Feature Stories

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Moving Knowledge

What does it take to move the college’s rare books and archival collections? Expertise, diligence, and even a little sleuthing.

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The Country as Classroom

2004 Graduates Jen Lazar, Annie Moore, and Heather Foran lead the Field Academy

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The Country of Football

World Cup Football

History professor Roger Kittleson’s new book looks at Brazil through the lens of that country’s most popular sport.

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Kathryn Stack, Mars Rover

By Julia Munemo It’s 2 o’clock in the morning, and Kathryn Stack ’08 groggily fastens the leash to her dog’s collar and heads out into the Pasadena darkness for a walk. When she gets home, she eats breakfast and packs her lunch. She’s thinking about tomorrow, when this whole process will start at 3 a.m. And the day after,

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Williams Students Teach High School Chinese

Thanks to two Williams seniors and associate professor of Chinese Li Yu, local high school students can now take introductory Chinese.

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The Book Unbound

The Book Unbound—a college-wide initiative centered around the theme of books, libraries, and information inspired by the new Sawyer Library—is “an opportunity to bring us together around themes at the heart of the college’s intellectual and cultural life,” according to its organizers, Professors Edan Dekel and Christopher Nugent. Those themes revolve around the form of

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Spring in the Air

Joan Edwards’ Field Botany class took a trip to south Williamstown recently to see the area’s first spring wildflower in bloom, the impressive–and impressively smelly–skunk cabbage.

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The Human Library 2014

The Human Library makes space for respectful, open-minded dialogue.

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Electric Education

By Julia Munemo Over dinner one night at a restaurant near their downtown Manhattan homes, Alex Mallory ’07 and Buck Marshall ’09 hatched a plan. Mallory was excited to tell his friend about the new electronic whiteboard environment his tutoring business, Competitive Edge, was about to launch. Mallory knew it would enable him to expand

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Reading the New Library

Stetson-Sawyer Library Under Construction

How can a library be an educational tool when it’s still under construction? One way is to read it like a text.

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