In old copies of the Gulielmensian are reminders of the ways the College has changed – and the ways it has remained much the same. SAMUEL WOLF/EXECUTIVE EDITOR.
After celebrated careers here at the College, several professors and staff members will be retiring at the end of this academic year. To honor their dedication and commitment to fostering students’ academic and personal growth, we asked them to impart some last words of wisdom.
Although I am a proud New Yorker, I will admit that Williamstown has the edge over my home city in mountain vistas, air quality and lack of pigeons. But according to Gabo Lewis ’22, who went to high school in New York City, Williamstown outshines the big city in yet another respect: Tinder bios.
As the spring semester comes to a close, dozens of seniors can be found hard at work in library carrels putting the finishing touches on their theses. We took a look at some of the coziest carrels in Sawyer.
SOFIE JONES/SPORTS EDITOR
Sofie and Justin are entrymates in Willy AB, but they truly bonded when they got attacked by wasps during their WOOLF trip. Kenia and Justin met when they were paired as tutorial partners in PSCI 291T: “American Political Events” this spring.
The Great Ideas Committee “Novels & Noms” book swap kicked off in Dodd Living Room last Thursday. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
It is a truth universally acknowledged that students at the College don’t have time to read for fun.
A plaque commemorates the service of Barton Carter ex-’37, who volunteered for anti-fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War. NIGEL JAFFE/FEATURES EDITOR
The walls of Thompson Memorial Chapel are lined with the names of soldiers who lost their lives in American wars, with each entry accompanied by the corresponding date and place of death.
SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
Kene and I met in physiology last spring and have since taken several classes together. She is a wonderful listener, scholar and baker.
Benny Weng ’22 derives his eccentric fashion sense in part from his extensive experience with studio art. SABRINE BRISMEUR/PHOTO EDITOR
The presence of Benny Weng ’22 is like a calm and gentle breeze.
Now that next year’s Junior Advisors (JAs) have been chosen, the rising JAs are getting to know each other through “dates.” We approached pairs in Paresky to ask whether they were on a JA date – or a real date. 1.
The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship was established in 1985 to recognize Gaius Charles Bolin, an 1889 graduate and the first Black student admitted to the College. Now, some 34 years later, the Bolin fellowship continues to honor Bolin’s legacy by promoting diversity among faculty, accepting two to three fellows each year from underrepresented backgrounds.
This year, Prisca Gayles, the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Africana studies, begins a two-year residency at the College designed for fellows to finish their dissertations and to hone their teaching and research skills.