Doris deKeyserlingk

During my junior year, I took a German course in Goodrich Hall. I would often arrive early to stand outside the classroom, where Professor Doris deKeyserlingk was teaching another course in German. I was fascinated by her deep, rich voice and her amazing articulateness. Add to that my awareness that she had fled Russia in […]

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Remembrance of Bill Smith

Rev. William Smith, in memoriam Some time in 2002 I was reading the Williams class notes (thank you, Paul Neely) when I discovered that my freshman roommate, Bill Smith, had died. In the short obituary it said he had graduated from Harvard Divinity School and served as a Navy chaplain. The fact that I was […]

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Remembering Mark Jacox

Mark and his family moved from Houston to Washington, D.C., in 1996, and he and I were able to get together shortly thereafter. Aside from less hair atop his head and a new moustache, Mark looked the same as ever, and his wonderful smile and laugh were fully intact. We had lunch and reminisced about […]

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To Russia with love: remembering David Sloane

Memories of David A. Sloane ‘68 by Bob Cricenti (David’s roommate our senior year)  Some background first: Late June 1967, the summer before our senior year, Alexei Kosygin and Lyndon B. Johnson met at Glassboro State University in New Jersey for summit talks. There was some agreement on Middle East strategy and that accord led […]

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Remembering Tony Bliss

Editor’s note: while the posts and articles that appear in this section of the site are more commonly about themes from our days at Williams and current events that link to them, we welcome that occasional remembrance of classmates who are no longer with us. Arthur Cambouris has composed, with permission of Tony’s family, the […]

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