Features

Greener Than Green

With its traditional, white clapboard siding offset by sleek, black solar panels, its rooflines pitched to maximize rainwater collection, and its newly planted gardens promising food for people, wildlife, birds and insects, it’s impossible to miss the Class of 1966 Environmental Center.That’s the point. “It’s a statement, both about Williams and its commitment to environmental

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Cuba in Context

With relations between the U.S. and Cuba poised for sweeping change, Williams professors with ties to the Caribbean nation take stock—and share their thoughts on what may lie ahead. By Abe Loomis In April, music professor Ileana Perez Velazquez was watching news coverage of a New York delegation’s visit to Cuba when something unexpected happened.

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Udderly Eph

Cows decorated in a rainbow of colors— sporting mortarboards, cigars and even a bathing suit—adorned the campus in late May, part of a herd of 95 designed by different members of the Williams community. Called Ephs on Parade and sponsored by the Committee on Undergraduate Life, “the goal was for the entire campus to be talking about

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Williams Women

Story by Nancy Pick; portraits by Peter Strain On the 40th anniversary of coeducation at Williams, we celebrate alumnae across the decades who’ve made a difference on campus and in the world.When Williams opened its doors to women in the late 1960s and early 1970s, news reports speculated about what would happen. Would women be a “civilizing

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