The College is giving Bicentenial Medals to a simply outstanding set of alumni tomorrow.

Williams College President Morton Owen Schapiro will present five of the college’s Bicentennial Medals during the college’s annual Convocation ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. in Chapin Hall. Established in 1993 on the occasion of the college’s 200th anniversary, Bicentennial Medals honor members of the Williams community for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. The college awarded 23 Bicentennial Medals in 1993 and has added five to seven in each year since.

I think moving the ceremony to Convocation — in front of the seniors — is an especially nice touch. The winners include: Felix Grossman ’56 (father of Dave Grossman ’87 and father-in-law to Jen (Morris) Grossman ’89 — roomate of my lovely wife) and Sonia Nazario ’82, Pulitzer Prize winner.

If you read nothing else Eph-related this week-end, read Nazario’s Enriques Journey.

Kudos to whoever selected these winners and decided to switch the event to Convocation. I assume that Morty and Steve Birrell ’64 deserve much of the credit . . .

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