Women’s track takes first at NESCACs

Last Saturday, women’s track claimed the NESCAC outdoor track title, finishing… Read the full article →

Women’s track takes first at NESCACs Women’s track takes first at NESCACs

Faculty Bookstore Commitee recommends bookstore at Willmott Lot

The Faculty Bookstore Committee released a report on Tuesday, April 21 outlining… Read the full article →

Faculty Bookstore Commitee recommends bookstore at Willmott Lot Faculty Bookstore Commitee recommends bookstore at Willmott Lot

Lecture on local cheese leaves students salivating

From the first daily message I received, I was already excited about it. So… Read the full article →

Lecture on local cheese leaves students salivating Lecture on local cheese leaves students salivating

Clark Gala delivers elegant evening for attendees

When you think of a college party, you generally don’t think of ball gowns… Read the full article →

Clark Gala delivers elegant evening for attendees Clark Gala delivers elegant evening for attendees

Students march in divestment parade

Last Saturday, over 100 students, faculty, alumni and community members marched… Read the full article →

Students march in divestment parade Students march in divestment parade

News

ACSR weighs on divestment issue

April 29, 2015

On April 12, the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) released its report titled “A Proposal for Divestment,” which ultimately did not present a consensus on whether the College should divest from the 100 companies with the largest oil and gas reserves and the 100 companies with the largest coal reserves. The report acknowledged the […]

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Faculty Bookstore Commitee recommends bookstore at Willmott Lot

April 29, 2015

The Faculty Bookstore Committee released a report on Tuesday, April 21 outlining the process that has resulted in its recommendation for a college bookstore, to be presented to senior administration. The Committee recommended that Follett, the current operator of textbook sales at Water Street Books, operate a bookstore on the Willmott lot, at the corner […]

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Editorials

Bookin’ it

April 29, 2015

In light of the Faculty Bookstore Committee’s ongoing decision-making process, we at the Record would like to examine the possibility of a college bookstore on Spring Street. While the creation of a college bookstore is arguably not an urgent or imperative step for the College to take, we believe the bookstore could be both an […]

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Ending on a good note

April 22, 2015

We at the Record applaud the recent effort by last year’s College Council (CC) and the Office for Student Life (OSL) to significantly reduce the cost of Senior Week, beginning with the Class of 2016. By effectively working together to determine how to continue to fund certain groups while creatively reappropriating other budgets to cover […]

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Op-Eds

The deliberate act of remembering

April 29, 2015

Last Friday, Armenian communities across the world observed the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. On April 24th, 1915, about 250 Armenian intellectuals were arrested in Constantinople by the Ottoman government. This was the opening salvo in a three-year campaign of ethnic violence which is estimated to have cost the lives of 600,000 to 1.5 […]

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A presidential pardon

April 29, 2015

You know the narrative, but you don’t know the name. The story of the creation of Amherst College is lore here at Williams. In 1821, the president of the College decided to bail for Hampshire County, taking with him a smattering of students, a fistful of faculty, a bunch of books, a hoard of honeybuns […]

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Features

Lecture on local cheese leaves students salivating

April 29, 2015

From the first daily message I received, I was already excited about it. So when I walked into Griffin 6 last Thursday for the cheese tasting before Heather Paxson, professor of anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gave a talk on artisanal cheesemaking in the U.S., my mouth was practically watering. We all sat […]

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Exploring the quirks of WSO

April 29, 2015

Orville Redenbacher in a bikini. Ads soliciting (and successfully obtaining) trained exorcists. Bare-chested, impassioned video renditions of Frozen’s “Let It Go.” Heated discourse on the virtues of moustaches and Gorilla Munch cereal. Bold and even lethal dating advice and avowals of love. These were the fruits from the glory days of Williams Students Online (WSO). […]

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Arts

Clark Gala delivers elegant evening for attendees

April 29, 2015

When you think of a college party, you generally don’t think of ball gowns and hors d’oeuvres. But last Saturday night, rather than make their way to the next rager on Route 2, dozens of College students dolled up and headed on buses to the Clark Art Institute for the first annual Clark Gala event. […]

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‘Large Bowl’ rededicated in new Morley Circle site

April 29, 2015

Last Saturday, the College rededicated Ursula von Rydingsvard’s massive bronze sculpture “Large Bowl” in a ceremony at the work’s site in Morley Circle. Von Rydingsvard, Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) leaders, alumni and other community members attended the event and spoke about the importance of public art on campus and the unique contributions of […]

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Sports

Women’s track takes first at NESCACs

April 29, 2015

Last Saturday, women’s track claimed the NESCAC outdoor track title, finishing with 170 points, ahead of second place Middlebury who claimed 98 points on the Lee Track. Each and every team member contributed to the victory, especially through an array of top-eight finishes. Starting with the 10k, Emily Sundquist ’18 finished in seventh place with […]

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Two NESCAC wins propel women’s tennis to 18-0

April 29, 2015

With two victories over Bowdoin and Bates, women’s tennis (18-0, 7-0 in the NESCAC) concluded an undefeated regular season last Sunday. This is the first perfect regular season for Williams under Head Coach Alison Swain ’01. Sunday’s victory puts Swain’s career record at 175-20 (.897). In Sunday’s match against Bates, the women played at home […]

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