Get Back Into Williams: Zoom Series, 2020-21

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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!

Prior Zooms.  Review previous Zoom events, 2020-21, at our new "Zoom Recap" page.

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
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Topic
Speaker
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12/10/20

Speaker's Series:

America's Mental Health Pandemic

Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com

12/17/20

Feel Good Zoom Meeting:

What Just Happened, Round 2?

Back by "popular demand, "What Just Happened II" will explore:
-- The Electrical College (scheduled to vote Dec. 14),
-- Georgia,
-- The Supremes
-- State Vote Certification Boards
-- Inauguration Events,
-- The Transition,
-- CDC Vaccine Distribution
-- "Draining the Swamp," (OMB's new "Schedule F = 'You're Fired,'")
-- Pardons and more.



What Just Happened? Facilitators:

'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, Class of '1970

Joe Sensenbrenner, '70

Joe Sensenbrenner, '70;   
Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff, to Governor Patrick Lucey 1973-77
Mayor, Madison Wisconsin 1983-89 (three terms)


1/14/21

Speaker's Series:

Free Speech
Williams Prof. Steve Gerrard
Professor Steve Gerrard, Williams College

Professor Steven Gerrard, Philosophy, Williams College

In his ignorant youth Steve Gerrard graduated from Amherst College. He has since wised up, and has been teaching Philosophy at Williams College since 1992, having previously taught at The University of Chicago, Boston University, and Harvard. His courses range from logic to aesthetics. In the last three years he was a John Hyde Teaching Fellow, where he honored Dean Hyde by teaching courses on the philosophy of education.


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Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com

1/28/21


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
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12/11/21

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

What’s Behind This Question?

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Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com


2/25/21

Feel Good:

How To Keep Your 73-year-old Heart Healthy

How We've Learned to Treat Covid-19

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3/11/21
Speaker's Series:
Financial Planning and Forecasting
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Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com

3/25/21


The Honeymoon's Over

Jim Kirkland, '70:

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

Facilitators:
Hon. Elected Officials
and U.S. Senate Chiefs

Facilitators:

'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, Class of '1970

Joe Sensenbrenner, '70

Joe Sensenbrenner, '70;   
Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff, to Governor Patrick Lucey 1973-77
Mayor, Madison Wisconsin 1983-89 (three terms)

Jeff Krull

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

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4/8/21
Dangerous Climate Change
Williams Prof. William Moomaw '59
Williams Professor William Moomaw
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Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com

4/22/21

Feel Good: Summer Prep?
Lou, Jeff, Ted, Ray
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5/23/21
Staying Healthy in our '70's
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Purple Cow - Megan Coyle - mcoyle.com

5/27/21

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
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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.  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.

History:

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 

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

Houses-1Houses-2Houses-3
BascomFt. DanielsProspect
BerkshireGarfieldSpencer
BrooksGladdenTyler
BryantHopkinsWood
CarterPerry 

Gary Benson, Lou Buck, Whit Knapp, Williams Hockey, March '18

Picture 48 of 48

 
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 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 raymond.kimball@yahoo.comVisit Bill's extensive Flickr site.

Posts

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: […]

Class Notes September 2020

1970 50th Reunion June 11-14 Rick Foster, 379 Dexter St., Denver, CO 80220; 1970secretary@williams.edu           In April, Bill Wadt wrote, “In the last two weeks I have had fun lunches with Bob Coombe and with Peter Thorp. It’s great that they both retired to Santa Fe, so that I now have some classmates in the neighborhood […]

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 […]