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At Work in a Warming World

As extreme heat becomes more common, economists at Williams are researching how rising temperatures will impact labor productivity and the wider economy.

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Sustainable Beauty

A colorful mini prairie on campus is one beautiful example of the college’s efforts to create and maintain environmentally sustainable landscapes.

A variety of students wearing and using gear from the Outing Club pose amid a mix of different items for outdoors activities.

Get Out and Play!

From slacklining to swimming, camping to collecting clover, students are connecting with the outdoors—and each other—through the Williams Outing Club.

A photo of a student using a glove box to install tantalum discs in the Majorana Demonstrator detector array at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D.

Detecting Dark Matter

As the only liberal arts college participants, physics professor Graham Giovanetti and his students are part of a massive collaboration to unlock one of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

Stories

A student in a cap and gown holding their diploma over their head walks among rows of graduates at Williams College's 235th Commencement on Sunday, June 2.

Celebrating Williams’ 235th Commencement

See a recap of all the weekend’s festivities at commencement.williams.edu.

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End of a Jazz Era

After four decades, the Williams Reunion Jazz Band is playing its last gig at Reunion Weekend, June 6-9, 2024.

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In an essay for Noēma Magazine, environmental studies professor Laura Martin writes about the negative impacts of biocides on biodiversity—and on us.

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Art in Conversation

A traveling exhibition exploring the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation brings museum curator Maggie Adler ’99, MA’11 back to the Williams College Museum of Art.

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Davis Center Opening

The reimagined Davis Center, a hub of programs and spaces supporting historically underrepresented communities within the larger Williams family, is celebrating its opening after a substantial renovation and expansion.

Two musicians, Alastair Moock, Williams class of 1995, and his friend and collaborator Reggie Harris play guitar, seated, on stage.

Opening Doors

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock ’95 is the founder of a collaborative program that uses musical performance and storytelling to encourage interracial conversations about race, gender and class.

Books

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Creolizing Hannah Arendt

Edited by Marilyn Nissim-Sabat and Neil Roberts, Africana studies professor

Ava Lin, Best Friend!

By Vicky Fang ’98