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Williams Offers Tenure to Six Professors
11:44AM / Friday, January 04, 2019
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Trustees of Williams College voted to promote six faculty to the position of associate professor with tenure.

Promotions will take effect July 1, 2019, for Julie Blackwood, mathematics; Matt Carter, biology; Jessica Fisher, English; Jeffrey Israel, religion; Aparna Kapadia, history; and Anjuli F. Raza Kolb, English and comparative literature.

Julie Blackwood, mathematics

Blackwood's research interests lie at the intersection of mathematics and ecology, developing mathematical models for analyzing large populations of organisms and the effect of their behavior in their environment. Her research is interdisciplinary and spans topics including

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Williams Senior Named Schwarzman Scholar
02:19PM / Friday, December 28, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Kai Cash has been named a Schwarzman Scholar and will join the program's fourth cohort of students since its inception in 2016.

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s program located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing that aims to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. Cash was among more than 2,800 applicants from 38 countries and 119 universities around the world to compete for 147 spots in the class.

During his year in the program, which begins August 2019, Cash plans to pursue a degree in public health and explore how China's culture,

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BCC Hires Financial Literacy Coordinator
12:56PM / Monday, December 24, 2018
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has filled the position of financial literacy coordinator and coordinator of Student activities and also welcomes Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center, back to the college.

Tina Schettini, who previously worked as a Senior Special Projects coordinator, has moved to the Student Engagement Center to work as the coordinator of Student Activities.

Nancy Stoll has joined the college as the Financial Literacy coordinator, a position based in the Student Financial Services office and funded by a grant to the college from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Stoll comes to the college with

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Mount Greylock School Committee Considers New Purpose for Elementary School Trips
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:09AM / Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Members of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee want to see the district's elementary schools explore using a year-end sixth-grade field trip as a way to help integrate the graduating classes in Lanesborough and Williamstown.   Lanesborough Elementary Principal Martha Wiley and Williamstown Elementary Principal Joelle Brookner were before the School Committee on Thursday to get its formal sign-off on their school's respective trips to Cape Cod and approval for the fund-raising efforts that support the sojourn.   The trips are both educational and community-building exercises, Brookner explained, noting that the town's elementary

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee Presses Contractor on Auditorium
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, December 14, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — School officials and the School Building Committee on Tuesday continued to express their frustration with the pace of completion of the Mount Greylock Regional school building project.   At the latest meeting of the School Building Committee, the panel pressed Turner Construction Vice President Carl Stewart III for a date when the general contractor finally will finish work on the school's auditorium.   "What's your best guess?" co-Chairman Mark Schiek asked Stewart point blank.   "I'm not going to give one," Stewart said. "Believe me, Williamstown is a nice town, but we want to be done as much as you

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Mount Greylock School Committee Approves Planning Documents
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58AM / Monday, December 10, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday OK'd a District Improvement Plan and a set of goals for the newly expanded district's superintendent.   The latter administrative document, the Superintendent Goals, are part of the standard against which the committee will evaluate Superintendent Kimberley Grady's performance.   Ideally, the document would have been approved some months ago, but it was delayed by the fact that the School Committee only was constituted for the first time after the November election. At that time, the newly elected seven-member committee took control of the district from an interim Transition Committee that

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BArT Seniors Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarship
02:50PM / Friday, December 07, 2018
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ADAMS, Mass. — Half of the BART Charter Public School senior class are recipients of the John and Abigail Adams scholarship.

Recipients of these scholarships, upon acceptance, are entitled to attend any Massachusetts state school tuition-free for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education.

The recipients are Isaiah Albright, Ruth Bristol, Natalie Celebi, Thomas Cook, Dylan Dermody-Battaini, Joshua Donovan, Joshua Doubiago, Matthew Failla, Macie Fitch, Shanique Maloney, Braydon Peterson, Hannah Stringer, Caitlin Terpak and Abel Ward.

To be eligible, students must score at the advanced level on one of the three Grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assesment System (MCAS) tests

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Williams Senior Named Mitchell Scholar
02:47PM / Friday, December 07, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Keshav Goel is among the dozen men and women named as Mitchell Scholars for the class of 2020.

Sponsored by the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, this nationally competitive scholarship provides recipients a year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Selected from 370 applicants, Goel is the first Williams student to receive this scholarship since the George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program's inaugural class of 2001.

A double major in economics and biology from Monte Sereno, Calif., Goel is an aspiring physician who is interested in addressing the effects of

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Home From Afghanistan, Mount Greylock Vice Principal Settling In
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Thursday, December 06, 2018
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Schutz speaks to the young students about personal responsibility and the school climate. He says he's still acclimating to the new school.   WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Vice Principal Jacob Schutz welcomed the class of 2024 to the middle-high school on Wednesday, even as the Mount Greylock community continued to welcome Schutz back to the United States.   Schutz addressed the 120-member class of seventh-graders in a midday meeting in the school's gymnasium, on his third day back after serving a year in the National Guard.   "I've been at Mount Greylock for five or six years," he told the 12- and 13-year-olds by way of

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Williams College Senior Named Canadian Rhodes Scholar
02:29PM / Friday, November 30, 2018
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams College senior Linda Worden is among the 11 men and women named as Canadian Rhodes Scholars for 2019.

Worden has been selected to join a class of 100 students from more than 60 countries worldwide to receive this distinguished scholarship to study at Oxford University next year. She is Williams' 39th Rhodes Scholar.

Since the establishment of the scholarship in 1902, nearly 8,000 Rhodes Scholars, including more than 1,000 Canadians, have gone on to serve at the forefront of government, the professions, commerce, the arts, education, research, and other domains. The Rhodes Scholarships for Canada are a partnership between the Rhodes Trust and the

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