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An illustration of many lightbulbs hanging from a ceiling.

Shedding light on the college’s substantial endowment and why it needs to grow even more. Williams and its peers have come under fire for their large endowments. Ours stands at $2.3 billion—a large sum by any measure. There are calls for the college to spend down the endowment to reduce costs, pressure to divest from

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Developing Economies

Diala Issam Al Masri, CDE ’15, is the first graduate of Williams’ development economics program to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

Graduate fellows of the Center for Development Economics bring the world to Williams—and return home to have an outsized effect on the world.  By Abe Loomis Illustrations by Janice Kun Growing up in the tiny mountain town of Salima, Lebanon, Diala Issam Al Masri experienced a life of uncertainty. A 15-year civil war destroyed the

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Woman’s Work

In The Carrying Stones Project, Katie Sawyer Rose ’96 explores the “double burden” of women’s work inside and outside the home—and how little time women have left for themselves. Katie Sawyer Rose ’96 aims to make the invisible visible with her artwork. Her multimedia sculptures represent the work women do both inside and outside the

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