Winning Gold at the Little Three Skateboard Championship

  Williams captured first place at the first (and only?) Little Three Skateboard Championship, held in the spring of 1965. Undoubtedly this further validated our belief as freshmen that we had matriculated at the right place. Although not a recognized intercollegiate event, the spirited competition at Wesleyan that year put Ephs in the regional forefront […]

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Remembering the College Ski Area (and a bike)

The College Ski Area—Coming and Going by Lloyd Thomas I was never more than an amateur skier at Williams.  Nevertheless the College ski area holds a special place in my aging memory bank. As a freshman, I was asked to drive a panel van to the ski area.  Wow!  I considered myself a good and […]

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Spiking the Stevens-donated ball at Wood House

Tom Stevens, in one of his several efforts to breathe life into the Hamilton B. Wood Residential Unit (which, in a rare somber mood, he likened to the Dark Hole of Calcutta) donated the autographed volleyball (and net). It caught on immediately. The normally sedate were converted, people forget all about lunch, and the neighboring […]

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November 18, 1967: Williams 14, Amherst 10

Here’s Jeffrey Brinn’s recollection, with focus on Jack Maitland (see accompanying short video) Feel free to add your own memories via the Comments section below It was seasonable weather – overcast, but dry and not particularly cold. In those days, for some reason, Williams sat on the west side of Weston Field, which was generally […]

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Demakis v Sawyer, Round 1

An editorial written by Tom Demakis in the Williams Record in January of our senior year about the antiquated and inadequate athletic facilities existing at the College, the second tier academic status of the coaching staff, restrictive rules, and decline of the Williams Athletic Council as a sounding-board for students set in motion a series […]

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