Feature Stories

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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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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao

A new book by political science professor Sam Crane examines modern applications of ancient Chinese principles.

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How Williams Works, Financially

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Laylah Ali’s “John Brown Song!”

The web-based project by art professor Laylah Ali ’91focuses on the legacy of white abolitionist John Brown.

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2013 Mountain Day!

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

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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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