Articles by Robert White
Gigapans are panoramic photos containing billions of pixels. Developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon and NASA’s Ames Research Center for use in Mars Rover expeditions, Gigapan technology captures images with a robotic camera mounted on a tripod. As the mount slowly and automatically swivels, hundreds or even thousands of individual images are captured. Gigapan software
A seasonal interlude from those of us nestled in the Purple Valley who think of you and hope you are thinking of Williams… Best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy new year.
Another amazing class has entered Williams, and you can learn all about them here. New students had much to do in their first days, all captured in photos, not to mention Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Poolitical science professor Justin Crowe ’03 and Judge Jeff Sutton ’83 explore the Supreme Court’s role
Prof. Dick De Veaux puts Snowden in perspective
Acclaimed biographer Stacy Schiff ’82 says she was “tenderly taken care of” as a Williams undergraduate. In this C-SPAN interview, she recalls the college as a place where a “fabulous faculty” cultivated open minds to create “a tremendously good education in terms of writing.” Schiff’s career proves her point. Her first book Saint-Exupéry: A Biography,
Ten dozen donuts and bagels, 100 granola bars, 5 boxes of coffee, 150 bag lunches, and 150 T-shirts. That’s what it took to fuel 150 Williams students who fanned out across 14 nearby schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations for this year’s Great Day of Service in April. The women’s soccer team headed up to
In this New York Times piece, music professor W. Anthony Sheppard finds (in Morristown, NJ, of all places) a 19th century music box that may well have been the original source of two signature melodies in Puccini’s famous opera.