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Blurring the Boundaries

November 19, 2020 By Julia Munemo The Global Ocean, taught this semester by the five faculty members who constitute the Williams-Mystic program, is among several new courses introducing Williams students to the interdisciplinarity of the sea. Based in Mystic, Conn., the program generally draws students from colleges across… Continue reading »

Fishing for Justice, Niaz Dorry

The topics of community, small farms, fishermen, and justice concluded the month’s log lunches. Niaz Dorry is the coordinating director of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and National Family Farm Coalition. She began her talk by explaining to everyone how she arrived to Williamstown from Gloucester, Massachusetts:… Continue reading »

Drinking Water Contamination in Hoosick Falls, Liz Moran

  This past Friday Liz Moran, policy director for the New York Public Interest Research Group, shared the unresolved story of the Hoosick Falls water contamination. By sharing the story of the Hoosick Falls community, Liz helped raise awareness of the crisis that is still in the process… Continue reading »

Litigating Newark’s Lead Contamination Crisis

Nancy Marks ‘76 is an environmental lawyer for the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). In her Log Lunch talk on Friday, she talked about the current lead contamination crisis in Newark, NJ and described NRDC’s work on the issue. She started her talk by asking the audience what… Continue reading »