A collection of recent news stories featuring members of the Williams community
May 6: The Boston Globe reports the passing of Rev. John Eusden, who spent half a century at Williams College as a chaplain and professor.
May 5: The Berkshire Eagle writes that Williams College students have joined a national campaign by asking the college’s endowment fund to divest from coal companies.
May 1: Professor of Economics Ken Kuttner comments on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate setting in the Marketplace Morning Report.
May 1: Davidson College names Professor of Biology Wendy Raymond the new vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, DavidsonNews.net reports.
April 29: Will Walker ’17 comments on his Previews experience in a New York Times blog post.
April 26: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute selected Darby English ’96, art history professor at the University of Chicago, as its next research and program director, according to the North Adams Transcript.
April 19: Guy Hedreen, professor of art, was named a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, according to the North Adams Transcript.
April 18: Pultizer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw discusses in the New York Times her experience composing for an ensemble at MASS MoCA for which Brad Wells, member of the voice faculty at Williams College, was the founder.
April 17: Christina Knapp ’13 speaks about the Boston Marathon as she was registered for the race but did not run due to injury, the North Adams Transcript reports.
April 17: Berkshire County residents held an interfaith vigil to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the Berkshire Eagle.
April 16: Fiona Maazel ’97, author of Woke Up Lonely and Last Last Chance, shares a favorite passage from Professor of English Jim Shepard, her former teacher, reports The Atlantic.
April 12: Williams College announces the 2013 Olmsted Awards for local faculty, the North Adams Transcript reports.
April 11: The Williamstown Planning Board approves Williams College’s proposal for renovating Weston Field, according to iBerkshires.com.
April 10: The Advocate reports on Williams College’s Daring Change event, which celebrated the legacy of John Edward Sawyer, president emeritus.
April 7: The Berkshire Eagle writes a feature on the 50-plus year old Williams College a cappella group, the Ephlats.
April 6: The Williams College Employee Federal Credit Union merges with Greylock Federal Credit Union in order to increase benefits for members, The North Adams Transcript reports.
April 5: Professor of Economics Ken Kuttner takes part in an NPR conversation on cyber currency.
April 4: Francis Oakley, president emeritus and professor of history emeritus, is one of the influential scholars featured in Brad Gregory’s new book The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, according to The Huffington Post.
April 2: Mpaza Kapembwa ’15 asked interim superintendent of the DeKalb County School System tough questions, according to the Dunwoody Crier.
April 2: The North Adams Transcript reports Williams College students Deena Bak ’13, Stephanie Owyang ’13, Jocelyn Fifield ’13, Nicolei Gupit ’13, Emma Teal Laukitis ’13, and NanNan Li ’13 were awarded fellowships by the Berkshire Art Association.
April 1: Williams College head men’s soccer coach Mike Russo appears in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” feature.
March 31: The Berkshire Eagle publishes a piece on a cappella groups in the Berkshires, including Williams College’s own Ephlats and Springstreeters.
March 31: Professor Gerard Caprio’s book Guardians of Finance is discussed in a Forbes article.
March 30: The North Adams Transcript reports that Williams College has offered admission to 1,157 applicants for the Class of 2017.
March 23: Williams College announces commencement speaker Billie Jean King and other honorary degree recipients, according to the North Adams Transcript.
March 9: Professor George Marcus discusses the relationship between political inclinations and science in a Politco feature.
March 4: Professor Yong Lee shares results from his research on humanitarian assistance after the Indian Ocean tsunami in The Huffington Post.
February 26: The Huffington Post reports on ConsentFest, a conference for Northeast schools to discuss sexual assault, headed by Long Dang ’15 and Henry Bergman ’15.
February 24: The Berkshire Eagle reports on Professor of Economics Stephen C. Sheppard’s contribution to a Pittsfield study on the impact of city nonprofits.
February 22: The Berkshire Eagle features John Noble, director of the Career Center, in an article about transitioning to the working world.
February 20: Southwestern University names Professor of Mathematics Edward Burger as its 15th president.
February 10: The Berkshire Eagle reports on Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen’s groundbreaking discovery of predatory organisms in the Neoproterozoic era.
February 3: Professor of Political Science Sam Crane is quoted in a New York Times article about constitutionalism in China.
February 3: The New York Times highlights the thesis work of Alison Pincus ’12 in a slide show on class assignments.
January 15: History professor Susan Dunn is featured in a Washington Post story about the history of second-term presidential inaugurations.
January 15: WAMC and other local media outlets cover Williams’ two-day Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
January 12:The North Adams Transcript reports on the BioEYES program at Greylock Elementary School, a science education program involving members of the Williams community.
January 10: The Los Angeles Times covers a panel discussion on dark matter and dark energy featuring professor Jay Pasachoff of the astronomy department.
January 10: Timesunion.com features the upcoming exhibition “Painting Between the Lines,” coming to the Williams College Museum of Art in February.
January 9: An article in The Atlantic Cities quotes the work of Jim Shepard, author and the J. Leland Miller Professor of American history, literature, and eloquence.
January 4: Author and English professor Jim Shepard shares his thoughts on the works of Flannery O’Connor for an article in The Atlantic.
