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Austin Duncan, Williams Class of 2002, surrounded by family and Williams friends outside a hospital in Seattle, Washington, on his 23rd birthday, the day he regained consciousness after a traumatic brain injury.

Friendships That Help Healing

Williams friends helped Austin Duncan ’02 recover from a traumatic brain injury—and inspired his National Science Foundation-funded doctoral and postdoc research.

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Fall 2021

Learn what guppies reveal about the natural world, how students’ experiences are enhanced by time away, how Arabic studies has evolved and more in the fall 2021 issue of Williams Magazine.

How They Write

A series organized by Williams Writing Center students offers insight into professors’ writing processes, how they teach writing and what writing means to them.

Sterling Brown ’22 Visiting Professor of Africana Studies Lynée Denise Bonner

Syllabus as Mixtape

Using research and methods learned in the fall course Music Migration, Blues People and Wayward Women, students engaged in a semester-long project to develop courses based on their own academic interests.


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Reflections on a Semester at Williams

George R. Goethals Distinguished Visiting Professor in Leadership Studies Ted Gup shares his thoughts on his Williams teaching experience during the fall 2021 semester.

illustration of Stephen Sondheim, Williams Class of 1950

Remembering Sondheim

W. Anthony Sheppard, Marylin and Arthur Levitt Professor of Music and chair of the music department, remembers the legacy of renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim ’50, who died on Nov. 26, 2021.

The brightly painted "Cool Bus" Brad Wasserman, Williams Class of 1996, uses for vaccines in the pediatric practice he works with

A Shot at Normalcy

With Covid vaccines now available for kids ages 5-11, pediatrician Brad Wasserman ’96 discusses their rollout, addressing parents’ concerns and how he converted his 1978 school bus into a clinic.

Spectators at homecoming at Williams in November 2021

Homecoming 2021

Enjoy photo highlights from this year’s Homecoming, the first in-person event for alumni, family and friends since the start of the pandemic.

The Williams football team walks up Spring Street after homecoming, starting a now 50-year-old tradition

Walking the Walk

Richard Levy ’74 reminisces on the 50th anniversary of “The Walk,” recognized by Sports Illustrated as the best postgame football tradition in America.

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Serving Student Veterans

Assistant Dean of Students Tamanika Steward talks about helping student veterans thrive both inside and outside the classroom.


The Latinist: A Novel

By Mark Prins ’11

The Border Within: The Economics of Immigration in an Age of Fear

By Tara Watson, economics professor, and Kalee Thompson

How Do We Look?: Resisting Visual Biopolitics

By Fatimah Tobing Rony ’84


12/29: Williams Women's Basketball defeated by Wittenberg University 52-61 at home.

1/22: Williams Women's Basketball defeated by Middlebury College 62-67 away.

1/22: Williams Women's Ice Hockey defeats Bowdoin College 5-1 away.

1/22: Williams Men's Ice Hockey defeated by Bowdoin College 2-3 at home.

1/22: Williams Men's Basketball defeats Middlebury College 78-53 at home.