Get Back Into Williams

Williams Action Committee Table, 1970, showing elderly visitor reading brochure, student, and black dog.

Now, Then, and Dog. Activism Table, Spring, 1970

Welcome, friends!   President Lou Buck's Welcome Message

Reunion is June 11-14, 2020. Reunion Details

New!  Williams in Oxford Photo Gallery

Your Travel Pics!  Please end 'em to [email protected]!  We'll post them on your personal page and the "Recent Sightings" Gallery below!

Straithairn Shines in Amazon's Expanse.

Preston Washington '70 Honored by New York City.

The Lost Years

"After 45 years, I finally attended a class reunion.  I had traveled back to Williams frequently to meet with roommates and our son, Tim ’03, but never a Reunion.  Don’t make my mistake. My first Reunion made Williams, old and new, come to life like never before.  Decades of memories and renewed friendships are waiting for us all at our 50thKevin Austin, '70


Recent Sightings


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Families and Sightings

Andy Rahl Family Paris-14

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Update your Profile with pictures and bios ("Activities") at Reconnect By...


Our celebration includes mini-reunions, trips abroad (Williams '70 in Oxford, June, 2019),

Follow Reunion Details often as plans unfold.

Then and Now:  Compare demographics for 1970,  2017 classes.

Resources, Articles, History.  "Get Back into Williams:"   GUL  '70 Yearbook, Freshman Facebook, Williams Record, more!

Explore and discuss the Class of '70's contributions to Williams diversity, democracy, coeducation, and social change.  Protest and Change:

History: 1970 Faculty List; 1969 Catalog; Williams Record; Picture Galleries, 66-70; Resources Page.

Profile: Peter Thorp

Peter Thorp, ’70, founded and leads Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology in Rwanda – a school “that…bring(s) together as broad a socio-economic profile of girls as possible, a vital vision given the ethnic violence of the 1994 genocide.”  The school, located about an hour outside the capital Kilgali...

Preston Washington '70 Honored

July, 2018:  New York City has honored Bishop Preston Washington '70 by renaming West 115th St., NYC, "Bishop Preston R. Washington, Sr Place."  For further details, see Preston Washington Honored by New York City.

Our special thanks to Cliff Robinson, '70, for bringing this to our attention.

About The Class

News!  About 200 of you (83%) contributed to the 2017-18 College Annual Fund.  So you'll all come to Reunion to celebrate and reconnect, yes?  See Alumni Fund Achievements.

1970:  Last all-male class.    Compare Admissions 1970 & 2017.

-- About 30 women entered our class under the 12-college exchange program.
-- Then and Now shows how 1960's admission reforms led to today's "multiverse." 
-- Use Reconnect By... to find  classmates and update your profile and info. 
--In Memorium:  Add your insights and remembrances. 
--Reunion offers time to re-connect with our classmates, including those who we may not have known well before.
For the larger picture, see "Universal Thoughts."

Picture Galleries

Student Life Today

"First Gen" Students on Hopkins Gate Steps

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Courtesy, Williams College

Bill Coyle's Portraits - New Sept. '18!

Capturing A Rainbow: Renwick Gallery, DC

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Bill Coyle's Washington - Bill Coyle, '70 has "an eye"for humor, detail, color, depth, and the unusual shot. Here's the first of Bill's galleries. We'll be changing them periodically, so check back often.  If  you also would like to be featured, please contact me at [email protected]Visit Bill's extensive Flickr site.


Montage of pictures of Williams 1970 Classmates

Who’s Attending 50th Reunion?

Top Who Are These Classmates? Answers Revealed Who’s Attending the 50th Reunion, June 11-14, 2020? By end of May, 2019, approximately 120 have committed for the 50th! There are three (3) ways to see who’s attending: By Recent Picture, Name & House By Name By House New through May, 2019: Bruce Camp of Carter House […]

Oxford, England, 2019

Oxford Group Picture.  Exeter College, Oxford, England (Also See Picture Gallery, Below!) Exeter College w/ Williams Students: Chris Williamson, Bob Bearman, Chip Baker, John Burns, Maureen Berens, Don Berens, Mark Robertson. Middle Row: Ann McLaughlin, Bill Wadt, Judy Cornwall, John Cornwall, Put Ebinger, Charlie Ebinger, Fred Eames, Ken McCurdy. Sitting: Usha Burns, Sally Stoops, Peggy […]

Karl E. Johnson, Jr. deceased June 3, 2019

Johnson, Karl

Karl Johnson Karl E. Johnson, Jr. Karl Johnson passed away suddenly in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 3, 2019 of “complications from lung cancer.”  Karl attended Williams his freshman year on a National Merit scholarship.  He earned a BA in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, 1970.  He then earned his JD […]