Williams College

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Williamstown, Massachusetts

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Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
A college town, it is home to Williams College, the Clark Art Institute and the Tony-awarded Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Williams Ephs

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The college competes in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference, and competes in the conference as the Ephs.
The Williams Ephs are the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Ephraim Williams

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It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, a colonist from the Province of Massachusetts Bay who was killed in the French and Indian War in 1755.
He was the benefactor of Williams College, located in northwestern Massachusetts.

List of Williams College people

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The college has produced many prominent alumni, including 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, a Fields medalist, 3 chairmen of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 billionaire alumni, 71 members of the United States Congress, 22 U.S. Governors, 4 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a President of the United States, 3 prime ministers, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, foreign central bankers, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, numerous Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy award winners, and professional athletes.
Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.

NACDA Directors' Cup

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The athletic program has been highly successful, as Williams College has won 22 of the last 24 College Directors' Cups for NCAA Division III.
Williams College has had similar success in Division III, having won the award twenty times in the twenty-two times it has been awarded for Division III.

Clark Art Institute

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The College maintains affiliations with the nearby Clark Art Institute and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and has a close relationship with Exeter College, Oxford University.
It is home to various research and academic programs, which include the Fellowship Program and the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

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The students went on to build the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, the first American organization to send missionaries overseas.
It was created in 1810 by recent graduates of Williams College.

Amherst College

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He took 15 students with him, and re-founded the college under the name of Amherst College. Williams selected 10 colleges as its peers, namely Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Carleton, Dartmouth, Grinnell, Middlebury, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Wesleyan.
Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its then-president Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts.

James A. Garfield

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The college has produced many prominent alumni, including 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, a Fields medalist, 3 chairmen of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 billionaire alumni, 71 members of the United States Congress, 22 U.S. Governors, 4 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a President of the United States, 3 prime ministers, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, foreign central bankers, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, numerous Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy award winners, and professional athletes.
Garfield then enrolled at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, as a third-year student, given credit for two years' study at the Institute after passing a cursory examination.

Robert F. Engle

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The college has produced many prominent alumni, including 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, a Fields medalist, 3 chairmen of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 billionaire alumni, 71 members of the United States Congress, 22 U.S. Governors, 4 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a President of the United States, 3 prime ministers, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, foreign central bankers, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, numerous Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy award winners, and professional athletes.
Engle was born in Syracuse, New York into Quaker family and went on to graduate from Williams College with a B.S. in physics.

Haystack Prayer Meeting

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The Haystack Monument near Mission Park on the Williams Campus commemorates the historic "Haystack Prayer Meeting".
Five Williams College students gathered in a field to discuss the spiritual welfare of the people of Asia.

Curtis T. McMullen

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The college has produced many prominent alumni, including 9 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, a Fields medalist, 3 chairmen of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 billionaire alumni, 71 members of the United States Congress, 22 U.S. Governors, 4 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a President of the United States, 3 prime ministers, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, foreign central bankers, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, numerous Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy award winners, and professional athletes.
McMullen graduated as valedictorian in 1980 from Williams College and obtained his Ph.D. in 1985 from Harvard University, supervised by Dennis Sullivan.

Ebenezer Fitch

The first president was Ebenezer Fitch.
He was the first president of Williams College.

Heman Humphrey

Moore died just two years later after founding Amherst, and was succeeded by Heman Humphrey, a trustee of Williams College.
Heman Humphrey (March 26, 1779 – April 3, 1861) was a 19th-century American author and clergyman who served as a trustee of Williams College and afterward as the second president of Amherst College, a post he held for 22 years.

Watson Foundation

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Other notable alumni include 40 Rhodes Scholars, 17 Marshall Scholarship winners, and numerous Watson Fellows and Fulbright scholarship recipients.

Edward Dorr Griffin

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Edward Dorr Griffin was appointed President of Williams and is widely credited with saving Williams during his 15-year tenure.
Edward Dorr Griffin (6 January 1770 – 8 November 1837) was a Christian minister and an American educator who served as President of Williams College from 1821 to 1836 and served as the first pastor of Park Street Church from 1811 to 1815.

Morton O. Schapiro

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In the spring of 2009, South Academic Building was renamed Schapiro Hall in honor of former President Morton O. Schapiro.
Before assuming the Northwestern presidency in 2009, he served as president of Williams College for nine years.

Mystic Seaport

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Williams sponsors the Williams–Mystic program at Mystic Seaport; the Williams–Exeter Programme at Exeter College of Oxford University; and Williams in Africa.
The museum also hosts Williams–Mystic in conjunction with Williams College, an undergraduate program in maritime studies.

Exeter College, Oxford

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The College maintains affiliations with the nearby Clark Art Institute and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and has a close relationship with Exeter College, Oxford University. Williams sponsors the Williams–Mystic program at Mystic Seaport; the Williams–Exeter Programme at Exeter College of Oxford University; and Williams in Africa.
The college’s ties with Williams College in the United States, as well as the generally international composition of the MCR makes the annual Thanksgiving dinner a popular occasion.

Wesleyan University

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Williams selected 10 colleges as its peers, namely Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Carleton, Dartmouth, Grinnell, Middlebury, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Wesleyan.
Along with Amherst and Williams, Wesleyan belongs to the Little Three, a rivalry between the three liberal arts colleges.

Pomona College

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Williams selected 10 colleges as its peers, namely Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Carleton, Dartmouth, Grinnell, Middlebury, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Wesleyan.
The board of trustees was originally composed of graduates of Williams, Dartmouth, Bates and Yale, among others, to help create "a college of the New England type."

Zephaniah Swift Moore

In 1821, the president of the college, Zephaniah Swift Moore, who had accepted his position believing the college would move east, decided to proceed with the move.
He served as the President of Williams College between 1815 and 1821 and the first President of Amherst College between 1821 and 1823.

Adam Falk

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On September 28, 2009, the presidential search committee announced the appointment of Adam Falk as the 17th president of Williams College.
Earlier in his career, Falk was the President of Williams College, a university administrator at Johns Hopkins University, and a theoretical physicist.

V-12 Navy College Training Program

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During World War II, Williams College was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Williams College Investment Office

To manage its endowment the college started the Williams College Investment Office in 2006.
The Williams College Investment Office is the subsidiary office of Williams College responsible for managing the College's endowment of over US $2 billion.