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A School of Our Own

by Julia Munemo “Everyone deserves the opportunity to discover the transformative power of a good education,” says Samuel Levin, who, with his mother, Williams senior lecturer in psychology Susan Engel, has written a book about his experience starting a student-run high school. A School of Our Own: The Story… 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 »

Winter Study: Reading for Life

“Books possess a magical, elusive quality that we often overlook when we read as scholars,” says Rudi Yniguez ’16. “In a typical class, our time is spent screening sentences for symbolism or analyzing syntax, instead of allowing the natural rhythm of the book to pull or push us along as… Continue reading »