A School of Our Own

by Julia Munemo “Everyone deserves the opportunity to discover the transformative power of a good education,” says Samuel Levin, who, with his mother, Williams senior lecturer in psychology Susan Engel, has written a book about his experience starting a student-run high school. A School of Our Own: The Story of… Continue reading »

Ghana ThinkTank

By Julia Munemo Don’t be surprised when you see a trailer around campus this fall with the words “Ghana ThinkTank” emblazoned on the side. The international artist collective, invited by the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), is one of the many elements of this year’s campus-wide initiative Confronting Climate… Continue reading »

The Significance of Place

By Julia Munemo Williams faculty members Henry Art and Mark Taylor are neighbors on the southern end of a hilly, rocky ridge that holds a special place in the heart of Williamstown. Stone Hill was named by mid-18th century European settlers who cleared the land for farms, and today… Continue reading »

The Story Behind Sharknado

Thomas Vitale ’86 With the fourth installment of Syfy Channel’s Sharknado franchise out this summer, Thomas Vitale ’86, who developed and commissioned the first two Sharknado movies and worked at the Syfy and Chiller networks for more than 20 years before founding his own production company, discusses how a concept about man-eating… Continue reading »

Practical Theater

In the CenterStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, a student actor knelt down by a potted plant and feigns gardening. She turned to another student seated on a wooden stairwell leading to an open bedroom, part of the minimalist set creating the scene of this play. A… Continue reading »