Feature Stories

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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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Why Liberal Arts?

Hopkins Gate at Williams College

Amid a national conversation about the value of a college degree—and of the liberal arts specifically—Williams has launched a year-long effort to examine and discuss the educational experience it provides.

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It’s Mountain Day!

Williams students headed for the hills for a day of outdoor community celebration.

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Eric Bjornlund ’80: Making Democracy International

The U.S. government calls on Eric Bjornlund ’80 to help an emerging democracies.

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