Williams marked the start of the academic year and the accomplishments of the senior class at Convocation on Sept. 19. During the ceremony, five alumni received Bicentennial Medals: (clockwise from left) Michael F. Curtin ’86 (pictured with President Adam Falk), CEO of DC Central Kitchen, who gave the Convocation Address; Jonathan Fielding ’64, former director/health
It’s a Tuesday afternoon in the fall, and a room in the Thompson Biology Lab is abuzz with activity. In between bites of sandwiches and sips of soup, some 50 science and math faculty follow along as Leo Goldmakher, assistant professor of mathematics, instructs them on paper folding. Goldmakher draws an asterisk on the top
To help prospective students and their families more easily see what college will cost them, Williams, along with the University of Virginia, is now using My inTuition, the quickest calculator available to the public. Developed by Wellesley College, the calculator asks six basic financial questions before providing a personalized estimate of what it would cost
Sonia Nazario ’82 spoke about her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother, at the ’62 Center in September as part of the Williams Reads program. Hers is the first Williams Reads book written by an Eph. You can listen to a podcast about her
Benjamin Augenbraun ’15 has received the nation’s highest honor for undergraduate physics research, becoming the fifth Williams alumnus in recent years to win the Leroy Apker Award from the American Physical Society. The award is presented to two undergraduates each year—one from a Ph.D.-granting institution and one from a non-Ph.D.-granting institution. Over the past 20
A mobile app called Circle of 6 is helping change the way Williams students think about sexual assault prevention. The app allows users to create a list of six friends they can call or text easily, whether it’s to seek assistance in an uncomfortable situation, ask a friend to talk, find help getting home or connect with
On Nov. 10, the Class of 1966 Environmental Center officially began its pursuit of Living Building Challenge status, the highest standard for environmental performance for a building. To meet the challenge, the center will need to operate for 12 consecutive months using only the power and water produced and collected onsite, among other rigorous measures.
Williams has the oldest continuous alumni association in the world, and it’s among the strongest, most engaged and most devoted. Six out of 10 alumni make gifts to the college every year, and each June more than 3,000 alumni and family members return to campus for reunions.
“Hank was a real Yankee gentleman: reserved but gracious, polite but playful, humble but widely effective. His almost 40-year tenure in our financial aid office…has helped make possible the education of countless students, here and elsewhere.” —President Adam Falk in a letter to the campus community about the death of Henry “Hank” Flynt ’44 on