Abraham Parsons, who worked for Williams as a janitor, repairman and landscaper in the late 1800s and was mythologized as "Abe the Bunter" because he "bunted" objects with his head.

Early Employment

A summer research project by Asher Gladstone ’24 in Williams’ Archives and Special Collections sheds light on the life and work of the college’s early staff members.

Students gathered around a table studying.

New and Noteworthy

A peek at some of the new courses being taught as the 2022-2023 academic year gets underway.

Still image with a video button of a JA helping a member of the Class of 2026 move in to their dorm at Williams.

Welcome, Class of 2026!

A video captures the excitement as the Class of 2026 moves into the dorms to begin their Williams experience.

Image of Nathan Liang on Ireland's western coast.

Symphonic Sounds

Nathan Liang ’24 created a library of virtual instruments, called The Storm Orchestra, based on field recordings from Ireland’s west coast while conducting NSF-sponsored research with geosciences professor Rónadh Cox.

A long metal-topped table set against a wall of colorful tiles with natural light coming in front the windows above

Creating Color

A new dye lab in Spencer Studio Art Building allows students to incorporate into their art plant materials from a meadow growing outside the building.

An overhead shot of a group of students sitting in a circle on a black floor

More Than Acting

A Williams College-Williamstown Theatre Festival summer partnership gets an overhaul, with 20 students from Williams and other colleges considering an array of careers in theater.

Members of the class of 2020 celebrate their graduations in July 2022.

Worth the Wait

Williams welcomed the Class of 2020 and their friends and family back for an in-person graduation celebration.

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.

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.