Spring in the Air

Joan Edwards' Field Botany class took a trip to south Williamstown recently to see the area's first spring wildflower in bloom, the impressive--and impressively smelly--skunk cabbage. Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Inspiring Collaboration

“Light is a source of inspiration,” says Williams art major Nicolei Gupit ’13. “And I wanted this space to be inspirational.” Nicolei Gupit ’13 and Jessica Dils, coordinator of the Williams at Greylock Writing Center fellows, in front of the mural Gupit painted in Studio 1781. The space… Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Award-Winning Student Research

In a corner of his office, Steven Swoap, professor and chair of biology, has a stool with two dancing mice drawn on it. While the pair more closely resemble Beatrix Potter characters than actual rodents, Swoap and his thesis students Rebecca Maher, Uttara Partap, and Christine Schindler have a strictly… Continue reading »

Winter Storm Information

Governor Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and banned cars from the road beginning at 4 p.m. today. Staff should coordinate with their supervisors for early release, allowing time for individuals to arrive home by 4pm. Essential staff providing critical services are exempt from the ban and will… Continue reading »

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