January 3: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reports on the decision to grant tenure to James Manigault-Bryant, associate professor of Africana Studies, and Ngonidzashe Munemo, associate professor of political science.
January 2: A Times Colonist column on the relationship between academic success and perseverance quotes mathematics professor Edward Burger on his teaching methods.
December 31: Professor of mathematics Edward Burger is quoted in a Washington Times article on the fear of number 13.
December 27: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reports that black students fared well in Williams early decision admissions this year.
December 27: In its financial review of 2012, the Irish Examiner features a study by economics professor Gerard Caprio on the failures of the Irish financial regulators.
December 26: The latest progress on the Stetson-Sawyer project is covered by iBerkshires.
December 24: A New York Times blog post features the experiences of Will Walker on being accepted to the Class of 2017 during early decision.
December 21: The college’s acquisition of a rare collection of African-American writings is reported in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.
December 17: Inside Higher Ed covers an announcement of new efforts by a consortium of schools including Williams to diversify liberal arts college faculty.
December 12: The Berkshire Eagle reports that Williams defeated Providence College to win NESN’s trivia quiz show, “Schooled.”
December 11: A Washington Times article on celebrating 12/12/12 features Edward Burger of the mathematics department.
December 4: An essay on parenting adult children by Susan Engel of the psychology department is featured on Today.com.
December 2: Susan Engel, of the psychology department and the Program in Teaching, writes in her Psychology Today blog about damaging educational terms like “race to the top.”
December 2: The Berkshire Eagle interviews economics professor Stephen Sheppard about efforts by small businesses to compete for shoppers this holiday season.
December 2: Professor Susan Dunn writes in an op-ed in the New York Times about lessons of bipartisanship between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie.
December 2: New Jersey PBS’ State of the Arts features music professor W. Anthony Sheppard for his discovery that music boxes served as an inspiration for Puccini.
November 30: WHYY’s Newsworks interviews art history professor Michael Lewis about famed architect Frank Furness.
November 28: James Carlton, professor of maritime studies and the director of the Williams-Mystic Program, is quoted in a New York Times article on a species of immortal jellyfish.
November 28: The Berkshire Eagle covers Williams’ victory over Harvard in the second round of competition on NESN’s Schooled.
November 28: The Program in Teaching’s Susan Engel writes in the New York Times‘ Booming blog about parenting adult children.
November 19: The North Adams Transcript covers Berkshire Grown’s Holiday Farmers Market at Williams.
November 18: The Berkshire Eagle interviews Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach Bill Kangas about the NHL lockout.
November 9: Timesunion.com reported that Lisa Dorin ’00 has been appointed deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Williams College Museum of Art.
November 7: The New York Times and other media outlets reported on the victory of Chris Murphy ’96 in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.
November 6: Inside Higher Ed featured Williams in an article about designated quiet housing for students.
November 6: SpaceDaily.com featured Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff’s scientific work.
November 6: The North Adams Transcript reported on the success of a weekday bus service pilot program headed by Williams College and Berkshire Regional Transit Authority.
November 5: Political Science’s Patrick Spero was featured on the History Channel website for his innovative class on presidential politics.
November 2: Timesunion.com published a dance review on ‘LeWitticisms’ at MASS MoCA.
November 1: Berkshire Eagle and other media outlets reported that Williams College students were to compete on “Schooled: NESN’s College Face Off.”
October 31: TheSpectrum.com interviewed Utah Senate District 29 candidate Steve Urquhart ’89.
October 31: The Amherst Student published a Q&A with English Professor Geoffrey Sanborn who formerly taught at Williams College.
October 31: Head Coach of Football Aaron Kelton spoke to iBerkshires about the Weston Field project slated to begin next fall.
October 29: The Philadelphia Inquirer and other media outlets reported that Nancy Roseman, professor of biology and former dean of the College, was selected as Dickinson College’s 28th president and the first female to hold this position.
October 27: The Berkshire Eagle highlighted the work Williams College has done to strengthen its sexual assault prevention and awareness programs.
October 27: Bill Mahony ’73, chair of the department of religion at Davidson College was honored at the school’s convocation ceremony for receiving a sabbatical fellowship according to DavidsonNews.net.
October 26: The North Adams Transcript covers MCLA’s bestowing of Distinguished Alumni Awards upon four alumni, including Williams health center educator Donna Denelli-Hess.
October 24: Mpaza Kapembwa ’15 posts a guest blog on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on charter schools.
October 19: The North Adams Transcript reports on the renaming of the Multicultural Center to the Davis Center, named after activist scholars.
October 19: CBS News highlights Williams College as a low-debt College.
October 16: The North Adams Transcript reports that Williams College will start up renovations of Weston Field.
October 15: U-T San Diego features Georgiana Salant ’14, who has found golfing success at Williams College.
October 11: The Sacramento Bee discusses the Stetson Hall architectural renovation.
October 10: Economics professor Jon Bakija is quoted in a Bloomberg story exploring the possible effects of charities on Mitt Romney’s tax plan.
October 5: On KCRW’s “To the Point,” President Adam Falk weighs in on a discussion of whether higher education is worth the cost.
October 4: The Berkshire Eagle interviews Sarah Gardner, associate director of Williams’ Center for Environmental Studies, in an article about the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
October 1: The New York Times and other outlets cover the announcement of MacArthur Foundation Fellows for 2012, among whom is Elissa Hallem ’99.
