I remember meeting some of the students who went on the Williams-in-India and was fascinated by it. I might have done that although in retrospect it might have been too frightening. And he was asking me specifically, “Why did you decide to go?” I was not comfortable with the sort of intellectualism or the sort of academic demands of Williams and experiential education had much more of an appeal because it was moving away. Discomfort with the intellectual demands, or maybe not demands, but just the level of intellectualism here at Williams. And so the experiential had an appeal probably for those of us who wanted to find either more of a balance or not be so confronted like that.

Randy Thomas '73