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Map of the United States from the nonprofit website Wattime, showing the grid emissions intensity by electric grid.

Data, Driven

Students learned how to harness the power of big data to develop climate solutions—and pitched their proposals to industry professionals—during a new, three-week Winter Study course taught by nonprofit founder Gavin McCormick ’05.

Yvonne Hao (center), Williams Class of 2005, with PillPack cofounder TJ Parker (left) and Nader Kabbani (right), Amazon VP who oversaw the acquisition of PillPack, at the online pharmacy's distribution center in Manchester, N.H. Executives donned aprons to make pancakes for employees and to say thank you.

In a history-making appointment, Yvonne Hao ’95 is named secretary of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Economic Development.

Students gather around a map in the Winter Study course Maps: Past, Present and Future.

Academic Interlude

Winter Study allows students a chance to dig deep into their academic interests or pursue a new area of study altogether.

An illustration of a microphone, headphones, a record button and speech bubbles denotes the information shared in a podcast created by Professor Joy James' students.

Looking Outwards

A class project connects the “entwined histories of liberation movements against racism, enslavement and imperialism” to the present day through a podcast that features student interviews with alums working in civil rights and human rights.

Stories

Henry Ouellette, Williams Class of 2026, holds a blue crab during a trip with Professor Mea Cook's Oceanography Class to the New England seacoast

Drawn to the Ocean

A field trip to the New England coast and guest speakers bring to life concepts learned in the classroom in the introductory course Oceanography, taught by geosciences professor Mea Cook.

Students in Professor Dan Barowy's class Computer Science 334: Principles of Programming Languages look closely at the Stuart Davis drawing Study for Allée (1955).

Art Across the Disciplines

In a series of videos, Williams staff and faculty discuss how works of art installed in the college museum’s Object lab enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum.

Abstract illustration of people along a path

The Path Forward

As Title IX celebrates its 50th year, Williams alumnae examine its extensive reach in higher education and its continuing evolution.

Image of protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court

The Court in Context

Political science professor Justin Crowe ’03 discusses with alumni experts the ripple effects of recent changes in the U.S. Supreme Court’s people and perspectives.

In Poland, Williams sophomore Diana Sobolieva of Ukraine sets up a video camera for a documentary about Ukrainian and Afghan refugees living in Europe.

Stories from Exile

Anthropology professor David Edwards is working with students from Williams, the American University of Afghanistan and Central European University on a documentary about the lives of Afghan and Ukrainian refugees living in Europe.

Putting Sustainability on the Menu

Williams is continuing to hone its approach to healthy meals while also keeping a close eye on the health of the planet as part of the Cool Food Pledge.

Sports

2/3: Williams Women's Squash defeats No. 25 Brown University (Club) 7-2 at home.

2/3: Williams Men's Squash defeats No. 28 Brown University (Club) 7-2 at home.

2/3: Williams Women's Ice Hockey defeated by Trinity College (Conn.) 0-2 at home.

2/3: Williams Men's Ice Hockey defeated by Trinity College (Conn.) 1-3 away.

2/3: Williams Women's Basketball defeats No. 9/11 Trinity College (Conn.) 49-48 at home.