Articles by Amy Lovett

ScienceBlast

By Julia Munemo Early on a recent spring morning, physics professor Tiku Majumder asked more than 70 Mount Greylock Regional High School students gathered in Wege Auditorium to consider a different view of science. “It’s easy for everyone to see that writing a novel or a piece of music is creative,” he told them. “What

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Finding Home in Vietnam

By Julia Munemo Long Dang ’15 emigrated from Vietnam with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family settled in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, and Dang—in pursuit of an education beyond what had been available to his parents—immersed himself in the language and culture of his new country. Although he returned to

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Challenging Police Brutality

By Julia Munemo Chaédria LaBouvier ’07 was working on her MFA in screenwriting at UCLA when her brother was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in March 2013. It changed her life. She took a leave of absence from the program to focus instead on fighting police brutality. “We’re at a seismic shift

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Encountering the Original

February marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, a man considered by many to be the grandfather of the liberal arts. A Venetian scholar, teacher, editor and publisher, Aldus was the first to publish Aristotle in the original Greek, and he had a hand in determining which texts the scholars and students

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It’s Mountain Day!

Williams students headed for the hills for a day of outdoor community celebration.

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A New Center for Educational Technology

One of the least expected and most exciting features of Williams’ new Sawyer Library is the Center for Educational Technology, which occupies half of the second floor. “The CET provides a huge expansion in engagement between the Office for Information Technology and the community,” says Jonathan Morgan-Leamon, director of instructional technology. “Most services that were previously available

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2013 Mountain Day!

Williams students headed for the hills for a day of outdoor community celebration.

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Welcome, new students!

Welcome, Class of 2017! As you settle in, please share your experiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media using the hashtag #newephs. First Days is a chance to get to know your classmates and the college. Check out the full schedule of events. You can also learn about the Class of 2017 here.

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Elementary Physics

Students and faculty members walking through Thompson Physics on Monday afternoon found themselves peeking into a classroom full of 60 fourth-graders from Williamstown Elementary School eagerly watching a demonstration by David Tucker-Smith, associate professor of physics. Frani Micelli, a teacher at Williamstown Elementary, said the annual demonstrations by the physics department are always a highlight

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Computer Science 25th Anniversary

When Andrea Danyluk joined the computer science faculty in 1993, the college asked what equipment she would need for her work. Her request of a SPARCstation 20, with four 50MHz processors, 512 MB of memory, and 1.05 GB of disk space and a separate 10 GB external hard drive was unprecedented, and extraordinarily expensive—the computer

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