Feature Stories

A Longstanding Commitment

Fred Clifford ’58 says he is “connected to Williams at the hip,” and it seems he’s not far off. He’s the planned giving chair for his class, a former President of the Society of Alumni, a founding member and onetime leader of the 63 year-old Williams Reunion Jazz Band (he… Continue reading »

Rauschenberg: Art & Archives

Close up of Rauschenberg lithograph called

The Williams College Museum of Art’s (WCMA) exhibition of the work of Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most influential artists of the late 20th century, draws on his art as well as on his life—and students were involved in the exhibition process every step of the way. “The Rauschenberg Foundation recently… Continue reading »

Two Scoops of Ephs

Elissa Brown ’09 and Robyn Goldman Fisher ’01 are each making a living making ice cream—one in a seemingly unusual place and the other with a seemingly unusual technique. Elissa Brown ’09, owner of Wild Scoops ice cream company in Anchorage, Alaska Brown first started making ice cream when she was… Continue reading »

Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights Yuv Khosla ’17 left campus after graduation with more than just his diploma. He also has his private pilot’s license, which he began during his junior year. The New Delhi native says he had a “love/hate” relationship with air travel until he took a scenic flight over Williamstown and… Continue reading »

A Physical Connection

Photograph of a large water color painting of the interior of Building 6, an expansion of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, painted by Barbara Ernst Prey, Williams Class of 1979.

Barbara Ernst Prey ’79—whose watercolor paintings hang in private and public collections including the White House and NASA headquarters—was commissioned to paint Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Building 6 ahead of its opening this month. The painting, which depicts the interior of the building before it was renovated into gallery… Continue reading »

The Art and Craft of Subtitles

Lovers of French cinema likely know the names Godard, Audiard, Denis and Desplechin. But the true devotee—the person who stays to the very end to read all the credits—may recognize the name Litvack. Andrew Litvack ’87 is a French-to-English translator who focuses on film subtitling, one of the least glamorous… Continue reading »

Students Take on Renewable Energy Projects

Several Williams students are working to help the college meet its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by 35 percent of its 1990 levels by 2020. Two of the college’s Renewable Energy Interns spent the last year on a program that will deeply impact the town of Williamstown—a program the… Continue reading »

Four Alumni Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Robin Broad ’76 Four Williams alumni were awarded Guggenheim Fellowships this year: Robin Broad ’76, a professor at American University’s School of International Service; novelist Fiona Maazel ’97; poet and MacArthur fellow Claudia Rankine ’86; and choreographer Will Rawls ’00. The grants are made freely and with no conditions, allowing… Continue reading »

The Forests of Antarctica

The Forests of Antarctica, a new painting series by Williams Professor of Art Mike Glier ’75, depicts what he calls “a distant future, where the temperature is warm enough to support exuberant life in Antarctica, but it’s life we can’t quite recognize.” Glier, who has been teaching in the art… Continue reading »

Accession Number: 1960-62

The 290 objects in Accession Number, a new exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), line the gallery walls in the order in which they were acquired by the museum between mid-January 1960 and mid-December 1962. They represent about three-quarters of the 396 objects acquired in those years. Continue reading »