October 1: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant and Sevonna Brown ’15 write a review of Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Witness Protection” in Religion Dispatches magazine.
October 1: iBerkshires reports on the student-run garden at Mount Greylock Regional High School, which Williams College students help to maintain.
September 27: The North Adams Transcript reports on the purchase by Williams of the Richard A. Ruether American Legion Post 152 building.
September 27: China Daily publishes an article on pop sensation Leehom Wang ’98.
September 27: Psychology professor Susan Engel writes in Psychology Today about techniques for easing children’s anxieties.
September 23: iBerkshires profiles several local students in the Class of 2016.
September 22: The New York Times publishes a letter to the editor from Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay M. Pasachoff.
September 20: Alumnae Sarah Megan Thomas and Robyn Goldman are mentioned in a San Francisco Gate article about current film releases, including Thomas’ “Backwards.”
September 19: Janey Rapelye ’81, dean of admission at Princeton University, offers expert advice on the college admissions process in a New York Times blog post.
September 18: iBerkshires reports on a gift from the Jeffrey family (Williams College alumni and parents) to Mount Greylock Regional School District.
September 16: USA Today quotes psychology professor Steven Fein in an article about Bruce Springsteen.
September 8: The North Adams Transcript covers Williams College’s Bicentennial Medal ceremony.
September 7: Allison Wu ’16 is featured in a Forbes story about the new “balancers.”
September 6: Assistant professor of psychology Nate Kornell discusses the differences between practice and play and their effects on skill improvement in Psychology Today.
September 5: Psychology’s Susan Engel explores the topic of homework for elementary school students in Psychology Today.
September 5: Economics professor Gerard Caprio Jr. discusses the impact of finance on the real economy in a story in Global Finance.
September 4: Professor Edward Burger publishes an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled, “The Importance of Undisciplined Thinking.”
August 30: The Advocate provides a breakdown of the Class of 2016 and describes First Days activities.
August 28: President Adam Falk publishes an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal titled “In Defense of the Living, Breathing Professor.”
August 27: A WAMC Northeast Public Radio report features Sarah Gardner, associate director for the Center of Environmental Studies, in its examination of challenges facing Berkshire farms.
August 26: Sarah Gardner, associate director for the Center of Environmental Studies, comments in iBerkshires on a bleak north county farming report.
August 19: The Los Angeles Times writes about the death of actor William Windom, who attended Williams College before joining the Army in World War II.
August 17: Political science professor James McAllister remarks in an Associated Press article on Afghan attacks.
August 13: Washington Monthly features research by associate professor of mathematics Saytan Devadoss and his students on the relationship between college majors and careers.
August 10: The Boston Phoenix profiles pediatric endocrinologist Norman Spack ’65.
August 9: Williams is named in a Business Week article about college aid and endowments.
August 1: Kiana Scott ’07 reflects in a New York Times letter on her Williams Outdoor Orientation for Living as First-Years program.
July 29: The Huffington Post features an article on Elizabeth Suda ’05 and her social enterprise that designs jewelry made of war scrap metals.
July 25: Political science professor Sam Crane is quoted in a New York Times blog post about the aftereffects of flooding in China.
July 24: A story on Bloomberg.com highlights the role of Bowie Zunino ’04 and Eve Biddle ’04 in developing an arts center in Wassaic, N.Y.
July 23: Boston.com announces the naming of artist-in-residence and lecturer Ronald Feldman as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.
July 20: Economics professor Jon Bakija is quoted in a Bloomberg.com article about the top 2 percent, two-earner professional couples.
July 17: C-SPAN‘s Washington Journal interviews Lina Khan ’10 on a New America Foundation report on U.S. entrepreneurship.
July 11: Whatsoproudlywehail.org features the work of professor Patrick Spero’s history course in which students created video campaign ads for presidential campaigns between 1796 and 1860.
July: Symmetry.com features a profile on Brian Gerke ’99 and his energy-efficiency research.
June 22:The Berkshire Eagle quotes professor Stephen Sheppard in an article about Tanglewood and its contribution to the Berkshires’ tourism economy.
June 15: Music professor W. Anthony Sheppard’s article about the music box that served as muse to Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” is published in the New York Times.
June 14: James Carlton of the Williams-Mystic maritime studies program is quoted in a USA Today article about tsunami debris.
June 11: New York Times columnist David Brooks quotes professor Michael Lewis in a story about monuments to great leaders.
June 6: Forbes and other outlets write about the commencement address delivered by Atul Gawande at this year’s ceremony.
June 5: Psychology’s Susan Engel writes in her Psychology Today blog about what children should be learning in school.
June 4: Atul Gawande’s Williams commencement address is published in the New Yorker.
June 4: Astronomy’s Jay Pasachoff writes about the transit of Venus in a New York Times op-ed.
May 22: NCAA.com interviews Kathleen Elkins ’14 about playing in the national tennis tournament near her hometown in North Carolina.
May 20: Williams’ honor code is featured in an article in the Guardian about student honor codes penned by former visiting professor Aminatta Forna.
May 17: National Geographic features astronomy’s Jay Pasachoff in an article about the transit of Venus.
