‘The Colour In Anything’ wows

The Colour in Anything, British musician James Blake’s most recent release,… Read the full article →

‘The Colour In Anything’ wows ‘The Colour In Anything’ wows

AASiA hosts panel on Asian American studies program

On Wednesday, Asian American Students in Action (AASiA) hosted a panel in Griffin… Read the full article →

AASiA hosts panel on Asian American studies program AASiA hosts panel on Asian American studies program

Future is ‘Bright’ for new North Adams microbrewery

Orion Howard ’88 and Eric Kerns, co-founders of Bright Ideas Brewing, believe… Read the full article →

Future is ‘Bright’ for new North Adams microbrewery Future is ‘Bright’ for new North Adams microbrewery

Softball claims NESCAC Championship

Softball (32-9, 10-2 in the NESCAC) earned its first NESCAC Tournament title… Read the full article →

Softball claims NESCAC Championship Softball claims NESCAC Championship

Chamber Choir enhances poetry’s beauty with performance

Something you don’t expect to find in the middle of an art museum: a choir.… Read the full article →

Chamber Choir enhances poetry’s beauty with performance Chamber Choir enhances poetry’s beauty with performance

News

Uncomfotable Learning speaker Ian Tuttle critiques Planned Parenthood

May 11, 2016

National Review Institute Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism Ian Tuttle came to the College on Thursday night to deliver his talk, “Fetal Parts and Fava Beans: Abortion Politics after the Planned Parenthood Videos.” This talk was sponsored by Williams for Life along with Uncomfortable Learning and the National Review Institute, an off-campus organization that aims […]

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In Other Ivory Towers

May 11, 2016

Harvard President Drew Faust announced last Friday that the university will penalize single-sex social organizations, including Greek organizations and final clubs. Members of those organizations, beginning with the class of 2021, will be ineligible for leadership positions in official student organizations, team captaincies and endorsements for fellowships including the Rhodes and Marshall. Final clubs are […]

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Editorials

On curricular representation: Why a liberal arts education is incomplete without Asian American studies

May 11, 2016

Asian American Students in Action (AASiA) hosted a panel last week as part of their effort to establish a full-time, tenure-track Asian American studies professorial position and ultimately a concentration. Asian American studies is an integral part of American studies and as such should be consistently represented in the College’s curriculum. The most comparable concentrations […]

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Putting the cha-ching back in Spring Fling: Why Tory Lanez’s unpaid fees should rollover to next year’s concert budget

May 4, 2016

The only silver lining in Tory Lanez’s cancellation of his scheduled Spring Fling performance is that the money he was going to be paid will be returned to the College. This money goes back into the College’s operating budget, but rather than be allocated to other groups, it should be further allocated to next year’s […]

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Op-Eds

On the minor degree: Embracing an academic practicality

May 11, 2016

As a liberal arts college, Williams makes taking a diverse set of courses a priority. The primary goal of the education it offers is to develop an analytical skill set. While majors place due emphasis on a specialized branch of knowledge, the goal of the College more broadly is to leave graduates with a robust, […]

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Growing with the seasons: Looking back at the lessons I’ve learned at the College

May 11, 2016

I arrived in the fall, when colors coated the trees and my hopes were still seeds waiting to sprout. But, as the leaves fell away so did my fears of being far from home. Now, I understand that distance gives us perspective – of the world and of ourselves. Living more than 5500 miles from […]

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Features

Future is ‘Bright’ for new North Adams microbrewery

May 11, 2016

Orion Howard ’88 and Eric Kerns, co-founders of Bright Ideas Brewing, believe in the power of beer. Last Friday, I visited them at their new office, a 3000 square-foot taproom and microbrewery located on the campus of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Howard, a graduate from the College and oncologist in Bennington, […]

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All night trivia contest celebrates 100

May 11, 2016

As classes come to a close on Friday, the last thing that should be on students’ minds is pulling yet another all-nighter. However, thousands of students over the past 50 years have done exactly that, celebrating the final day of classes with the Williams Trivia Contest, a semi-annual, all-night trivia contest. This May, the contest […]

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Arts

‘The Colour In Anything’ wows

May 11, 2016

The Colour in Anything, British musician James Blake’s most recent release, is anything but an easy listen. But it’s ultimately rewarding, after a few more tries – you’ll find Blake’s melancholic croon ingrained on your mind, punctuated by cool, perfectly timed drum hits. Blake doesn’t really work with tracks easy to sing along to; rather, […]

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Despite the minimalist set ‘Waxworks’ impresses viewers

May 11, 2016

Waxworks had its academic debut this past weekend in the Adams Memorial Theatre of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. The play, written by Trina Davies and directed by Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Kristen van Ginhoven, takes place in the tumultuous salon of famed wax artist Marie Tussaud (neé Grosholtz) during the French Revolution. […]

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Sports

Softball claims NESCAC Championship

May 11, 2016

Softball (32-9, 10-2 in the NESCAC) earned its first NESCAC Tournament title since 2006 last Sunday in an 8-3 victory over four-time defending NESCAC champion Tufts. Tufts and Williams faced one another three times in this weekend’s tournament with Williams winning 17-4 on Saturday, losing 13-6 Sunday and then winning 8-3. Williams finished with an […]

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Women’s tennis gains NESCAC title

May 11, 2016

After defeating fifth-seeded Wesleyan on Saturday, the first-ranked women swept Middlebury 5-0 on their way to the NESCAC Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. Middlebury, seeded second, had defeated Amherst on Saturday to advance to the finals. This marks the fifth time that Williams has entered the NESCAC tournament as the first […]

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