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Williams College Expands Scope of Tutorial Program

The words of praise by James A. Garfield about his former teacher: “The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other,” which mark a philosophy of education and student-faculty interaction, recently has been polished with the addition of a significant number of tutorials to the college curriculum. Continue reading »

Williams College Telescope Aids in Study of Sun from Space

Scientists and engineers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are using Williams College's telescope as a mount for a space instrument. Known as the X-Ray Telescope of the mission, it is to provide short-wavelength observations of the sun from space. The spacecraft, a Japanese/British/American collaboration, is to be launched in 2005 with a Japanese rocket. Continue reading »

Seniors Grinsell and Grogg Win Marshall Scholarships

Williams College seniors Scott S. Grinsell and Adam A. Grogg are among the 44 men and women awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarships. Each year the British Council selects students “who are the potential leaders, opinion-formers and decision-makers in their own country” and pays all their expenses for further study at British universities. Continue reading »

Thomas Garrity Receives National Distinguished Teaching Award

The Mathematical Association of America has announced that Thomas Garrity, professor of mathematics at Williams College, is a 2004 winner of the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. Garrity will deliver a talk "Functions For the World" when the award is presented at the organization's annual meeting in January. Continue reading »