May 17: iBerkshires is among several news outlets reporting professor Darra Goldstein’s 2012 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for Publication of the Year.
May 15: iBerkshires reports professor Christopher Nugent’s 2012 Hoseph Levenson Book Prize.
May 14: Psychology’s Susan Engel is quoted in The Week in an article about a controversial standardized test question.
May 14: Mpaza Kapembwa ’15, in a piece published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls for students to be more responsible for their learning.
May 13: Professor Scott Wong and his wife are featured in an iBerkshires article about adoption.
May 12: Williams’ low debt burdens are mentioned in a New York Times article about student debt.
May 11: President Adam Falk is quoted in an article on Reuters about student debt in public and private colleges.
May 11: Psychology’s Susan Engel writes in Psychology Today about daydreaming by children.
May 9: An essay by Catherine Gerkis ’14 is published in Psychology Today.
May 9: iBerkshires reports on local schools receiving Bicentennial Olmsted Awards from Williams.
May 6: Williams is mentioned in a Sacramento Bee article about increasing numbers of Californians attending out-of-state schools.
May 4: iBerkshires reports that Williams has awarded tenure to history professor Sara Dubow.
May 1: Geosciences’ Ronadh Cox’s study of boulder migration on Ireland’s Aran Islands is featured in Forbes.
May 1: NPR quotes President Adam Falk in an article on the value of liberal arts education.
May 1: The Transcript reports that the college’s budget will increase by 3.5 percent in 2013.
May 1: The Boston Globe mentions Williams College in an article on trustee conflicts at private colleges.
April 30: Presidential historian and alumnus Michael Beschloss is interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
April 30: English professor Jim Shepard honors his mom with an essay on Oprah.com.
April 29: The Berkshire Eagle consults economics’ Steven Sheppard in an article on local economic recovery.
April 28: A BBC Scotland series on human evolution will feature research by chemistry’s Anne Skinner, as reported in the Transcript.
April 24: Lisa Melandri, a graduate of the Williams College Graduate Program in Art History, is appointed director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAS), according to ArtDaily.
April 23: The members of Fountains of Wayne, who started their band at Williams, are interviewed in the Daily Tribune.
April 19: An Inside Higher Education article references Williams alumnus and former President James A. Garfield’s theories of undergraduate education.
April 18: The Advocate includes information on a composting workshop hosted by biology’s Hank Art in an article on the Williamstown COOL Committee.
April 17: Fox News remembers the late Sid Moody, a Williams alum and Associated Press feature writer.
April 17: Williams College football and cross country teams assist the annual Milne Public Library used book sale, as reported in the Transcript.
April 16: Playbill reports that the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love will appear in the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival.
April 15: McClatchy quotes art history’s Michael Lewis in an article on changes to the National Mall.
April 13: Alumna Katie Redding ’99, who earned her teaching certificate through the innovative Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP), is interviewed by the Bennington Banner.
April 13: Williams College students host the annual “Berkshire County Goes to College Day,” as reported in the Berkshire Eagle.
April 11: The New York Times profiles alumna Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s weekday program Morning Joe.
April 10: The Bennington Banner previews an upcoming poetry reading by Lawrence Raab.
April 10: Economics’ Jon Bakija is consulted in an article on the calculation of effective tax rates for Bloomberg.
April 8: Knox News pictures a group Williams College students during their alternative spring break trip to Knoxville, Tenn.
April 6: CBS News cites Williams College in an article about the rising rates of financial aid.
April 4: iBerkshires previews a joint Williams College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts production of “Living in Exile.”
April 2: Chemistry’s Anne Skinner is quoted in an article for The Republic on the recent discovery of burnt bones in South Africa, which may provide insight into the earliest uses of fire.
March 30: A New York Times blog details the life of Robert Sterling Clark, founder of the Williams College-affiliated Clark Art Museum, in a profile of artist Mark Dion.
March 29: Williams College will host a Free College Prep 101 course sponsored by the North Adams Community Bank, as reported in iBerkshires.
March 25: Economics’ Gerard Caprio is consulted in an article on occupy movements and banking regulators for the Irish Independent.
March 23: Sandra Burton, Lipp Family director of dance at Williams College, will receive an honorary degree in Fine Arts a the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ 113th Commencement, as reported in iBerkshires.
March 14: The New York Times previews an upcoming exhibit at the Clark Art Museum, which sponsors a master’s degree program with Williams College.
March 13: The Transcript reviews Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, a book co-authored by economics’ Gerard Caprio Jr.
March 12: The New York Times profiles Mary Jane Schriner, the recipient of more than 60 letters written by alumnus George Steinbrenner.
March 12: Art’s Liza Johnson discusses her latest film Return on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
March 5: College-cost calculators reveal that Williams College costs less than Cal State, as reported on MercuryNews.com.
March 1: Martha Williamson ’77 will write a special tribute cabaret about Williamstown for the Williamstown Historical Museum’s 2012 fundraiser, as reported in iBerkshires.
March 1: The Dorchester Reporter profiles recently elected College Council co-president Peter Skipper ’13.
February 29: According to the Chicago Tribune, Williams College has the second-highest four-year graduation rate in the country, with 91 percent, more than doubling the 40.1 percent national average.
