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Living Memory

History professor Alexandra Garbarini ’94 brings new life to a mysterious set of diaries sent to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Sixteen years after encountering the diaries of Lucien Dreyfus, a French Jewish man who perished in the Holocaust, history professor Alexandra Garbarini ’94 is about to have them published in France. Garbarini came across

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A Fuller Picture of Theyanoguin

Photograph of a letter recently acquired by Chapin Library. It is from 1745, written in script, with wear and tear showing around the edges.

The Chapin Library is adding to the ongoing campus conversation about historical representation with a newly acquired 18th-century letter referencing Theyanoguin, the Mohawk leader depicted with college founder Ephraim Williams in a controversial mural in the Log. In the Feb. 15, 1745, letter, translator and interpreter Arendt Stevens reported to George Clinton, governor of the

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Reading List

How does the family function as an economic unit? And how do individuals allocate time between the labor market and the household? Students grappled with these questions last fall in Lucie Schmidt’s course Gender and Economics. The syllabus included readings from the books Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, by Linda Babcock and

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The Political as Scripture

  The first time Jacqueline Hidalgo read The Spiritual Manifesto of Aztlán, she was an undergraduate at Columbia University taking an introductory course in Latino/a studies. The document was used to demonstrate a pivotal moment in the history of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, which sought to achieve Mexican-American empowerment. Yet, as a religion major, she

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From Solid Earth to the Universe

Geosciences professor Bud Wobus with his students outdoors studying rocks.

In June, the college will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first geology class ever taught at Williams. Bud Wobus, the Edna McConnell Clark Professor of Geology, has been here for 50 of those 200 years. With these milestones in mind, Williams Magazine talked with Wobus, who received the National Association of Geosciences Teachers Neil

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Hunger Games

Psychology of Eating Research suggests that we make more than 200 food-related choices each day, including what, when, where, with whom and how much to eat. In a new Winter Study course, Psychology of Eating, Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeremy Cone asked his students to consider how behavioral science informs our understanding of why we

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