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Women gathered in the lobby of a room with lots of windows and green trees behind them

A Legacy of Women

In May 2023, more than 250 women gathered in Williamstown to celebrate 50-plus years of coeducation and learn from this vibrant community.

The Path to Pineapple Street

Jenny Jackson ’01 went from studying Esmerelda Santiago and Sandra Cisneros at Williams to publishing them at Knopf—and now has written her own wildly popular book.

A crowd of students cheers with raised arms at an outdoor concert.

Spring Fling in Photos

Students celebrate the season with music, dancing, games, food trucks and more.

Students visiting with a flock of sheep for Earth Week.

Hands-on Learning

A flock of sheep spends the day on campus, marking the start of Earth Week and sparking research and conversation about the ancient Roman celebration Parilia, agriculture and textile-making.


Image of nine small, white envelopes filled out in pencil with information about the seeds contained inside.

Seeds of Knowledge

Williams is starting a seed library so that community members can plant everything from small pots to gardens and deposit seeds from their plantings back into the collection.

portrait of Marshall Murray ’75 sitting on the bench wearing judges' robes with a wood-paneled wall behind him

Life’s Work

Judge Marshall Murray ’75 trains other judges to recognize and mitigate domestic violence. His belief that people can change comes from a personal place.

Polly Wood Holland, Williams Class of 1975, wearing a hardhat, works on a float at the Hudson Scenic Studio that will eventually travel to Shanghai Disney.

Scene Setter

A love of scenic design forged at Williams has led Polly Wood-Holland ’75 around the globe and onto sets as varied as “Annie,” “The Wiz” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Students gathered in Paresky Center for the 2023 Summer Funded Fair.

Summer FUNding

The Williams FUNded Summer Experience Fair helped students find college-funded opportunities for summer internships, travel, research and more.

Photographs of faculty members participating in the 2023 Faculty Lecture Series.

From the beauty and euphoria of math research to American Yiddishkayt—and lots of subjects in between—six professors participating in the Faculty Lecture Series will share their research over the course of six Thursdays from February through April.


Photo of a ledger with handwritten weather data records

Using centuries-old source material from the college archives, geosciences professor Alice Bradley and her students study how major volcanic blasts in Indonesia and South Asia affect the climate in New England.


A Lost Peace: Great Power Politics and the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1967-1979

By Galen Jackson ’09, political science professor

Our Roof Is Blue

By Sara Echenique ’07

The Society of Shame

By Jane Roper ’96


5/20: Williams Softball defeated by No. 1 Salisbury University 1-6 (7 innings) away.

5/19: Williams Softball defeats Framingham State University 9-4 (7 innings) at home.

5/19: Williams Softball defeated by No. 1 Salisbury University 2-7 (7 innings) away.

5/18: Williams Softball defeats UMass Dartmouth 1-0 (7 innings) at home.

5/14: Williams Softball defeats No. 6 Tufts University 3-1 (7 innings) away.