50th Reunion: Trivia Contest

Editor’s Note: to remind classmates of frantic late night study sessions back in the 60s and to help them renew friendships while waiting for dinner on Saturday night at our 50th, Howard Steinberg and Bob Heiss created a challenging seventeen question Trivia Quiz that tables of eight worked on collaboratively. Relive the contest and test […]

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What? No Ephraim?

Surprise! More than one fifth of our class possesses one of just four different names (and their variants)! This is based on a scan of The Eph Williams Handbook (aka the “look book”, as it was known at the area women’s colleges) for the Class of 1968. The breakdown: At least 25 of us are, […]

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Please, Mister Postman, Look and See…..

  Prior to the advent of the modern electronic era, the arrival of the day’s mail always generated palpable expectations in the denizens of any institutional residential setting, whether it be summer camp, the military, or college. As a matter of expense, pay phones provided by the AT&T monopoly were not dialed up regularly by […]

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Check It Out!

As soon as we set foot on campus, we received sound advice from the Williamstown National Bank, located on Spring Street. Its advertisement in the Eph Williams Handbook read: “To the Class of 1968: WHY NOT OPEN A CHECKING ACCOUNT NOW?” The advantages were listed: “1. No danger of stolen cash 2. Establishment of credit […]

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William B. Gates, Jr.

Yes, I admit it.  I took Economics 101 principally because I thought that some knowledge of the subject might one day help me get a job. But there were other reasons, too. I had grown up in a small town in the Ozarks hearing stories of the Great Depression of the 1930’s over dinner, and […]

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