Category: News

Payne discusses role as head of organization of colleges and universities

President of the College Harry C. Payne recently finished a year as Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, an organization Williams and its NESCAC and Ivy League counterparts belong to, as well as many other private institutions of higher education in the country.

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Lycos, Tripod merger benefits alumni investors

On Feb. 3 Lycos Inc. acquired Tripod Inc. of Williamstown, MA in a deal worth approximately $58 million in stock. The merger had economic ramifications in both cyberspace and the Williamstown.

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Mellon Program to begin this summer

The Office of Information Technology has 12 Student Summer Mellon internships available for the summer of 1998. There is a $2,700 stipend for each eight-week internship.

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Inaugural debate to tackle issue of saving public education

On Mar. 2 the newly-formed Williams College Debate Union will hold its first debate entitled “Is Public Education Worth Saving?”

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Spring Street Blues

Monday 2-16-98 11:24am Power out in Poker Flats B. Breaker Reset.

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Extension of semester now being discussed

At the faculty meeting on Feb 18., the faculty voted in a straw poll against looking into the possibility of extending the semester without shortening or eliminating Winter Study.

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Roseman studies viral enzyme, wins grant

Assistant Professor of Biology Nancy Roseman was recently awarded a grant of $266,191 through the National Science Foundation to study the biochemistry of the dUTPase enzyme through the vaccinia virus.

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Situation with Iraq discussed

Students and faculty gathered in the Jewish Religious Center on the night of Feb. 12 to listen to Salah Hassan and Yaseen Noorani discuss the problems facing U.S./ Iraqi relations.

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Leadership curriculum evolves through interdepartmental courses

The Psychology course “Leadership” (PSYCH 342) taught by the Chair of the Psychology Department George Goethals, inspired an interdepartmental course cluster to begin next fall.

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Class of 2000 now in midst of JA selection

Every Eph has, or has had a Junior Advisor. How are the people who affect so much of the Williams College community chosen? Who decides?

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