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Salmon Stories from Bristol Bay, Alaska

Salmon fishing

Catch up with Emma Laukitis '13, Josh Pierson '99, Robbi Behr '97 & Matthew Swanson '97 as they prepare for their summer salmon seasons up in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here are three stories of Alaska, fishing, Williams and the unlikely bonds between them. Continue reading »

“Wooden Surfboard Shaper”

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Chase Davenport '12 weaves a tale of the twists and turns from Williamstown to San Francisco, from sleeping in vans by the beach to managing challenging health hurdles to spending an undercover semester at Harvard that led him to his current occupation as a professional wooden surfboard shaper. Continue reading »

A Shared Love of Puzzles (in Purple)

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Jeff Bolas '97 and Brian Wecht '97 talk about the origins of the Puzzles in Purple contest created by Greg Pliska '84, the joy of treasure hunts, and the ways in which a shared love of puzzles has been one of the things that have kept them connected throughout a lifelong friendship. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Hannah Noel ’08

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Coming full circle back to her home of the Berkshires, Hannah Noel '08 reflects on the journey into academia and passion for ethnic studies, due in large part through the support of her Latina/o Studies professors at Williams. Continue reading »