Feature Stories

Forged in Fire

A photo of Jordan Lamothe working near an open fire to create his wares.

Jordan LaMothe ’17 has loved making tools since he was a kid and his artist parents relocated from an urban setting to a 96-acre farm in upstate New York. They wanted more room to make their art, but for nine-year-old Jordan, the farm was “a fascinating place filled with… Continue reading »

Writing from Melancholy

Cover of Suiyi Tang book

Writing from what she calls “a place of melancholy,” Suiyi Tang ’20 spent the year after her sophomore year at Williams writing and traveling abroad on a Robert G. Wilmers Jr. 1990 Memorial Student Travel Abroad Fellowship. The result—American Symphony: Other White Lies, her debut novel—was published by Civil Coping… Continue reading »

Innovating Change

Photo of alumnus Dan Wohl standing outside a Tesla building

As an economics and history major, Dan Wohl ’15 didn’t always expect to go into a career in sustainability, but a summer internship at Goldman Sachs changed that. He worked on a fund investing in energy infrastructure and came back to Williams eager to learn more. He took a winter… Continue reading »

A Genuine Storyteller

Portrait of Frank Doelger from the Class of 1975

When Frank Doelger ’75—best known for his work on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones—was a young TV executive, something deceptively simple changed his life. He snapped at a sales woman. “I was with a good friend who asked, ‘Is this what you’re going to be like from… Continue reading »

Mountain Day 2019

A photo of a group of students posing for a photo.

On Friday, October 11, the Williams community woke to an email from President Mandel canceling classes and declaring the day Mountain Day! Check out photos and a video from the annual tradition!      … Continue reading »

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 »