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

‘A Touch of Sin’ probes underbelly of modern China

Last Wednesday night, the Chinese underground film A Touch of Sin by director… Read the full article →

‘A Touch of Sin’ probes underbelly of modern China ‘A Touch of Sin’ probes underbelly of modern China

After the final rose: ‘Bachelorette’-star alum tells all

JJ O’Brien ’05 was among the many Ephs religiously watching the popular… Read the full article →

After the final rose: ‘Bachelorette’-star alum tells all After the final rose: ‘Bachelorette’-star alum tells all

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

News

Students elect new CC representatives

October 1, 2014

From Thursday to Sunday, students voted online in the bi-annual College Council (CC) elections. The fall electoral contests consisted of races for CC treasurer, CC assistant treasurer, CC class representatives, representatives on the Honor and Discipline Committee and representatives on the newly reformed Honorary Degrees Committee. With 381 votes tabulated between the four class years, […]

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Access index compares College’s financial aid policies to peers

October 1, 2014

The New York Times’s College Access Index, a measure of colleges’ efforts to improve economic diversity, recently ranked Williams 15th out of 100 top colleges, in a tie with three other schools. The index examined the net price for students who come from households earning between $30,000 and $48,000 a year and qualify for federal […]

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Editorials

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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A trainer a day keeps club sports at play

September 24, 2014

We at the Record would like to commend College Council (CC) and the College for establishing and funding a trainer position for club sports athletes. It is heartening to see this largely student-led initiative reach fruition through the combined effort of CC and the administration, as this is exactly the kind of thing CC and […]

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Op-Eds

Smartphones, dumb habits

October 1, 2014

It’s a common sight on the Williams campus: students with their heads down, staring at a five-by-three-inch rectangle. Whether they’re walking between classes, studying in the library or even eating a meal in the dining halls, students are constantly checking their smartphones. While smartphones definitely have many benefits, one wonders whether they need to be […]

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Open your mind

October 1, 2014

According to Dictionary.com, which is – safe to say – a pretty reliable source (some would even argue to a greater degree than Wikipedia), liberal is defined as being “open-minded or tolerant, especially free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.” For some of us, this definition is perennially tucked away […]

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Features

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

October 1, 2014

On Nov. 4, Americans will head to the voting booths, and for Massachusetts voters, the ballot will be headlined by an Eph: Martha Coakley ’75. After winning the democratic gubernatorial primary on Sept. 9, she is returning to the statewide ballot for the third time in four years, having lost to Scott Brown for the […]

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Alpacas make the fluffiest fall festival

October 1, 2014

If you are feeling sappy, just dial 1-877-45-SYRUP. Thanks to such innovations as the Sweet Brooks Farm maple syrup hotline, those of us tucked away in Berkshire backcountry still have access to the essentials. Providing sugary provisions to the greater Williamstown area since 2010, however, is not only what makes Sweet Brooks Farm such a […]

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Arts

Franz West exhibit charms with playful, probing spirit

October 1, 2014

“I look at Franz West as the Einstein of art. People might think it’s craziness but its not and that’s what they thought of Einstein” said Joseph Mondia, the permanent guard of the current Franz West exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA). Having spent the past few months immersed in the playfully […]

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‘Brill Bruisers’ delivers exhilarating take on power pop

October 1, 2014

The New Pornographers, A.C. Newman and Neko Case’s power pop super-group, is back, having released its sixth album Brill Bruisers to critical and popular acclaim last month. The Vancouver-based band formed in 1999 and claims Newman, Case, Dan Bejar and John Collins of Destroyer, Kathryn Calder of Immaculate Machine, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey of […]

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Sports

Ephs snag second at home invite

October 1, 2014

Last Saturday, men’s cross country competed in the Purple Valley Invitational, held at the team’s home course at Mount Greylock Regional High School. The men took second in the varsity 8k and nabbed first in the junior varsity 5k. 24 teams traveled to Williamstown to partake in the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday, hailing from […]

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Volleyball secures Little Three crown

October 1, 2014

Volleyball (10-1, 3-0 in the NESCAC) defeated Amherst in a close match Friday night. With this win, the Ephs claimed the 2014 Little Three title. The Ephs won in five sets: 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 24-26 and 15-13. The Ephs lost the first few points in the first set, creating a deficit; however, a kill from […]

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