one of many schools whose endowment use was being monitored and analyzed.

February 12: Art Daily features the opening of the installation of sibling artists Lexa and Dan Walsh opening at WCMA

February 12: The Roanoke Times reports on Will Dudley, provost of Williams, being chosen as Washington and Lee University’s president.

February 12: Roomful of Teeth, founded by Brad Wells, an artist-in-residence at Williams, is featured in a BU Today article that writes on its Grammy nomination.

February 11: Janine Parker, a member of the Dance Department faculty at Williams, writes for Arts Fuse on her favorite events in the dancing world.

February 11: In a Daily Kos article on sleepy people being more likely to falsely confess to crimes, research by Saul Kassin, a professor of psychology, is used to back up their claims.

February 10: A prospective model railroad museum and a subsequent study has a report by Stephen Sheppard, an economics professor at Williams, on the possible economic impact of such a place on the surrounding area.

February 9: Elizabeth Kolbert, a professor at Williams College, who writes about climate change, is featured in the Valley Advocate for her simple and passionate approach toward teaching on climate change. Her book is also mentioned and highlighted.

February 9: iBerkshires reports on the proposed solution for parking by Williams College and its contractor. There are mixed reactions within the community.

February 8: Cyrus Beschloss, a first-year at Williams College, writes an article for the Berkshire Eagle that takes a political stance.

February 8: Jay Pasachoff, an astronomer at Williams College, writes an opinion letter to the editor in the New York Times.

February 8: Alison Case, a professor of English at Williams, is featured on Shelf-Awareness. She recommends her favorite books and more.

February 7: Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History at Williams, writes a piece for the New York Times on Wade Graham’s ‘Dream Cities.’

February 7: The Berkshire Eagle features ‘Eyes for Excellence’, a series of free Sundays at the Clark that encourages families to show up and includes participation from Williams College students.

February 5: The Mathematics of Lego Bricks class and Steven Miller, an associate math professor at Williams College, are featured in an iBerkshires article for building a Lego bridge for Martin Luther King Jr day.

February 4: John Herrera, a junior math major at Williams, interviews alumnus Julie Blackwood on her choice to study applied math in graduate school.

February 3: iBerkshires reports on the 100th anniversary of Images Cinema, which was started by a Williams student.

February 3: Saul Kassin’s research is mentioned in a Guardian article on the exoneration of crimes in the past year. He is a professor of psychology at Williams College.

January 2016

January 2016

January 31: Brad Wells, artist-in-residence at Williams College and founder of Roomful of Teeth, is quoted in the Seattle Times article about their performance with the Seattle Symphony.

January 31: Williams College is mentioned in The Atlantic article titled "Who Should Pay for the Arts in America."

January 30: In an article from iberkshires.com, Williams College students teach biology in elementary schools as part of the "BioEYES" program.

January 28: Economics professor Stephen Sheppard is mentioned in a WAMC Northeast Public Radio story about the revitalization of the Hoosic River in North Adams.

January 28: The Williams College Center for Learning in Action is featured in a Berkshire Eagle story about the "BioEYES" program offered to local elementary schools.

January 27: Iberkshires.com writes about a Williams College Museum of Art Winter Study project, "Mapping the Museum."

January 25: MSN.com reports about the percentage of Williams College students who choose to enroll when accepted.

January 23: The Berkshire Eagle reports on the search for new potential sites for the Williams College Museum of Art.

January 23: In an Afro.com article, Williams College ranks 3rd in highest percentage of Black first-year students among the nation's liberal arts colleges.

January 22: Emilie Boone, Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at the Williams College Museum of Art, is a recipient of a College Art Association's 2015 Professional Development Fellowship.

January 21: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education mentions Williams College for attracting a large group of Black first-year students.

January 18: Womanaroundtown.com reports on the play Princess Ivana, premiered in March by Williams College students and Omar Sangare, associate professor of theatre.

January 18: The Berkshire Eagle has a story about Williams College students' involvement in a Martin Luther King Day event in Bennington, Vt.

January 18: In an article by Jim Carlton, professor of marine sciences, emeritus, Australian Geographic discusses the 2011 Japanese tsunami sending invasive species across the ocean.

January 15: Professor Jay Pasachoff is quoted in The Huffington Post article about images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

January 13: New England Construction focuses on the renovation of Chapin Hall at Williams College by Shawmut Design and Construction.

January 12: Virtual Jerusalem writes on Jim Shepard’s novel, The Book of Aron, winning the 2016 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature. Shepard is in the English department at Williams College.

January 10: Williams College is mentioned in a Berkshire Eagle article on celebrating 30 years of taking care of the Hoosic River. Williams and MCLA students will be testing the river and taking biological samples.

January 8: Broadway World reports that Williams College students are bringing their play, Princess Ivona, to New York.

January 7: The Berkshire Eagle writes on the banning of hoverboards at Williams College because of reports of random combustibility.

January 7: In an article on Zora Neale Hurston and Black women writer’s response to her work in The Root, VaNatta Ford, visiting professor of Africana Studies at Williams College is quoted.

January 6: The Journal of Black in Higher Education writes on the acceptance of African American students early into Williams College decreasing.

January 6: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education announces the election of Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies and chair of the religion department at Williams College, as president of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

January 5: Political Science Prof. Justin Crowe is quoted in this Berkshire Eagle article about President Obama’s executive order on expanding background checks for gun buyers.

January 1: V News displays a photo of Abby Kelly, a student at Williams College, chopping wood.


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