Get a Jump on Your Summer Reading


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.

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Fellowship Season is Upon Us!

Erin McGonagle '12

Congratulations to seniors Evelyn Denham and Erin McGonagle, recipients of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and a Luce Fellowship, respectively.

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Mark Your Calendars


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.

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Museum Welcomes New Director

Christina Olsen

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.

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Loepp Wins National Teaching Award

Professor Susan Loepp

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.

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Community Claims Williams

Claiming Williams 2012

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.

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Racing to Victory

Geordie Lonza '13

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…

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Check Out This Book

Human Library

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.

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Great Reviews for Prof. Johnson’s “Return”


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.

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Remembering David Park

David Park

David Park, the college’s Webster Atwell-Class of 1921 Professor of Physics, emeritus, passed away Jan. 19 at the age of 92.

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