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  Jim Shepard’s new book, The Book of Aron, tells the story of a Jewish boy growing up in poverty and desperation. It begins before the Germans invaded Poland and, through Aron’s eyes, takes us from the Polish countryside into the depths of the Warsaw Ghetto and then into a famous orphanage for destitute children.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is among a series of speakers marking Williams College’s 226th commencement this weekend.

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A bold project nearing completion on the Williams College campus hopes to meet strict eco-friendly criteria.

© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  The first US exhibition to concentrate on artist Andy Warhol’s book work, Warhol by the Book opened at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) March 7 and will be on view through August 16.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.16 - 3.20

Mar 20, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 3.16 - 3.20

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Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be one of five speakers marking Williams College’s commencement in June.


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Affairs recently awarded Williams College professor Jessica Leight a $1.3 million grant to study a girls’ education program in India. Over the next few years, the assistant professor of economics will lead a team of academics from Dartmouth College, MIT, University of Minnesota and Harvard Graduate School in evaluating how the non-governmental group Room to Read impacts girls’ schooling and life skills and therefore their participation in the child labor market.

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16)

Mar 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.16 - 3.20)

Monday, March 16
Laura Rokosz of Monmouth University explains the vertical irrigation systems of aeroponic gardens.

Tuesday, March 17
Wayne Potts of The University of Utah details his toxicity testing on fructose and table sugar.

Wednesday, March 18
Chapman University's Ky Kugler explores frequency and severity of concussions.

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Efforts urging Williams College to divest its $2.3 billion endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies are continuing. In a letter to college leadership, faculty and staff are joining the campaign which has largely been led by students and alumni.

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Do or do not. There is no try. That’s what a group of Williams College students learned over winter break when they worked to set a world record with LEGOs. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis — not many Bothans — has more information.