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Williams College Admits 1,163 Students to Class of 2022
12:51PM / Friday, March 16, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College has extended offers of admission to 1,163 applicants for the Class of 2022. They were selected from a total applicant pool of 9,559.

"The incredible strength of the pool made selection especially competitive, but we are thrilled with the results," Richard Nesbitt, director of admission, said. "While the academic power of this group is impressive, their notable talents in co-curricular areas will enrich the community at large."

Of the admitted students, 103 are international students representing 53 different nationalities. Among American students, 50 percent identify as students of color: 220 students are Asian American,

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New Ashford School Committee Wants Another Negotiation on LES Tuition
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:14AM / Thursday, March 15, 2018
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NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — The School Committee on Wednesday night voted to accept a tuition agreement to send its seventh- through 12th-graders to Mount Greylock Regional School but asked its chairwoman and its superintendent to try again to negotiate a lower tuition rate to be able to continue sending its younger students to Lanesborough Elementary School.

The three-person committee agreed to recommend that the town approve at town meeting the increased rate of $14,477 for its middle and high school students, contingent upon some clarifications in the language about special education students and transportation costs.

But after nearly two hours of fielding questions and listening to

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Mount Greylock Superintendent Search Panel Narrows Field to Two
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:23AM / Thursday, March 15, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Superintendent Search Committee on Wednesday voted to send two candidates' names to the Transition Committee.   Search Committee Chairman and Transition Committee member Steven Miller said the screening panel did an in-depth review of the five applicants for the job and voted to advance two candidates to the hiring body.   The Transition Committee had charged the Search Committee with returning no more than three names. The finalists would be expected to visit the district for in-person interviews.   Miller was not at liberty Wednesday night to identify the two candidates who made it through the first stage of

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Mount Greylock Students: 'Have Difficult Conversations' on Gun Violence
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:20PM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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More than 400 students stood in the snow to speak out against gun violence, joining marchers from schools across the nation.  WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Several hundred Mount Greylock Regional School students Wednesday morning left the warmth of the classroom and chose instead to stand in a driving snowstorm.   But the frigid temperatures paled in comparison to the cold realities they gathered to confront.   "There have been 302 school shootings since 2013," Karen McComish told the crowd of seventh- through 12th-graders. "From 2013-2015, there was an average of two shootings per month in K-through-12 schools. In those K-through-12 shootings,

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee: Put Parking Lot in Project
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
12:00PM / Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Building Committee last week unanimously recommended that the district go forward with a rebuild of the middle-high school parking lot at a cost not to exceed $975,000.   For months, the School Building Committee and the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee have been considering whether to include the parking lot in the ongoing addition/renovation project at Mount Greylock.   At issue is whether the district expects to have contingency funds available in the $64.7 million building project to pay for the parking lot, an expense that would be borne entirely by the district with no reimbursement from the Massachusetts School

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Williams College Names Brown's Mandel as First Woman to Serve as President
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11:21AM / Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College announced Tuesday the appointment of Maud S. Mandel, dean of the college and professor of history and Judaic studies at Brown University, as its 18th president.   She will succeed Protik (Tiku) Majumder, who has served as interim president since Jan. 1, following the move, after eight years, of Adam F. Falk to the presidency of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Mandel will begin her tenure at Williams on July 1, 2018.   The announcement was made in an email to the college community from Michael Eisenson, chair of both the Williams Board of Trustees and the college’s Presidential Search Committee.   “Maud embodies the

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Mount Greylock Students Prep for Wednesday Walkout, D.C. March
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:56AM / Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School junior Karen Magnusdottir McComish remembers how she felt the day the 26 people were gunned down in a Connecticut elementary school.   She never expected to have the same feelings more than five years later when 17 people were killed at a Florida high school.   "Just about everyone in high school right now was in elementary school during Sandy Hook," McComish said this week. "When I was in sixth grade, the only thing I knew about it was that it was scary. We didn't have a voice. People like Moms Demand Action became our voices.   "All of us grew up in this time when there are school shootings

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Regional Science Fair Draws More Than 60 Budding Scientists
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:23PM / Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Jeffrey Thomas of Lever shares his lab experience with the students on Friday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 60 students took part in the Region 1 High School Science & Engineering Fair held at MCLA and presented their findings to judges.   High school students from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties gathered in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts gymnasium Friday to vie for a spot in the state science fair and heard from keynote speaker Jeffrey Thomas, founder and executive director of Lever, a startup incubator.   "STEM was something that you just had to do, and we had to go to science class we had to go to math class," he said.

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Williams Senior Chosen For Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
12:52PM / Friday, March 09, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Bingyi Wang, a senior at Williams College, has been selected as a recipient of the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. The scholarship allows recipients to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. Wang will be one of 100 scholars in the inaugural cohort.

A physics major from Xuzhou, China, Wang is planning to use the scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in physics at Stanford. While at Williams, she participated in the Kusika dance ensemble, the Chinese Music Ensemble, and the Women and Gender Minorities in Physics group.

"Williams has allowed me to see and imagine the infinite possibilities that can be created through the liberal arts lens and

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Mount Greylock Presents 'Once Upon a Mattress'
09:53AM / Friday, March 09, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. at the ’62 Centre for Theatre and Dance at Williams College.

This year's presentation is "Once Upon a Mattress" by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of "The Princess and The Pea," "Once Upon a Mattress" takes place in a fictitious 15th century European kingdom. In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, Queen Aggravain (MGRHS sophomore Ashtyn Faas) has ruled that none

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