Articles by Amy Lovett

Girls Who Invest

By Julia Munemo Two Williams sophomores participated in the inaugural summer of Girls Who Invest, a program providing young women with the chance to learn core investment management concepts and get hands-on work experience in the field. Sarah Hollinger ’19 and Isabella Wang ’19 were among the 30 students from… Continue reading »

Kite Day—Reimagined

On a Saturday in early May, each year from 1961 to 1975, the skies above a farm field on Stone Hill would fill with student-designed, handmade kites as part of Kite Day. That tradition is being revived this fall by Rosenburg Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology Hank Art. Art,… Continue reading »

Don Graves ’92, Head of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force

A political science class taken to fulfill a curricular requirement at Williams set Don Graves ’92 on a path that eventually led to the Obama administration, where he now leads Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force. Graves came to Williams to study biology but instead majored in political science and history. He went on to Georgetown Law School, worked in a law firm and ran a civil rights organization, joined the Clinton administration’s Treasury Department as a policy advisor, and worked at the Business Roundtable before returning to treasury in 2010. Continue reading »

The Mathematics of Coral Reef Health

Photo by Elizabeth Sherman By Julia Munemo A group of undergraduate researchers in Williams’ SMALL Program—which brings to campus students from colleges across the country for a residential summer program in mathematics—is helping to improve the health of coral reefs. They worked with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Julie Blackwood, who is collaborating… Continue reading »

A School of Our Own

by Julia Munemo “Everyone deserves the opportunity to discover the transformative power of a good education,” says Samuel Levin, who, with his mother, Williams senior lecturer in psychology Susan Engel, has written a book about his experience starting a student-run high school. A School of Our Own: The Story of… Continue reading »

Ghana ThinkTank

By Julia Munemo Don’t be surprised when you see a trailer around campus this fall with the words “Ghana ThinkTank” emblazoned on the side. The international artist collective, invited by the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), is one of the many elements of this year’s campus-wide initiative Confronting Climate… Continue reading »

Ilvermorny on Greylock

The next time clouds gather at the peak of Mount Greylock, hiding it from view of the residents below, there could be magic happening. At least in the world of J.K. Rowling. Through her website, Rowling recently introduced Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and announced that it’s located… Continue reading »

A Marvelous Collaboration

By Julia Munemo The sold-out, March 12 “pre-premiere” of the opera A Marvelous Order at Williams’ ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance brings together the creative talents of three Williams alumni. Will Rawls ’00 is the choreographer, Judd Greenstein ’01 is the composer, and Joshua Frankel ’02 is the director… Continue reading »

Food and Farming in Vermont

By Natalie DiNenno ’18 Mari Omland ’89 stands among a cluster of sparkling, snow-covered trees, shaking a bucket of grain for the 12 goats trotting behind her. Out for some exercise, they’re distracted by the evergreens and adoring Williams students surrounding them. Continue reading »

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