Feature Stories

Neil Peterson ’65: Coaching Kids With ADHD

Illustration of a woman reading to two children with a third child up and playing with a paper airplane.

Fifteen years ago, not long after Neil Peterson ’65 sold his successful business, he was driving his daughter back to college and she asked him what his next steps might be. When he hesitated, she suggested that he do for other children what he had done for her and her… Continue reading »

Phebe Cramer Honored

A portrait of Phebe Cramer, emerita professor of psychology.

Phebe Cramer, emerita professor of psychology, is the 2018 winner of the Henry A. Murray Award. The award, which the Association for Research in Personality (ARP) presents once every two years, “recognizes outstanding scientific and humanistic scholarship in the psychological study of individual human lives,” as stated in the announcement. Continue reading »

Putting Theory into Practice

Photograph showing a hill of trash from a dump.

When Jaya Alagar ’22 arrived at Williams last fall, she planned to study chemistry and art history. On a whim she applied for an internship at the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives and was placed on a project about construction materials to be used in a… Continue reading »

A Life-Changing Incident and What Comes After

A photo shows alumnus Hank Montalbano with his arm around a colleague from the military.

Hank Montalbano ’10 knew long before graduation that he would serve in the military after college. “As early as freshman year, when I took a political science class about the post-9/11 world, I realized I wanted to follow a different path,” he says. “But I also wanted to understand who… Continue reading »

Fellowship Season

A number of Williams students recently received scholarships and fellowships, allowing them to pursue post-graduate work. Junior Tania Calle received a Harry S. Truman scholarship, given to college juniors demonstrating exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in public service. She plans to pursue a joint… Continue reading »

Professor Faison’s Diary Donated to National Archives

Photo of S. Lane Faison Jr.

A diary belonging to legendary art history professor S. Lane Faison ’29 was recently donated to the National Archives by the Monuments Men Foundation. The diary documented his time as director of the Central Collecting Point in Munich, where he oversaw the return of artwork stolen by Nazis. In… Continue reading »

Finding a Path to Poetry

Photo of the poet Vickie Vértiz

Late last year, Vickie Vértiz ’98 was awarded a PEN America Literary Award—Los Angeles for her poetry collection Palm Frond With Its Throat Cut (University of Arizona Press 2017). But Vértiz didn’t plan to become a writer. “As someone with a working class background, I didn’t… Continue reading »

Providing Medical Care at the Bottom of the World

Nurse practitioner Jaime Hensel from the Class of 2005 at the South Pole.

Nurse practitioner Jaime Hensel ’05 recently returned from her second austral summer on the South Pole, where, between Halloween and Valentine’s Day, the sun never sets and the average temperature hovers around minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The Amundsen-Scott Station, the U.S. scientific research station at the South Pole, has a… Continue reading »

More Fellowship News

Two Williams seniors have received fellowships to continue their studies after graduation. Emma Mandel ’19 Emma Mandel is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2019-2020. The English and theater studies major will receive a stipend for 12 months of independent study and travel outside of the United States, and… Continue reading »