Articles by Robert White

Gigapan: Big Tech Meets Tiny View

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

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Ringing Out 2013 in Style!

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.

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Beyond News

A new Williams course explores the history behind the headlines.

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How Williams Works, Financially

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Meet the Class of 2017

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.  

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Inside the Roberts Court

Poolitical science professor Justin Crowe ’03 and Judge Jeff Sutton ’83 explore the Supreme Court’s role

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Troubleshooting NSA Data Collection

Prof. Dick De Veaux puts Snowden in perspective

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Biographer Stacy Schiff ’82 to receive an honorary degree

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,

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A Great Day of Service

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

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Madama Butterfly’s Most Unlikely Muse

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.

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