On Course

In addition to the usual offerings, students had 77 new courses to choose from during the spring semester. Among the highlights are The Economics and Ethics of CO2 Offsets, taught by Ralph Bradburd, the David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy, which examines whether offsets are successful and if there’s something inherently wrong about selling

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Complicated Collections

Photo of original relief panel with the outline of a person looking at it. An illustration.

For the health and safety of our community, the Williams College Museum of Art is currently closed to the public. During a visit to Williams for his exhibition The invisible enemy should not exist, conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz shared his thoughts on the role and responsibility of museums, the relationship between artworks and ghosts, and

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In Good Company

Illustration of Stephen Sondheim

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, Stephen Sondheim ’50 is the subject of a campus celebration and deep reflection on his musical theater—and Williams—legacies. By Liz Leyden; Illustration by Sam Kerr UPDATE: Stephen Sondheim ’50 died on Nov. 26, 2021. You can read his obituary in The New York Times, among many other news

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The Power of Presence

Portrait of Halle Schweizer and Michael Crisci standing outside.

An increasing number of students are drawn to Pittsfield, Mass., to work in and learn from the community. By Abe Loomis In the fall of 2017, Halle Schweizer ’21 walked into [email protected] Street, an alternative high school program in Pittsfield, Mass., with high hopes and an offering: a party-sized sandwich platter from a local deli.

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