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  • Mountain Day 2017 Recap
    Friday, Oct. 13, dawned crisp and clear—perfect weather for Mountain Day. President Adam Falk rang the chapel bells to cancel classes kick off a day packed with outdoor activities for students, faculty and staff. Check out photos from Mountain Day and our social media coverage.    
  • 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 department since 1988, says two […]
  • Microeconomics: From Billsville to the Beltway
    By Julia Munemo What happens when someone steeped in economic research and theory spends some time in Washington D.C. developing policies? Associate Professor of Economics Tara Watson found out when she served as the deputy assistant secretary of microeconomics at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from August 2015 to November 2016. Watson, who was […]
  • Physics’ Newest Hires
    By Julia Munemo With the departure of three long-time members of the physics department and the arrival of three newcomers, physics at Williams is in the midst of a transition. Physics professor and former dean of the college Sarah Bolton was named president of the College of Wooster, a post she took up this fall. […]
  • Soup, Sandwich, and Study
    By Natalie DiNenno ’18 On Halloween, Williams College staff filled the lower level of the Faculty Club to hear Deborah Brothers, costume designer and lecturer in theater, discuss her creations in the timely talk “Gowns and Monsters.” The talk was the latest installment of the Faculty Research Luncheon for Staff series, held three times a year […]
  • An Unusual Election Cycle
    By Julia Munemo With apologies for stating the obvious, professor of political science Nicole Mellow says the 2016 election cycle is highly unusual—and not because of one out of the ordinary element, but the combination of many. “We’ve never before elected a president with no record of public or military service to the country, yet […]
  • 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, professor of Romance languages, and […]
  • 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 no historical precedent. But, he […]
  • Critical Making at WCMA
    Publication Studio, now at the museum, allows visitors to explore critical making--bridging the gap between the creative and the physical.
  • The Country of Football
    History professor Roger Kittleson's new book looks at Brazil through the lens of that country's most popular sport.