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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.

Two people stand outside a building with gray siding and large windows. Large green letters in a window behind them say 91.9 WCFM, and smaller white letters say Tune in with a URL (not entirely visible in the photo).

Voices from the Past

Williams alums and former DJs return to campus to take the mic—and to lend their voices to a history of WCFM radio for Josh Picoult’s ’24 senior thesis.

Two buildings that make up the new Davis Center complex

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.

Students work in a garden outside the Class of 1966 Environmental Center.

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center earns Living Building certification.

As the 34th Living Building in the world, the environmental center is the first of four buildings on campus to pursue the International Living Future Institute’s rigorous criteria.

Stories

Headshot photos of the 2024 honorary degree recipients

Four to receive honorary degrees at Williams’ 235th commencement.

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III will be the principal speaker at the 2024 Commencement Exercise.

South view of the design for the new Williams College Museum of Art

The college unveils the design for the new Williams College Museum of Art.

The first purpose-built home for the museum—a primary teaching resource for the college across all disciplines, and home to more than 15,000 works—is projected to open in 2027.

A few students trying out a violin in a theater space

Opening Up to the Unexpected

An interest nurtured at Williams led Jason Price ’00 to a career in fine instruments—and led him back to campus to share it with students.

Image of Taylor Swift wearing a Kansas City Chiefs jacket.

Pop Culture Psychology

Psychology professor Steven Fein and his students study how seeing images of Taylor Swift at NFL games affects people’s feelings toward the league.

Students in the 2024 Winter Study travel course in Taiwan pose at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial.

Winter Exploration

Through nearly 150 courses and other opportunities, Winter Study is a time for students to focus on interests cultivated during the regular academic year or to pursue something entirely new.

Headshot of professor Laura Martin

Environmental studies professor Laura Martin writes about the impact of the Endangered Species Act, now in its 50th year.

Books

Best Buddies: Rain Is Wet!

By Vicky Fang ’98

Daywork

By Jessica Fisher, English professor

Sports

4/17: Williams Baseball defeated by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 4-8 (9 innings) at home.

4/16: Williams Men's Lacrosse defeats Massachusetts Institute of Technology 14-12 away.

4/16: Williams Baseball defeats Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 16-8 (9 innings) away.

4/14: Williams Women's Tennis defeats Trinity College (Conn.) 8-1 away.

4/14: Williams Men's Tennis defeats No. 43 Trinity College (Conn.) 8-1 away.