One in Two Thousand: Grace Murray ’20

SHAHEEN CURRIMJEE/DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

We tried to select the subject of this week’s One in Two Thousand randomly, but the first ten people we emailed did not respond to us. We decided to interview Grace Murray ’20, someone we knew would be interested and interesting, and it all worked out.

Spotlight on Research: Jay Pasachoff’s goal the sky, aim the sun

Jay Pasachoff’s research focuses on the sun’s corona, shown here in a preliminary composite./PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTIAN LOCKWOOD ’20. 

This past July, Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff embarked on an astronomical expedition to Chile with Johnny Inoue ’20, Christian Lockwood ’20 and Erin Meadors ’20 to study and observe the July 2 total eclipse. 

Supported by a grant awarded to Pasachoff last May from the Solar Terrestrial Program of the Atmospheric and Geosciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the group built upon Pasachoff’s successful research of other eclipses, most notably the great American eclipse of August 2018. 

Preparation for the expedition, according to Pasachoff, began months in advance of the eclipse, as expensive equipment, including various telescopes and cameras, had to be shipped to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory about 50 miles outside La Serena, Chile. On the day of the eclipse, the team split up and coordinated their research over three different sites.

Behind the Uniform: Lisa Armstrong

Before she came to the College 28 years ago, Lisa Armstrong worked in the Berkshires as a licensed nurse. NIGEL JAFFE/FEATURES EDITOR

Universally loved for her warm presence and friendly, upbeat attitude even on the bleakest of Monday mornings, Lisa Armstrong is a key part of the dining experience at Driscoll. 

Since arriving at the College 28 years ago, she has held roles at Mission Park, Greylock (decommissioned in 2010) and, for the past 12 years, Driscoll.

Profiles of Presidents Past: Adam Falk

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION. In 2010, Adam Falk, then dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins, had his video interview with Williams’ presidential search committee.

One in Two Thousand: Regina Fink ’22

NIGEL JAFFE/FEATURES EDITOR

Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College. So long as the owner of the selected unix is on campus, willing to be interviewed and not a member of the Record board, that person becomes the subject of that week’s One in Two Thousand.