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Family Days

Family Days start tomorrow.

1) When did Freshmen Parents’ Day become Family Days? Back in the 80s, there were two family weekends each academic year. The fall event was for Freshmen. The spring (April?) event was for all families. Also, when did a single “Day” become “Days?” If EphBlog won’t keep track of this history, who will?

2) Where were you, dear reader, 65 years ago?

I know one reader who was having trouble writing essays as polished as those from the boys who had prepped at Deerfield! How do Maud’s communications with first year parents compare to those from Phinney Baxter ’14? You can be sure that she doesn’t use the word “boy” to describe male first years!

3) Will any first year entries be throwing cocktail parties for the parents? I hope so. I still remember the hard work that our JAs put into hosting a such a party, 35 years ago. I also remember how the mom of one of the students from the entry made the female students seem like little girls . . .

Stacy’s Mom by Eph band Fountains of Wayne was probably the most commercially successful song by Williams alumni during the 2000’s. (If not, what was?)

I don’t think that either Chris Collingwood ’89 and Adam Schlesinger ’89 have been awarded Bicentennial Medals yet. Consider this EphBlog’s nomination.

I will resist the urge to see if there are any current Williams students named Stacy . . .

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#1 Comment By Stacy’s Mom On October 24, 2019 @ 7:55 pm

Adam Schlesinger ’89 was awarded a Bicentennial Medal in 2017!