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More Than Acting

A Williams College-Williamstown Theatre Festival summer partnership gets an overhaul, with 20 students from Williams and other colleges considering an array of careers in theater.

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In Memoriam

John Wesley Chandler, President of the College, Emeritus, and a lifelong advocate for the liberal arts, passed away on Aug. 5.

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A Hunger for Knowledge

Students are playing a major role in biology professor Matt Carter’s groundbreaking research on the area of animals’ brains that communicate fullness during eating.

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Africa and the Anthropocene

Brittany Meché, assistant professor of environmental studies, studies historical injustices that shape the landscape of Africa.


Erikka Olson, Williams Class of 2019, climbs Mount Hayden.

Reaching Her Peak

Erikka Olson ’19 achieves her dream of taking on Mount Hayden—and discusses Williams and her love of geology—in this new video as the winner of a Mammut competition that drew 2,200 entries.

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Busload of Books—and Dreams

Robbi Behr ’97 and Matthew Swanson ’97 are planning to drive across the U.S. in a bus to deliver thousands of books to schoolchildren in economic need.

Claire Leyden performing onstage in the 2021-2022 national tour of Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Creativity through Adversity

Ephs in the arts share their experiences with staying creative during the shut-down caused by the pandemic, lessons learned and what it means to them to reconnect with live audiences.

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Confronting Barriers

The 2022 South by Southwest education conference recently shared a video of a panel co-led by Jonah Martinez Goldstein ’22 addressing systemic barriers in higher education.

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Celebrating Service

Nearly 400 staff members who reached career milestones and 103 retirees were honored for their work in all areas of the college in an in-person celebration in May.

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Writing the Way Forward

Gold Carson ’23 finds their way to contemporary poetry and the prestigious Beinecke scholarship.


Civil Service: Poems

By Claire Schwartz ’10

Williams Alumni Legends by a ’64 Grad

By Richard Peabody Plumer ’64

The College Shrink

By Bill Haylon ’81

Duped: Why Innocent People Confess—and Why We Believe Their Confessions

By Saul Kassin, psychology professor, emeritus