Feature Stories

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Meet the Class of 2017

Another amazing class has entered Williams, and you can learn all about them here. New students had much to do in their first days, all captured in photos, not to mention Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

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Welcome, new students!

Welcome, Class of 2017! As you settle in, please share your experiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media using the hashtag #newephs. First Days is a chance to get to know your classmates and the college. Check out the full schedule of events. You can also learn about the Class of 2017 here.

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The Scholar’s Rock

Original and extraordinary, artist Zhan Wang’s artwork serves as inspiration.

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Summer Science Research

Nearly 200 Williams students participate in what is arguably one of the largest summer science undergraduate research programs at a liberal arts college.

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The Gritty Side of Historical Research

Frank Pagliaro ’14 and history professor Alexandra Garbarini are developing a digital archive of images to illustrate history.

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Illuminating Eclipses

Solar physicists have known for more than a century that the surface temperature of the Sun is between 5,000 and 6,000 degrees K, but what they are less sure about is why the temperature of the Sun’s atmosphere, known as the corona, is so much hotter—millions of degrees hotter, in fact. Much of what solar

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Inside the Roberts Court

Poolitical science professor Justin Crowe ’03 and Judge Jeff Sutton ’83 explore the Supreme Court’s role

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Troubleshooting NSA Data Collection

Prof. Dick De Veaux puts Snowden in perspective

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Inspiring Collaboration

“Light is a source of inspiration,” says Williams art major Nicolei Gupit ’13. “And I wanted this space to be inspirational.” The space to which she’s referring is a small room called Studio 1781 in Williamstown’s Mount Greylock Regional School. Gupit spent the week between exams and Commencement transforming the space by painting its white

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Guided Entry

Early last fall, a group of first-year students who didn’t know each other very well walked to the tennis courts carrying large posters and wearing as much purple and gold as they could find. They settled on the grass and cheered as loudly as they could for their classmate, Maya. Together they were part of

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