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

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, one of the most important historical documents, will be coming… Read the full article →

Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta Clark Institute selected to display Magna Carta

Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. Recently, many of our hyper-intelligent… Read the full article →

Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses Go team: Professors discuss value of team-taught courses

Top News

Muslim Chaplain Bilal Ansari Leaves, College looks for replacement

September 10, 2014

With the departure of former Muslim chaplain Bilal Ansari to the new Zaytuna College in California, the College is considering his legacy as they search for a new Muslim chaplain. Ansari, who began working at the College at the start of the 2011-12 academic year, was also assistant director for the Center for Learning in […]

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College revises committee makeup

September 10, 2014

On Monday, President Falk sent out a campus-wide e-mail outlining a significant change in how the College selects its honorary degree recipients. After the controversy among students and faculty over having former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg as last year’s commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient (“Selection of Commencement speaker, Bloomberg, sparks controversy,” Apr. 23, […]

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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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Other News

College implements new medical transportation system

September 10, 2014

The College has collaborated with the Williamstown-based Village Ambulance Service (VAS) to create a new non-emergency transportation system for students to various medical services in Bennington and Berkshire counties. The free van service will be available to all students from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from midnight to 8 a.m. seven days a week. […]

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Faculty members lead discussion about Ferguson

September 10, 2014

Last Thursday, College faculty members Leslie Brown, associate professor of history, Reginold Royston, C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies and Vincent Schleitwiler, assistant professor of English, led members of the College community in a discussion on this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo. The conversation explored the history of racialized violence in the United States. […]

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Op-Eds

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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A singular experience

September 17, 2014

Whenever we hear the word “group,” we automatically let out a sigh of relief and scream, “Yes! Less work for me!” Our insides melt, and we experience a sense of euphoria like no other (okay, that may or may not have been a grandiose exaggeration, but you catch my drift).  All in all, at this […]

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Features

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

September 10, 2014

“Classic pursuit problem,” said math professor Craig Williams to a group of students and fellow faculty at the math and psychology building in Thomas T. Read Professor of Mathematics Colin Adams’ new book, Zombies and Calculus. They were watching Dean Collins flee a zombie chasing him across the science quad as he headed for Sleason […]

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Eight Crunchiest First-Years

September 10, 2014

How crunchy are they? Their collective crunch can be heard for miles, coming in handy as a safety whistle in the daring, life-threatening situations of the great outdoors. In the spirit of (but mostly to spite) the “15 Hottest Freshmen” feature that the Harvard Crimson continues to release annually, the Record thought it about time […]

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Arts

Renovated Clark opens up to critical acclaim

September 10, 2014

The Clark’s $145 million renovation, which was completed this summer, is a harmonious consolidation of decades of architectural change. The structure, which morphed from its original classical conception by architect Daniel Perry in 1955, to a discordant combination of the more modernist ambitions of Pietro Belluschi and Walter Gropius, has been reinvigorated with the soaring, […]

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WCFM reviews the best sounds of the summer

September 10, 2014

Five DJs from WCFM praise the music that shaped their summers. Charlie Gaillard Noise-rap group, clipping, a collaboration between rapper Daveed Diggs and producers Jonathan Snipes and William Hudson, brought a more polished sound to their sophomore album CLPPNG, one of the most daring and sonically varied hip-hop releases of the summer. That doesn’t necessarily […]

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Sports

Women’s tennis dominates in 9-0 victory

September 10, 2014

After failing to procure the NCAA Div. III Championship title last spring, for the first time since 2008, women’s tennis (1-0) is looking to reassert itself with a strong fall season. Starting off the season on the right note last Sunday, the women destroyed Wellesley 9-0. The team ended its spring 2014 campaign with a […]

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Volleyball battles to undefeated weekend

September 10, 2014

After falling in the NCAA Div. III Regional Final to in-state opponent University of Massachusetts at Boston a season ago, volleyball worked hard over the offseason to move past the loss and surpass the success of last year’s team. With the return of two ECAC All-New England players in Tori Jasuta ’17 and Ryan Farley […]

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