February 29: The Bennington Banner interviews Darlingside, a Northampton-based band of Williams alums Sam Kapala, Don Mitchell, Harris Paseltiner, David Senft, and Auyon Mukharji.
February 29: The Williamstown Theatre Festival reveals its 2012 lineup, as reported by the Bennington Banner and iBerkshires.
February 27: An upcoming performance by the Williams Chamber Players is previewed by iBerkshires.
February 26: Williams College Dining Services places 2nd in the annual Winterfest Chowder Cook-Off, as reported by iBerkshires.
February 24: iBerkshires previews an upcoming performance by Music From China, sponsored by the Williams College Department of Music.
February 23: Davidson News congratulates Evelyn Denham ’12 on receiving the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship and Dr. Hershel Smith Fellowship for graduate study at Cambridge University.
February 23: Chase Davenport ’12 and Ben Oliva ’12 are pictured in the Berkshire Eagle, accompanying an article on the uncharacteristically warm winter.
February 21: The Albany Times Union previews an upcoming lecture by contemporary artist Jenny Holzer, whose public art installation of a stone table covered in molecular diagrams was dedicated to the college in April 2011.
February 21: iBerkshires previews the 3rd Annual Sekou Sundiata Evening of Spoken Word & Poetry, co-presented by the Williams College’s Stalwart Originality: New Traditions in Black Performance and the MCLA English department.
February 20: Fay Vincent profiles fellow Williams alumnus Dick Helms, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960s, on TCPalm.com.
February 19: Economics’ Stephen Shepard is quoted in a Berkshire Eagle article on the nonprofit arts and culture sector in the Berkshires.
February 19: Masslive.com reviews “Destiny of a Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President,” a biography of Williams alumnus President James Garfield.
February 19: Head football coach Aaron Kelton, alumnus and Pittsfield police chief Michael Wynn, and associate dean Gina Coleman are mentioned in a Berkshire Eagle article on African-American leaders in Berkshire County.
February 18: “Eyes,” the 2001 Louise Burgeois public art piece outside the Williams College Museum of Art, is profiled in the Bennington Banner.
February 17: NPR‘s “Fresh Air” reviews Return, the latest film by art professor Liza Johnson.
February 16: The Los Angeles Times announces that the UCLA School of Medicine will be renamed the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Medicine after Williams alumnus Jonathan Fielding’s recent $50 million gift.
February 12: The college’s first “Human Library” event, organized by history’s Magnus Bernhardsson and romance languages’ Katarzyna Pierprzak, is reviewed in iBerkshires.
February 11: The Berkshire Eagle profiles the “Williams Speaks” public speaking program at Mount Greylock Regional High School, started by Kairav Sinha ’15.
February 9: The Bennington Banner previews an upcoming performance by Cloud Gate, one of Taiwan’s premiere dance companies, at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
February 7: iBerkshires previews an upcoming lecture by a Williamstown native who became an umpire in the Major League of Baseball.
February 4: The Williamstown Theatre Festival will hold a charity reading of The Misanthrope to benefit Higher Ground, as reported in iBerkshires.
February 3: Newsweek quotes Williams football coach Mike Whalen in an article on New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
January 31: AdvisorOne reviews Guardians of Finance, an upcoming book about global financial regulators by economics’ Gerard Caprio.
January 31: Williams College will host an interactive “Human Library” on the weekend of February 10, as reported in iBerkshires.
January 30: The Los Angeles Times profiles alumna Carly Salser, who founded A Window Between Worlds, a 20-year-old program that teaches art therapy techniques to domestic violence counselors.
January 27: Associate Director for the Center of Environmental Studies Sarah Gardner’s Winter Study trip to Eleuthera, Bahamas, is profiled on The Island School’s blog.
January 27: Mathematics’ Susan Loepp receives a national award from the Mathematical Association of America, as reported by WNYT Albany.
January 23: Assistant football coach John Doyle is quoted in a Berkshire Eaglearticle on the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
January 23: Forbes profiles alumnus Michael Greely, founder of Flybridge Capital Partners, on his experience working with start-ups.
January 20: Christina Olsen, former director of education of the Portland Art Museum, is named director of the Williams College Museum of Art, as reported in the North Adams Transcript, Oregon Live, iBerkshires.com, and other news sources.
January 18: The Daily Pennsylvanian quotes Williams College director of financial aid Paul Boyer in an article about online net-price calculators.
January 18: The Williams College Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “African Americans and the American Scene, 1929-1945,” is reviewed in the Bennington Banner.
January 16: The New York Times reviews a performance at the Lincoln Center by alumnus William Finn that included a song that was commissioned by the college.
January 16: A Washington Post blog references research by economics’ Kenneth Kutner on low interest rates and the housing bust.
January 15: Hillary Higgs ’12 is named one of 25 Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Aspiring Teachers of Color for 2012, as reported by Massachusetts Live.
January 14: President Emeritus of Harvard University and former Secretary of Treasury Lawrence Summers’ recent lecture at Williams College is reviewed on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
January 5: WNYT Albany reports on the college’s development of a task force to determine protocol for future bias incidents.
January 4: Football player B.J. Griffin ’12 is profiled in the Houston Memorial Examiner.
