Spring 2024

A photo of members of the Williams community celebrating the opening weekend of the Davis Center.

The Davis Center Reopens

A weekend of activities showcases the reimagined hub of inclusion.

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A variety of students wearing and using gear from the Outing Club pose amid a mix of different items for outdoors activities.

Get Out and Play!

From slacklining to swimming, camping to collecting clover, students are connecting with the outdoors—and each other—through the Williams Outing Club.

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Architectural rendering of new museum entryway

On the Horizon

A new home for the Williams College Museum of Art is “a welcoming beacon.”

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An illustration of the Oakley Center surrounded by a grassy field and mountains, with a flower in the foreground.

Thinking With Care

The Oakley Center supports scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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A photo of a drag performance in Russia.

Russian Style

Professor Julie Cassiday’s new book explores heteronormativity and homophobia in Putin’s Russia—and the counterculture that has emerged in response.

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An image of a reimagined map of the world

Geographies of Nowhere

Two award-winning sociology classes supplement classroom learning with lessons in the library and museum.

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A photo of a student using a glove box to install tantalum discs in the Majorana Demonstrator detector array at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, S.D.

Detecting Dark Matter

As the only liberal arts college participants, physics professor Graham Giovanetti and his students are part of a massive collaboration to unlock one of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

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A portion of a fresco painting of a woman collecting flowers

The Seams of the Day

English professor Jessica Fisher's new poetry collection considers the frailty of human life and the permanence of art.

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Photo of President Maud S. Mandel

From the President

A framework for discourse.

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A panoramic view of Lex I, by artist Meleko Mokgosi '07

Provoking Thought

Lex I (2016-2017), a work by artist Meleko Mokgosi ’07, is now part of WCMA’s permanent collection thanks to the generosity of alumni donors.

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Members of Williams crew teams pose in front of the newly constructed boathouse.

A New Boathouse

Williams celebrates the opening of a new $7 million boathouse to support the crew teams.

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Aiding All-Grant

A new fundraising initiative will support the college's innovative All-Grant financial aid program.

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A composite photo of 2024-25 Goldwater Scholars Sam Bishop and Luke Young-Xu.

Awards and Honors

Recognizing students and alumni who have recently won scholarships, fellowships and other awards.

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$25M Gift Supports Priorities

An anonymous gift supports constructing a new museum building, developing a comprehensive plan for athletics and well-being facilities, and endowing the All-Grant financial aid program.

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An architectural rendering of the southwest corner of the MRC.

Promoting Well-Being

The new Multipurpose Recreation Center will serve as the temporary home for Williams’ indoor athletic practices, intramural sports and other recreational activities.

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A student shows off an artwork that they're borrowing from the WALLS program.

10 Years, 2,167 Walls

Now in its 10th year, WALLS, which stands for Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces, is a collection of artworks that students can borrow for the semester.

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A photograph from the cover of the book In Visible Prescence, featuring three women and a young boy.

On the Bookshelf

A look at some of the latest titles by and about members of the Williams community.

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A vintage photo of coach Carl Samuelson by the pool speaking with a student swimmer.

A Hall of Fame Coach

Former coach Carl Samuelson has been named to the inaugural class of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s Division III Hall of Fame.

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An arial view of Williams campus.

In Memoriam

The college remembers retired and current faculty and staff members who have died in recent months.

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Photo of the jazz band performing on stage.

End of a Jazz Era

After four decades, the Williams Reunion Jazz Band is playing its last gig at Reunion Weekend, June 6-9, 2024.

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125 Years of Cap and Bells

Founded in 1898, Williams’ student theater troupe Cap and Bells marked its 125th anniversary this season.

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