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American Immigration History

Professor Scott Wong wants his students to understand that there is much more to the immigration conversation than what appears in the media. It has long been intricately woven into any discussion of what it means to be American.

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Students Explore Math’s Mysteries

For Frank Morgan, the best part of the Clay Institute prizes isn’t the money; it’s that the Clay challenge showcases what high-level math is all about — creativity, exploration, and human ingenuity in the face of the unknown.

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Baynes Illustrations Come to Chapin Library

The Chapin Library has received a bequest of paintings, drawings, and other materials by the distinguished British illustrator Pauline Baynes, best known for her illustrations for J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis’ works.

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Food for Thought

Before farmers’ markets, organic agriculture and seasonal produce became mainstream in America, two Williams alumni — Barry Benepe ’50 and Kathleen Merrigan ’82 — set out to change the way consumers shop for food.

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The Best Kind of College

A new book that looks at the strengths of America’s small liberal arts colleges features two essays written by Williams faculty members. The Best Kind of College: An Insiders’ Guide to America’s Small Liberal Arts College (SUNY Press) is a collection of essays written by faculty from several liberal arts colleges across the country. Robert…

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 Wins Oscar for Best Original Music

Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’94 and Robert Lopez have won the Oscar for Best Music (original song) for their song “Let it Go,” from the movie “Frozen.”

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Williams Reads

Williams Reads is a common reading experience—a campus-wide book club that helps the community deepen and celebrate our understanding of diversity.

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Anne L'Hommedieu-Sanderson, Williams Class of 1994, co-founder and co-director of Thinker Analytix

Good Arguments

Interview by Gregory Shook Arguments are an uncomfortable, unavoidable part of life. But arguments can also be good, says Anne L’Hommedieu-Sanderson ’94, co-director and co-founder of ThinkerAnalytix (TA), an educational nonprofit where Williams students Emily Bleiberg ’22 and Blain Solomon ’22 are interns. The two support the organization’s efforts to help colleges and universities work…

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Jiayan Fan ’06 New Yorker Cover Story

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Claudia Corona ’13: Staying Curious

By Julia Munemo In California, groundwater is the largest source of freshwater and a crucial resource for the state. However, it is pumped from aquifers at rates that exceed use in all other states. Claudia Corona ’13 learned about the groundwater crisis in California during a high school visit to Mono Lake, where she saw…

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