Following the success of this year’s Williams Reads, in which faculty, staff and students spent Winter Study exploring Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home together, the program will be expanded next year.
Congratulations to seniors Evelyn Denham and Erin McGonagle, recipients of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and a Luce Fellowship, respectively.
The spring semester is incredibly full at Williams, with dozens and dozens of events planned over the next three months. Stay on top of it all with the campus calendar, where you can sign up for an RSS feed of the various exhibitions, performances, sporting events and other activities open to the public.
Christina Olsen will become the Williams College Museum of Art’s (WCMA) new director on May 1. A Renaissance scholar, she is currently director of education and public programming at the Portland Art Museum and previously worked at the Getty Foundation and Getty Museum.
In January professor Susan Loepp was awarded the 2012 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. The award, given by the Mathematical Association of America, honors extraordinary professors whose teaching effectiveness has been shown to have influence beyond their own institutions.
It’s hard to convey the power and emotion of Claiming Williams Day. With the aim of building an inclusive community on campus, the day involves discussions and explorations ranging from frank and painful to uplifting and eye-opening.
The women’s alpine ski team finished an impressive regular season at Williams Winter Carnival in February. In celebration of their success, we asked three of the team’s top skiers to explain what it’s like to go down a mountain really fast…
Ever talk to a book? More than 240 members of the Williams community had that chance at the Human Library in the Paresky Center Feb. 10-11.
Return, a film by Williams art professor and American studies chair Liza Johnson ’92, tells the story of a servicewoman struggling to resume her life after a tour of duty in the Middle East.