Feature Stories

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Checking out the Human Library

By Kirby Neuner ’15 We often roll our eyes at those who claim that a favorite work of art or book “speaks to them,” but last week at Williams, that cliché took on a vibrant reality. Students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to participate in the Human Library, which was originally founded in Denmark

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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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Lyric Citizen

Poet Claudia Rankine ’86 calls Americans to become “accountable to ourselves.”

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Geoscience Across the Curriculum

With a $10 million NSF grant, Cathryn Manduca ’80 is working to infuse undergraduate curricula with a better understanding of the planet.

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Finding Voice in Words and Images

By Julia Munemo Miguel Payano ’03 divides his life to date into thirds. He spent his first 10 years ensconced in the Dominican community of New York City, the first child in his family born in the U.S. At 11, he earned a scholarship to boarding school and spent the next 10 years living and

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Seasonal Snowflakery

Best wishes for happy holidays and a healthy new year! Watch the Williams Jazz Quintet swing “The Mountains.” Download the Song: “The Mountains” Jazz Version

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Critical Making at WCMA

Publication Studio, now at the museum, allows visitors to explore critical making–bridging the gap between the creative and the physical.

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Williams’ Energy Detective

Williams’ energy conservation project manager Todd Holland uses thermal images to detect energy loss.

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Friction Helps Educate through Experience

Five art history graduate students and four undergraduates are working together to rethink the Material Friction exhibition at WCMA.

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Magna Carta on View at the Clark

An original copy of Magna Carta—a document sealed by King John in 1215—can be seen at the Clark alongside a host of important documents of American political thought on loan from Williams.

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