Williams 1970 50th Reunion - July 31 - Aug. 3, 2022.

Speakers Series Banner showing speakers and contributors

Activism Table, 1970, Spring Street, Williamstown: Old, Young, Dog

Activism Table, 1970 Spring Street: Old, Young, Dog

President Lou Buck's Welcome Message

Here are the pictures from our fabulous 50th + 2 Reunion. And, so far as we know, no one got COVID.

Special thanks to all who were so generous with their pictures, including but not limited to Usha Burns, Cynthia and Kevin Sullivan, John and Jean Hitchins, Jim Rubenstein, Fred Eames, Liz Berens, Ted May, Jack Murray, Bill Wadt, Larry Hollar, Gerry Stoltz,

Thus Spake Zarathrusta

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

Destination Williamstown:  Weekly Listing of Events in the Williamstown area.  https://destinationwilliamstown.org/

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 raymond.kimball@yahoo.com.

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!)

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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?

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Rod Dow

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Ron Clark Profile Picture


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