December 30: The Boston Globe mentions the Williams College Museum of Art in a spotlight on MASSMoCA.
December 15: Business Week mentions Williams College in an article about college financial aid.
December 12: The Atlantic Cities features research by economics’ Quamrul Ashrad on diversity and economic growth.
December 9: Williams students help make the Pittsfield metropolitan area the nation’s 10th largest provider of Peace Corps volunteers, according to WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
December 9: The Seattle Times consults economics’ Tara Watson on the economic integration of neighborhoods.
December 7: Businessweek interviews Zach Safford ’09 on the choice to pursue graduate education.
December 4: Facilities staff member and Williamstown Assistant Fire Chief Michael Noyes was honored for rescuing a man from a burning truck, as reported in the Berkshire Eagle.
December 2: A New York Times blog highlights Williams College on a list of private colleges that keep student debt low.
November 27: CBS Sunday Morning interviews Will Su ’12 about his internship at Italy’s Biennale, one of the world’s oldest contemporary art shows.
November 25: NPR consults history’s Leslie Brown on her research of oral histories from the Jim Crow era.
November 25: The Boston Globe highlights alumnus and NBC Sports producer Sam Flood’s work on the Thanksgiving NHL game.
November 25: The Scotsman reviews a book titled The Shakespeare Thefts, which includes the story of a theft of the Williams College Shakespeare Folio.
November 25: The Williams College Museum of Art will showcase a recent acquisition by Teddy Sandoval on A Day (With)out Art/World Aids Day, as reported in the Bennington Banner.
November 23: Wade Davis ’13 is profiled in the Morning Sentinel for his success on the Williams cross country team.
November 22: Economics’ Tara Watson is consulted in a Kansas City Star article about economic gentrification.
November 17: Williams College funds ventilation, energy, and plumbing inspections for Mount Greylock Regional High School, as reported in iBerkshires and the North Adams Transcript.
November 16: The Bennington Banner discusses the contributions of Evalynn Rosado ’12, Wade Davis ’13, Chad Lorenz ’13, and Julio Luquin ’13 in the development a Pownal, VT, race track site.
November 12: The Homecoming weekend tribute to football alumni Mike Reilly is covered by NOLA.com, the Berkshire Eagle, and the Advocate.
November 11: The Poughkeepsie Journal cites a paper by economics’ Jon Bakija on the demographics of the “1 percent.”
November 8: MSNBC profiles the research of geosciences’ Ronadh Cox on “moving boulders” on the coast of Ireland.
November 8: Canadian magazine Maclean’s recognizes Williams’ low student borrowing rate in an article on whether the American tuition system is more progressive.
November 7: Sports Illustrated profiles football legend Mike Reily ’64, whose number 50 will become Williams’ first officially retired jersey on Homecoming weekend.
November 5: Williams alumnus Mark Creekmore is profiled on AnnArbor.com, where he discusses his project to share the stories of people with mental illness.
November 3: US News quotes Jordan Freking ’12 in an article on the role of Facebook in the evaluation of law school applicants.
November 3: NPR reports that Williams College students borrow less money than the national average.
November 2: Former Williams College director of strength and training Rod Livingstone will run a student athlete Strength and Speed Academy in the Berkshires, as reported in the Advocate.
October 27: An article in the Berkshire Eagle discusses the prospects for the shooting of movies in Berkshire County, including a project involving Williams alum Brad Silberling and a film based on a Bill Bryson bestseller.
October 26: Recent alum Drew Murray, whose short film debuted as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, is profiled in the Advocate.
October 25: The Dallas Morning News cites economics’ Jon Bakija in a story about Rick Perry’s proposed flat tax.
October 25: The Berkshire Eagle interviews Charlie Toomajian, Associate Dean of the College and Registrar, in his role as a founding board member of the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School.
October 25: Lisa Graziose Corrin, former director of the Williams College Museum of Art, has been named the next Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, as reported in Art Daily.
October 23: A Gazette guest columnist cites the work of former Williams professor Frederick Rudolph in an editorial on values and college athletics.
October 21: Quarterback Chris Cleary ’12 explains to US News what in means to be an “Eph,” in a story about team names and college identity.
October 19: Forbes asks alumna Sasha Macko ’11 why she is occupying Wall Street.
October 19: Emily Fox Gordon, the daughter of a former Williams professor, discusses her recently published memoir of childhood in Williamstown with the Advocate.
October 18: Williams College has received an anonymous donation of $135,000 to help Mt. Greylock High School, as reported in iBerkshires.
October 18: A Washington Post blog mentions Williams College in a post about grandparents as college admissions guides.
October 16: Kidspace, a collaborative program between Mass MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, and the Williams College Museum of Art, is profiled in the Albany Times Union.
October 8: The Boston Globe profiles head football coach Aaron Kelton and his current exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art.
October 7: In the Christian Post, assistant professor of religion Glenn W. Shuck discusses Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions.
October 6: Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public school thanks Williams College for its participation in the upcoming workshop held by the New York City Ballet, as reported in iBerkshires.
October 2: Alum and co-founder of Tripod.com Bo Peabody is quoted in the Boston Globe, where he discusses the viability of Massachusetts start-ups located outside of Boston.
