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Don't miss DARING CHANGE tonight!

This message was sent to Students on April 05, 2013 by Suzanne Silitch, Office of Communications.

Message:
Don't miss DARING CHANGE tonight! Imagine Williams 50 years ago -- fraternities, no women on campus, compulsory chapel. Now learn about Williams' 11th president -- the man who changed it all. #DaringChange Daring Change 7:30 pm Chapin Hall A panel discussion moderated by President Adam Falk Dessert Reception in Paresky follows. MORE: http://web.williams.edu/messages/show.php?id=23864 from Suzanne Silitch, Office of Communications
Message details:
A half-century ago, Williams-led by President John E. Sawyer '39-underwent a series of changes that transformed the college and set it on a course to become the Williams of today. From the early 1960s to the early 1970s, the college phased out fraternities; admitted women and set out to diversify the student body, faculty, and board of trustees; introduced non-Western studies to the curriculum; and launched Winter Study, environmental studies, and the graduate program in art history. The college also did away with compulsory chapel, built a science center, and completed a fundraising campaign eight times the size of the one before it. On Friday, April 5, "Daring Change: The Sawyer Era" honors Sawyer and his legacy at Williams and in higher education. In a conversation with three leaders who knew Sawyer and/or experienced the college's transformation in the decades since his presidency, we'll explore the impacts of decisions made 50 years ago. #DaringChange http://www.williams.edu/daring-change/

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