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From Activism to Action

Meet the new generation of Williams leaders fighting for environmental justice. By Vicki Glembocki Mohammed Memfis ’21 was working with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Georgia when he arrived in rural Randolph County to fight voter suppression. A Williams freshman at the time, he quickly learned that the residents he… Continue reading »

Williams-Led Research Team Awarded $1.6M Grant to Study the Impact of Ecological and Evolutionary Changes on Species Coexistence

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., July 14, 2021—Ron Bassar, assistant professor of biology at Williams College, has been awarded a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The three-year, $1.6 million dollar grant will support research aimed at understanding how temporal variation in ecological and evolutionary processes allow similar species to coexist. Continue reading »

Environmental Studies Honors Student Presentation Session Friday May 14, 4-6 p.m.

Environmental Studies Thesis Presentations Passcode: 33fRBd?z Presenters:  Elizabeth Bigham: “Good Healthy Fun: The Relationships Between Playgrounds and Children’s Health in New York City” Davis Collison: “Observational Network Approaches for the Co-Production of Knowledge in Support of Food Sovereignty for Indigenous Alaska Communities” Rosa Kirk Davidoff: “Beyond ‘Jobs vs. Continue reading »

Pilot program seeks to move town to zero waste

BY DANNY JIN The Berkshire Eagle Estimates have found up to one-half of municipal solid waste to be compostable, and a composting pilot program for Williamstown seeks to divert waste from landfills and incinerators. EAGLE FILE PHOTO WILLIAMSTOWN — With Massachusetts’ landfills filling… Continue reading »