50th Reunion: A New Guard for the Old Guard

On the final evening of our 50th Reunion, we gave thanks to the outgoing class leadership, especially to former president Ned Perry for his dedicated stewardship of the reunion, and said hello to the new ruling elite. We are fortunate to retain Paul Neely as Class Secretary, but equally pleased to welcome Bob Heiss as […]

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Frederick Rudolph

My Friendship with Fred Rudolph Fred Rudolph, the son of the manager of a Woolworths store in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania graduated from Williams in 1942. After the Army, he got his PhD from Yale. Williams obviously was on his mind. His thesis was Mark Hopkins and the Log. He returned to Williams in the first year of the American Civilization […]

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’68 Creates: Write on

This is only a small sample of the published work by ’68 class members. Those who attended the In Their Own Write session at our 50th also heard from Alexander Caskey on creating a website; Geoff Connor on working history into novels; John Fulkerson on wine and integrity; Bob Graffagnino on the Greatest Generation; Robert Herzog, […]

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Communications

While today’s Ephs are said to exist in the Purple Bubble during their Williamstown years, they nevertheless live their undergraduate lives in the era of telecommunications miracles and global interconnectedness.  In contrast, although we of the Class of 1968 thought we were living in an era of space age technology, the communications tools personally available to us were quite basic and limited.  Students came to college usually equipped only with a radio, and perhaps a stereo phonograph (or, in some cases, a reel-to-reel tape recorder).

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Tony Kronman

Not surprisingly, Tony has a few books to his credit. Prior to Confessions of Born Again Pagan, he published Educations End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life. At our 50th reunion, he talked about Confessions. Click on the image below for a short review published in the New York Times […]

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Peter Naylor

Peter has taught finance, economics, and international business at Santa Barbara City College for over 28 years. From that experience, and others that preceded it (Brookings Institute, among others) comes the distillation of his knowledge in book form: Methods and Observations of a Practical Economist Click on the image for access to a free copy.

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