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May 28, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Lincoln University track coach Cyrus Jones figured his men's team had no chance at a second straight Division III national championship. The Lions trailed Williams College, 59-51, entering the last event of the day, the 1,600-meter relay. The Massachusetts school had to finish only sixth to pick up three points and clinch the title Saturday at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. "All they had to do was walk around the track," Jones said. Instead, Williams false-started and was disqualified.
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May 21, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
  William Williams Keen Butcher, 97, of Chestnut Hill, CEO of the former Philadelphia brokerage firm Butcher & Singer and former chair of the Committee of Seventy public watchdog group, died at home Wednesday, May 15. A U.S. Army major who served in World War II, Mr. Butcher - who went by W.W. Keen - was a philanthropist and active member of the Republican Party at the national level who had U.S. presidents to his home for dinner. "I can think of several instances when we'd come home for dinner and the president would be there," said Noel Butcher Hanley, a daughter who lives in Bryn Mawr.
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March 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
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May 2, 1996 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Haddonfield senior Rhett Van Syoc is putting his mind to work on the tennis court this season. The result has been 16 wins in 17 matches before yesterday's Colonial Conference match against Haddon Township. "Rhett is one of the brightest kids I have ever coached," said Haddonfield coach Jeff Holman, whose teams have won 17 conference titles in his 18 years at Haddonfield. "Rhett scored a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of his college board test and he has already been accepted to Williams College in Massachusetts.
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October 30, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dickinson College has selected its first female president in its 229-year history. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college on July 1, replacing William G. Durden, who will retire after 14 years at the helm, the college announced on Sunday evening. Roseman was selected by the school's board of trustees on Saturday afternoon to be the college's 28th president and will be on campus Thursday to meet with students and staff, said Dickinson spokeswoman Christine Dugan.
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January 8, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Edward L. Stanley, 80, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., died of cancer Monday at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Upper Roxborough. He formerly lived in Chestnut Hill and Flourtown. Mr. Stanley was born in Lansdowne. He attended Episcopal Academy, in Merion, and Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., where he was named to the Little All-American Football Team. In 1935, he was the top scorer in the East, scoring 16 touchdowns in eight games for a team that lost only once, to Princeton.
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March 9, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Penn sophomore Drew McGowan won the first annual U.S. Court Tennis Junior Championship for players over 15 years of age with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Williams College senior Steve Simpson Jr. in a well-played final yesterday at the Racquet Club. McGowan scored a service ace to win the first set. Gabe Kinzler of Friends Select School, son of Andy Kinzler, the founder of the tournament, won the under-15 championship by 6-0, 6-1 over James Price of Norwood Academy. Ed Hughes, president of the U.S. Court Tennis Association, presented each contestant with a $90 racquet.
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April 6, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Joyce Davenport of Berwyn and Dave Proctor of the Racquet Club defeated top-seeded Bill and Gail Ramsay, 15-10, 16-13, 15-7, in the U.S. Mixed Doubles Squash Racquets championship yesterday at the Germantown Cricket Club. A 13-10 lead in the important second game failed to hold for Bill Ramsay, a Philadelphia Country Club pro, and his sister Gail, the Williams College coach. They had previously won the title six times. Gail Ramsay had also won the championship once with another partner.
NEWS
November 6, 2012
For the first time in its 229-year history, Dickinson College will have a female president at its helm. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college in Carlisle on July 1. She succeeds William G. Durden, who is retiring after 14 years. Following an eight-month international search, Roseman was selected by the college's board of trustees from among more than 200 candidates to become the school's 28th president.
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April 9, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The top-seeded pair of Bill Ramsay and Gail Ramsay regained the U.S. Mixed Doubles Squash Racquets Championship by defeating Cynwyd's Mike Pierce and Berwyn pro Joyce Davenport, 9-15, 15-10, 15-7, 15-10, yesterday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The Ramsays, who are brother and sister, took an early lead in the deciding fourth game. Bill Ramsay, a Philadelphia Country Club pro, scored with an angled shot off the right front corner to win the match-point after one hour and 10 minutes of play.
