Feature Stories

Foreign Affairs Journal

By Julia Munemo The inaugural issue of the Williams Journal of Foreign Affairs came out just before finals in the spring. Student contributors wrote pieces that delve into topics we might read about in the newspapers—such as China’s support for the Paris Agreement and the role of the U.N. in… Continue reading »

Round Trip: The Life of Jorge Semprún

The first comprehensive biography of Jorge Semprún (1923-2011), whose sprawling life includes exile during the Spanish Civil War, working for the French Resistance in World War II and being nominated for Academy Awards, is receiving a lot of attention in Spain since its May release there. Written by Soledad Fox,… Continue reading »

A Supreme Stalemate

By Julia Munemo Associate Professor of Political Science Justin Crowe ’03, whose book Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development examines the development of the federal judiciary, says the current stalemate between the Senate and President Obama over the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland has… Continue reading »

Linking Faith, the Academy, and Activism

By Julia Munemo Earlier this year, Ahmad Greene-Hayes ’16 was awarded a two-year fellowship by the Just Beginnings Collaborative (JBC) to support his work to end child sexual abuse in the black church community. “I grew up in the black church and have dedicated much of my life to the… Continue reading »

Envirothon 2016

Note: Jeffrey Rubel ’17 and his team of Mount Greylock students came in fourth place statewide in their first-ever appearance at Envirothon. By Julia Munemo On May 12, a group of local high school students will compete in a statewide environmental science competition called Envirothon. The event—which… Continue reading »

Religion and Science

By Julia Munemo In the fall of her first year at Williams, Ranana L. Dine ’16 took a 300-level course called American Medical History with professor Gretchen Long. For her final project, she wrote a paper about abortion rights in colonial New England. An edited version of that paper recently… Continue reading »

Building a Country, One Film at a Time

By Julia Munemo “Each of us had help getting where are today,” says Renee Robinson ’02, who recently became Film Commissioner of Jamaica, her homeland. “Anyone who’s gotten anywhere had support from someone.” The person Robinson credits with her launch into the film industry is an executive producer for whom… Continue reading »

Sharing the First-Gen Experience

by Julia Munemo Students, faculty, and staff from 30 colleges and universities came to Williams April 9 to share their experiences of and delve into issues related to being a first-generation college student. The theme of the fourth annual First Generation College Student Summit was cultivating institutional change. Events scheduled throughout the day… Continue reading »

AMPED: Connecting to Art

By Julia Munemo Sixty local high school students toured the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) last fall as part of their U.S. History course. They divided into small groups and rotated through four different galleries. In each, they found a Williams student gallery guide who walked them through a… Continue reading »

A Musical Outreach

By Natalie DiNenno ’18 On a recent Saturday, Chapin Hall bustled with excitement, filled with concertgoers looking forward to a Berkshire Symphony performance. But these attendees were not typical symphony fans—children of all ages and their families gathered together for the very first Berkshire Symphony Family Concert. The concert was… Continue reading »