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America’s Vanishing Coastline: Climate Adaptation and Decision-Making in Southern Louisiana

When Spring ’17 student Natalie DiNenno stumbled across an article about climate refugees in Alaska, she wondered if she had found her marine policy research topic. Studying sociology at Williams had taught Natalie to “think about research in terms of … Continue reading

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How One Alumna’s South Pole Journey Earned Williams-Mystic $25,000

During Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017, Alexander “Sasha” Bulazel (S’85) posed a challenge to his fellow Williams-Mystic alumni: Take a picture with the Williams-Mystic burgee at one of our planet’s extremes,* and Bulazel would donate $25,000 to Williams-Mystic. Not two months … Continue reading

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From C to Shining Sea: Complex Dynamics from Combinatorics to Coastlines

If there’s one thing Williams-Mystic students learn first, it’s that you can’t study a topic as vast as our world’s oceans and coasts from the vantage point of a single discipline. From day one, Williams-Mystic prompts students to draw connections … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Student Finds Community, Competes in Miss Connecticut USA Pageant

By Taylor Harris, Williams Mystic F’17 At Williams-Mystic, our students develop close-knit communities in the classroom, on the road, and in our student houses. They also become members of the local community. For Fall ’17 student Taylor Harris, this means continuing her … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Life Rafts Transported Hundreds of Species Across the Pacific, Study Led by Williams-Mystic Director Emeritus Finds

On March 11, 2011, a tsunami devastated Japan’s coast. More than six years later, marine organisms native to Japan and representing nearly 300 species are still washing up on North America’s coasts. These are some of the findings of a … Continue reading

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“Primary Research Bootcamp”: A Recent Alumna Reflects on Her Williams-Mystic Experience

by Paula Consolini, PhD, Director, Center for Learning in Action, Williams College Shanti Hossain (Williams ’19) attended Williams-Mystic for the Fall 2016 semester, during her sophomore year. One year later, as a junior pursuing a double major in Computer Science … Continue reading

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At the Center of Negotiations on National Ballast Water Regulation, a W-M Alumna

by Katy Robinson Hall (S’84); edited by Meredith Carroll From writing children’s books to conducting scientific research, the careers people pursue after Williams-Mystic are as varied as our more than 1,700 alumni. But if there’s one thing that unites many of … Continue reading

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Announcing the Dates for Our 40th Reunion

Update: We are now accepting registrations! Please visit www.wmreunion.org to register and explore the schedule–and don’t forget to check back often for updates from Labaree. Alumni, mark your calendars! Williams-Mystic’s 40th annual alumni weekend will take place September 15-17, 2017. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Chanteys with Spring 2017!

Whether you’re forging a hook in the shipsmithing shop or climbing the rigging of the Charles W. Morgan as part of Mystic Seaport’s demonstration squad, maritime skills are an integral part of life here in Mystic. Beyond being a one-of-a-kind break from academics, … Continue reading

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