The Path to Pineapple Street

Jenny Jackson ’01 went from studying Esmerelda Santiago and Sandra Cisneros at Williams to publishing them at Knopf—and now has written her own wildly popular book.

Illustration of the continent of Africa done in computer pixels

Public Scholarship

In a new global studies and political science course, Williams students worked to close a large gap in coverage of politics in Sub-Saharan Africa among English-language Wikipedia sites.

A crowd of students cheers with raised arms at an outdoor concert.

Spring Fling in Photos

Students celebrate the season with music, dancing, games, food trucks and more.

Students visiting with a flock of sheep for Earth Week.

Hands-on Learning

A flock of sheep spends the day on campus, marking the start of Earth Week and sparking research and conversation about the ancient Roman celebration Parilia, agriculture and textile-making.


DEI as Business Strategy

As CEO and president of the innovative Greyston Bakery, Joseph Kenner ’96 carries forward the organization’s Open Hiring strategy and teaches other businesses how to eliminate barriers to employment.

Image of nine small, white envelopes filled out in pencil with information about the seeds contained inside.

Seeds of Knowledge

Williams is starting a seed library so that community members can plant everything from small pots to gardens and deposit seeds from their plantings back into the collection.

portrait of Marshall Murray ’75 sitting on the bench wearing judges' robes with a wood-paneled wall behind him

Life’s Work

Judge Marshall Murray ’75 trains other judges to recognize and mitigate domestic violence. His belief that people can change comes from a personal place.

Polly Wood Holland, Williams Class of 1975, wearing a hardhat, works on a float at the Hudson Scenic Studio that will eventually travel to Shanghai Disney.

Scene Setter

A love of scenic design forged at Williams has led Polly Wood-Holland ’75 around the globe and onto sets as varied as “Annie,” “The Wiz” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Students gathered in Paresky Center for the 2023 Summer Funded Fair.

Summer FUNding

The Williams FUNded Summer Experience Fair helped students find college-funded opportunities for summer internships, travel, research and more.

Map of the United States from the nonprofit website Wattime, showing the grid emissions intensity by electric grid.

Data, Driven

Students learned how to harness the power of big data to develop climate solutions—and pitched their proposals to industry professionals—during a new, three-week Winter Study course taught by nonprofit founder Gavin McCormick ’05.