By Julia Munemo Juniors Linda Shin ’17 and Matthew Goss ’17 spent this summer measuring polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) levels in crayfish and trout from the Hoosic River. Their goal was to help determine if levels of the synthetic chemical compound have decreased in recent years. The production of PCBs, which cause cancer in animals and
Williams students headed for the hills for a day of outdoor community celebration.
If the walls of the Log could talk, one can only imagine the tales they would tell. Within its friendly confines, generations of Williams students and alumni mingled over frosty beverages and snacks, blew off steam at the foosball table, celebrated homecoming victories or settled in for Monday Night Football. Friends were made and future
After proving that storm waves crashing into Ireland’s Aran Islands were responsible for shifting extremely large rocks high above sea level and far inland, geosciences professor Ronadh Cox and her students are working to understand the long-term effects of coastal erosion. With a three-year, $277,509 grant from the National Science Foundation, Cox and her students will study the effects
Williams professor Susan Dunn and presidential historian Michael Beschloss ’77 are paying tribute to the late James MacGregor Burns ’39 and his deep knowledge of the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the FDR Presidential Home and Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. Burns, Williams’ Woodrow Wilson Professor Emeritus of Government, drew powerful lessons
By Julia Munemo What Abbe Marrs Garcia ’93 does for a living can’t be easily summed up on a business card. Her official title is assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, but that doesn’t come close to communicating all that she does. Garcia mentors graduate and post-graduate students, she co-directs the
A brush with greatness that eventually formed a friendship is bringing Omar Sangare, an associate professor of theatre at Williams, home to his native Poland for the second time in two years for the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. Last year, Sangare was a jurist at the festival, which celebrates Polish film. This year, he will
By Julia Munemo On a sunny Friday in August, Schow Science Library is crammed with people. Nearly 200 students, mostly from Williams and some from other colleges, are presenting their findings from a summer spent conducting in-depth research. The college’s Summer Science Research Program always ends this way, with a session in which each group’s
By Julia Munemo When asked about his work helping low-wage workers, including undocumented immigrants, receive proper payment for the work they do in this country, Alexander Hood ’02 is unequivocal. “People should be paid for their work,” he says. The Denver-based nonprofit legal organization Towards Justice, which Hood co-founded with friend Andrew Schmidt, provides legal
With a $10 million NSF grant, Cathryn Manduca ’80 is working to infuse undergraduate curricula with a better understanding of the planet.