The New York Times today ran an article on Williamstown entitled, “Sometimes You Can Go Home Again.” The alum factoids are:

It appears that Williams graduates can’t get enough of Williamstown. Real estate agents reported that around 10 percent of home sales were to second-home owners, and they also estimated that close to 40 percent of those were Williams alumni. “When they graduate from Williams, they don’t want to leave,” Mr. Fachini said. “There’s something about it that keeps them coming back.”

Stephen Birrell, vice president for alumni relations and development at Williams, said: “As a group, Williams alum are extraordinarily loyal and devoted. The college is happy to have alums in town, but we don’t have to do anything to encourage them. They just come.”

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