Get Back Into Williams: Zoom Series, 2020-21

Speakers Series Banner showing speakers and contributors

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

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

Welcome, Class of '70, and friends,

Our 2020-2021 Zoom Series is published immediately below.

Zoom Resources:  Review speaker handouts, bios, and more!

Many thanks to the Speaker's and "Feel Good" Committees!

Updated Pages:  Fred Eames, Dave Hall, Pacey White, Vassar, '70,
'70 Family Photo Gallery

Class of '70 Zoom Meetings, 2020-2021

Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com10/22/20

Let's Go to the Movies!
(Multimedia Presentation)

Sky Dog Productions

Teemage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster
Kim Dawson, Williams Class of 1970

Cameron Kim Dawson, '70, Skydog Productions

Bobby Jones Movie Poster


Speaker's Series:

Breach of Trust (#MeToo)
Fortune Magazine Article,
Hagan McCurdy Kappler, Williams '01

Hagan McCurdy Kappler, '01: daughter of Joe McCurdy, '70

Meg Bossong, Williams College Director of Sexual Assault Response and Health Education

Meg Bossong, Williams College Director of Sexual Assault Response and Health Education

Doctor Patience White, MD, Vassar, 1970

Dr. Patience White, MD, Vassar, '70; Williams Exchange, '70


Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good Zoom Meeting:

What Just Happened?

  • Local
  • State
  • National

We want to hear from you.
Panel of experts from the Class, but you're the experts on your local and state races.


'70's Honorable Elected Public Officials

Jim Kirkland, Class of 1970

Jim Kirkland, '70

Elected Offices: Elgin City, Il., Councilman, 1978-82;
Five-term State Representative, Illinois General Assembly 1983-92

Joe Sensenbrenner, '70;  Moderator: Ray Kimball, '70;



Speaker's Series:

America's Mental Health Pandemic


Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good Open Meeting

Getting Together With Families During Pandemic Holidays?
Lou Buck

Lou Buck, President, Class of '70

Lou, Jeff, Ted, Ray



Speaker's Series:

Free Speech
Williams Prof. Steve Gerrard


Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good Meeting

Topic 1:
"Good or Great Winter Study Memories" from the Class of '70

Topic 2:
Winter Study:
Virtual Ski Lesson at Jiminy Peak
with Ted May
Ted May

Ted May, V.P., Class of '70

Lou, Jeff, Ted, Ray


Speaker's Series:
To Vax or Not to Vax,

What’s Behind This Question?


Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good:

How To Keep Your 73-year-old Heart Healthy

How We've Learned to Treat Covid-19


Speaker's Series:
Financial Planning and Forecasting

Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


The Honeymoon's Over

Jim Kirkland, '70:

Elgin City, Il., Councilman 1978-82 and five-term State Representative, Illinois General Assembly 1983-92

Hon. Elected Officials
and U.S. Senate Chiefs

Jim Kirkland, Class of 1970

Jim Kirkland, '70


Jeff Krull

Jeff Krull, '70, Class Poet former long-term Class Secretary

Joe Sensenbrenner

Dangerous Climate Change
Williams Prof. William Moomaw '59
Williams Professor William Moomaw

Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good: Summer Prep?
Lou, Jeff, Ted, Ray

Staying Healthy in our '70's

Purple Cow - Megan Coyle -


Feel Good Meeting
The "Staying Healthy Challenge:"

  • Did we follow Dr. Bill Courter's prescriptions?
  • How much weight did we lose in the last two weeks?
  • Who Among Us Will Extend the "Staying Healthy Challenge" through the Summer, checking back in in September 2021?
Dr. Bill Courter, '70. Lou, Jeff, Ted, Ray

manor woman] does not make new acquaintances, as he/she advances through life, he/she will soon find himself/herself left alone. A man/woman, Sir, should keep his/her friendships in constant

Read President Maud Mandel's March 11, 2020 message on Williams' new Coronavirus web site.

Strike! College Closes May, 1970 - Fifty Years Ago.  Williams Record articles, and Chapin Hall student/faculty rally, May 3, 1970.

Welcome, friends!   President Lou Buck's Welcome Message

Destination Williamstown:  Weekly Listing of Events in the Williamstown area.

50th Reunion Testimonials - First-Time Reunion Attendees from '68, '69 tell us about returning to Williams after 50 years.

Reunion Details. Visit often as rescheduling plans unfold.

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

 Compare demographics for 1970,  2017 classes.

Resources, Articles, History. 

New Directions in Education: Explore and discuss the Class of '70's contributions to Williams' diversity, democracy, coeducation, and social change. 
Protest and Change:
50th Class Gift:  Curricular Excellence and Innovation.


Families Gallery>  If you'd like to have a picture of your family included in this slide show, please email your picture to Ray Kimball at

News:  June, 2020

  • July 9, 2020: Next Zoom Meeting:  July 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EST: Williams in Fall, 2020: Decisions, Impact.  Contact Ray Kimball to get on the Zoom Invitation List.
  • Zoom Reunion, June 11-12, 2020: Speakers on Coronavirus, State of Economy Brief Over Ninety (90) Classmates at Zoom Reunion Class Meeting, June 11, 2020 

Who's Attending? Pics; History; (Pls. add more!)

BascomFt. DanielsProspect

Stoney Ledge: Jack Murray, Nate Fox, July 2019

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Bobby Jones Movie Poster

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 Days Move in _Junior Advisors in Williams Quad

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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 raymond.kimball@yahoo.comVisit 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 November, approximately 130 have committed for the 50th! And one hundred of you (100) have sent in photos!  See below. Thank you, thank you.  Your WebMaster, Ray Kimball There are three (3) ways to see who’s attending: […]

Zoom Reunion Held June 11-12, 2020

Doctor Craig Smith speaks to the Class of 1970 at its Zoom reunion on June 11, 2020 on “Coronavirus Pandemic: Dispatches from the Front Lines.” Class Meeting June 11 with Charlie Ebinger Speaking on “The Changing Global Energy Landscape and Climate Change.” Note:  New!  July 9, 2020: Next Class of ’70 Zoom Meeting: Thursday, July […]

College Closes 3/13/20; 50th Reunion Rescheduled

Williams’ Decision to Close March 13, 2020  |  2020 Reunions Rescheduled 50th Reunion Contact Point Re Covid-19 and ’70’s Reunion:   As you know, the College has closed for the balance of the Spring 2020 semester effective March 13, 2020.  Questions or concerns – please contact . circulates immediately to all Williams […]