Figure skating club journeys across the ice

On Saturday, the College’s Figure Skating Club hosted its sixth annual ice… Read the full article →

Figure skating club journeys across the ice Figure skating club journeys across the ice

‘Against the State’ is sharp, timely and critical

Political art is not new. It’s been around as long as politics have, or since… Read the full article →

‘Against the State’ is sharp, timely and critical ‘Against the State’ is sharp, timely and critical

College names Sandstrom Dean

On Feb. 1, President Adam Falk announced in a campus-wide email that Marlene… Read the full article →

College names Sandstrom Dean College names Sandstrom Dean

Board of Trustees hosts forum with student body

On Jan. 22, 100 students attended an open forum with the Board of Trustees of… Read the full article →

Board of Trustees hosts forum with student body Board of Trustees hosts forum with student body

One in Two Thousand: Tyrone Scafe ’17

One of my most vivid early memories from my first-year was being inducted into… Read the full article →

One in Two Thousand: Tyrone Scafe ’17 One in Two Thousand: Tyrone Scafe '17

News

College names Sandstrom Dean

February 10, 2016

On Feb. 1, President Adam Falk announced in a campus-wide email that Marlene Sandstrom, Hales Professor of Psychology, will succeed Sarah Bolton as Dean of the College when Bolton assumes the presidency of the College of Wooster on July 1. Falk offered Sandstrom the position after consultations with the Faculty Steering Committee (FSC). Sandstrom joined […]

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History of Ephs parallels that of Amherst Lord Jeffs

February 10, 2016

The Board of Trustees of Amherst College decided, on Jan. 26, to drop Lord Jeffery Amherst as an unofficial mascot. Though The Amherst Student’s archives include articles about the controversy dating back to 2001, the movement to remove “Lord Jeff” as mascot accelerated in November, when the faculty unanimously voted against keeping the mascot and […]

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Editorials

On the nature of ‘screws’: Promoting a culture of respect

February 10, 2016

While varied social events and programming help to ensure a diverse social scene at the College, there are serious concerns about how so-called “screw parties” and events of similar nature can potentially pose harm to students and perpetuate rape culture. Plenty of campus organizations, including the Record, have hosted screw events and, while we acknowledge […]

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223 years overdue: Improving communication between the Board of Trustees and students

January 27, 2016

The meeting with the Board of Trustees’ Committee on Student Experiences gave students an opportunity to present their concerns to trustees. The approximately 100 students in attendance spoke eloquently about many important issues. The meeting was a good first step towards fostering cooperation between students and trustees, albeit a small one. It is unclear, however, […]

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Op-Eds

Preserving Collaboration: Why we should think twice about plans for new Bronfman

February 10, 2016

An academic building is a lot like a football team’s kicker. When it’s good, you barely notice. You move through your day going to class, blissfully unaware of its positive impact on your life. But when it’s bad, you’re furious. Every mistake is obvious, and you can’t help but wonder how on earth this building […]

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Re-evaluating Lord Jeff: Is emphasis on institutional history halting progress?

February 10, 2016

I was recently dismayed to learn that Amherst is changing its mascot from the Lord Jeffs to an as-yet-undecided new representative. Citing that Lord Jeffery Amherst owned slaves and condoned the distribution of small pox blankets almost 300 years ago, outraged students ousted their colonial-era figurehead. I find this confounding because virtually every part of […]

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Features

Figure skating club journeys across the ice

February 10, 2016

On Saturday, the College’s Figure Skating Club hosted its sixth annual ice show at Lansing Chapman Rink. The show, entitled “Journ-Ice, a Journey around the Rink,” showcased the skills and hard work of some of the College’s figure skaters and provided an entertaining evening for all. To begin the journey-themed show, the entire group of […]

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Students build community to discuss taking time off

February 10, 2016

About 25 people milled about Goodrich Hall on Saturday evening, talking, mingling and drinking hot chocolate. But this was not an ordinary night in Goodrich – it was the Taking Time Off Meet and Greet, a new event organized by Sally Waters ’17. Many students who attended the informal event were returning from time away […]

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Arts

‘Against the State’ is sharp, timely and critical

February 10, 2016

Political art is not new. It’s been around as long as politics have, or since the first person desired – and acquired – power over others. A new exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), African Art Against the State, curated by Assistant Professor of Art Michelle Apotsos, with a select section, Politics […]

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Poet Michael Lee delivers stark, riveting performance

February 10, 2016

  In the first work that spoken word poet Michael Lee performed last Thursday night in Goodrich Hall before a crowd of about 150, he recalled names, regret and drugs – and whiskey and science and addiction. His words seemed to build upon one another, the rhythm of them growing louder and more insistent as […]

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Sports

Men’s hockey takes fifth straight victory

February 10, 2016

Men’s ice hockey (15-4-1, 11-2-1 in the NESCAC) came away with a narrow 4-3 victory over the Wesleyan last Saturday after winning in overtime 5-4 to the Trinity on Friday. Saturday’s game marked the Ephs’ fifth straight win and their 10th win over the past 11 games. “The team showed great poise after trailing 2-0 […]

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Wrestling triumphs on Senior Day

February 10, 2016

Wrestling (12-4, 3-1 in the NESCAC) hosted Oneonta,Wesleyan and No. 9 Ithaca last Saturday during the men’s Senior Day, the last home meet of the 2015-2016 wrestling schedule. The men secured wins against Oneonta (36-19) and Wesleyan (43-10) but failed to beat Ithaca, losing 34-3, the team’s fourth defeat of the season. “While we came […]

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