October 1: Fox News profiles the Williams College Museum of Art in its 2-day, art-centered college tour.
October 1: Renovation plans for the Weston Field sports complex are discussed in the Berkshire Eagle.
September 28: Economics’ Jon Bakija explains in the Chronicle of Philanthropy how charitable deduction influences the incentive to give.
September 27: Alumna Kara Novaco Brockmeyer is named head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
September 26: World music and dance group Burkina Electric’s upcoming performance in Lasell Gymnasium, coordinated by Carrie Tribble ’13 with the United Nations-affiliated BARKA Foundation, is profiled in the Berkshire Eagle.
September 24: The New York Times quotes visiting professor Nicholas Goodbody on the use of social media in Mexico.
September 24: Psychology’s Nate Kornell explains the fallibility of human memory in the Berkshire Eagle.
September 23: The Berkshire Eagle reviews a lecture on concussions by Dr. Robert Cantu and activist Christopher Nowinski, held in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
September 22: The Berkshire Eagle profiles award-winning author and Sterling Brown Visiting Professor of Africana Studies Aminatta Forna.
September 21: A paper co-authored by psychology’s Steven Fein discussing audience reactions to political debates is referenced in the Columbia Journalism Review.
September 20: C-SPAN hosts a video Q&A with alumna Stacy Schiff ’82, who discusses her biography on growing up in western Massachusetts.
September 19: iBerkshires covers Noam Chomsky’s lecture on humanitarian intervention, held in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
September 13: Williams alumna and student rabbi Bethie Miller is profiled in the Suffolk Times.
September 12: Off Off Broadway World reviews a play written by Mike Leon ’11 and starring additional recent alums.
September 12:”Solar Flares Aren’t What They Seemed,” an article in Sky & Telescope by Jay M. Pasachoff, Chair and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy.
September 11: The Portland Press Herald highlights alumnus Jeff Thaler’s participation in the TEDxDirigo conference.
September 9: Williams’ Financial Aid Calculator is mentioned in a New York Times blog.
September 2: The Washington Post profiles alumnus and former presidential speechwriter Jon Lovett.
August 26: Grace Wright ’12 comments on the New York City High Line in the New York Times.
August 26: Babble.com quotes a Psychology Today article by psychology professor Nate Kornell.
August 25 : The New York Times reviews “Asco: Elite of the Obscure,” an exhibition co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum and the Williams College Museum of Art.
August 24: Economics’ Stephen Sheppard’s support of rail service restoration is covered by the Republican American and other media outlets.
August 22: Forbes profiles alumna Dahna Goldstein, founder and CEO of Philantech.
August 21: The Ashland Current highlights the discovery by biology professor Joan Edwards and a colleague from UW-Madison of a new sunflower species.
August 17: iBerkshires reviews the new, Williamstown-based taco truck founded by alumnus Brian Cole.
August 14: Economics’ Jon Bakija discusses big corporate paychecks in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
August 9: Daily Finance consults assistant economics professor Alan Love on retirement planning.
August 9: Williams graduate Sarah Megan Thomas’s film, which she wrote, raised money for, and is now starring in, is covered by Philly.com.
July 25: Research on tax evasion by economics’ Sara LaLumia is reported in the Daily Caller.
July 21: The death of former Rhode Island Gov. Bruce Sundlun ’46 is reported on TheDay.com.
July 21: Coverage of the inaugural Williams Thinking faculty lecture series in the Berkshire Eagle.
July 21: Psychology’s Nate Kornell’s latest blogpost for Psychology Today, “Howling and Growling at the Full Moon.”
July 20: The North Adams Transcript features the upcoming cycling event for cancer research by Williamstown residents including softball coach Kris Herman.
July 17: The Portland Press Herald profiles alumnus Charles Hewett.
July 15: The New York Times publishes a letter to the editor by humanities’ Susan Dunn.
July 12: The Mark Hopkins and the Log legend is referenced in a Washington Post education blog on class size.
July 10: Fountains of Wayne band members and Williams alumni Brian Young and Adam Schlesinger are profiled in New York Magazine.
July 5: Baltimore Sun critic Mike Sragow reviews comedian Lewis Black as King George at the Williamstown Fourth of July festivities.
June 20: The work of mathematician and “bubble magician” Frank Morgan is chronicled in the New York Times‘ crossword blog, “Numberplay.”
June 20: Author and English professor Jim Shepard is featured on NPR’s Fresh Air.
June 18: “With executive pay, rich pull away from rest of America,” a Washington Post story featuring the research of economics professor Jon Bakija.
June 18: Historian James MacGregor Burns and humanities professor Susan Dunn participated in a C-SPAN panel with Michael Beschloss ’77 as part of the 2011 Roosevelt Reading Festival.
June 10: Research by psychology professor Marlene Sandstrom is highlighted in a Time article, “Life After High School.”
June 9: An excerpt from alumnus Bo Peabody’s book Lucky or Smart? in which Peabody recounts rejecting his rejection from Williams, is published in Business Insider.
June 8: “Who Feels the Pain of Rejection–and Who Doesn’t,” a post from professor Nate Kornell’s blog on Psychology Today.
June 5: Local coverage of 2011 Commencement includes stories in iBerkshires and the Berkshire Eagle.
