Women’s tennis advances to Elite Eight

Women’s tennis (22-0) advanced to the NCAA Div. III Elite Eight last weekend,… Read the full article →

Women’s tennis advances to Elite Eight Women’s tennis advances to Elite Eight

Ephs bare all at hidden Berkshire nudist resort

As we packed our bags, Tatyana Triguboff ’17 turned to me and said, “Be… Read the full article →

Ephs bare all at hidden Berkshire nudist resort Ephs bare all at hidden Berkshire nudist resort

Schneer lectures on Winston Churchill, his war cabinet

On May 7, Jonathan Schneer delivered a lecture titled “Ministers at War: Winston… Read the full article →

Schneer lectures on Winston Churchill, his war cabinet Schneer lectures on Winston Churchill, his war cabinet

‘The Hour of Feeling’ sparks controversy, conversation

Last weekend’s theater department performance of Visiting Lecturer in Theatre… Read the full article →

‘The Hour of Feeling’ sparks controversy, conversation 'The Hour of Feeling' sparks controversy, conversation

Ephs cruise to first place at NESCACs, earn NCAA bid

  Sunday marked the third consecutive win for women’s tennis (20-0,… Read the full article →

Ephs cruise to first place at NESCACs, earn NCAA bid Ephs cruise to first place at NESCACs, earn NCAA bid

News

English department receives letter criticizing teaching practices

May 13, 2015

Last week, three students at the College sent what they have titled “An Open Letter to the Williams College English Department Or, Uncomfortable Learning at Williams” to the faculty of the English department. In the missive, the three student co-authors charge the department with “racist [and] misogynist teaching practices” and critique the department based on […]

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College Council clarifies bylaws regarding Superfan

May 13, 2015

Last Wednesday, College Council (CC) updated its bylaws to clarify the role of Superfan as a CC subcommittee. CC added three points to its bylaws to address the absence of regulation regarding Superfan. The first bylaw states that Superfan will have two presidents, selected by the previous year’s council, and one representative from CC. The […]

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Editorials

Cheering on Superfan

May 13, 2015

The Record applauds College Council (CC) for recently updating and adding to its bylaws to solidify the institutional relationship between CC and Superfan as a CC subcommittee, and to clarify and formulate the ideal role of Superfan at the College. We acknowledge the success achieved by the relatively new Superfan program in enlarging the fanbase […]

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Let’s go exploring

May 6, 2015

The recent initiative to reimagine the course catalogue is overall a positive addition, and we at the Record applaud the introduction of the new Course Explorer as a combined effort of faculty and students. Nonetheless, while the Course Explorer is a step in the right direction, the College’s class registration process, which involves the difficult-to-use […]

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Op-Eds

On being honor-bound

May 13, 2015

As students, we sometimes forget that the Honor Code is not a set of regulations imposed on us by the College’s faculty or administration. Rather, it is a contract agreed upon by members of the student body. It is a pact to maintain integrity among scholars seeking a shared educational experience according to a shared […]

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Love letter to the College

May 13, 2015

I write to arm you with the faculties and tackles required to capture the significance and depth of this College. I write to sit with you atop the jebel that is the College and to consume the affection in its air. To earn such bravura, to dance with the true value of this place, you are […]

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Features

Ephs bare all at hidden Berkshire nudist resort

May 13, 2015

As we packed our bags, Tatyana Triguboff ’17 turned to me and said, “Be sure to pack a swimsuit. They have a pool.” Immediately, we both lit up and exchanged a knowing glance. We would need nothing of the sort. Fellow Ephs, the good thing about planning an afternoon outing to the Berkshire Vista Resort […]

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Students answer ‘36 Questions To Fall in Love’

May 13, 2015

We were chatting a few weeks ago about this article in the New York Times (“To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” Jan. 9, 2015) that one of us had read about a surefire way to make someone fall in love with you. The article explained that “mutual vulnerability fosters closeness,” so by asking […]

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Arts

‘The Hour of Feeling’ sparks controversy, conversation

May 13, 2015

Last weekend’s theater department performance of Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Mona Mansour’s The Hour of Feeling contained all of the necessary fixings to capture an audience at the College: the hot-topic issue of Israel and Palestine, phenomenal acting, an aesthetically stimulating set and, most importantly, controversy. While the script’s material certainly contained some level of […]

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Percussion Ensemble show employs Clark outdoor space

May 13, 2015

Last Saturday at 4 p.m., the Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE), an innovative group directed by Artist Associate in Percussion Matthew Gold, performed John Luther Adams’ Strange and Sacred Noise outside on the grounds of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark’s newly-designed reflecting pools provided both a beautiful and an essential setting for […]

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Sports

Women’s tennis advances to Elite Eight

May 13, 2015

Women’s tennis (22-0) advanced to the NCAA Div. III Elite Eight last weekend, overcoming Endicott 5-0 on Saturday and Skidmore 5-0 on Sunday. Williams played with confidence in doubles on Saturday. The Ephs’ tri-captain Rebecca Curran ’15 and Maya Hart ’16 finished first, topping Endicott’s Brittany Potter and Jamie Zompa, 8-0. Williams’ No. 2 doubles […]

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Bud Fisher to leave Williams after 40 years

May 13, 2015

Last year, the Athletic Department at the College switched hands. When Head Athletic Director Lisa Melendy departed for a year-long sabbatical, she left the department in the reliable, knowledgeable hands of one of the College’s own. Bud Fisher has been a stalwart member of Williams Athletics for the past 40 years. Fisher retired from this […]

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