Feature Stories

From Williams to Africa

By Julia Munemo A friendship born at Williams in the early 1990s has had a tremendous effect on health care in rural Africa. In December, a nonprofit founded by the two classmates will announce the first winner of the Gerson L’Chaim Prize, a $500,000 award given to someone who moved… Continue reading »

Leehom Wang ’98 Wows Williams

Leehom Wang ’98 delighted a Williams audience during his free concert in Chapin Hall Monday night, beginning the show by singing a bit of the alma mater song “The Mountains.” Over the course of the intimate, 90-minute show, he performed a mix of old and new hits, including some he… Continue reading »

Physics’ Newest Hires

By Julia Munemo With the departure of three long-time members of the physics department and the arrival of three newcomers, physics at Williams is in the midst of a transition. Physics professor and former dean of the college Sarah Bolton was named president of the College of Wooster, a post… Continue reading »

Soup, Sandwich, and Study

By Natalie DiNenno ’18 On Halloween, Williams College staff filled the lower level of the Faculty Club to hear Deborah Brothers, costume designer and lecturer in theater, discuss her creations in the timely talk “Gowns and Monsters.” The talk was the latest installment of the Faculty Research Luncheon for Staff series,… Continue reading »

Boots to Books

Williams welcomed two veterans to the Class of 2020 as part of a partnership with Service to School (S2S) and VetLink, which is designed to connect high-achieving veterans with some of the most selective colleges and universities in the country and mentor them through the application process. Benton Leary ’20… Continue reading »

MOOLA Improves Students’ Financial Literacy

By Malcolm Moutenot ’17 Williams students will have several opportunities this year to improve their financial literacy, thanks to a new program called MOOLA. The program offers both in-person sessions and online training on a variety of financial topics, including how to make the most of meal-plan dollars, understanding the… Continue reading »

An Unusual Election Cycle

By Julia Munemo With apologies for stating the obvious, professor of political science Nicole Mellow says the 2016 election cycle is highly unusual—and not because of one out of the ordinary element, but the combination of many. “We’ve never before elected a president with no record of public or military… Continue reading »

Living Building: Year One

by Natalie DiNenno ’18 Nov. 10 marks 12 months since the college officially began its pursuit of Living Building Challenge (LBC) status for the Class of 1966 Environmental Center. The results are in: The building has met all but one of the seven rigorous requirements for full certification—that of using… Continue reading »

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 »