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

News, Events:

Craig Smith Portrait

Dr. Craig Smith, '70

Coronavirus Daily Blog, NYC, April, 2020.  Dr. Craig Smith, '70 is writing a daily blog on the coronavirus pandemic for Columbia U. Med Center. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Smith's emails "essential dispatches from the front lines."

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.

If you have questions or concerns about Reunion and Covid-19, please contact the 50th Reunion Office's central email,

"If a man [or 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 repair."

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


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

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Stoney Ledge: Jack Murray, Nate Fox, July 2019

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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.


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 […]