Committee hosts discussion on mural

Last Sunday, the student contingent of the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional… Read the full article →

Committee hosts discussion on mural Committee hosts discussion on mural

Schjeldahl delivers wit, insight in talk on Wilde and criticism

Peter Schjeldahl is a pretty big deal. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, he… Read the full article →

Schjeldahl delivers wit, insight in talk on Wilde and criticism Schjeldahl delivers wit, insight in talk on Wilde and criticism

Falk strides through Boston Marathon

On April 18th, a herd of 30,000 sweaty, panting, cramping, closeted masochists… Read the full article →

Falk strides through Boston Marathon Falk strides through Boston Marathon

Log mural uncovered for campus consideration and discussion

Yesterday, a statement included in Daily Messages announced that the mural in… Read the full article →

Log mural uncovered for campus consideration and discussion Log mural uncovered for campus consideration and discussion

Thayer treads fantastically between art and science

Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer… Read the full article →

Thayer treads fantastically between art and science Thayer treads fantastically between art and science

News

Committee hosts discussion on mural

April 27, 2016

Last Sunday, the student contingent of the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History led a forum concerning the contentious mural at the Log. Students, faculty and staff members have raised concerns over its depiction of Mohawk Chief Hendrick, Commander Ephraim Williams and their various aides studying battle plans before the Battle of Lake George […]

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CC seeks lighting for Route 2

April 27, 2016

The optimistic “stop, look, wave” system has served the Williamstown community for years. During daylight hours, drivers and pedestrians share Route 2, the main road running through the College, without serious issues; however, at night, darkness and lack of awareness make Route 2 a significant safety hazard.  “Having a campus split in two by a […]

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Editorials

Logging our history: Why the College should keep and contextualize the Log mural

April 27, 2016

On Sunday, the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History held a forum in order to receive student input on the currently contentious mural at the Log, which is a constructive step towards determining the fate of the mural. Ultimately, the mural should remain in the Log, but there should be a written contextual element […]

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JA diversity and equal opportunity: Evaluating the inclusivity of the Junior Advisor system

April 20, 2016

A recent poll conducted by the Record found that Junior Advisors (JAs) are significantly less likely to be on financial aid than the student body, more likely to be white and more likely to be varsity athletes. The self-reported nature of this poll leaves open the possibility that this data may be skewed. And yet, […]

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Op-Eds

Tips on tipping: On the importance of considering the waitstaff when eating out

April 27, 2016

Hi. My name is Lia. I’m the girl who works at the Log, and I’m here to talk about tipping. The College is a small enough campus that some of you who see me at work also see me getting breakfast in my pj’s. This means I do the awkward dance of questionable eye contact […]

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Beyond “teachable moments”: Approaching the Log mural in an engaging manner

April 27, 2016

What does it mean to say something is a “teachable moment”? I’ve been thinking about that question as the committee I chair, the Committee on Campus Space and Institutional History, has focused its attention this semester on developing recommendations about the Log mural depicting Ephraim Williams and “King Hendrick” Theyanoguin (and other English and Mohawk […]

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Features

Falk strides through Boston Marathon

April 27, 2016

On April 18th, a herd of 30,000 sweaty, panting, cramping, closeted masochists ran 26.2 miles through the streets of Boston. Among them was President of the College Adam Falk. Falk completed his third-ever marathon in three hours and 58 minutes, a pace of about nine minutes per mile – an impressive feat. Falk’s previous marathon […]

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Ephs explore Williamstown’s iced coffee scene

April 27, 2016

As Nantucket Red pants descend upon the Purple Valley, all the signs show that spring is in the air and with it, the beginning of iced coffee season. As the temperature broke 70 degrees this past weekend and people began to pull out the sunscreen, we decided it was high time to pay tribute to […]

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Arts

Schjeldahl delivers wit, insight in talk on Wilde and criticism

April 27, 2016

Peter Schjeldahl is a pretty big deal. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, he has received the Clark Prize for Excellence in Writing from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Carleton College and is the art critic for The New Yorker. A big deal, for good reason – […]

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Artist Otherwise Known As… Cornelius Chandler ’17

April 27, 2016

My proposal to write about Cornelius Chandler ’17 was admittedly self-interested. For the past three years, Chandler’s music has been playing on my phone, mingling with the likes of Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Outkast. So, to sit with Chandler in his Lehman common room and listen to his music and story was a personal […]

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Sports

Men’s tennis splits matches in Maine

April 27, 2016

Men’s tennis (11-3, 4-2 in the NESCAC) split a slate of weekend conference matches against Bowdoin and Bates. Last Saturday, the Ephs fell to the nationally-ranked Polar Bears by a score of 8-1, but the team rebounded on Sunday with an essential 8-1 win over the Bobcats. After a turgid showing on Saturday, the squad […]

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Softball rallies to take Little Threes

April 27, 2016

Softball (26-8, 7-2 in the NESCAC) once again recovered from a three-run deficit against archrival Amherst last weekend to post a 6-3 win and capture the Little Three Championship. Tradition holds that any time Williams wins the Little Three Championship, the women ascend to the top of the Lasell Tower and ring the bells. The […]

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