June 3: “A Collection of Histories,” a new exhibit at the Williams College Museum of Art, is featured in the Bennington Banner.
May 26: Psychology professor Nate Kornell writes in Miller-McCune about how audience behavior could influence a game’s result.
May 19: iBerkshires on the enrollment of 550 students for Williams’ Class of 2015.
May 17: WNYT coverage of the college’s Olmsted Prizes for secondary school teachers.
May 15: The Los Angeles Times covers the Cannes premiere of professor Liza Johnson’s feature film, Return.
May 15: iBerkshires covers the dedication of Jenny Holzer’s 715 Molecules, artwork commissioned to honor J. Hodge Markgraf ’52.
May 11: A Berkshire Eagle story about a proposed Berkshires-to-NYC rail line features research by economics professor Stephen Sheppard.
May 8: A New York Magazine feature story titled “Paper Tigers” includes reflections on Williams from Daniel Chu ’10.
May 8: The Boston Globe and several other media outlets report on the world record-setting women’s rugby match between Williams and Keene State.
May 2: WAMC interviews James McAllister, professor of political science, on what Osama bin Laden’s death means for foreign policy.
April 21: A Reuters article picked up by several newspapers, regarding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s decision to hold news briefings, includes comments by Kenneth Kuttner, Rober F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics.
April 18: “Font Size May Not Aid Learning, but Its Style Can, Researchers Find,” from The New York Times, featuring the research of assistant professor of psychology Nate Kornell.
April 15: Boston.com highlights “30 perks of living in a college town” with a slideshow that includes Williams’ Taconic Golf Club, founding documents on display at WCMA, and the Hopkins Observatory planetarium shows.
April 9: Jay Pasachoff, chair and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory, is interviewed in The New York Times about new, self-aligning telescopes that are making stargazing easier than ever.
April 1: The New York Times Sunday Book Review on Jim Shepard’s latest collection, You Think That’s Bad.
March 28: Director of Admission Richard Nesbitt is interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the college’s efforts to increase access to a Williams education and its related increase in Pell Grant recipients.
March 23: You Think That’s Bad, a new collection of stories by Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence, is featured on NPR’s “Books We Like.”
March 21: WAMC interviews faculty members Joan Edwards (biology) and Lisa Gilbert (geosciences) about the ecological impacts of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake.
March 16: Nate Kornell, assistant professor of psychology, in Miller-McCune with lessons from American Idol.
March 14: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette chronicles the harrowing experience of Ken Osgood, Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy at Williams, and his wife Rachel, who were in Japan when the earthquake and tsunami hit.
March 14: Williams students involved in the Best Buddies program are featured in the Berkshire Eagle.
March 12: Susan Engel, psychology professor and 1959 Director of the Program in Teaching, is interviewed in the Los Angeles Times about parenting pressures.
March 9: Darra Goldstein’s Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture is named the best food magazine of 2010 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris.
March 1: David Willey ’89, editor-in-chief of Runner’s World magazine, is featured in the Wall Street Journal‘s “What’s Your Workout?” series.
Feb. 22: Williams is mentioned prominently in a New York Times blogpost, “Revisiting the Value of Elite Colleges.”
Feb. 16: The San Francisco Examiner featured Gabriela Hernandez ’11, recipient of a Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color.
Feb. 16: Julia Morgan-Leamon, who led a Winter Study course in Egypt last month, was highlighted in a video on Time.com and an article in the Berkshire Eagle.
Feb. 15: Magnus Bernhardsson, associate professor of history, was interviewed on WAMC about recent events in Egypt.
Feb. 11: Psychologist Susan Engel, Class of 1959 Director of the Program in Teaching, on Good Morning America discussing her latest book, Red Flags or Red Herrings? Predicting Who Your Child Will Become.
Feb. 8: Susan Dunn awarded Adams Book Prize (iBerkshires.com).
Feb. 1: Alumnus Steve Case is featured in Forbes after being appointed by the Obama administration to head the Startup America Foundation.
Jan. 30: Jay M. Pasachoff, Chair and Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, in The New York Times on the shutting down of the Tevatron collider in Illinois.
Jan. 28: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (and several other media outlets) reported that John Wetenhall, an alumnus of the Graduate Program in the History of Art, has been named president of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Jan. 25: “Williams students study farming for Berkshire Regional Planning Commission,” with Sarah Gardner, lecturer in environmental studies (iBerkshires.com).
Jan. 21: “Your wife doesn’t understand you because you are too close, study suggests,” highlighting recent research by psychology professor Kenneth Savitsky (The London Telegraph); also featured in numerous other publications).
Jan. 21: “To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test,” featuring psychology professor Nate Kornell (The New York Times).
Jan. 18: “In Maine, a learning model that’s life-changing,” profiling Williams students in an unusual Winter Study program and the Portland lawyer, Jeff Thaler ’74, who started it (The Portland Press Herald).
Jan. 18: “The psychology of a Jared Loughner,” an essay by psychology professor Saul Kassin (CNN.com).
Jan. 5: Many media reports on the possible invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes quoted Jim Carlton, professor of marine sciences.
Jan. 4: Many media reports on the partial solar eclipse in the Middle East and Europe quoted Jay Pasachoff, professor of astronomy.