50 Years of Lessons

A photo of a horse drawn carriage going through the snow.

Notes from half a century of Winter Study A singular Williams experience, Winter Study is a time for students and professors alike to stretch their intellectual and creative muscles, free from the distraction of other courses or the pressure of being graded. They can use the time to focus on an interest cultivated during the

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(Re)learning How to Write

Detail of typewriter

Cassandra Cleghorn had a hunch: “learning to write on a computer is profoundly different from learning to write on a typewriter. When a student sits down to write at the computer, she enters a very noisy room: a swirl of information, messages from word-processing programs, notifications from this or that social media app. The typewriter

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The Language of Family

Illustration for the story the Language of Family.

A new book by historian Kendra Taira Field ’99 explores family, race and nation after the U.S. Civil War. Between 1865 and 1915, tens of thousands of formerly enslaved people journeyed out of the South and into the West and beyond. Among them were the ancestors of Kendra Taira Field ’99, who made their way

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Election Results

For four members of the Class of 2004, the 2016 presidential election was a turning point that led to profound changes in their work. Cortney Tunis ’04 left an executive search firm to become executive director of the nonprofit Pantsuit Nation. Michael Needham ’04, CEO of Heritage Action, is shepherding the lobbying arm of the

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