Month: April 1999

Committee provides info on pres. search

In a memorandum to members of the Williams College community, Ray Henze, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, provided an update on the presidential search.

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Students hold forums on race relations of campus

During the week of April 19 several student led “race forums” were held to facilitate discussion between students concerning issues of race on the Williams campus.

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Noted economist speaks on identity model

Last Tuesday, prominent economics professor George Akerlof spoke to an overflow audience in Lawrence Hall about economics and identity. His lecture was sponsored by the Henry George Lecture Series through the Department of Economics.

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Alumni share research at poster fair

Last Sunday, the first Williams College BIMO Alumni Research Reunion held a poster fair in Bronfman Science Center.

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Williams debate team excels at nationals

Williams’ own Jon Kravis ’99 and Rob Wiygul ’00 took third place in last weekend’s 1999 American Parliamentary Debate Associations National Championship Tournament held at Fordham University.

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CC, Goodrich committee debate the future of student governance

Members of College Council and the Goodrich committee met Sunday evening to discuss the interaction between the two groups in Goodrich governance and to evaluate a Goodrich Bylaw/Mutual Arrangement proposal, which defines this relationship.

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Hacker breaks into West College network

An unidentified computer hacker broke into the Colrain accounts of several residents of West College. The hacker had full access to the accounts since the beginning of Spring Break.

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NESCAC students come together at Middlebury

Representatives from four of the 11 NESCAC schools met Saturday at Middlebury College to discuss the NESCAC presidents’ decision to limit post season play and other issues that affect their campuses.

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Writing-intensive course labelling given approval

The faculty overwhelmingly voted to label courses writing-intensive in the course catalog at the April 14 faculty meeting. The Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) brought the proposal to the faculty, and it stirred discussion of the role of writing in the Williams curriculum.

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Inhuman horrors refuse to be explained

A book came out last year – a pretty interesting book – called Explaining Hitler. The author Ron Rosenbaum was investigating one of the most troubling questions of our times. How do you explain Adolf Hitler?

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