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March 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
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April 23, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William B. Wilson, 92, formerly of Bryn Mawr, developer of the Brandywine Airport, died Friday, April 11, of respiratory failure at an assisted-living facility near his home in Menlo Park, Calif. Mr. Wilson saw action during World War II. He was enrolled at Williams College when he enlisted as a lieutenant in the Navy on Dec. 8, 1941. He became a pilot, teaching aerial photography. Toward the end of the war, he was based on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. After his military service, Mr. Wilson returned to Williams to graduate.
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May 21, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
  William Williams Keen Butcher, 97, of Chestnut Hill, CEO of the former Philadelphia brokerage firm Butcher & Singer and former chair of the Committee of Seventy public watchdog group, died at home Wednesday, May 15. A U.S. Army major who served in World War II, Mr. Butcher - who went by W.W. Keen - was a philanthropist and active member of the Republican Party at the national level who had U.S. presidents to his home for dinner. "I can think of several instances when we'd come home for dinner and the president would be there," said Noel Butcher Hanley, a daughter who lives in Bryn Mawr.
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November 6, 2012
For the first time in its 229-year history, Dickinson College will have a female president at its helm. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college in Carlisle on July 1. She succeeds William G. Durden, who is retiring after 14 years. Following an eight-month international search, Roseman was selected by the college's board of trustees from among more than 200 candidates to become the school's 28th president.
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October 30, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dickinson College has selected its first female president in its 229-year history. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college on July 1, replacing William G. Durden, who will retire after 14 years at the helm, the college announced on Sunday evening. Roseman was selected by the school's board of trustees on Saturday afternoon to be the college's 28th president and will be on campus Thursday to meet with students and staff, said Dickinson spokeswoman Christine Dugan.
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January 13, 2004 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Matt Weisbrot was attracting recruiting interest from a number of Division I basketball programs. Among the schools interested in the 6-foot-7 forward from Harriton High in Rosemont were Colgate, Lafayette, Dartmouth and Brown. And he pretty much had his pick of Division II state schools. But the senior had his heart and mind set on Williams College, a Division III school in Williamstown, Mass. "I had to find the perfect marriage between academics and basketball," he said.
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August 8, 2001 | By Wick Sloane
Do the four stages of grief - denial, anger, sorrow, acceptance - apply to tremendous good fortune, too? They must, because denial is the only kind explanation I have for the fund-raising letters that continue to arrive in my mailbox from my alma mater, Williams College in Massachusetts. By tremendous good fortune, I mean this: Williams, a small liberal arts college with an elite reputation, enjoyed a gain of $500 million in its endowment in fiscal 2000. That was on top of $1 billion already there.
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March 14, 2000 | By Melissa Geschwind, FOR THE INQUIRER
Alison Swigart was a little bit disoriented last Friday. "This is the first weekend I'm going to be home. It feels very strange," she said, sitting in an armchair in the senior lounge at West Chester East. Swigart, a senior at East, looked around the bright, sparsely furnished room and noticed that there was just one ping-pong table instead of the two that she had remembered. The change was hardly shocking, though - Swigart hadn't been in the lounge in months. "I don't ever come down here," she said.
SPORTS
March 14, 1997 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For the first time in three years, the men's basketball teams from Rowan and Richard Stockton will have to leave New Jersey to play for a berth in the NCAA Division III semifinals. Rowan (25-2), the top-seeded team in the Atlantic Region, will play Salem State (25-3) of Massachusetts, the No. 3 seed in the Northeast Region, at 6 tonight at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. The nightcap of the doubleheader will feature Stockton (22-6), Atlantic's second seed, against Williams (24-2)
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January 8, 1997 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Edward L. Stanley, 80, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., died of cancer Monday at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Upper Roxborough. He formerly lived in Chestnut Hill and Flourtown. Mr. Stanley was born in Lansdowne. He attended Episcopal Academy, in Merion, and Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., where he was named to the Little All-American Football Team. In 1935, he was the top scorer in the East, scoring 16 touchdowns in eight games for a team that lost only once, to Princeton.
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