Moving Forward Together

Adam Falk will leave Williams in December to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. When we sat down with him to plan the magazine’s coverage of his tenure, he made an important observation: “This story is about Williams’ ideals, principles and priorities; it shouldn’t be about me.” We took what he said to

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The Value of Waste

A trash bag made of gold sits in a corner with a royal blue wall and teal floor.

A look at what we accumulate and what we discard—and the changing systems and judgments surrounding both. At the risk of oversimplifying things, Williams professors Joel Lee and Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97 are fascinated by trash. For Lee, an anthropologist, what began as a cultural and religious history project within a community of sanitation workers

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Data Collection

The Williams College Museum of Art is pushing the boundaries of curation and blurring the lines between art and technology. By Denise Valenti What is pink? It seems a straightforward enough question. Pink is flamingos and cotton candy. It’s pencil erasers and Pepto-Bismol. It can be lips or lipstick, the delicate petals of a tea

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