This Day in Williams History

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December 10th, 1829   Erasmus D. Towner (Class of 1833, non-graduate) is expelled for repeatedly setting a college out-building on fire.   more 

December 22nd, 1824   Four members of the Class of 1827 are fined $5 for playing cards. (Faculty Meeting Minutes)

December 28th, 1871   One of Williams's favorite sayings is born: "The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other."   more 

January 2nd, 1951   A fire reduces West College to a sagging shell.   more 

January 5th, 1968   The first Winter Study Program begins at Williams.

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