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Pop Culture Psychology

Psychology professor Steven Fein and his students study how seeing images of Taylor Swift at NFL games affects people’s feelings toward the league.

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Environmental studies professor Laura Martin writes about the impact of the Endangered Species Act, now in its 50th year.

Students in the 2024 Winter Study travel course in Taiwan pose at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial.

Winter Exploration

Through nearly 150 courses and other opportunities, Winter Study is a time for students to focus on interests cultivated during the regular academic year or to pursue something entirely new.

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Environmental Accolades

The college has been recognized for its work integrating sustainability into campus operations and embedding it into decision-making, learning and organizational culture.


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Claiming Williams 2024

How did you get here? How do you stay here? Claiming Williams 2024 questioned how we can create a college community that represents the greater world around us.

Members of the early 1970s Williams crew team row in a four-boat on Lake Onata. Nancy Storrs, Class of 1973, is second from the left.

A Rower’s Legacy

The late Nancy Storrs ’73 (second from left) broke barriers at Williams and in rowing, for which a new women’s crew boat will be named in her honor this spring.

Two people sit in chairs on a stage while one speaks, holding a microphone.

Supporting Women’s Health

Learning how to help others through “big reproductive moments” inspired midwife-in-training Elizabeth Curtis ’17 to found Williams’ Berkshire Doula Project, now six years strong.

Mariët Westermann ’84 in front of artwork

Mariët Westermann ’84 has been selected to lead the Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, including its global outposts.

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Williams College senior Cole Mason is named a Rhodes Scholar for 2024.

Williams Senior Cole Mason is one of 32 recipients to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2024.

Group photo of the 2023-24 Global Scholars

Global Support

Williams’ inaugural cohort of 12 Global Scholars hit the ground running in the fall.


2/24: Williams Men's Basketball defeats Amherst College 57-43 at home.

2/24: Williams Women's Ice Hockey defeated by No. 7 Middlebury College 1-4 away.

2/18: Williams Women's Squash defeated by No. 15 Georgetown University 2-7 at home.

2/18: Williams Men's Squash defeated by No. 15 University of Rochester 3-6 at home.

2/17: Williams Women's Squash defeats No. 13 Middlebury College 5-4 at home.