Claudia Rankine ’86 Wins Jackson Poetry Prize

rankine photo by john lucas

The Jackson Poetry Prize honors an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.

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Hateship Loveship, Directed by Williams Professor Liza Johnson ’92, Opens

Hateship Loveship still

The new film Hateship Loveship was adapted from an Alice Munro short story and stars Kristen Wiig.

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Darby English ’96 Joins MoMA as Consulting Curator

Darby English '96

Darby English ’96 has just been tapped as a consulting curator in the painting and sculpture department of the Museum of Modern Art.

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Area Cultural Institutions Announce Landmark Summer Season

Michael Conforti,

Joe Thompson, director of MASS MoCA, Michael Conforti, director of the Clark, Christina Olsen, director of the Williams College Museum of Art, and Stephen Kaus, producer for the Williamstown Theatre Festival announced their summer season.

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Sandra Burton at New York Live Arts

Sandra Burton

Sandra Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance, will participate in a panel discussion on March 9 with Bill T. Jones.

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 Wins Oscar

The Lopezes

A theatre and psychology major at Williams, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband Robert Lopez have won an Oscar for “Let It Go” from FROZEN.

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The Legend of Yauna Features Williams Alumni Talent

The Legend of Yauna

Three Williams alumni are now being in featured in “The Legend of Yauna,” which recently debuted at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fishman Space: Benjamin Sands ’02 makes his acting debut, Robert Michelin ’03 is a featured musician, and Jason Lucas ’02 narrates the new musical.

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Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth Win Grammy Award

Brad Wells Grammy Award

Congratulations to Brad Wells and his vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, who won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

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Darsie Alexander MA’91 to Lead Katonah Museum of Art

Darsie Aexander

Williams graduate Darsie Alexander is set to be the new executive director at the Katonah Museum of Art in N.Y.

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Professor Andrea Barrett Is Story Prize Finalist

Andrea Barrett

The Story Prize, which recognizes books of short fiction, has named Williams professor Andrea Barrett as a finalist for the 2013 prize.

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