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Dr. Richard Besser ’81, former acting director of the CDC, reflects on COVID-19 and his career since Williams

Dr. Richard Besser ’81, former acting director of the CDC, reflects on COVID-19 and his career since Williams

April 8, 2020

Dr. Richard Besser '81 worked as the acting director of the CDC in 2009.(Photo courtesy of Richard Besser.) Dr. Richard Besser ’81 said he met his wife during his “first outbreak,” a...

Renee’s Diner delights

Renee’s Diner delights

February 26, 2020

DAVID SHAKIROV/THE WILLIAMS RECORDAt Renee’s, the corned beef hash was too much for a football player. Nestled among North Adams’ backroads behind Route 2, Renee’s Diner offers unpretentious...

Bennington’s The Publyk House falls short of potential

Bennington’s The Publyk House falls short of potential

November 20, 2019

Despite The Publyk House’s stunning views, dishes such as the eggplant rollatini (above) were disappointing. (David Shakirov/The Williams Record) Bennington’s The Publyk House is the epitome of...

Williams Inn restaurant delights, for a hefty price

Williams Inn restaurant delights, for a hefty price

October 23, 2019

The s’mores brownie skillet was one of many excellent dishes at The Barn, the Williams Inn’s restaurant. (David Shakirov/The Williams Record). The old Williams Inn had seen its glory days. More...

Jack’s delights with tasty fare

Jack’s delights with tasty fare

October 2, 2019

Jack’s Hot Dog Stand, a North Adams classic, offers reliably satisfying, inexpensive comfort food./Photo courtesy of USA Restaurants. North Adams has a turbulent history. In the late 19th century,...

Springsteen and the American ethos: An argument to give the Boss an honorary Williams degree

Springsteen and the American ethos: An argument to give the Boss an honorary Williams degree

September 25, 2019

Sprung from cages out on highway nine, Bruce travels through the working class beach towns of the Jersey Shore hunting for the definition of the American ethos. His music – spanning five decades, twenty...

Ethan Zuckerman ’93 steps down from MIT Media Lab over Epstein concerns

Ethan Zuckerman ’93 steps down from MIT Media Lab over Epstein concerns

September 18, 2019

Ethan Zuckerman ’93, a prominent internet media scholar and entrepreneur, announced Aug. 20 that he is resigning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, stating that the lab...

Renzie Lamb leaves behind a legacy of mentorship and excellence. Photo courtesy of Inside Lacrosse.

Renzie Lamb, hall of fame coach and mentor, passes away at 81

December 5, 2018

On Nov. 17, Renzie Lamb, a long-time coach, mentor and role model to the College community, passed away. Lamb spent close to 40 years at the College, providing support through his coaching of the men’s...

On the College endowment: Looking back and beyond

On the College endowment: Looking back and beyond

October 24, 2018

Next month, the Williams Investment Office (WIO) will release the 2018 Investment Report for the College’s endowment. An endowment is a pool of financial assets that is invested to grow and provide additional...

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