Feature Stories

From Soccer to Rugby, Kristi Kirshe ’17 Excels

Kristi Kirshe ’17 loved sports, playing in any youth league available during her childhood, zoning in on soccer, basketball and lacrosse in high school and focusing on soccer at Williams, becoming an All-American forward. Once she graduated and life no longer revolved around sports, she felt something was missing. Then… Continue reading »

Garfield House One of Two Passive Houses in State

Photo of the exterior of the new Garfield House.

When the Garfield House residence hall opens for students next month, it will be one of only two residence halls in Massachusetts to meet the energy-efficiency standards of the Passive House Institute US. Considered the most stringent energy performance criteria in the industry, the standards are focused on a… Continue reading »

Assets for Artists

Screen shot from an artist's video

Above: Screen shot from video by Monica Ching Chen “In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, like a lot of people in the diaspora, I started asking myself what I could do to help the people of Puerto Rico,” says assistant professor of art Mari Rodríguez Binnie, who was born and… Continue reading »

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 »