Feature Stories

Track Champions

Women's track team posing for a photo with trophy.

For the first time in 11 years, the women’s track and field team won the NCAA Division III championship, with several athletes setting personal bests and others breaking school records. The Ephs placed first with 42 points, followed by Washington University with 40 points. For a full report from the… Continue reading »

Alumni Receive Scholarships

Two Williams alumni won scholarships to assist with their graduate studies. Eva Fourakis ’16 won a Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to pursue a law degree at Stanford University. She is one of 69 scholars from around the world who will begin studies in the fall. Dylan… Continue reading »

Highlighting Sustainability

Screen shot of campus map highlighting sustainability efforts

Williams’ online campus map now highlights the college’s myriad sustainability initiatives and features a new, self-guided audio tour—the first of its kind—that provides additional details about the college’s sustainability efforts. The audio tour is designed to be used from anywhere—on campus or off—by selecting the “tour” tab… Continue reading »

One Issue at a Time

Fred Nathan, Williams Class of 1983, founder and executive director of Think New Mexico.

As a Williams sophomore, Fred Nathan Jr. ’83 learned a lesson that to this day guides his work as founder and executive director of the nonpartisan think tank Think New Mexico. That lesson: Focus on one issue at a time. It was the early 1980s, and Williams faculty were deciding… Continue reading »

Inside Molecules

A photo of students in Professor Christorpher Goh's Introductory Chemistry course using virtual reality to learn about molecules. The student in the foreground wears black goggles and is looking up at the ceiling.

Above: Chelsea Romulus ’22 tries out virtual reality in Professor Christopher Goh’s Introductory Chemistry course. Wearing black goggles and holding a wand, Amy Garcia ’22 waits to spot a molecule in the darkness around her. From near the back of the compact lab in Sawyer Library, Cory Campbell, instructional technology… Continue reading »

Williams Seniors Receive Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman Scholarships

Keshav Goel ’19, Mitchell Scholar Linda Worden ’19, Rhodes Scholar Kai Cash, Schwarzman Scholar Three Williams seniors received highly-competitive scholarships for post-graduate studies. Keshav Goel ’19 was named a Mitchell Scholar—the college’s first. He plans to study immunology and global health at the National… Continue reading »


Military personnel sort mail to be delivered to troops.

The Christmas Kathy Sharpe Jones ’79 spent deployed on a remote Iraqi outpost, both she and her children back home received several packages of presents in the mail. The boxes came from Stewart Menking ’79 and other members of their class, who learned that she was serving near the front… Continue reading »

Biggest Little Challenge 2018

Tweets are flying between Williams and Amherst as the two schools head the into their seventh annual Biggest Little Challenge. During the challenge—Nov. 2-Nov. 12—alumni from the 15 youngest classes of each college go toe-to-toe in a friendly philanthropic throw-down. The school with the greatest number… Continue reading »

Breaking the 4th Wall

Still image from an airplane flying to Malawi, using the 4th Wall virtual reality app to project the art of Nancy Baker Cahill, Williams Class of 1992, on the image.

Multidisciplinary artist Nancy Baker Cahill ’92 recently launched an augmented reality (AR) app called 4th Wall that allows users to experience her work anywhere in the world. After downloading her drawings to an iPhone, users can place them as a complement to the scene they’re standing in, walk around inside… Continue reading »