Feature Stories

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 »

Finding a Path to Poetry

Photo of the poet Vickie Vértiz

Late last year, Vickie Vértiz ’98 was awarded a PEN America Literary Award—Los Angeles for her poetry collection Palm Frond With Its Throat Cut (University of Arizona Press 2017). But Vértiz didn’t plan to become a writer. “As someone with a working class background, I didn’t… Continue reading »

Providing Medical Care at the Bottom of the World

Nurse practitioner Jaime Hensel from the Class of 2005 at the South Pole.

Nurse practitioner Jaime Hensel ’05 recently returned from her second austral summer on the South Pole, where, between Halloween and Valentine’s Day, the sun never sets and the average temperature hovers around minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The Amundsen-Scott Station, the U.S. scientific research station at the South Pole, has a… Continue reading »

More Fellowship News

Two Williams seniors have received fellowships to continue their studies after graduation. Emma Mandel ’19 Emma Mandel is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2019-2020. The English and theater studies major will receive a stipend for 12 months of independent study and travel outside of the United States, and… Continue reading »

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 »