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At Work in a Warming World

As extreme heat becomes more common, economists at Williams are researching how rising temperatures will impact labor productivity and the wider economy.

Red and blue wildflowers and tall grass grow on a hill near two institutional buildings

Sustainable Beauty

A colorful mini prairie on campus is one beautiful example of the college’s efforts to create and maintain environmentally sustainable landscapes.

two people read the wall label for the Williams College Museum of Art exhibition, Emancipation

Art in Conversation

A traveling exhibition exploring the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation brings museum curator Maggie Adler ’99, MA’11 back to the Williams College Museum of Art.

Two musicians, Alastair Moock, Williams class of 1995, and his friend and collaborator Reggie Harris play guitar, seated, on stage.

Opening Doors

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock ’95 is the founder of a collaborative program that uses musical performance and storytelling to encourage interracial conversations about race, gender and class.

Two people stand outside a building with gray siding and large windows. Large green letters in a window behind them say 91.9 WCFM, and smaller white letters say Tune in with a URL (not entirely visible in the photo).

Voices from the Past

Williams alums and former DJs return to campus to take the mic—and to lend their voices to a history of WCFM radio for Josh Picoult’s ’24 senior thesis.

A few students trying out a violin in a theater space

Opening Up to the Unexpected

An interest nurtured at Williams led Jason Price ’00 to a career in fine instruments—and led him back to campus to share it with students.

Image of Taylor Swift wearing a Kansas City Chiefs jacket.

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.

Students are seen from above, sitting in two rows facing each other and in conversation. The Claiming Williams logo and title appear over the image; the title is "Access to and through Higher Education."

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.

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.

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.