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Alumni gather for a photo with Williams' mascot, Ephelia the cow, for Reunion Weekend 2022.

Reunion Weekend 2022

Alums flocked to campus to reconnect and revel at the first in-person reunion since 2019. See photos of this glorious weekend at Williams.

David Citrin in front of a large screen showing red and yellow imaging. He is pointing out something along a graph

Revealing Hidden Layers

Georgia Tech electrical engineer David Citrin ’85 uses terahertz imaging to uncover secrets in art, artifacts and aircraft—most recently revealing text obscured by corrosion on a 16th-century funerary cross.

a collection of magenta and green cells as seen under a microscope

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.

The 233rd Commencement at Williams College took place on Sunday, June 5.

Williams celebrated the Class of 2022 at the college’s 233rd Commencement.


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.

A person standing with arms raised in front of a brightly colored school bus with murals painted all over it

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.

Image of SXSW EDU 2022 banner

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.

President Maud S. Mandel dances with staff members

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.

portrait of Gold Carson ’23 standing in front of a flowering purple tree

Writing the Way Forward

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


Williams Alumni Legends

By Richard Peabody Plumer ’64

The College Shrink

By Bill Haylon ’81

Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration

By Laura J. Martin, environmental studies professor