Congrats to incoming first-year Faye Sultan, who finished 48th in the 50M freestyle, making history as Kuwait’s first female Olympic swimmer.
Erin Burnett ’98, Kathleen Merrigan ’82, David Paresky ’60, Norman Spack ’65, and Charles Waigi ’72 will receive medals at this year’s ceremony, at which Burnett will deliver the Convocation address. A Friday conversation with the medalists in the ’62 Center precedes the event.
The earth beneath the college tilted yesterday with the death of Irwin Shainman, Class of 1955 Professor of Music, Emeritus, and a fixture here almost continuously since his arrival in 1948.
Omar Sangare, assistant professor of theatre, has been promoted to the position of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2012.
In this New York Times piece, music professor W. Anthony Sheppard finds (in Morristown, NJ, of all places) a 19th century music box that may well have been the original source of two signature melodies in Puccini’s famous opera.
On Sunday, June 3, 2012, President Adam F. Falk conferred bachelor’s degrees on 513 seniors at the college’s 223rd Commencement. Master of Arts degrees were awarded to 12 students in the Program in the History of Art, and 30 fellows from the Center for Development Economics received M.A. degrees in Policy Economics.
The NSF has awarded a grant to Williams College for the project “NSF Workshop: Designing Tools and Curricula for Undergraduate Courses in Distributed Systems” under the direction of Jeannie Albrecht.