WCMA’s Publication Studio holds impressive promise

Last Thursday, Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) held the October installment… Read the full article →

WCMA’s Publication Studio holds impressive promise WCMA’s Publication Studio holds impressive promise

Franz West exhibit charms with playful, probing spirit

“I look at Franz West as the Einstein of art. People might think it’s craziness… Read the full article →

Franz West exhibit charms with playful, probing spirit Franz West exhibit charms with playful, probing spirit

Alumna holds College’s legacy close in race for Mass. governor

On Nov. 4, Americans will head to the voting booths, and for Massachusetts voters,… Read the full article →

Alumna holds College’s legacy close in race for Mass. governor Alumna holds College’s legacy close in race for Mass. governor

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

News

Faculty considers more night classes

October 22, 2014

Professors debated the merits of adding more evening timeslots for courses at the faculty meeting on Oct. 15. Leslie Brown, chair of the Calendar and Schedule Committee, which works with the registrar to schedule classes and assign rooms, introduced the possibility of adding 75-minute evening courses on Mondays and Wednesdays, although the days and times […]

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CC cuts funding to ‘Frosh Revue’

October 22, 2014

College Council (CC) voted to censure Frosh Revue for violating the College’s hazing policy and Massachusetts state law at its Oct. 15 meeting. The College first took action after a first-year complained to Dean Bolton in early September about feeling uncomfortable in the performance group. Several other students also expressed concerns about partaking in a […]

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Editorials

Frosh rebuke

October 22, 2014

We at the Record commend College Council (CC) for taking swift action following the complaints against Frosh Revue for violations of the College’s anti-hazing policy. Based on the policy, we believe that CC was right to punish Frosh Revue for actions that occurred during its annual “Hell Week” that clearly crossed a line. Hazing is […]

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The case against night classes

October 22, 2014

We feel that scheduling additional night classes would have both benefits and drawbacks for the student body, but on balance it would be a mistake to not consider other options first. Adding night classes would help resolve the current scheduling conflicts and alleviate the demand for classrooms during the day. It would also benefit the […]

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Op-Eds

Making the grade

October 22, 2014

The following is adapted from a faculty meeting last year. The Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) is sponsoring a year-long initiative called “Why Liberal Arts?” Please check out their tumblr at williamswhyliberalarts.tumblr.com. I believe that the goal of a liberal arts education is to prepare our students to be thriving citizens in a pluralistic democracy. […]

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Keeping up with the critics

October 22, 2014

As it has been an issue before in my writing for the Record, I want to be clear: The following opinion piece is not satire. I recently experienced a disturbing revelation: There are people who do not like the Kardashians. In fact, there are many, many people who hate Calabasas’s most famous clan. I am […]

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Features

3rd annual Farm Bike Tour clicks Food Week into gear

October 22, 2014

You may have seen the Food Week posters strewn about your entry stairwell, class hallways and the Paresky Center. In honor of Food Day, a nationwide annual celebration and movement for healthy and sustainable food, the campus is flooded with the splendor of local, organic, humanely-raised goods. A whole week dedicated to food is certainly […]

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Bottoms Up: Being bookish in the bar

October 22, 2014

We met promptly at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening in front of Hops and Vines. As we walked into the restaurant with our backpacks on, we confessed to each other, “I’m excited, but also nervous.” We wondered what the waitress and other patrons would think. Would we be asked to put our books away? Would […]

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Arts

Cap and Bells injects humor into Shakespeare classic

October 22, 2014

Can death be funny? Tough question. Maybe, to a point? Let’s ask an easier question. Can William Shakespeare’s work be funny? For the cast and crew of Stage Blood, the most recent show from the student-run theater company, the answer is a resounding yes. Shakespeare’s pieces can be funny, both intentionally and inadvertently. And these […]

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DarkMatter inspires critique

October 22, 2014

DarkMatter, a trans South Asian artist and activist collaboration, visited the College this Friday. Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon, who identify as “class and (hindu) caste privileged trans south asian artists and organizers” provided a workshop on diaspora, kinship and movement-building in the afternoon followed by a performance in Goodrich Hall that evening. In their […]

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Sports

Ephs top Panthers and Jumbos, extend win streak

October 22, 2014

Last Sunday, women’s soccer (12-1, 7-1 in the NESCAC) topped Middlebury for the first time since 2010 in a tough, physical battle, after defeating Tufts last Saturday 1-0.They also beat Bowdoin 2-1 on Oct. 12 in double OT and dismantled Little Three rival Wesleyan 4-0 on Oct. 10. Against Middlebury, Kristi Kirshe ’17 notched another […]

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Men’s XC clinches 27th straight Little Three title

October 22, 2014

Last Saturday, runners from Amherst and Wesleyan traveled to Williamstown for the annual Little Three Championship. The men’s 8k course at Mount Greylock Regional High School propelled the athletes to some great performances. Williams has won 41 Little Three titles since 1970, including all of the past 26. Saturday, the Ephs continued their streak with […]

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