Feature Stories

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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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Brad Wells and Roomful of Teeth Win Grammy

Congratulations to Brad Wells and his vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, who won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. He and the group won the award at the 56th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony, where they also performed and were nominated in two other categories. Wells, the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence in Vocal

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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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Model Behavior

The little brown bat native to this region could be extinct by 2030. That’s a possibility mathematician Julie Blackwood and her thesis student, David Stevens ’14, hope to help prevent. Blackwood, an assistant professor in her first year at Williams, is an applied mathematician whose models help biologists study the spread of infectious diseases. With

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Beyond News

A new Williams course explores the history behind the headlines.

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Mountain Day 2013 Recap

A chilly fall morning greeted Williams College students as the bells rang out the “The Mountains,” signifying the start of Mountain Day 2013. Hiking Mount Greylock, lunch at the all-campus picnic, an adventure race, and an evening polar bear swim were just some of the outdoor activities in which students, faculty, and staff participated. You can

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