WALLS promotes student engagement with art

Last Sunday, early risers lined up outside the door of the Williams College… Read the full article →

WALLS promotes student engagement with art WALLS promotes student engagement with art

And the Academy Award goes to: The treasures of Chapin

Before opening this summer as part of the new Sawyer Library, the Chapin Rare… Read the full article →

And the Academy Award goes to: The treasures of Chapin And the Academy Award goes to: The treasures of Chapin

In a zombie apocalypse, it’s the math profs who survive

“Classic pursuit problem,” said math professor Craig Williams to a group… Read the full article →

In a zombie apocalypse, it’s the math profs who survive In a zombie apocalypse, it’s the math profs who survive

Renovated Clark opens up to critical acclaim

The Clark’s $145 million renovation, which was completed this summer, is a… Read the full article →

Renovated Clark opens up to critical acclaim Renovated Clark opens up to critical acclaim

Women’s tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title

Last weekend, women’s tennis (21-2, 7-1 in the NESCAC) competed in the second… Read the full article →

Women’s tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title Women's tennis cruises to quarterfinals, look to defend title

News

Circle of 6 introduced to prevent assault

September 17, 2014

As part of continuing efforts to prevent rape and sexual assault on campus, the College has announced the launch of a two-year pilot program with Tech 4 Good, Inc. to bring its Circle of 6 app to the Purple Valley. The app, developed by filmmaker and activist Nancy Schwartzman, is a component of recently appointed […]

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Admin. works to replace staffers

September 17, 2014

The College is currently undergoing searches to fill the openings of vice president for strategic planning and institutional diversity at the College and assistant director of the Davis Center, following the respective departures of Mike Reed ’75 and Taj Smith in the 2013-14 academic year. President Falk announced in a campus-wide email last May that […]

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Editorials

Keep your friends close

September 17, 2014

We at the Record salute the administration’s introduction of the College-specific sexual assault prevention application Circle of 6. We hope that Circle of 6 will facilitate sexual assault prevention by increasing awareness of sexual assault on campus and normalizing the act of reaching out for help. We are confident that Circle of 6’s simple interface […]

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Honoring student input

September 10, 2014

We at the Record applaud the College administration, College Council (CC) and the Minority Coalition for revising the honorary degree and commencement speaker selection process. We hope that the increased number of students on the Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee – one of whom will be CC’s Vice President for Community and Diversity – will better […]

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Op-Eds

Electoral college

September 17, 2014

It’s election season. Midterm election primaries are over nationwide, and candidates are ramping up their efforts to appeal to constituents. Americans are frustrated with a Congress dogged by partisanship and a lack of definitive action. As the College’s own election season begins, I start to reflect on our own political system. There are some pretty […]

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Goodbye Williams, with love

September 17, 2014

As I reflect on my three years at the College, I cannot help chasing the good thoughts with tears of joy and love. I cannot help but think about the 1000 students, led by the Minority Coalition, who signed a petition to administration to open a Muslim chaplain position. Despite senior administration at Williams having […]

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Features

And the Academy Award goes to: The treasures of Chapin

September 17, 2014

Before opening this summer as part of the new Sawyer Library, the Chapin Rare Books Library had been shut away for the last six years in its temporary location at the Southworth Schoolhouse. The four-year tenure of a College student caused the collection to all but disappear from the student body’s collective memory, and so […]

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Spring St. Cafe opens its doors

September 17, 2014

Karen Gosselin, owner of the Spring Street Market and Café, has a vision for her venue. “I want to be that spot,” she said. “I want to be a place where the students come and hang out because they want to, and not because they have to.” The market, which opened in June, seeks to […]

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Arts

WALLS promotes student engagement with art

September 17, 2014

Last Sunday, early risers lined up outside the door of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) for the second-ever release of the 90 artworks of the Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces (WALLS) into the dorm rooms of students. You heard correctly, WALLS is an aptly named program that allows students to take original […]

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Clark transports audiences with two current exhibitions

September 17, 2014

This fall, the Clark Art Institute is showing four special exhibitions; two of which, “Cast For Eternity” and “Make It New,” highlight distinct artistic periods in world history. Informative as well as pleasing to the eye, both shows are worth visiting this month before they close. While the Clark is well known for its collections […]

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Sports

Ephs down MIT with late goal in 3-2 OT thriller

September 17, 2014

Women’s soccer (4-0, 2-0 in the NESCAC) had another successful weekend, netting late to beat MIT in double overtime on Sunday after blowing out Trinity with a 5-0 thrashing on Saturday. The Ephs took on the Engineers in a fast-paced, end-to-end matchup on Sunday afternoon and emerged victorious after Audrey Thomas ’17 scored in the […]

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Volleyball secures 3 wins at UMass Invite

September 17, 2014

Volleyball (6-1) went 3-1 on the weekend at the University of Massachusetts at Boston Invitational, collecting two huge victories on Sunday after having gone 1-1 on Saturday. In their first game of the afternoon on Sunday, the women faced off against Whitman. The Ephs struggled early, barely winning the first set 25-20 and dropping the […]

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