Feature Stories

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 »

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 »