More Williams Stories

Image for Desel Dorji ’23 essay on Buddhist Economics course
In an essay for her Buddhist Economics class, Desel Dorji ’23 reflects on what she's learned and the important questions she will take forward with her in life.
By the Book
Image for Claudia Rankine Wishes More Writers Thought About Whiteness
Poet and essayist Claudia Rankine ’86 talks about her favorite books and reading preferences with the New York Times.
Image for Fighting for Our Lives – Fall Mag 2020 Jessica Graham-LoPresit ’06
Jessica Graham-LoPresti ’06, assistant professor of psychology at Suffolk University, writes about the physical and psychological injuries of racism in Williams Magazine.
Civic Engagement
Image for Keith McIver ’88 Progress in Civic Engagement award
Keith Mclver ’88, director of alumni development at Columbia College, has been recognized for helping city businesses during the pandemic.
Image for Jay Pasachoff: In South America, the coronavirus will limit travel to 2020′s top astronomical event
Professor Jay Pasachoff spoke to the Washington Post about the hurdles to seeing 2020′s top astronomical event, December’s total solar eclipse amid the Geminids meteor shower.
Image for Dr. Sabrina Assoumou ’99 joins Boston 25 News to discuss new developments in the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine
Boston Medical Center infectious disease physician Sabrina Assoumou ’99 answers questions about the Covid-19 vaccines on Boston 25 News.
Image for Election disputes have precedent, local scholars say. But results are clear.
Professors Alan Hirsch, Mason Williams and Susan Dunn weigh in on the history of election disputes.
Moving On
Image for Joe Thompson ’81: Director of Mass MoCA, Playground for Artists, Moves On
Joe Thompson ’81 is stepping down after 33 years as director of MASS MoCA. The New York Times chronicled his vital role in creating the "playground for artists."
Thank You!
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Williams faculty members created a Thank You Tribute to college staff for all the work they have done and continue to do to support the campus this semester.
Higher Ed
Image for The Williams way: Why elite schools are ducking higher ed’s headwinds
An "endowment-reliant" approach has given Williams the flexibility to focus on student needs during the pandemic, unlike schools that are primarily dependent on tuition income.