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

College works to investigate hate crime

October 8, 2014

On Oct. 1, Campus Safety and Security received a report from a student regarding a vandalized poster found in a service staircase in Paresky. The photograph on the poster, part of the “I Am Williams” campaign, is a portrait of an Arab Muslim student who had already graduated when the poster was found. The portrait’s […]

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CC votes on Annual Budget

October 8, 2014

College Council (CC) approved allocations of funding for student groups at its first meeting on Oct. 7. CC funds club athletics, student activities, arts, music and performance groups, publications, service groups and spirituality groups using funds from the Student Activities Tax. CC’s Financial Committee reviewed the budget requests of student groups and cut the total […]

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Editorials

We are all Williams

October 8, 2014

It is with dismay that we at the Record once again find ourselves publishing an editorial to address an act of bigotry. The removal and defacement of a Muslim graduate’s “I Am Williams” poster is a crime, and a disturbing reminder of the work our community still has before us. First, we would like to […]

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A demonstrated need

October 1, 2014

After taking a closer look at the College’s financial aid policies, we at the Record acknowledge that there is much to celebrate. The College is in a unique position among American institutions of higher education; there are a select few that have sufficient financial resources to award full tuition aid to the neediest American students, […]

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Op-Eds

Substance over sound bites

October 8, 2014

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech and free press. It is incredibly beneficial to have a free flow of ideas and opinions in a democratic society. Moreover, expressing those ideas in the form of a debate can be intellectually stimulating and quite entertaining. Unfortunately, the way in which […]

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Community, not conformity

October 8, 2014

As I walked into Paresky Saturday morning to pray in solidarity with the Muslim Ephs, I was overcome by the beautiful call to prayer of the former Muslim chaplain, Bilal Ansari. To have Baxter Hall filled with Muslim, Jewish and Christian brothers and sisters at 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning was nothing less than […]

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Features

Hopkins Observatory holds national legacy of discovery

October 8, 2014

In 2012, the College’s astronomy department used the seven-inch refracting telescope in Hopkins Observatory to look at a star in the night sky for the first time in years. Though not the first astronomical observatory in America,  Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in 1838, is the oldest surviving observatory in the United States, and the telescope within […]

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Ephs turned profs. return to Purple Valley

October 8, 2014

While most students live in Williamstown for four years, some end up staying on campus for much longer – some, in fact, do so for decades. Professor of History Charles Dew ’58, for example, has spent 41 years at the College: four as a student and 37 as a professor. According to Dew, teaching here […]

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Arts

Shabazz Palaces impresses

October 8, 2014

Hip-hop/Afropunk duo Shabazz Palaces returned to the music scene this summer with their second album released under Sub Pop records, Lese Majesty. Artists Ishmael Butler (also known as Palaceer Lazaro) and Tendai Maraire, who reside in Seattle, have worked together as Palaces from 2009 and have yet to disappoint with their work. Butler, a former […]

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Ueno enlivens Sawyer with exploration on art, nature

October 8, 2014

This past Monday, Japanese artist Yuji Ueno enlivened the forum of Sawyer Library’s first floor with a performance piece entitled “Ikebana: Epiphany of Life.” Ueno was introduced by Professor of Japanese Kasumi Yamamoto, who explained that the artist had been trained in ikebana, a traditional art form of Japanese flower arrangement since the age of […]

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Sports

Ephs extend winning streak to 10

October 8, 2014

Volleyball (14-1, 5-0 in the NESCAC) continued its winning streak last week, defeating Middlebury and Potsdam State on Saturday, Hamilton on Friday and Union on Sept. 30. Last Saturday, the women faced off against conference foe Middlebury in an important NESCAC match. The Panthers took the lead in the beginning of the first set, but […]

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Women’s soccer scores eight in rout

October 8, 2014

Last Sunday, women’s soccer (8-1, 3-1 in the NESCAC) put on quite the offensive showing as they dismissed New England College by the margin of 8-0. First-year Natasha Albaneze ’18 notched the first two goals and then the assists for the next two in a span of 19 minutes in the first half-hour of the […]

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