Mayor Tom Bernard on the Bright Future of North Adams

Thomas Bernard has a long history in the Berkshires. Born in raised in North Adams, he graduated from Williams College and has worked at Mass MoCA, MCLA, and is currently the Director of Special Projects at Smith College. He was elected mayor of North Adams in November 2017, adding this… Continue reading »

Peter Kelly-Detwiler ’83 on the Transformation of the Energy Market

Don Carlson with Peter Kelly-Detwiler Energy expert Peter Kelly-Detwiler’s (’83) Log Lunch talk centered on the rapid changes occurring in electricity and transportation sectors. As renewable electricity resources and energy storage become increasingly cost-effective, the electricity sector begins to become greener. At the same time, our transportation sector is… Continue reading »

Tessa Kelly: The Mastheads Project

Last Log Lunch, architect Tessa Kelly ’07 spoke about her ongoing project in her hometown, Pittsfield. She is working with students in Sarah Gardner’s Environmental Planning senior seminar to design a park in the west side of Pittsfield. This is a historically black neighborhood with culture that isn’t reflected in… Continue reading »

Bill Vitek: A Farmer and a Philosopher Walk into a Field…

Bill Vitek, former Williams visiting professor and current professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, gave a Log Lunch talk on Friday about the intersections of philosophy and the earth. He introduced a concept called the “New Perennials” which sounds similar to the word “millennial.” This is rather intentional, as… Continue reading »

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