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Summer 2015 Newsletter

WHAT IS THE COST OF SUCCESS? If we played a game of Williams-themed trivia, many of us would fail to answer what exactly an Eph is, but we would all be able to recite the words that are inscribed on Hopkins gate.

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Spring 2015 Gaudino Newsletter

Reflections on…                        THREE YEARS OF DANGEROUS LEARNING   On the day that the U.S. military launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, Magnus Bernhardsson signed his contract to teach Middle Eastern history at Williams. As one of four U.S. based scholars on Iraq at the time, Bernhardsson

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Lacks Family Visit Video

Two Lacks family members visited campus as part of the programming around the Williams Reads book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” In celebrating her legacy, family members give the audience a first-person perspective on the collision between ethics, race and the commercialization of human tissue, and how the experience changed the Lacks family from

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Family Shares Lacks’s Legacy

Members of the Lacks family visited the College as part of the Williams Reads program last Wednesday and Thursday. The book for this year’s Williams Reads program was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a non-fiction piece about Henrietta Lacks and HeLa, the immortal line of cells that came from her cervical

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The Human Library in the Williams Record

On Friday and Saturday the College hosted a Human Library for all students, faculty, staff and surrounding community members. The event took place for three hours each afternoon in Paresky. The Human Library consisted of 39 members of the community who served as “books” that could be “checked out” for 20-minute conversations with the “readers.”

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Checking Out The Human Library

We often roll our eyes at those who claim that a favorite work of art or book “speaks to them,” but last week at Williams, that cliché took on a vibrant reality. Students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to participate in the Human Library, which was originally founded in Denmark in 2000 to promote

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