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President Maud S. Mandel sits at a table signing a document as others behind her watch.
From the College - May 21, 2024

President Mandel signs pledge to work toward a plastic-free campus

On May 20, President Maud S. Mandel signed a pledge to further reduce plastic use at Williams, joining 19 other organizations in an environmental endeavor known as the Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge. The pledge is an initiative of the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) and strengthens Williams’ sustainability goals in accordance with the college’s…

From the College - May 17, 2024

Williams College names two Bolin Fellows for 2024-26, honoring the legacy of Williams’ first Black graduate and promoting faculty diversity.

Venus Mary Green and Junli Song will be joining Williams’ current Bolin Fellows, Da’Von Boyd and René Cordero, this fall.

From the College - May 14, 2024

This year’s graduates of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art will present on major topics in the field on May 31.

Media contact: Jim Reische, Chief Communications Officer Tel: 413-597-2025; email: [email protected] WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., May 14, 2024—On Friday, May 31, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art will host public presentations at the Clark Art Institute’s Manton Research Center by the Program’s graduating Masters students. The presentations, timed in conjunction…

Headshot photo of physics professor Kate Jensen
From the College - May 7, 2024

Physics professor Kate Jensen receives a five-year, $710,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support her research on the dynamics of fluid surfaces.

Physics professor Katharine (Kate) Jensen has received a five-year, $710,000 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research on the dynamics of fluid surfaces, such as when a pipe springs a leak or raindrops leave streaks of droplets on a windshield. The NSF website states that CAREER grants “support early-career faculty…

From the College - April 16, 2024

College receives anonymous $25M gift commitment to support three major initiatives: the museum, athletics and wellbeing, and financial aid.

College receives anonymous $25M gift commitment to support three major initiatives: the musuem, athletics and wellbeing, and financial aid.

Two buildings that make up the new Davis Center complex
From the College - April 11, 2024

Davis Center Opening

The reimagined Davis Center, a hub of programs and spaces supporting historically underrepresented communities within the larger Williams family, is celebrating its opening after a substantial renovation and expansion.