Posts By By Skip Tate

Time and Talent

January 1, 2002 |

Somewhere—maybe Chicago or Billings, Mont., or some one-stoplight town in Mississippi—there’s an 8-year-old child in a Sunday School class who’s benefiting from the work of Betty Porter. Somewhere—maybe New York or Sugarland, Texas, or some rural farming community in Kansas—there’s … Read More

Old Books Get a New Room

January 1, 2002 |

In 1995, library director JoAnne Young got a call informing her that she had a new collection in the library—a collection of about two feet of water. The University’s storm water pipes backed up during a heavy spring rain and … Read More

Llyod Ward Begins Carrying Top Torch for USOC

January 1, 2002 |

Lloyd Ward knows all about challenges. He grew up in a house with no running water. He captained his Michigan State basketball team despite being its worst shooter. He broke through color barriers in the business world that stopped lesser … Read More

King David

January 1, 2002 |

The morning is already halfway done by the time David West strolls out of his Manor House apartment and heads off to class. As he works his way toward Alter Hall, the residential mall fills in around him, becoming more … Read More

Ethics and Enron

January 1, 2002 |

As the smoke still rises from the collapse of Enron Corp.—a meltdown sparked by a series of unethical and misguided practices—University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., made one thing clear to the faculty of the Williams College of Business recently: … Read More

All for One Club: New Effort Looks to Score More Funds for Athletics

January 1, 2002 |

On Halloween night, while other students were out collecting candy, members of the women’s soccer team were on the road. And they weren’t happy about it.

Not only were they missing out on some campus fun, but their road trip … Read More

Profile: Douglas French

October 1, 2001 |

Douglas French runs a $6 billion company with 87,000 employees. He knows business. So tap him for the secret of successfully running such a massive corporation and his answer is simple: kayaking. Forget about all that lunchtime advice from Morrie … Read More

Century Campaign Ends

October 1, 2001 |

On the bottom line, The Century Campaign looks like this: $125.3 million. On campus, it looks like this: the Cintas Center, Gallagher Center, academic and residential malls, a new residential hall, three restored buildings (Hinkle, Schmidt and Edgecliff) and a … Read More

New Brochure Makes Sure Boosters Know the No-no’s

October 1, 2001 |

Each year the news comes floating out of the National Collegiate Athletic Association headquarters like a black cloud: some university’s athletic program is being punished because of the extraneous efforts of an excitable fan. Last year, for instance, the University … Read More

Human Performance Lab

October 1, 2001 |

The sign hangs ominously outside the O’Connor Sports Center: Human Performance Lab, it reads. An arrow points the way.

Wind through the maze of hallways in the old arena and through the lab’s wooden doors, though, and suddenly this “laboratory” … Read More